Become the leader of a rising culture in Sid Meier’s Civilization V, a sequel to a long-running and venerated franchise. Be in absolute control over your Civ’s government, scientific progress and military and lead it along any of several ways to let it become a sprawling empire the entire world must look at in awe.
Complex and accessible gameplay
The trademark complexity and depth of the franchise is now more accessible than ever. Civ 5’s user interface is easier to read and use than it has ever been, with all the essential information available at a glance and all other available within a few clicks. Be as involved as you want. For those, who would avoid micromanagement, the AI can handle the minutiae, while you focus on the essential aspects of ruling your nation throughout the ages.
Tactics and hexagons of Civ 5
Sid Meier’s Civilization 5 abandoned the square tiles of the previous games in favour of hexagons. This decision allowed for a fresh version of combat mechanics. Every unit now occupies a single space, making tactical placement of units more vital to the success than it has ever been.
Another addition to Civ 5 are the city-states. Each is a single-city nation in its own right, and fully responsive to the players actions. Whether you aim for peace or wish to conquer them, the city-states will react accordingly, becoming your trusted allies supporting you in war, or enemies banding with others to defeat you.
Decide on policies and transform your civilization
Civ 5 introduces a policy system, allowing you to shape, step by step, the nature of your civilization. As your Culture increases, new policy trees become available, with each decision marking a significant milestone. As the trait trees are not mutually exclusive, mix and match options for different Policies to create your own flavour of government.
Beautiful visual design
Civilization V boasts a gorgeous and detailed graphics. Animals roam and play on resource tiles, waves lap gently against the shores, and military units fight with slightly exaggerated animations. Each hexagon offers something to behold, making Civilization V one of the most beautiful strategy games available.