Release Date: Tue Sep 21, 2010Sid Meier’s Civilization V

Platform: PC, Mac

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, and it's available for purchase here. 

With over 9 million units sold and unprecedented critical acclaim from fans and press around the world, Sid Meier’s Civilization® is recognized as one of the greatest PC game franchises of all-time. Now, Firaxis has taken this incredibly fun and addictive strategy game to new heights by adding new ways to play and win, new tools to manage and expand your civilization, unprecedented modding capabilities and intensely competitive multiplayer options. Civilization V comes to life in a beautifully detailed, living world that elevates the gameplay experience to a whole new level making it a must-have for gamers around the globe!

In Civilization, 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 technologies, going head-to-head with some of history’s greatest leaders, and building the most powerful empire the world has ever known.

  • Rich, Dynamic Game World: More than just a strategy game - immersive visuals and sound invite would-be kings to take up the reins of power and forge a mighty empire.  Civilization V offers a limitless variety of vast 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.
  • 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.        
  • Dramatically Expanded 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, plying them with gold, and deciding if they are friend or foe. City States present a new diplomatic battleground on which the major powers of the world will vie for supremacy.
  • True Tactical Warfare Introduced: 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.·         
  • Share the Experience: Compete with Civ players from all over the globe via the Internet and Play by Email, or compete locally in Hotseat and LAN matches, offering endless ways to rule the world. The game itself now serves as the hub of community activity, featuring the ability to download fan-generated content, compare scores, brag about achievements and more. Players are no longer required to visit a special website or forum to become involved in the thriving Civ Community.
  • Modability: With unprecedented modding tools, players have unlimited options for modifying Civ V any way they like. 

System Requirements

Minimum System Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows® XP SP3/ Windows® Vista SP2/ Windows® 7 
  • Processor: Dual Core CPU 
  • 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