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Sid Meier's Civilization V
Developer(s) Firaxis Games
Publisher(s) 2K Games
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Release date(s) NA September 1, 2010
Genre(s) Turn-based strategy game, 4X
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer
Media DVD, download[1]
Input methods Keyboard, mouse

Sid Meier's Civilization V (also known as Civilization 5) is an upcoming turn-based strategy video game by Firaxis. In the game the player leads a civilization from prehistoric times into the future on a randomly-generated map, achieving one of a number of different victory conditions through research, diplomacy, expansion, economic development, and military conquest. It is the latest game in the Civilization series, due for release in the last quarter of 2010.[2] The game will contain community, modding and multiplayer elements.[3]

Civilization V will feature an entirely new game engine, as well as a hexagonal map instead of the square tiles of earlier games in the series.[3] The combat system will also be overhauled, including allowing only one unit per tile and giving cities the ability to defend themselves. Religion and espionage have also been removed from the game.[4] In addition, the map will contain a number of computer controlled city states that are available for trade, diplomacy and conquest. A civilization's borders will also expand more realistically, favoring more productive terrain,[5] and the concept of roads will be changed.[6]

Civilizations and leaders

There will be eighteen civilizations available from the start and Civilization V will also be the first incarnation of the series where the leaders speak their native language.[3] There will be a greater emphasis on diplomacy and victory conditions. City states will be added as tiny NPCs, giving gold or research for favors.

Civilization V
Civilization Leader
American George Washington[7]
Aztec Montezuma[8]
Egyptian Ramesses II[8]
English Elizabeth I[9]
French Napoleon Bonaparte[9]
German Otto von Bismarck[10]
Greek[11] Alexander the Great[12]
Indian Mahatma Gandhi[9]
Japanese Oda Nobunaga[9]
Ottoman Suleiman[9]
Roman Julius Caesar[9]
Russian Catherine the Great[9]
Songhai Askia[9]


  1. ^ a b "Sid Meier's Civilization® V on Steam". Valve Corporation. 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-22. 
  2. ^ Stephany Nunneley. "Sid Meier’s Civilization V currently in development at Firaxis". VG247. Retrieved 2010-02-18. 
  3. ^ a b c "2K Games Announces Sid Meier’s Civilization® V in Development at World Renowned Firaxis Games Studio". BusinessWire. 2010-02-18. 
  4. ^ Butts, Steve (2010-03-08). "Civilization V Preview". IGN. p. 1. Retrieved 2010-03-09. 
  5. ^ "Civilizaton V Preview: Small Changes, Big Differences". Kotaku. 
  6. ^ "Civilization V to eradicate road spaghetti?". Kotaku. 
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  8. ^ a b Butts, Steve (2010-03-08). "Civilization V Preview". IGN. p. 3. Retrieved 2010-03-09. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h Butts, Steve (2010-03-08). "Civilization V Preview". IGN. p. 2. Retrieved 2010-03-09. 
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  11. ^ Park, Andrew (2010-03-010). "Civilization V Preview". GameSpot. p. 2. Retrieved 2010-03-11. 
  12. ^ Nguyen, Thierry (2010-03-10). "Civilization V Preview for the PC". Retrieved 2010-03-12pirate. 

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