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Release Dates

09/21/10 2K Games
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09/24/10 2K Games

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Owners: 179
Favorite: 30
Tracked: 8
Wishlist: 30
Now Playing: 22

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Sid Meier's Civilization V - Summary

With over nine million units sold worldwide, and unprecedented critical acclaim from fans and press around the world, Sid Meier's Civilization is recognized as one of the greatest strategy franchises of all-time. Now, Firaxis Games will take this incredibly fun and addictive strategy game to unprecedented heights by adding new ways to play and win; new tools to manage and expand your civilization; extensive modding capabilities; and intensely competitive multiplayer options. Civilization V will come to life in a beautifully detailed, living world that will elevate the gameplay experience to a whole new level making it a must-have for gamers around the globe!

In Civilization V, players strive to become Ruler of the World by establishing and leading a civilization from the dawn of man into the space age, waging war, conducting diplomacy, discovering new technologies, going head-to-head with some of history’s greatest leaders and building the most powerful empire the world has ever known.


  • Believable World
    More than just a strategy game -- the expanded visuals and immersive audio invite would-be kings to take up the reigns of power and forge a mighty empire.  Civilization V offers a limitless variety of vast, realistic and diverse landscapes for players to explore, battle over and claim as their own.
  • Inviting Presentation
    An intuitive interface eases both new players and Civ veterans into the game. Guided by a set of trusted advisors who will explain game functionality and provide counsel for significant decisions, even first-time players will be confident in the choices they make.
  • Huge Battles
    Combat is more exciting and engaging than ever before. Wars between empires feel massive with armies spreading across the landscape. The addition of ranged bombardment allows players to fire weapons from behind the front lines, challenging players to develop clever new strategies to guarantee victory on the battlefield.
  • Live History
    Write your own epic story each time you play! Choose one of eighteen historical civilizations to lead from the stone-age to the space age on your quest to build the world’s most powerful empire.
  • Improved Diplomacy
    Negotiate with some of history’s most cunning rulers, each with a well-crafted plan for victory. Successful diplomacy will depend on players carefully managing relationships with other leaders, trading items and land, plying them with gold, and deciding if they are friend or foe. City States will present a new diplomatic battleground on which the major powers of the world will vie for supremacy.
  • In-Game Community Hub
    Compete with Civ players from all over the globe via the Internet and Play by Email, or compete locally in Hotseat and LAN matches, offering endless ways to rule the world. The game itself now serves as the hub of community activity, featuring the ability to share scenarios, compare scores, brag about achievements and visit one of the thriving Civ fansites without leaving the game. It’s now easier than ever for players to become involved in the global Civ Community.
  • Modability
    With unprecedented modding tools, players will have unlimited options for modifying Civilization V any way they like.

Shipping Total

8,000,000 Units
As of: 2016

Opinion (12)

elazz posted 19/01/2015, 03:19
6 million owners own this game on Steam. And of the Civilization franchise the games have sold around 22 milion units making the last one the best selling.
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Andrespetmonkey posted 24/06/2012, 12:46
@manciuD No, the majority of this games sales is probably digital. VGC doesn't record digital sales.
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ManciuD posted 31/05/2012, 09:52
this numbers are correct?
the majority of sales only in USA?
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Zkuq posted 07/07/2011, 09:43
It was simpler than Civ IV which was one of the bigger flaws of this game. Still, it was better than most games out there so I'm happy to see it did this well in the end - not counting Steam sales.
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Kantor posted 13/06/2011, 12:03
I think this game is underrated by most people. It was a lot smoother, simpler and more enjoyable than Civ 4, which was also brilliant.
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Albion posted 06/04/2011, 06:56
I loved the Civ 1 and 2 back as a kid. 3-4 failed to Wow me. This one feels like it hit home. Well worth my money this time.
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