Civilization® V

Civilization® V for PC and Mac

Published by Aspyr Media, Inc. on 2024-01-15

  • Compatibility: Available on Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 7 & MacOS 10, 11, 10.11.6
  • Category: Games
  • Licence: $29.99
  • Software version: 1.4.2
  • File size: 4.90 GB

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Civilization Overview

What is Civilization? Sid Meier’s Civilization V is a turn-based strategy game that allows players to establish and lead a civilization from the dawn of man into the Space Age. The game features 20 historical leaders, and players can wage war, conduct diplomacy, discover new technologies, and compete with some of history’s greatest leaders. The game offers various expansion packs, including Brave New World and Gods and Kings, which introduce new civilizations, wonders, scenarios, and gameplay systems. Players can also expand their experience with new challenges and leaders from Denmark, Mongolia, Polynesia, Korea, Babylon, and more. The game requires a 64-bit processor and operating system, and players can contact Aspyr’s Support Team for technical support. The game is developed by Firaxis Games and published and distributed by Aspyr Media, Inc.


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Civilization® V Features and Description

1. Brave New World introduces nine new civilizations, eight new wonders, two new scenarios, four new gameplay systems and dozens of new units, buildings and improvements, expanding the ways to build the most powerful empire in the world.

2. 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.

3. 2K, Sid Meier's Civilization, Civilization, Civ, Firaxis Games, Take-Two Interactive Software and their respective logos are all trademarks of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.

4. Windows and the Windows logo are trademarks of Microsoft Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

5. Aspyr is a registered trademark of Aspyr Media, Inc., and the Aspyr star logo is a trademark of Aspyr Media.

6. Become Ruler of the World by establishing and leading a civilization from the dawn of man into the Space Age.

7. Experience one of the greatest turn-based strategy games of all time, Sid Meier’s Civilization® V.

8. Build the most powerful empire the world has ever known.

9. Gods and Kings delivers nine new civilizations, such as Carthage, Netherlands, the Celts and the Maya.

10. All other trademarks and trade names are the properties of their respective owners.

11. Wage war, conduct diplomacy, discover new technologies, and go head-to-head with some of history’s greatest leaders.


  • on my iMac with HD 5000 chipset the game works fine and I have only had App freeze once or twice out of many hours of play. Great game, lots of details to dive into. The only computer game I really thought was better than Civ V was Civilization II. I'm a longtime fan of the Civ series, and still prefer V to VI. For a game like this, it is surprisingly replayable. It is difficult, but not impossible to play on the harder levels. It is hands down my favorite computer game. The game runs extremely well on a low end M1 Macbook Air, though this may be the source of my problem.

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Installation Requirements

PC Compactibility/Requirements for Installation

Compactible OS list:
  1. Windows 11
  2. Windows 10
  3. Windows 8.1
  4. Windows 7
  5. Windows Vista

Requirements for MacOS Installation

Intel, 64-bit processor, OS X 10.7 or later.

Compactible OS list:
  1. macOS Ventura: 13.3
  2. macOS Monterey: 12.6.4
  3. macOS Big Sur: 11.7.5
  4. macOS Catalina: 10.15
  5. macOS Mojave: 10.14
  6. macOS High Sierra: 10.13


Civilization® V - Is it safe to download?

Yes. The app is 100 percent (100%) safe to download and Install. Our download links are from safe sources and are frequently virus scanned to protect you

Software Reviews and Criticism

  • By Alfons L C

    Full of game crippling bugs !!!!! STILL

    THE “BUG FIXES” UPDATE DID NOTHING, SEEMS TO EVEN MADE ALL THESE LISTED PROBLEMS WORSE !!!!!!! made more problems. now wuto end turn doesnt work. i give up on this game. most every single bug in this game relates to workers. after a certain point in the game. they just stop making upgrades completely and sit around the map at random points. STUCK until you return them to manual mode. they also travel the most danerous locations around the map over and over. constantly getting caught by barbarians. once returned to manual mode they need orders to do the same jobs over and over each turn until the one job is complete. they also seem to build an excessive ammount of trading posts leaving me people hungry in allot of cases or city growth stagnated. managing workers in a large empire quickly becomes overwelming and normally call it quits before finishing a game in frustration. without these bugs it would be a super fun and great day killer when its raining outside. hard to put down forget to eat kind of game. until the workers stop. well. working. one final complaint is the game has an auto attention that can really be very very annoying. if you are doing something with a unit it will just start switching you around the map on its own to what it thinks you should be doing. instead of allowing the tasks bubble to be clicked and get to each one in your own time. I HATE THIS AND WISH I COULD TURN IN OFF !!

  • By TimtehGrey

    A Deal Here?

    There is a deal to be had here. I’ve played buggier versions of Civilization games on different platforms, and Aspyr support helped sort out whatever problems i had with this one. However, in terms of the cost, i’d say you’re better off going to find the game on the Steam marketplace. The complete Civ V experience involves the two 30$ expansion packs, Brave New World and Gods & Kings, neither of which are included here. So, essentially, to get the full experience, you would have to pay the initial 30$ for the Campaign edition, then another 60$ for the two major expansions. Steam bundles them occasionally for substantially less. If you do feel like paying 90$ here, then i’d say go ahead and enjoy yourself. After two years i still find myself enthralled by this game. It’s a deep and meaningful experience that you don’t get in a lot of strategy games, or games in general, nowadays. Make sure your Windows can run this game on the highest setting though. This is not a deal breaking condition, but it does look much nicer on the highest resolution. All in all, there is a deal to be had here, especially if you’re only interested in the basic CIv V experience. But it’s up to you whether paying an extra 60$ for the full version is worth it.

  • By nicknames are hard to think of


    I bought this game, played it a lot, and really enjoyed it. I run an old OS X because I have some expensive, but dated music software that cannot run on a more recent OS. When this game issued an updated, it made it impossible for me to access the game. It prompts me to update my OS, but as noted earlier, that would be an expensive change to make. I paid $30 for this game and it was essentially taken from me by the update. I doubt I will ever see my $30 or get my copy of the game back. I suspect that the license agreement somehow gave them the right to alter my copy of the game even though it is on my own computer. There was a time when downloading software on your computer meant it was yours to control - sadly many license agreements seem to be shifting away from this. I could bother to read through the legal notice, complain to Microsoft or the developers of this game, and try to get my money back or somehow have my copy restored, but we all know that will never happen. I probably signed away any rights I had when I bought it and fighting it is not worth the effort for a $30 game. Nonetheless, I feel like I got screwed. I find it frustrating and think it is a dishonest business practice. In the future, try not to swindle your customers. Even if the update that corrupted my copy was issued with good intentions, in practice it stole $30 from me.

  • By Person who bought this crap


    While fun at first, this game rapidly becomes an exercise in frustration and futility. The first three levels are too easy to beat and you learn nothing that might help you as you advance. Once you get to level four, the jump in the advantage that the computer player gets is so big there is nothing you can do to ever win this game. You just get more and more frustrated as you try things that don't work. Additionally, the number of steps it takes to build wonders and buildings appear to be nothing more than a randomly generated number. I've started building an item that says it will take 10 steps and 4 steps later it still says it will take 10 steps and sometimes as you "progress" the number of steps will increase. I've started projects that start at 12 steps after two steps increase to taking 20 or more steps and then successfully count down from then. I'm not saying that I want games that are easy, but I wonder why there are 10 levels of play when you can't make it past level 4. Removing it from my computer and consider it money wasted. Beware. If I could give it less than one star I would.

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