Sid Meier’s Civilization V

9.3 Overall Score
Gameplay: 9/10
Sounds: 8/10
Graphics: 9/10

Gorgeous graphics | User-friendly UI

Minor issues with AI and unit movement

This is a hardcore game for hardcore war gamers, and, it is going to remain hardcore. It is not going to dumb down, it will remain as is. It is for the best if gamers figure out the when, where, and why by themselves. Watching your decisions being played out one by one is an experience you’ll never forget, it will strengthen the entirety of a person.

For the concerned Civilization old-school gamers, and all of the new gamers out there; There has been some changes made from the original version, However, everything that has stayed the same, has stayed for the good of the game itself, it is important to keep gamers on their toes, and always thinking.

The three “C’s” is what gives “Civilization V” a definition of its individuality. If anyone should ask what the difference is between “Civilization V” and the other versions of it, the best way to answer would be to say; “Civilization V” can be defined by the following three different elements:, Culture, City-States, and Combat.


First and foremost: Combat

The map system’s layout of the previous version was square based, whereas, in this version it has a layout that is hex based. This way the movement appears more realistic in more ways than one. The visual features showing off the topographies definitely gives it more meaning, and makes it more difficult than in the previous version.

In addition, the military units in previous versions could be stacked, but not in this new version. This is going to make it so you have to use other strategies when it comes to sending the soldiers out in the field. The use of much stronger tactics will be necessary when positioning tough artillery units. There has also been a revision in the combat section, as for the mechanics, so that nothing like the Archer Killing can continue.

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What these changes accomplished was a great achievement, it has created features that let gamers feel how realistically historical combat really was, and the frequent shifts of battle planning happened.

The Second Big C: Culture

The culture aspect of this game is about collecting, earning, and trading gold, food, and other items, as well as getting evolved in the social part of it. There is land to be had and other good stuff.

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The Third Big C: City-States

There are many things in this option that can benefit you. Things like receiving help from ground troops, and even receiving a ship. This is where your vacation package comes into play, and gifts and power. NOTE: You do have the option of turning this feature off.

To sum it up; Civilization V is better than it has ever been. It hasn’t been brought down, and it’s harder than ever for those that are not in the realm of grognards. It’s rather slow due to being a multi-playing game, but well worth the waiting!

It is very addictive, You will find it is not so easy to simply put it away for the night, there’s always that question in the back of your mind “what if”, and “maybe on the next turn”.

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