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Civilization V is a Return to Form for PC Gaming

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The classic PC gaming franchise remains close to its roots.

Are you an old-school PC gamer who feels that they just don't make games like they used to? In a world where game developers often have to cater towards the larger console gaming markets, the classic PC game mentality is a rarity – but Firaxis hasn't forgotten.

With Civilization V, fans of the series, especially those from a PC background, will appreciate what Sid Meier and his team are creating.

Civilization V E3 Trailer

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    welshmousepk , June 18, 2010 10:11 AM
    Hopefully this will get bought and not pirated, and may instigate a revival for PC gaming. Perhaps thats wishful thinking though...
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    Tamz_msc , June 18, 2010 9:07 AM
    Good strategy games that I like
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    jsc , June 18, 2010 11:50 AM
    Civ II is still my favorite.
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    Tamz_msc , June 18, 2010 9:07 AM
    Good strategy games that I like
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    clivene09 , June 18, 2010 9:17 AM
    /drool. Still my all time favorite PC game franchise.
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    cammell , June 18, 2010 9:32 AM
    Yeah, im playing this since early 90, since Civ I on Amiga 500 :) 
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    atdhe , June 18, 2010 9:37 AM
    The Civ franchise is a legend... one of the best ever created.
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    welshmousepk , June 18, 2010 10:11 AM
    Hopefully this will get bought and not pirated, and may instigate a revival for PC gaming. Perhaps thats wishful thinking though...
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    smalltime0 , June 18, 2010 10:19 AM
    hopefully they flesh out the tech tree a bit more, for a more gradual technological increase.
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    vulcan900 , June 18, 2010 10:32 AM
    Whenever I think of strategy games, the first thing that comes to my mind is Age of Empires. It was simply the best.
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    Moshu78 , June 18, 2010 10:56 AM
    vulcan900Whenever I think of strategy games, the first thing that comes to my mind is Age of Empires. It was simply the best.


    That's because you're not old enough to remember the original civilizations. AoE was just a Microsoft clone. CIV forever! ;) 
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    jsc , June 18, 2010 11:50 AM
    Civ II is still my favorite.
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    xerroz , June 18, 2010 12:22 PM
    I've only played Civ 4 but damn does Civ 5 look amazing, I seriously can't wait to get my hands on this godlike game. A must buy for any PC gamer ...you dont even have to pirate it because the quality of the game and epicness of it is guaranteed so you don't think you'll be left with a shitty games in your hands and $49 wasted. gogo buy it!
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    hannibal , June 18, 2010 12:47 PM
    The new hex based map and tweaked fight system sounds really good! If the battless are more strategially involving, this will be a dream...
    if I only could find enough time to this... well the sleeping is ower estimated hobby at best...
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    Anonymous , June 18, 2010 12:59 PM
    This game should help me soldier through until SWTOR, a given buy by any measure.
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    Anonymous , June 18, 2010 1:03 PM
    For those nostalgic for Civ II:
    http://freeciv.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page
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    ezz777 , June 18, 2010 2:03 PM
    Ok, yes massive Civ fan BUT... ok anyone reading on... the promo looks essentially Civ 4 in hex. What is going to make us move beyond the too many hours i've invested in Civ 4?
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    ta152h , June 18, 2010 2:10 PM
    I still remember Civilization before it was a computer game. It wasn't that good, and neither was Civ 1, but Civ 2 really turned the game around and made it much more engaging and extremely addicting.

    This game has probably broken up more relationships than blue-eyed blondes with large breasts. I remember ignoring my girlfriends (even more than normal) while staying up all night and into the morning, and then having to head to work without sleep. It's amazing how you'd think it was 11:00 PM and then you'd see the Sun rising - if nothing else this game proves time isn't a constant.
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    Anonymous , June 18, 2010 2:20 PM
    the best thing in civ2 was that you could turn the himalaya and sahara to green farmland :-)
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    MxM , June 18, 2010 2:27 PM
    vulcan900Whenever I think of strategy games, the first thing that comes to my mind is Age of Empires. It was simply the best.

    AoE, while had nice graphics for its time, is a clickfest. It can not even come close to CIV in strategic depth. (I did like AoE too, but comparing it with Civ, feels like insult to Civ)
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    Pei-chen , June 18, 2010 2:31 PM
    I've been waiting for this game for like a year and half after I stopped playing Civ 4 + mods. I wish they would make a 64 bit version to take advantage of the large amount of memory most people have now.

    Civ 4 isn’t any faster on quad core + 8GB RAM.
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    Pei-chen , June 18, 2010 2:33 PM
    Moshu78That's because you're not old enough to remember the original civilizations. AoE was just a Microsoft clone. CIV forever!

    Not true. Both Civ and AOE series are very good games. They have different mix of resources gathering and combat but they are both very fun.

    On the other hand, I never liked Star Craft that much....
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