Sid Meier's Civilization V

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

Civilization 5 Hands-on Preview

By Garnett Lee, Aug 05, 2010 8:30am PDT

Since the series debuted in 1991, Civilization sits pretty high up there on the tally of total game hours for me. Playing a nearly final build of...


"Well, just looks like ol' Battle Isle on the Amiga; except that in Battle Isle units moved 5-8 ..."

- Uglyvan see all 52 comments

Civilization 5 Demo Coming in September, Prior to Game's Scheduled Release

By Xav de Matos, Aug 04, 2010 7:00am PDT

Strategists looking for an early taste of the latest Civilization are in for a treat, as 2K has confirmed a demo for the fifth major game in the...


"I've never even played a single Civ game and I'm picking up Civ 5 just because of how more and ..."

- SabinRaijin see all 22 comments

Civilization 5 Special Edition Includes Two-Disc Soundtrack, Artbook and Unit Figurines [Updated]

By Xav de Matos, Jul 09, 2010 11:00am PDT

[Update: 1:00pm] 2K Games has released the non-final box art for the Civilization V special edition. Additionally, 2K Games confirmed to Shacknews...


"Fuck Me $99 Sid better come out and cup my balls while I play for that kind of scratch"

- RumpleForeSkin72 see all 43 comments

Firaxis Lays Off 20 Employees; 2K Vows Development of Civilization 5 Unhindered

By Brian Leahy, Jul 08, 2010 12:40pm PDT

Take-Two Interactive has slashed 20 jobs at its Firaxis Games studio, responsible for past and future games in Sid Meier's Civilization franchise,...


"DAMN YOU 2K! First X-COM now Firaxis, soon Civilization is going to become an FPS! Mark my words."

- mastermike569 see all 12 comments

Civilization 5 E3 2010 Interview [Updated]

By Brian Leahy, Jun 24, 2010 6:00pm PDT

[Update - 6/25/10] Added clarification about multiplayer modes available at and after launch. At E3 2010, I had a chance to have a quick chat with Civilization V producer Dennis Shirk following a demo of the impending strategy seq


"dunno who told me to get the ipad version but FU. theres no tutorial i have no idea how this ..."

- Frush81 see all 25 comments

Civilization 5 Trailer Is Here to Help

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 23, 2010 7:50am PDT

With Sid Meier's Civilization V looming on the horizon, the support group Civilization Anonymous


"Hahahaha. I usually hate witty viral shit like this but that was fucking fantastic."

- etherealrhythm see all 17 comments

Civilization 5 E3 2010 Preview

By Brian Leahy, Jun 22, 2010 9:40am PDT

I first saw Civilization V at GDC 2010 back in March and it was already looking incredibly polished. After seeing a demo at E3 2010 last week, Firaxis and 2K have another solid Civ on the w


"I wonder if you can modify things like victory conditions, tech trees, and unit interactions in ..."

- doozer667 see all 28 comments

Civilization 5 E3 Trailer Shows Gameplay

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 17, 2010 2:22pm PDT

Fancy seeing Civilization V gameplay footage? A silly question, I know--of course you do. And if it has creator Sid Meier talking about the turn-based strategy sequel too? Bonus! Developed by Firaxis and published by 2K Games, Civilization V wil


"Has anything been said about what game engine they are using this time? A lot of the headaches ..."

- MH Knights see all 23 comments

Civilization 5 Screenshots Show Hexes, Bombardment

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 16, 2010 5:43pm PDT

New Civilization V screenshots fresh out of E3 show two new features in Firaxis' turn-based strategy sequel--ranged bombardment in combat and a...


"any news on the osx release date? will this be a simultaneous release on steam?"

- Wedge see all 18 comments

Civilization 5 Release Dated

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 11, 2010 6:20am PDT

Sid Meier's Civilization V will be released in North America on September 21, publisher 2K Games announced today, then will invade the rest of the...


"goddammit steam. i had a fuck of a time with empire: total war. internet connectivity in this ..."

- skryte see all 35 comments

3D Dot Heroes Celebrates Release with Rap Video

By Chris Faylor, May 12, 2010 8:20am PDT

With 3D Dot Game Heroes now off to various North American retailers, publisher Atlus has opted to commemorate the occasion with a new trailer that examines the various mini-games of the PlayStation 3 exclusive and doubles as a dope rap video. Fo


"Not too surprisingly, it's nowhere to be found in town. Gamestop took 2 pre-orders and order a ..."

- Entity see all 11 comments

3D Dot Game Heroes Launch Day Impressions

By Chris Faylor, May 11, 2010 6:00pm PDT

Saying that I have a love-hate relationship with 3D Dot Game Heroes may not be entirely accurate--hate is


3D Dot Game Heroes Gets Character Sharing Hub

By Chris Faylor, May 11, 2010 10:40am PDT

As 3D Dot Game Heroes heads out to North American retailers today, publisher Atlus has launched an online hub for sharing and downloading...


"This is one of the few times where I am very jealous of PS3 owners. This game looks like a lot ..."

- Gwyndion see all 12 comments

Civilization 5 Gets Steamworks, Pre-Order Perks

By Alice O'Connor, May 06, 2010 11:10am PDT

Firaxis' Civilization V will utilise Valve Software's Steamworks suite, publisher 2K Games revealed today alongside the announcement of a...


"I'm fine with steam, and I'm not surprised by the integration. What I really dislike is ..."

- taczbr see all 144 comments

3D Dot Heroes Trailer: The Hero Your Hero Could Be

By Chris Faylor, Apr 20, 2010 3:40pm PDT

Spoofing the humorous Old Spice commercials that barrage viewers of Lost--hey, that's on tonight--and other television programs,


"at first I was like :| , but then I was like + (*) + (*) + +"

- NobleAtreides see all 5 comments