Reviews and Problems with Sid Meier's Civilization V
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Great game - BUY THE PC VERSION
Duncan Stevenson, amazon.co.uk
24 March 2011
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. The game requires STEAM to activate (which is a brilliant service, but that for elsewhere). When you put in the serial code for the PC version in Steam it will unlock both the PC and Mac versions.
Summary: A lot of the reviews here are low scored because of the need to use Steam. I shared that initial concern but went ahead and purchased anyway - and it is not so bad. Also the game is goooood... Steam: you do need a Steam account - but it is free and relatively painless. After you have run the game once you can turn Steam off and it need never bother you again (you need to turn off several options - but once done it does not connect to the internet and does not flash up...