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Do people still play it and is it any good? I have never play a civ game so i dont know what to think about it. Is it boring? I just discovered it offered cheap on gamersgate: http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-CIV5/si...civilization-v
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I like it quite a bit. Not sure if the multiplayer is still active, but the game still gets dlc and patched regularly.
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According to steam I have got over 500 hrs of entertainment out of it. So yeah it's a good game and the developers are constantly improving it.


I don't play multiplayer though. I think turns would be to slow for my taste
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It's probably one of the best turn based strategy games I've ever played. Too bad the multiplayer has been known to become a junk pile about 250 turns in and starts blowing computers up (may have fixed it since, not sure). But if you're a single-player guy then this is some good stuff for < $19.99
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I played this game back in 1995 or there abouts.This would be CivII I think.I really got into playing this game a lot.
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All in all, It's a brilliant game.
Might seem a little boring for new players to the game but it'll grow on you. I'm personally a fan on Sid Meiers Civilisation Revolution on PS3.. Pretty fun at time, but hours go by un-noticed XD
 
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I've been a Civ fan since the early nineties. For single player, it's probably the best turn-based strategy game ever. While the graphics in Civ V are beautiful compared to earlier outings, I'd have to say Civ IV was actually my favorite. That said, Civ V is a great game and more than worth its current bargain price.

As ShadowEW mentioned, it may take a while for you to get "hooked". Just stick with it and you'll suddenly realize that you've been playing for 20 hours straight and need to eat something LOL. wink.gif
Edited by tjwurzburger - 8/22/11 at 10:11am
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whats so addictive about it? Once you build your civilization what happens next, where do you go from there?
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The single player is a blast! The multi has been broken forever.

There are different ways to win the game. Wars,Diplomacy etc.
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Originally Posted by dioxholster;14673330 
whats so addictive about it? Once you build your civilization what happens next, where do you go from there?

Basically you're trying to conquer the world. Having said that, there are many ways to win the game besides military conquest. You can win through diplomacy, technological dominance, cultural dominance, and others. You start out in the distant past (like 5000 BC) and play into the future. You build cities, explore the world, build up your military, spy on your neighbors, build spacecraft, etc.

As for why it's so addictive, I think it has to do with the variability of strategies and the struggle to build the greatest civ (i.e. it's not easy).
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