• Civilization V - Civ: causing all nighters since 1991
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[img_thumb]http://downloads.2kgames.com/civ5/site12/images/downloads/wallpapers/Logo_1280x800.jpg[/img_thumb][release] [B]The manual has been released:[/B] [url]http://www.civilization5.com/#/community/feature_manual[/url] If it doesn't work, try right click, save as.[/release][release]In Civilization V, players strive to become Ruler of the World by establishing and leading a civilization from the dawn of man into the space age, waging war, conducting diplomacy, discovering new technologies, going head-to-head with some of history’s greatest leaders and building the most powerful empire the world has ever known. Basically, the Civilization series is regarded as one of, if not the best strategy games series ever made, created by one of the most highly regarded game designers in the world. Since the first Civ in 1991, gamers have been hooked to the series. Now, five years after Civilization IV, the series is making a return, boasting a redesigned interface, enhanced graphics, improved combat, and hexagons. The reviews are already starting to form, with PC Gamer giving the game a 93/100, claiming that: "It feels almost as if someone described the concept of the legendary 19-year-old turn-based strategy series to a talented designer who'd never played it, and let them come up with their own version." "Gorgeous graphics and deep combat make this a great place to start or renew your interest in global domination."[/release][release] [B]Buy now on [I][URL="http://store.steampowered.com/app/8930/"]Steam[/URL][/I] for £19.99. Buy now on [I][URL="http://www.gamefly.co.uk/Download-Sid-Meier%27s-Civilization-V-UK/5001390/"]GameFly[/URL][/I] £19.99. Buy now on [I][URL="http://www.play.com/Games/PC/4-/15525166/Sid-Meier-Civilization-V/Product.html"]Play.com[/URL][/I] for £13.95[/B][/release] [release] [U]Civilizations[/u] America Arabia Aztec China Egypt England France Germany Greece India Iroquois Japan Ottoman Persia Rome Russia Siam Songhai[/release][release][U]FEATURES[/U] [b]Believable World[/b] More than just a strategy game - the expanded visuals and immersive audio invite would - be kings to take up the reigns of power and forge a mighty empire. Civilization V offers a limitless variety of vast, realistic and diverse landscapes for players to explore, battle over and claim as their own. [b]Inviting Presentation[/b] An intuitive interface eases both new players and Civ veterans into the game. Guided by a set of trusted advisors who will explain game functionality and provide counsel for significant decisions, even first-time players will be confident in the choices they make. [b]Huge Battles[/b] Combat is more exciting and engaging than ever before. Wars between empires feel massive with armies spreading across the landscape.The addition of ranged bombardment allows players to fire weapons from behind the front lines, challenging players to develop clever new strategies to guarantee victory on the battlefield. [b]Live History[/b] Write your own epic story each time you play! Choose one of eighteen historical civilizations to lead from the stone-age to the space age on your quest to build the world’s most powerful empire. [b]Improved Diplomacy[/b] Negotiate with some of history’s most cunning rulers, each with a well-crafted plan for victory. Successful diplomacy will depend on players carefully managing relationships with other leaders, trading items, plying them with gold, and deciding if they are friend or foe. City States will present a new diplomatic battleground on which the major powers of the world will vie for supremacy. [b]In-Game Community Hub[/b] Compete with Civ players from all over the globe via the Internet, offering endless ways to rule the world. [b]Modability[/b] With unprecedented modding tools, players will have a nearly unlimited options for modifying Civilization V any way they like.[/release][release][b][u]VIDEOS[/U][/b] Debut Trailer [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dT_CUPaiRbQ[/media] Dev Diary [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGUCmJ-RjJ4[/media] IGN Preview [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bS0hWuqQHIk[/media][/release][release][b][u]GAME ARTICLES[/U][/b][release][B]REVIEWS[/B] [B][I]IGN[/I]: 90%[/B] One of the best turn-based strategy games I've ever had the pleasure of playing. Whether teaming up with my friends for some multiplayer, or simply losing a whole night of sleep to the game's endlessly replayable single player, this is one game that any strategy enthusiast, or, hell anyone strat-curious should check out. [B][I]PC Gamer[/I]: 93%[/B] Gorgeous graphics, deep combat and a user-friendly makeover makes the fifth Civilization a great place to start or renew your interest in global domination. [B][I]Game Informer[/I]: 98%[/B] As a hardcore strategy gamer who is no stranger to planning out my empire's production dozens of turns in advance, I've already turned to Civ V for my world-conquering needs – but at the same time, if anything is going to rear a new generation of strategy gamers like the very first Civilization did for me, it's this. [B][I]GameShark[/I]: 83%[/B] Civilization 5 remains a threat to my productivity and household happiness. Though not quite the complete triumph it could be, Firaxis has shown how a twenty year old design can still be tweaked and improved in the hands of a team unafraid to break things in the interest of progress. [B][I]GameTrailers[/I]: 94%[/B] Civilization V is a brilliant expression of the turn-based strategy game by the undisputed masters of the form. It's a great entry point for newcomers, and veterans will delight in all the wrinkles and refinements. [B][I]Cheat Code Central[/I]: 94%[/B] Civilization V keeps everything that makes the series great, makes the game more accessible to non-fans, and overhauls many of the finer gameplay details. Every PC gamer owes it to himself to give this game a shot. [B][I]Eurogamer[/I]: 80%[/B] For all the hours it eats up, outside of its multiplayer it gives disappointingly little back, and it will continue to give very little back until Firaxis bites the bullet and admits that there are aspects of Civilization which deserve not just to be improved, but fixed. [B][I]Destructoid[/I]: 95%[/B] mprovements to the user interface and AI at all levels result in it being more approachable for newcomers without losing any of the strategic depth that long-time fans crave. It vastly improves combat, making the micro-level gameplay both more complex and entertaining. It trims all the fat, leaving only decision-making, strategic planning, and the sheer joy of crushing your enemies. Civ V is the pinnacle of the franchise to date. [B][I]Wired[/I]: 80%[/B] In a sea of shooters with pounding soundtracks and frenetic gameplay, Civilization V is one of the few games to challenge players' minds - to have them sit back and analyze situations methodically. If Halo: Reach is heaven on earth for twitch-gamers everywhere, then Civilization V is the thinking man's paradise. [B][I]The Escapist[/I]: 100%[/B] My favorite Civilization to date. Hex tiles and no stacking makes combat fun and more tactical. The new systems work incredibly well without altering what makes the game Civilization. Civ V is an excellent game. [B][I]Joystiq[/I]: 100%[/B] For a game so very, very large, it delivers everything in an easy to understand package no matter what route you take to playing it. The core Civilization experience is still there, but it's like an efficiency expert came in and streamlined everything that had gotten clunky with the series. It's a "friendly" strategy game. [B][I]The Guardian[/I]: 100%[/B] A hugely accomplished reinvention of a franchise that was showing signs of dotage. [/Release][release][b]KOTAKU:[/b] [URL=http://kotaku.com/5602257/400-turns-of-civilization-v]400 Turns Of Civilization V[/url] [URL=http://kotaku.com/5489834/civilization-v-to-eradicate-road-spaghetti?skyline=true&s=i]Civilization V To Eradicate Road Spaghetti?[/url] [URL=http://kotaku.com/5474750/civilization-v-hexes-pcs-this-fall]Civilization V Hexes PCs This Fall[/url][/release][release][b]PREVIEWS[/b] [url=http://www.1up.com/do/previewPage?cId=3178285]1up: Four Ways Civilization V Justifies Its Existence[/url] [url=http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2010/09/10/code-to-joy-jon-shafer-on-civilization-v/#more-38408]RPS: Interview with Civ 5 lead designer, Jon Shafer[/url][URL=http://kotaku.com/5489814/civilization-v-preview-small-changes-big-differences]Small Changes, Big Differences[/url] [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10467113-1.html]Cnet[/url] [url=http://games.venturebeat.com/2010/03/10/civilization-v-often-makes-peace-a-better-option/]Venturebeat[/url] [url=http://pc.gamespy.com/pc/sid-meiers-civilization-v/1076627p1.html]Gamespy[/url] [url=http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/99021-Civilization-V-Offers-New-Strategic-Combat]The escapist[/url] [url=http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/62739]ShackNews[/url] [url=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/03/10/impressions-civilization-v-or-i-wanna-hex-you-up/]Joystiq[/url] [url=http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/sid-meiers-civilization-v-preview]Eurogamer[/url] [URL=http://uk.gamespot.com/pc/strategy/civilizationv/news.html?sid=6272395&mode=previews]Gamespot[/url] [url=http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2010/08/06/a-dozen-or-so-hours-with-civilization-v/]Rock Paper Shotgun[/url] [url=http://uk.pc.ign.com/articles/107/1075587p1.html]IGN UK[/url] [url=http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/65521]ShackNews (multiplayer)[/url][/release][/release][release][b][u]System requirements[/u][/b] [b]Minimum[/b] Windows XP/Vista/7 Dual Core Processor 2 GB RAM 8 GB free space DVD Drive 256 MB ATI 2600 XT/nVidia 7900 GS or better video card DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card Internet connection for authentication (Steam) [b]Recommended[/b] Windows Vista/7 1.8 GHz Quad Core Processor 4 GB RAM 8 GB free space DVD Drive 512 MB ATI 4800/nVidia 9800 or better video card DirectX 11 [/release][b][url=http://www.civilization5.com/]Official Website[/url] [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civilization_V]Wikipedia Page[/url][/b] [b][u]IMAGES[/u][/b] [quote][img]http://downloads.2kgames.com/civ5/site13/images/media/screenshots/01_xl.jpg[/img][img]http://downloads.2kgames.com/civ5/site13/images/media/screenshots/02_xl.jpg[/img][img]http://downloads.2kgames.com/civ5/site13/images/media/screenshots/03_xl.jpg[/img][img]http://downloads.2kgames.com/civ5/site13/images/media/screenshots/04_xl.jpg[/img][img]http://downloads.2kgames.com/civ5/site13/images/media/screenshots/05_xl.jpg[/img][img]http://downloads.2kgames.com/civ5/site13/images/media/screenshots/06_xl.jpg[/img][img]http://downloads.2kgames.com/civ5/site13/images/media/screenshots/07_xl.jpg[/img][img]http://downloads.2kgames.com/civ5/site13/images/media/screenshots/08_xl.jpg[/img][img]http://downloads.2kgames.com/civ5/site13/images/media/screenshots/09_xl.jpg[/img][img]http://downloads.2kgames.com/civ5/site13/images/media/screenshots/10_xl.jpg[/img][img]http://downloads.2kgames.com/civ5/site13/images/media/screenshots/11_xl.jpg[/img][/quote] [URL="http://store.steampowered.com/app/16870/"] [img]http://www.hex19.com/storage/article-images/civilization_V_gods_kings.png[/img] [I]Click for the Steam Page[/I][/URL] [B][U]CURRENT STATUS: UNRELEASED[/U] Currently £17.99[/B] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajY0oGbsxyI[/media] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueEPWvjSWAw[/media] [img_thumb]http://cdn.steampowered.com/v/gfx/apps/16870/ss_6930cafed7472086339f6a0770fec3cdd148baa4.1920x1080.jpg[/img_thumb][img_thumb]http://cdn.steampowered.com/v/gfx/apps/16870/ss_3eb44fdd0980ea7bc76821224f5d133a149a136d.1920x1080.jpg[/img_thumb][img_thumb]http://cdn.steampowered.com/v/gfx/apps/16870/ss_81d8a34e2e71b018a4110c91070d69e237e91b8f.1920x1080.jpg[/img_thumb][img_thumb]http://cdn.steampowered.com/v/gfx/apps/16870/ss_06931dc6c4beadbf2936e3af59c2c4668dcdc3d0.1920x1080.jpg[/img_thumb][img_thumb]http://cdn.steampowered.com/v/gfx/apps/16870/ss_1eb654386ddd085b8118fc17ac15e9ded6769a96.1920x1080.jpg[/img_thumb] [B][U]About[/U][/B] Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gods and Kings is the first expansion pack for Civilization V - the critically acclaimed 2010 PC Game of the Year. This robust expansion covers the entire scope of time from founding your first Pantheon of the Gods and spreading religion across the world, to deploying your spies in enemy cities in order to steal information and technology. As you move through the ages, you’ll interact with new types of city-states, engage in new city-state quests and global competitions, and master exciting new systems for land and naval combat. Civilization V: Gods and Kings will also include nine new civilizations, nine new wonders, three original scenarios, and dozens of new units, buildings, and techs that will offer even more ways for players to expand their empire and dominate the world. [B][U]Key Features:[/U][/B] [B]Expanded Epic Game:[/B] The core game experience has been greatly expanded with the addition of new technologies (like Combined Arms), 27 new units (like the new 1-hex ranged unit Machine Gunner), 13 new buildings (like the Bomb Shelter), and 9 new Wonders (see below). Additionally, there are even more new units and buildings included in the three new Scenarios for modders to use. [B]New Civilizations:[/B] The expansion will deliver 9 new civilizations, such as Carthage, Netherlands, the Celts, and the Maya (it is 2012, after all), along with their unique traits, units and buildings. The expansion also includes 9 new leaders including William I, Prince of Orange, Boudicca and Pacal the Great. [B]Religion:[/B] A righteous people will seek out Faith to found a Pantheon of the Gods. As your Faith becomes stronger, you can cultivate Great Prophets who build on these simple beliefs to create a religion that you can customize and enhance as desired. Are you tolerant of other religions or is this the one true faith? Are you focused on Gold, Arts or Military? Beliefs can even unlock custom buildings that only people of your religion can construct. Great prophets, missionaries and inquisitors help you spread your beliefs to other lands and gain the alliances of City States, and like-minded civilizations. [B]Enhanced Diplomacy and Espionage:[/B] Establish embassies at foreign courts for closer ties (or clandestine operations). As the religions of the world start settling in, and the world moves into the Renaissance, you unlock your first spy (with more to come). Send them out to establish surveillance of foreign cities, steal advanced technologies from your strongest or wisest competitors, or interfere with city-state alliances. All of your actions can have a diplomatic impact if discovered, so always tread carefully. [B]City-States:[/B] Two new city-state types have been added (Mercantile and Religious) to bring all new advantages to the table. The city-state quest system has received a complete overhaul to decrease the importance of gold and add a whole range of new quests that further the narrative of the game, as well as make the diplomatic victory a more varied option. Ally with Marrakech to get access to their unique luxury resources! Vatican City and Jerusalem are holy cities that play key roles in the religious struggle. [B]World Domination:[/B] The fight for world domination is now more dynamic than ever before. The Gods and Kings expansion features a reworked combat system and AI that puts more emphasis on a balanced army composition. The new system allows your lines to stand longer than they could before, so you, as a player, can make smarter tactical decisions without worrying about a single unlucky roll of the dice. [B]Naval Combat:[/B] Your navy is now split into two different ship types, melee and ranged. This means that no coastal city should be considered safe, and can now fall to a surprise naval attack. Additionally, all embarked units now have Defensive Embarkation, and can stack with a naval unit for extra protection. Add to this the new Great Admiral, and the high seas have become a much more dangerous place. [B]New Wonders:[/B] There will be 9 new Wonders with all new effects including Neuschwanstein, the Great Mosque of Djenne, the Terracotta Army, the Great Firewall, and the Hubble Space Telescope. [B]Three new Scenarios:[/B] [I]Medieval:[/I] Grow your medieval kingdom into one of the great nations of Renaissance Europe, fending off outside invasions from Mongols and Ottoman Turks and fighting the religious wars of the Crusades and Reformation! [I]Fall of Rome:[/I] Play as either Eastern Rome or Western Rome trying to fend off the barbarians OR as one of the barbarians themselves. [I]Empires of the Smoky Skies:[/I] Build flying airships and huge tractor-like tanks from the unique tech tree of this Victorian science-fiction scenario, and use them to spread your empire across the pre-industrial world. [B][U][I]PRESS[/I][/U][/B] [B][URL="http://www.giantbomb.com/news/a-look-at-civilization-v-gods-kings/4142/"]Giant Bomb:[/b] A Look at Civilization V: Gods & Kings [/URL] [B][URL="http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/civilization-v-gods-and-kings-hands-on-preview/2012/05/10/gIQAyKZBGU_story.html"]Washington Post:[/b] Civilization V: Gods and Kings hands-on preview[/B][/URL] [B][URL="http://uk.gamespot.com/features/the-first-90-days-of-civilization-v-gods-and-kings-6376094/"]Gamespot:[/b] The First 90 Days of Civilization V: Gods and Kings[/URL]
I still play civ4 from time to time. I want this game.
Aww, no Celts?
I bought this on Steam as soon as it was announced that it would be using steamworks.
Whenever I hit that next turn button my face is like :buddy:
hex grid :fappery:
I never got into Civilization. maybe this one will turn me over.
I loved civ 4. I hope civ 5 is better. I like the idea of hexagons instead of squares.
Can't wait for the 4-6 hours of playing one game.
I hope that the worlds are bigger though. I always found them to small and easy to own almost all of it.
[QUOTE=Rammaster;24556060]Can't wait for the 4-6 hours of playing one game.[/QUOTE] 4-6 hours? That was a high speed game on one of the smaller maps. I've had games last for 4-6 days, nevermind hours. Also, does anyone else then that the borderlines look too simplified? I liked seeing my border be altered with the flow a river or stopped short by impassable mountains, which was certainly more realistic than it being an unstoppable, perfectly formed line. Oh well.
i've been playing civ 4 recently. I really suck. I always start dropping in defense spending, and late game someone is able to conquer me
I always win Civ 4 by technological victory. :/
I loved Civ4 too death, except the combat, that really pissed me off. I wish it had a more Hearts of Iron like combat system.
[QUOTE=red pan;24556956]I loved Civ4 too death, except the combat, that really pissed me off. I wish it had a more Hearts of Iron like combat system.[/QUOTE] Yeah, the stacks are really annoying. I think just the combat alone in Civ 5 is going to make it great, makes anything but cities actually useful for war now.
Do you guys think I can run it on a an Intel Core Duo 2.1 GHz processor with an a piece of shit Intel integrated graphics card? Agree for yes, Disagree for no. Honestly, I doubt it.
[QUOTE=Jewsus;24557378]Do you guys think I can run it on a an Intel Core Duo 2.1 GHz processor with an a piece of shit Intel integrated graphics card? Agree for yes, Disagree for no. Honestly, I doubt it.[/QUOTE] most likely not, you can get civ4, which runs on anything with a 3D graphics card :v:
Damn, the system reqs are much higher than I expected they'd be. Atleast they're releasing a demo.
I've already pre-order the game, and get it on September 27th, I want to play this game real bad... then I'm going to try to mod the shit out of it and make a fantasy mod if I could.
[QUOTE=Achilles123;24555388]Aww, no Celts?[/QUOTE] It's Civilization, mods will be pumping out the day of it's release. I can't fucking wait to play this. [editline]09:41PM[/editline] Jesus christ those requirements. :ohdear:
[QUOTE=Mac2468;24558268]It's Civilization, mods will be pumping out the day of it's release. I can't fucking wait to play this. [editline]09:41PM[/editline] Jesus christ those requirements. :ohdear:[/QUOTE] Wow, a quad-core for recommended. Civ 4 is already overheating my GPU, can't wait to see what this does.
Love Civilation. Really excited for this.
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tmut6FBx4xk[/media] Thread music.
It's released in less that a month? Fuck yes. Also fuck yeah hexagons.
all nighters? pussy, try all weekenders.
The all nighters part is definitely true. I downloaded Freeciv and played a game. When I finished it was 5 in the morning :v:
Oh my god hotseat nights
Oh god those water effects... I can hear my Core 2 Duo e8400 screaming for mercy already.
[QUOTE=Jewsus;24557378]Do you guys think I can run it on a an Intel Core Duo 2.1 GHz processor with an a piece of shit Intel integrated graphics card? Agree for yes, Disagree for no. Honestly, I doubt it.[/QUOTE] Get a dedicated GPU, cheapo. [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125288&cm_re=9800-_-14-125-288-_-Product[/url]
[QUOTE=chunkymonkey;24556559]I always win Civ 4 by technological victory. :/[/QUOTE] Same :/ And if not, it's by cultural victory. :/ Still, looking forward for this one... though the system reqs keep me sceptic... :frown:
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