Sid Meiers: Civilization 5

  • Sid Meiers: Civilization 5
87
Based on 65 scores, 82 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    47
  • Good:
    12
  • Average:
    2
  • Bad:
    4

Pros:

  • Additions really matter, such as new diplomacy options, social policies, and so on.
  • Combat system changes completely change the fee.
  • Language and historical alignments bring a much greater sense of realism.

Cons:

  • Mac version needs help.
  • Still some AI glitches and multiplayer "roughness" needing a patch.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechSpot on -

First things first, we should indicate that the "Late Game View Benchmark" tests worst-case scenario performance, meaning you are likely to see better overall performance depending on the stage of your game. That said, this is a valid benchmark as any...

By Yet Another Review Site on 90

Robert Divide and conquer with a massive army, use cunning diplomacy and negotiations to woe foes to allies, or dazzle and confuse enemies with your technology; these are some of the ways you can dominate the world. Sid Meier's Civilization is known...

By PC Authority on 100

Be warned, Sid Meier's Civilization V is highly addictive. Read David Bayon's review of this classic strategy title for PC....

By PC Advisor on 70

It's two steps forward and one step backward for this series. The graphics are better, the hexagonal tiles make sense, and the social policy system is vastly improved. But the long build times, frustrating battle mechanic (how our armoured tanks can...

By theglobeandmail.com on 88

I like a good Halo or Call of Duty game as much as the next fellow, but playing high-adrenalin shooters week after week during the game industry’s annual fall blitz is a little like drinking nothing but Red Bull for three months. It can give a fellow...

By ITP.net on 100

The Civilization series just seems to get stronger and stronger with each new game. Be prepared to lose hours of your life once you start playing this addictive turn-based strategy title....

By Gear Diary on -

Welcome back to the revenge of the sequels! The fall gaming season is always filled up with a myriad of games seeking to repeat the success of earlier franchise entries. Civilization V is definitely in line with that trend, attempting to capture...

By Maximum PC on 90

A leaner, meaner version of the classic series It may not move games in Modern Warfare numbers, but Civilization is the definition of a venerable gaming franchise. Spanning nearly two decades, the series has seen five full games, a half-dozen...

By ThinkDigit on 80

Civilization V has changed little from its predecessors; offering robust turn-based, strategic game-playProsAn impressive number of civilizations to choose from and a comprehensive tech tree Great replay value Respectable amount of customization and...

By Atomic MPC on 99

Can’t write, building Macu...

By itreviews.com on -

The fifth version of Sid Meier's classic formula adds some major aesthetic improvements, a more tactical combat system, a marvellously designed interface, and some excellent integrated help for the beginner. The whole game has been streamlined to make...

By New Game Network on 90

Sid Meier’s Civlization series is one of the most memorable PC franchises ever. As such, every new iteration and refinement of the complex strategy series is a huge deal for longtime players and new gamers alike. Civilization V was known to be a...

By Game Observer on 86

If you’re still reading, I hope that you haven’t gotten the impression that this game is horrible. It is not. Despite all its flaws, I still cannot tear myself away once I start playing. The bad news is that the game isn’t everything we fans wanted...

By GameZone on 85

There’s only a few definites in this world: life is short, taxes are a pain in the ass and Sid Meier makes beautiful strategy games. That’s right, mark Civilization V down in the success column as Firaxis Games has delivered another stellar product...

By Gaming Daily on -

The new look and feel won me over initially – it’s extremely polished and slick. Big buttons fill the screen directing your attention to exactly where it needs to be. “A UNIT NEEDS ORDERS” a glowing, web 2.0 button screams. “A CITY NEEDS A NEW...

By Techgage on -

First and foremost, as a newcomer, I was captivated almost immediately with this game. I mentioned earlier that it's a complex game overall, but despite that, it's easy to grasp, and after a couple of rounds, you will almost feel like a pro (that...

By Tech Olive on 90

As a virgin to the Civilization series, I was worried about having missed too much for me to easily induct myself into this series and enjoy myself. I was always too impatient in the past and just couldn’t accept the turn-based gameplay. So, is...

By PC Pro on 100

Refined, improved, and now with giant death robots – the best just got better....

By Game Chronicles Magazine on 89

In PC gaming, there are a few franchises that can be called classics; those games that, in essence, defined their genre for years after their release. While Sid Meier's Civilization, released in 1990, didn't create the empire builder strategy genre,...

By Blogcritics on 100

I would not call myself a fan of the strategy game genre, be it real-time or turn-based. Beyond a little Freeciv in high school, Civilization V is my first real taste of the Civilization franchise. I was not sure what to expect, whether it would feel...