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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).
and once you reach the future, game over? When does it end?
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and once you reach the future, game over? When does it end?

It ends when you win. You can set what conditions = win and how long you want to play. You can also modify things like the size of the world, the abundance of resources, the number of civilizations, the amount of time that passes with each turn, etc. You can make a game last weeks if that's your wish.

However, there is a lot of replay value in the game since there are so many variables and different strategies. It's not like a linear FPS where you play through once and you're done. As soon as you win a game you will want to start all over again with a different approach.
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It ends when you win. You can set what conditions = win and how long you want to play. You can also modify things like the size of the world, the abundance of resources, the number of civilizations, the amount of time that passes with each turn, etc. You can make a game last weeks if that's your wish.

However, there is a lot of replay value in the game since there are so many variables and different strategies. It's not like a linear FPS where you play through once and you're done. As soon as you win a game you will want to start all over again with a different approach.
Very true. One playthrough isn't enough. Two still isnt.. and Three.. Probably means you've done one and two followed by your third playthrough.. in a row.. and food and drink may be needed for your survival, not another unit to your army

Its also good to find a tribe you like, you don't have to go all Patriotic / loving you're own region / tribe.. You might actually find a different tribe has a completely different build that somehow suits your style much better.

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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
Wow, son! I would have to add all of my hours up to get there!
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I'm also curious. Would you guys recommend me to play Civilization IV first or V?
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Don't get Civ V if you value your life.......... trust me...............

it's more addictive than crack cocaine....... and should be banned....
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Civ V is probably worth it now for 19$ but you don't get the full experience unless you buy all the DLC. Honestly it has the least ammount of content ever in a Civ game. Theres only 6 or so Civ's you can play without DLC.
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Don't get Civ V if you value your life.......... trust me...............

it's more addictive than crack cocaine....... and should be banned....
Heh...this is true. You will sit there and be looking at the clock and think, "Well, just a couple more turns" and then three hours later you will finally shut it down.

Civ 4 is thought to be better than Civ 5 on most of the forums discussing the games. I don't have Civ 4 so I can't say, but I do have Civ 5. I think Civ 2 is still better than Civ 5, but Civ 5 is still a very fun game. The only thing I din't like is that they really did a good job on the naval units, but even in a very island happy map you won't get into many naval battles since in a turn based game a unit with a lot of moves can just avaoid the enemy. Also they got rid of the "culture creep" So you can't acquire enemy cities by just having a great society. You do have these units that can use "culture bombs" and take over more land, but I don't know if you can take over a city with them. The culture bombs can take over a hex with a special resource though.
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If you like strategic board games, you'll like Civ 5 (or any of the Civ games). That's basically how I view it - a very excellent board game played on the computer (because it would be far too complex to actually play as a board game).

EDIT: Civ 4 is my favorite of the series so far. And I've played 2-5. 3 was pretty terrible IMO.
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