Sid Meier’s Civilization V

Sid Meier’s Civilization V is a famous downloadable strategy game in which you must develop a particular civilization and make it flourish in successive periods of history. It belongs to the subgenre of 4X (eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate) The game was released on September 21, 2010. The fifth part of Civilization introduces such improvements as the new graphic design, an intuitive interface and changes in the combat system.

How to Download Sid Meier’s Civilization V

To play the fifth installment of Civilization, download it from the Steam platform. To start, click on the Download button at the end of this review.

The Hardware Requirements

Civilization V has the following minimum hardware requirements:

  • Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz processor or AMD Athlon X2 64 2.0 GHz
  • 2 GB RAM,
  • 256 MB graphics card (GeForce 7900 GS or better),
  • 8 GB HDD.

What’s New in Civilization V

In this version of the game, the notifications have taken the form of icons, which makes them easier to find and read. As a part of the changes, a hexagonal grid was introduced on the world map, which allows players to plan their tactics during warfare.

In addition to the changes in graphics, also the changes in the rules of the fight have been introduced. Because the importance of the strategic role of the terrain has been increased, only one unit of a given type can be one hex area of the battlefield. Of course, each unit is marked with an appropriate flag. In addition, an option of shooting the enemy from behind the front line has been added.

The game also provides very extensive diplomatic relations. In addition, in Civilization 5 the player will find free cities. An internal browser has been integrated with the game, which enables the participation of the players in the life of the fans community.

Sid Meier’s Civilization V is a classic turn-based strategy. This is tantamount to the lack of any elements of the game in real time. In the game, the player’s tasks include the need to build more cities, conquer enemy areas and build new buildings.

Compared to previous series editions, there have been such changes as the division of the game area into hexagonal fields (so-called hexes), which is related to the new combat system. It is worth noting that some units now have the ability to attack from a distance of two or more fields. The new version thus puts more emphasis on the selection of appropriate troops and their proper deployment. This allows you to learn tactics learning from your own mistakes. In addition to capturing cities, it is necessary to have siege machines (two infantry units are no longer enough).

One game mechanics that made it through to this installment and that is worthy of mention is gaining experience and developing units (and improving them). On the other hand, the changes include:

  • the mobility of the units and their difference in strength,
  • an option to automatically pass through water areas,
  • the fact that choosing the right technology will accelerate the development of civilization,
  • distribution of the resources into for luxury and strategic goods,
  • the fees for using the roads, railways or buildings in the city are paid on each turn.
The History of Civilization
The first game in the series which can be called the queen of strategy games,  Civilization saw the light of day in 1991. Its successor, Civilization II, was released five years later in 1996. We waited five more years for Civilization III to arrive. It did so in 2001. Civilization IV was released in 2005, and Civilization V in 2010. The sixth part of the series appeared in 2016.

Sid Meier's Civilization V
Sid Meier's Civilization V is a turn-based strategy game in which you build a superpower from prehistoric times into the future. Download the game and create the strongest nation on Earth.
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Kasia Dalecka

Kasia Dalecka

Kasia Dalecka is a game reviewer from Poland. She's been playing video games since she was a little girl, and she's been writing about them for the past few years. Kasia has a passion for story-driven games, and she loves to find hidden gems that fly under the radar. When she's not writing or playing games, Kasia enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and exploring the great outdoors.

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