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!

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Civilization V - I don't think I have ever been as hyped up for a game as I was for Civilization V. I pre-ordered it on Steam months in advance, hoping to play it at 0000 hour the day it came out.

The shining new graphics and hex system had been sold to me months in advance of release - I was literally jumping for joy when it came out. However I was let down in a huge way.

Civilization V is not half the game Civilization IV was. It has a fraction of the Civilizations, far less features, buggy gameplay that results in crashes, and multiplayer that I have never gotten to work correctly over an entire year. Adding insult to injury the new civilizations have to be bought individually rather than in an expansion.

It pains me to say this (after so many great games) that Sid Meier has dropped the ball with this game, and I will never buy another Sid Meier game on release again. Don't let all the high reviews fool you; this game is two steps backwards from Civ IV.

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