Sid Meier's Civilization V for PC
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Sid Meier's Civilization V

Sep 21, 2010
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Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots

About this game

Developer: Firaxis Games
Content Rating: Everyone10+


A turn-based strategy game, where each player represents the leader of a certain nation or ethnic group ("civilization") and must guide its growth over the course of thousands of years. It starts with the founding of a small primitive settlement and ends after achieving one of the victory conditions—or surviving until the number of game turns end, at which point the highest-scoring civilization, based on several factors, is declared the winner.

System Requirements


  • OS: Windows® Vista SP2/ Windows® 7
  • Processor: 1.8 GHz Quad Core CPU
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 512 MB ATI 4800 series or better, 512 MB nVidia 9800 series or better
  • DirectX®: DirectX® version 11
  • Hard Drive: 8 GB Free
  • Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card
  • Note: Optimized for the touch-screen Ultrabook™ device

Critic Reviews

21 Reviews
Adam BiessenerSep 17, 2010
Multiplayer is functional, but the only way I suggest spending any time with it is with friends playing cooperatively against the AI. For a number of reasons, including the Civil Service slingshot above, Civ V's design does not lend itself well to cutthroat human-versus-human play. That said, I didn't come across any technical issues that prevent playing with friends from being enjoyable.
Anthony GallegosSep 20, 2010
Sure, I miss some of the deeper inter-civilization relations that the more defined religion and government setup brought in Civilization IV, but that's nothing anyone new to the series will even think twice about. With all the tips, advisers and tools in place, this is the first Civilization for PC that I feel is worth just about every person's time. Go forth and create, subdue, and exploit. Do as Firaxis has done, and bring Civilization to the masses.
Robert VerBruggenSep 21, 2010
Civilization V keeps everything that makes the series great, makes the game more accessible to non-fans, and overhauls many of the finer gameplay details. Every PC gamer owes it to himself to give this game a shot. Like every Civ title, this game has replay value galore, and every minute just deepens your addiction.