Civilization V: Sid Meier (PC)

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Civilization V: Sid Meier (PC)
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Sid Meier's Civilization V is the fifth offering in the multi-award winning Civilization strategy game series featuring the famous "just one more turn" addictive gameplay that has made it one of the greatest game series of all time. In Civilization V, players strive to become Ruler of the World by establishing and leading a civilization from the dawn of man into the space age, waging war, conducting diplomacy, discovering new technologies, going head-to-head with some of history's greatest leaders and building the most powerful empire the world has ever known.

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Sid Meier's Civilization V is the fifth offering in the multi-award winning Civilization strategy game series featuring the famous "just one more turn" addictive gameplay that has made it one of the greatest game series of all time. In Civilization V, players strive to become Ruler of the World by establishing and leading a civilization from the dawn of man into the space age, waging war, conducting diplomacy, discovering new technologies, going head-to-head with some of history's greatest leaders and building the most powerful empire the world has ever known.

  • Believable World: More than just a strategy game - the expanded visuals and immersive audio invite would-be kings to take up the reigns of power and forge a mighty empire. Civilization V offers a limitless variety of vast, realistic and diverse landscapes for players to explore, battle over and claim as their own.
  • Inviting Presentation: An intuitive interface eases both new players and Civ veterans into the game. Guided by a set of trusted advisors who will explain game functionality and provide counsel for significant decisions, even first-time players will be confident in the choices they make. Huge Battles: Combat is more exciting and engaging than ever before. Wars between empires feel massive with armies spreading across the landscape. The addition of ranged bombardment allows players to fire weapons from behind the front lines, challenging players to develop clever new strategies to guarantee victory on the battlefield.
  • Live History: Write your own epic story each time you play! Choose one of eighteen historical civilizations to lead from the stone-age to the space age on your quest to build the world's most powerful empire.
  • Improved Diplomacy: Negotiate with some of history's most cunning rulers, each with a well-crafted plan for victory. Successful diplomacy will depend on players carefully managing relationships with other leaders, trading items and land, plying them with gold, and deciding if they are friend or foe. City States will present a new diplomatic battleground on which the major powers of the world will vie for supremacy.
  • ESRB Rating: EVERYONE 10+ with Mild Language, Drug Reference, and Mild Violence

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Genre: Strategy & Role Playing
Model No.: 31817
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.3
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.5 x 5.0 x 0.5
Walmart No.: 540505
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Steam ruins games
11/16/2010

Customer review by wolfepk1

4.0 stars 11/16/2010 by wolfepk1
by wolfepk1

While the game itself is awesome the fact you have to sign up to and use the steam program to play the game ruins the experience. Even though steam allows for an offline play setting it still creates issues with game play. The fact that nowhere on the packing does the game state you have to join steam before you can play it on your own PC offline is inexcusable. Due to this all people who purchased this game without the notice of having to sign up to some online site before being able to play should be refunded the cost of the game.

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wolfepk1
Van, Texas
Would recommend to a friend? No
Age:45 - 54
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Male
Usage:A few times per month
horrible
10/1/2010

Customer review by pcgamer2

1.0 stars 10/1/2010 by pcgamer2
by pcgamer2

This game does not meet the standard. It constantly freezes due to the fact that it is stored offsite on steam. You must install and use steam to play the game. You cannot create or modify the game in anyway except to download from steam. Steam will constantly download updates without your knowledge. Do not buy this game.

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pcgamer2
Would recommend to a friend? No
Very unhappy!
9/25/2010

Customer review by CivGamer

1.0 stars 9/25/2010 by CivGamer
by CivGamer

Very disapionted that three days after recieving this game I have not been able to play it. I paid next day freight and once on this "Steam" website it needed another 15hours to down load the rest of the game... that was three days ago. I have contacted the "Support" many a times with no responce. I have a Broadband internet connection and it is still taking this long. I have owned every "Civ" game out there and cann't beleive that now they would put a game out there like this through a website that can not handle the traffic... Something needs to be done and soon...

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CivGamer
Toledo, Oh
Would recommend to a friend? No
Age:35 - 44
Ownership:1 week or less
Gender:Male
Usage:Never
great game, but requires steam
3/12/2011

Customer review by marvin42

4.0 stars 3/12/2011 by marvin42
by marvin42

This game is mucho fun, especially if you like turn based strategy! Most of the complaints about this game is because you have to download steam to play the game. Well first if you PC gamer you should already have steam! and secondly get used to it, because nowadays you need internet to register games and play them and steam is easier for the developers to do that. Also I have had 0 trouble from steam, the game however has had many glitches but are now updated enough that the game is finally polished!

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marvin42
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:18 - 24
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Male
Usage:Every few days
Steam problems
11/19/2011

Customer review by ninjab51

4.0 stars 11/19/2011 by ninjab51
by ninjab51

This game has one problem; you have to install and upload this Steam thingamajig to play the whole game. The game will just freeze the game and have a pop-up saying 'please install Steam.'

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Would recommend to a friend? Yes
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  • A. you can play against the computer anytime. did you find the screen small and 1/4 the size of your monitor
    by speden5/17/2012
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  • A. You can just play against the PC, that's what I do. However you need to install Steam and activate it via the internet.
    by Zhaadum12/19/2010
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  • A. If you like, you can play against the PC only. The only internet aspect that is required (if you bought the hard copy in the store) is that you verify your copy online. After that, you're not required to use internet at all.
    by GTAlum086/2/2015
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  • A. You can play either way.
    by Crazybeard10/7/2010
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  • A. yes you can play both ways
    by ILoveToGame9/28/2010
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  • A. you do not have to play online - you can play against the computer. however, there is a one-time verification with Steam before you play the first time.
    by Alodar10/26/2014
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  • A. From what I have seen and read in media and on the net yes you can play internet, computer, and home network.
    by ShadowWolfstar9/14/2010
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  • A. you should be able to play both. that is how the last one was and is how this one is as far as i have seen.
    by sireragon12/19/2010
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  • A. It says on the box, but you'll need a decent internet connection as well. It makes you download a 5 gig file to even start to play
    by someguy201112/18/2011
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  • A. It ran on my laptop. The video interface is a bit of trial and error.
    by Kzoo4411/23/2010
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  • A. From the DX11 to some laptops at least this one will allow multi installs
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  • A. Minimum System Requirements: Operating System: Windows® XP SP3/ Windows® Vista SP2/ Windows® 7 Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 64 2.0 GHz Memory: 2GB RAM Hard Disk Space: 8 GB Free DVD-ROM Drive: Required for disc-based installation Video: 256 MB ATI HD2600 XT or better, 256 MB nVidia 7900 GS or better, or Core i3 or better integrated graphics Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card DirectX®: DirectX® version 9.0c Recommended System Requirements: Operating System: Windows® Vista SP2/ Windows® 7 Processor: 1.8 GHz Quad Core CPU Memory: 4 GB RAM Hard Disk Space: 8 GB Free DVD-ROM Drive: Required for disc-based installation Video: 512 MB ATI 4800 series or better, 512 MB nVidia 9800 series or better Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card DirectX®: DirectX® version 11
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