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.
The hours just melt away.
An excellent refinement of the classic Civ formula.
Interface is superb with everything in close proximity.
Game is streamlined for newcomers to the Civilization franchise.
Mac version needs help.
Still some AI glitches and multiplayer "roughness" needing a patch.
Unit pathfinding can be substandard at times.
I have lost way too much sleep time playing it.
New city-states feature is a double-edged sword.
Games lack a sense of character.
By TechSpot on October 01, 2010
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 February 12, 2011
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...90
By PC Authority on February 11, 2011
Be warned, Sid Meier's Civilization V is highly addictive. Read David Bayon's review of this classic strategy title for PC....100
By PC Advisor on January 21, 2011
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...70
By The Lobe and Mail on January 14, 2011
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...88
By ITP.net on January 04, 2011
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....100
By Gear Diary on November 30, 2010
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 November 29, 2010
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...90
By ThinkDigit on November 16, 2010
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...80
By Atomic MPC on November 08, 2010
Can’t write, building Macu...99