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This is the $100 Civilization V Special Edition

Are you a Civ fan? Then you might be up for spending some extra coin on Sid Meier’s Civilization V Special Edition, which will have all the Civ goodness of the regular version, plus:

° 5 metal figurines based on units from Civilization V and manufactured by Reaper Miniatures
° 2 disc CD soundtrack of game score selections
° DVD "Behind the Scenes at Firaxis on Civilization V"
° 176 page hardcover art book

The price? $99.99, and it comes out on September 21.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • ta152h
    The question should have been "Are you a Civ fan, and an idiot?".


    That's way too much extra cost, for way too little.
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  • dman3k
    I'd buy Monopoly special edition over this. I'm sure someone will rip the soundtracks on the web... (¬_¬)
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  • Pei-chen
    If you like the sound track, just buy it off Amazon.

    Civ players are supposed to be smarter than normal FPS and RTS players. Hey, at least this isn’t a $200 collector’s edition for a bad FPS game.
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  • zaixionito
    I dunno, I prefer Night Vision goggles, though they don't fit in here.
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  • urlsen
    Pei-chenIf you like the sound track, just buy it off Amazon.Civ players are supposed to be smarter than normal FPS and RTS players. Hey, at least this isn’t a $200 collector’s edition for a bad FPS game.No its not activision
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  • moomooman
    I might buy it for my collection of Civ games, it will stand as a monument to the time I could have spent studying, learning a language or raising children.

    Instead I enjoyed my life. :)
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  • Userremoved
    I have the Civ IV special edition it was just a few bucks more but this is ridiculous.
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  • I would pay the $100 if it didn't require the SteamWorks crap. As it stands, Civ IV is the last version I will purchase unless this changes!
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  • Userremoved
    kd1966I would pay the $100 if it didn't require the SteamWorks crap. As it stands, Civ IV is the last version I will purchase unless this changes!SteamWorks is a great thing for the PC I was skeptical at first but now I use for most of my games. Anyways I don't think VALVe is a "crap" developer. Plus the sales there are amazing. Try it before you say it's bad.
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  • Yup, no steamworks for me also, craptastic along with impulse!
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