Sid Meier's Civilization V (also referred to as Civilization V, Civilization 5, Civ V or Civ 5) is a turn-based strategy game encompassing all of human history. Players attempt to take a fledging civilization from 4000BC to modern times and lead their civilization to victory through domination, science, culture, or diplomacy.
One of the key aspects of the game is balancing interaction with the AI (or other players if you are playing multiplayer). There are many different civilizations you can play as and against, and they all have unique buildings, abilities, units, and personalities.
Civ 5 uses Steam as a distributuion platform and cannot be played without Steam.
- North America Release Date: September 21, 2010
- International Release Date: September 24, 2010
- OS X Release Date: November 23, 2010
- Developer: Firaxis Games
- Publisher: 2k Games
- Official Game Website
- English Wikipedia Page
- Civ 5 Wiki
- Civ Fanatics - discussion of deeper aspects of gameplay, strategy, & mechanics, as well as competitive play.