Summary: I have loved, and played all of the civilizations since being 8 years old playing Civ 1 on my dads crappy old pc. Civ 3 was historically my favourite, and thought 4 was ok. There are various changes to Civilization 5, some of which are revolutionary, and this is why many people are shouting from the...
Summary: I bought this game from Steam (as it was on offer), and have purchased 3 different copies of it (mainly for multiplayer). I mostly play the Mac version, which is identical to the PC version, except that you normally have to wait a bit longer for updates and the like.
Summary: Though the steam thing is annoying, but most games now do something similar (even on ps3 games / xbox games [though I hope you don't have an Xbox, LOL]. But this game is brilliant, and I can't understand why it has had such bad reviews on this site.
Summary: There's a lot of die-hard fans all complaining about the lack of complexity in the recent releases. I've been playing since CIV2 in 1996 and actually welcome the simplicity introduced in revolutions (xbox360) and civ 5 (mac), its even got the wifey interested and with 3 screaming kids I don't need...
Summary: I love this game. Many people are complaining about the dumbing down of the francise but I prefer the game with much of the micromanagement stripped out. I haven't played the game too much yet, but it's looking good. One tip though - Do NOT buy the Mac version of this software.
Summary: For those of you that have played Civilization IV please don't bother wasting your money on this very bad successor! The depth and complex engine of IV has been replaced by a basic and completey inferior phoney!
Summary: Wow a chick writing a review for CIV 5!!!! So will be clear in a few words. The guys are right to complain about the lack of some cool features of the past versions, like trading maps, techs etc. To me the worst of all is the inability to stack units! It's a nightmare.
Summary: First of all: I'm a big fan of Civilization and have been since the first version. All I have to say is that Civilization V is so slow that it ruins my game experience. For reference my computer is a Mac Book Pro i7 with 4 GB RAM. IMHO It really shouldn't be a problem to run a game like this.
Summary: All I can possibly say is that I should have heeded the warnings. This game is atrocious and i have been a fan of Civ for years. I can not fathom as to why they would change almost every enjoyable aspect of the previous Civ's to create this monstrous, cumbersome game.