Civilization Series News


Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth preview: boldly going

By Ozzie Mejia, May 20, 2014 8:00am PDT

It's time to blast off into parts unknown in Civilization: Beyond Earth. Shacknews recently had a chance to go hands-on with the Civilization series' jump into the future.


"Well, it it really just Civ5 in space? I'm not surethat is enough to make me buy it. "

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Civilization: Beyond Earth takes the series into the future

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 12, 2014 9:00am PDT

Firaxis revealed a brand new game in the Civilization series at PAX East today. Dubbed "Beyond Earth," the latest entry in the franchise takes the series into the future.


"I wonder if it's going to have space exploration or it's going to be one planet only like Alpha ..."

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Civilization 5 and XCOM: Enemy Unknown get Complete Editions

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 04, 2014 2:30pm PST

2K Games is working on a pair of Complete Editions for Civilization V and XCOM: Enemy Unknown. The former will release tomorrow, while the latter arrives on March 4 with XCOM: Enemy Within packed in.


"They could just call it something else. Planetfall or Rigel Kentaurus would be good options. "

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Civilization 5 'Scrambled' map packs announced

By Steve Watts, Oct 16, 2013 2:00pm PDT

2K Games and Firaxis have announced two new "Scrambled" Civilization 5 map packs inspired by the Scramble for Africa scenario in Brave New World. One is available now, and the other is coming November 5.


You can play Civilization 5 as Beavis & Butthead

By Steve Watts, Aug 19, 2013 7:00pm PDT

One intrepid modder has produced the leaders Civilization 5 clearly always needed: Beavis and Butthead.


"Oil deposits are replaced by natural gas. Biology and Steam Power on the tech tree become ..."

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Civilization Online adapts Sid Meier series into MMO

By Steve Watts, Aug 07, 2013 1:30pm PDT

XLGames has announced Civilization Online, an MMORPG that uses the broad strokes of Civ, but puts you in the shoes of a single citizen.


"I do wonder how the buildings progress while these hundreds of people construct. Hopefully they ..."

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Civilization 5 'Brave New World' launch trailer showcases human achievement

By Steve Watts, Jun 28, 2013 10:30am PDT

A Civilization 5 "Brave New World" launch trailer gives a rousing summary of humanity's accomplishments over the last century.


How Civilization 5 chose new cultures for Brave New World

By Steve Watts, Jun 27, 2013 3:00pm PDT

Firaxis details how it picks the new cultures going into a Civilization 5 expansion, using the nine set for the upcoming Brave New World as an example.


Civilization 5: Brave New World trailer shows off trade routes

By Steve Watts, May 30, 2013 10:00am PDT

A new trailer for Civilization 5's Brave New World expansion shows off the new trade routes system.


"It doesn't look like there's an expansion worth of content here. Nothing really game changing, ..."

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Civilization 5: Brave New World trailer delves into new ideologies

By John Keefer, May 23, 2013 9:30am PDT

The Civilization 5: Brave New World is bringing a new ideology system to the game, as well as adding some social policies. A new trailer for the...


Civilization 5: Brave New World adding Indonesia, Morocco

By Steve Watts, May 20, 2013 8:30am PDT

Firaxis announced two more cultures being added to Civilization 5's "Brave New World" expansion: Indonesia and Morocco.


"Or maybe i'm overreacting! Hope so. I'll just shut up and wait for the reviews."

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Civilization 5: Brave New World trailer highlights culture, tourism

By John Keefer, May 10, 2013 9:45am PDT

The Civilization 5: Brave New World expansion puts new focus on tourism and culture, including a new Cultural victory that lets you besiege other civs with just how cool you are with all the works of your new artists and composers.


"X-com squad reminds me of that amazing X-com map-mod scenario for Civ II."

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Civilization 5 'Brave New World' new cultures, ideology system detailed

By Steve Watts, Apr 12, 2013 8:00am PDT

Firaxis has detailed a few more of the changes coming to Civilization V's "Brave New World" expansion, including additional cultures, a revised trade route system, and ideologies.


"Oh come on, Baba Yetu is one of the best video game songs of all time. It's a menu theme though. ..."

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Civilization 5 devs on forging a Brave New World

By Steve Watts, Mar 29, 2013 11:30am PDT

We talk with Civilization 5 senior producer Dennis Shirk and Brave New World lead designer Ed Beech about the motivations and intricacies of the upcoming expansion.


"heh, there's those new "XCOM squad" units fighting that Giant Death Robot."

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Civilization 5 'Brave New World' coming July 9

By Steve Watts, Mar 25, 2013 8:15am PDT

Civilization 5's "Brave New World" expansion will release July 9, Firaxis has announced.


"Man, every day I think I should start a new Civ5 game, and every day I get distracted. Today ..."

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