Sid Meier's Civilization V

PC, MAC / Strategy / Release: Sep 21, 2010 / ESRB: E10+

Upcoming Civilization 5 Patch Fixes Crash Bugs, UI Issues and Exploits

By Xav de Matos, Oct 13, 2010 12:00pm PDT

An upcoming patch for Civilization V, revealed in part on the official 2K forums, is set to fix a laundry list of small issues plaguing the game....


""Map - Terrain caching fix that could cause problems for certain video cards (the "glowing red ..."

- Zorlond see all 31 comments

Rumor: Civilization 5 Mac Version Coming 'Very Soon'

By Brian Leahy, Oct 08, 2010 1:20pm PDT

MacRumors is reporting "that Civilization V for the Mac is due very soon -- likely in the coming weeks." No additional details are available at...


"They should be fixing the current PC game instead of Releasing a new version. I have played two ..."

- markkinsella see all 14 comments

Civilization 5 Mod Tools Have Been Released

By Brian Leahy, Sep 29, 2010 4:30pm PDT

The modding tools for Civilization V have been released through Steam and can be had by all owners of the empire-building game (via CivFantatics)....


"Anybody else frustrated that the in-game World Editor did not make it into Civ 5? Seriously, ..."

- mastermike569 see all 8 comments

3D Dot Game Heroes Update Adds New Features, LittleBigPlanet's Sackboy

By Xav de Matos, Sep 24, 2010 10:30am PDT

Although PlayStation 3 users will have to wait until 2011 to see Sackboy return in LittleBigPlanet 2, the adorable character made its way to 3D Dot...


"I bought this game when it first released and liked it but only played a few hours in. I might ..."

- jeffcox111 see all 6 comments

Civilization V Chat Thread and Discussion

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 22, 2010 5:00am PDT

As Sid Meier's Civilization V is now out in North America, many of you will have already played your first few turns. Your first few dozen turns....


"So a while back I bought the Steam bundle of Civ IV (game + expansions and what not) and I ..."

- KozBot5000 see all 74 comments

Shack Giveaway: Civilization 5 [Closed]

By Brian Leahy, Sep 21, 2010 9:40am PDT

[Update 5:00PM] The contest is now closed. We are in the process of randomly selecting three winners. Keep an eye on your Shackmesssages. Good...


"just played the demo, I could see myself liking this a lot. In for a chance!"

- Drakoniac see all 662 comments

Civilization 5 Review

By Brian Leahy, Sep 17, 2010 9:00am PDT

Firaxis is changing up a lot of things with the fifth main installment of its legendary Civilization franchise, following up on the highly successful Civilization IV. There are likely to be changes that alienate some fans, but overall, these changes breat


Civilization 5 Gameplay Walkthrough Video is 13 Minutes of Goodness

By Brian Leahy, Sep 16, 2010 2:40pm PDT

I know the wait for Civilization V is killing you, but this 13-minute, narrated gameplay demonstration should help pass the time until Tuesday. In it, Firaxis Games' Peter Murray discusses various changes made to the game since Civilization IV.


"It looks great. I love that they weren't afraid to try new stuff and even revise core ..."

- SeraphielX see all 19 comments

Civilization 5 Pre-Order Bonuses Detailed, Eventually Sold as Paid DLC

By Brian Leahy, Sep 14, 2010 2:20pm PDT

Publisher 2K Games has detailed the retailer-specific pre-order bonuses for Civilization V, taking the form of map packs. These map packs will be...


"I know alot of people like the pre-built maps, but selling map packs for a game primarily built ..."

- jad3d see all 54 comments

Shack PSA: Pre-Load Civilization 5 Now

By Brian Leahy, Sep 13, 2010 4:12pm PDT

Just a heads-up that pre-order customers for Civilization V on Steam can start pre-loading the game ahead of the title's September 21 release date....


"Just preordered it on Steam. Yesterday my boss asked me about Civ 5. He's about 35, and not ..."

- Walterbennet see all 12 comments

Civilization 5 Multiplayer Preview

By Brian Leahy, Sep 10, 2010 9:20am PDT

Earlier this week, I got to play around 2 hours of Civilization V multiplayer against three human opponents and it was generally a good experience,...


"I have a quesiton for those who have tried this game out (Brian?): I heard that there is now ..."

- diamondspider see all 20 comments

Civilization 5 Demo Hitting on Release Day, Not Prior to Launch

By Brian Leahy, Aug 27, 2010 1:20pm PDT

Though Firaxis and 2K had previously stated that a demo for Civilization V would be released prior to the game's September 21 launch date, it will...


"I just installed Civ IV again to get my Civ Fix. Unfortunately, I didn't get some preview code :'("

- Mercador see all 13 comments

Daily Filter: August 18, 2010

By Brian Leahy, Aug 18, 2010 6:00pm PDT

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games e


Weekend Confirmed Episode 20

By Garnett Lee, Aug 06, 2010 12:00pm PDT

It's anything but a lazy midsummer's show as a Whatcha' Been Playin? packed with heavy-hitters including Civilization 5, Starcraft 2, and Madden 11...


"G. Lee - Thanks for making me look up Beat Hazard. I saw the shackhype when it came out, but ..."

- mrblarg see all 159 comments

Civilization 5 PC System Requirements Revealed

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 06, 2010 8:00am PDT

A dual-core CPU, 2GB of RAM and a 256MB Nvidia 7900 GS or equivalent is the foundation of the PC system requirements for Sid Meier's Civilization...


"Hope I can get into this one, TBH none of them have hooked me since civ 2."

- abjectblitz see all 47 comments