This game is so markedly distinct from Civilization IV as ...
J. David Dean, Amazon
15 June 2015
Summary: This game is so markedly distinct from Civilization IV as to be practically unrecognizable. It is decent enough to play on its own, but you should avoid it if you're simply interested in an improved version of your current game.
Summary: I like the game very much having played many of the earlier versions. This one, however, requires you to subscribe (it's free) to Steam which is an online gaming community. You can't open the game (at least in the Mac version) and play until you've connected to this website.
I liked the older one better because you could stack armies
Brian Angevine, Amazon
28 October 2014
Summary: I liked the older one better because you could stack armies. This one is okay but requires a lot more pushing buttons and decision making for every turn. I guess that is okay, but it seems more boring.
Summary: I have been playing CIV since version 1. CIV 5 is the best. One thing about The Brave New World – it significantly changes the game. The game is more difficult, more complicated, and a bit slower. But in the end, it’s still CIV 5 – a great game.
Summary: Should have read the reviews first. If you have a MAC, it is okay to download! You just need to make sure you have a "Steam" account set up to run your game. It's a pain but that's how my sim city download is for Origin. Oh well
Summary: I turned off the barbarians because they were more numerous than before. But as soon as your happiness level falls below -10 there they are. Many more than in previous versions when you had to reach -20. I hate that because it takes the fun out of the game for me.
Summary: I guess it's a good addition to the Civ line. I've played them all, dating back to CIV 1, which was 14MB and came on 4 separate flopping disks and my dad yelled at me because his computer's entire hard drive had 25MB of space. The AI is just as stupid as it has always been.
Summary: First what I like.....The graphics are fantastic. Now what I don't really like... The game play is bland. There is nor "strategy" involved in the game. It is still enjoyable to play, you do not have build massive armies and conquer your neighbors, you can explore and build your empire.