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Preview: Civilization V: Brave New World photo
Preview: Civilization V: Brave New World
by Fraser Brown

With the arrival of the 20th century, I can sometimes get a bit bored in Civilization V. It continues to engage me enough so that I power through to achieve whatever victory path I had chosen, but therein lies the issue. I end up feeling restricted, locked into a particular objective like global conquest or scientific superiority. 

Brave New World is set to change all of that, adding a much-needed coat of dynamism to the Civilization V late game. A generous helping of new features changes the modern age entirely, making victory choices more flexible and interactions between civilizations more interesting. For six hours I played through a small four-player map until I earned my hard-fought victory, and it might have been the most enjoyable six hours I've spent with the game. 

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8:30 PM on 05.10.2013

Sid Meier brings back culture with Brave New World

It has been over a year since the release of the Civilization V's last expansion, Gods & Kings, but Firaxis and 2K have been hard at work on injecting some new units, civilizations, and culture with the next expansion, B...

Jason Cabral

2:15 PM on 04.26.2013

2K Games won't have a booth at this year's E3

In today's mildly interesting, good-to-know-in-advance news, 2K Games has revealed it will not be at E3 2013 with a proper booth and everything that entails. Instead, the publisher will utilize its Twitch.tv and YouTube ...

Jordan Devore

2:00 PM on 03.31.2013

Civilization V: Now with 100% more Kim Jong-Un

Civilization V has no dearth of interesting mods, whether you want to play as Mass Effect races, explore a map of Hyrule, or even indulge your inner brony, the modders have you covered. But what if you want to conquer the wor...

Fraser Brown

4:00 PM on 03.15.2013

Huge expansion heading for Civilization V

Dozens of new units, nine new civilizations, eight new wonders, seven swans-a-swimming, four gameplay systems, and a partridge in a pear tree! This is all incoming in Brave New World, the freshly announced expansion pack...

Joshua Derocher

7:00 PM on 01.11.2013

HAWP: Oh Ash, your diplomacy is so thick and hard

This is... well... umm... you know what? I'm not even going to explain it. The latest Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin'? is brilliance, plain and simple. Go watch it and have a good laugh or two. Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin'? - Civilization V [GameTrailers]

Tony Ponce

10:30 AM on 07.02.2012

Civ V: Gods and Kings standalone demo is now on Steam

Even though Civilization V: Gods and Kings is technically a DLC add-on to the original Civ V, you can now play the Gods and Kings demo on Steam as a standalone experience. In case you're wondering what's different, Gods and K...

Chris Carter



Review: Civilization V: Gods and Kings photo
Review: Civilization V: Gods and Kings
by Daniel Starkey

Civilization has always had a special place in my heart. As a turn-based 4X strategy game, it is the antithesis of damn-near everything in the shooter-saturated landscape that is the modern game market.

When it was initially released in 2010, Civilization V was one of the biggest changes the series had seen -- moving to a more approachable, art-deco interface, cutting out a lot of “unnecessary” bits, and changing countless combat and conquest mechanics. 

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9:00 AM on 06.20.2012

OnLive has a Civ V/Gods & Kings bundle for $29.99

If renting licenses to streaming games until a cloud-based firm goes out of business is your thing, and you're a Civ fan, today is your lucky day. For a limited time, you can "buy" Sid Meier's Civilization V with the newly re...

Chris Carter

3:00 PM on 06.15.2012

Civilization V added to the Steam Workshop

Ahead of Tuesday's release of the Gods & Kings expansion for Civilization V, the game has joined Steam Workshop, which ought to make it that much easier to find mods which are relevant to you. For instance, upon first gla...

Jordan Devore

5:37 PM on 05.14.2012

The DTOID Show: Tomb Raider delayed, Dark, & Civilization

Hello everyone! I hope you had a marvelous weekend! Here's today's episode of The Destructoid Show! The big news today (aside from Diablo III) is Max Payne 3. Conrad's review is up, and the game sounds rad. Some folks f...

Max Scoville







Preview: Steam and spirituality in Civ V: Gods & Kings photo
Preview: Steam and spirituality in Civ V: Gods & Kings
by Ryan Perez

Few games actually require no introduction, and this is certainly one of them. This long-winded, turn-based strategy series has persistently delved deep into the core of human history, and what it takes for a nation to start, grow and die. While Civilization is a game, first and foremost, you'd be hard-pressed to find a fan denying that Civ provides a deep look at the core mechanics of cultural development.

Like any well-made expansion, Gods & Kings aims to add to what the series is already praised for. Religion and espionage have always been a large part of the franchise, and Firaxis Games listened to the cries of their fans after excluding it from Civilization V. Now, they're bringing it back, new and improved, along with fun little addition that sci-fi fans are sure to love: alternative history.

That's right, Civilization V: Gods & Kings features steam punk technology.

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5:00 PM on 04.08.2012

PAX: Have some faith in Civilization V: Gods & Kings

Dedicated Civilization IV players really missed the espionage and religion mechanics that were left out of Civ V. Not only are these two beloved systems being brought back in with Gods & Kings, but they are being reworked...

Joshua Derocher

6:30 PM on 04.05.2012

Civilization V: Gods & Kings all set for a June release

The Gods & Kings expansion for Civilization V will be here before we know it. For North America, the big day is June 19, while our international friends are getting the new content a few days later on June 22. I immediate...

Jordan Devore

10:00 AM on 03.28.2012

Borderlands 2 will be playable at PAX East!

Borderlands 2 will be playable at the 2K booth next week! You'll be able to mess around with the Gunzerker and Siren character classes in Caustic Caverns.  Additionally, Spec Ops: The Line will be playable and 2K will ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

3:30 PM on 02.16.2012

Civilization V expansion Gods & Kings announced

Firaxis Games is at work on an expansion for Civilization V that's supposed to hit later this spring. Gods & Kings introduces a bunch of new content, including: religion, espionage, nine civilizations, nine wonders, three...

Jordan Devore