The latest in Sid Meier’s hugely popular series of civilization-controlling sims is beautiful, colorful, and visually comprehensible. Players spend turn after turn shepherding their civilizations from the Bronze Age to the Modern Era and beyond. It’s easy to pick up and incredibly hard to put down. Civilization 5 will definitely appeal to Civ veterans, but the game’s accessible presentation also makes it a good gift for less experienced gamers. If you know someone who loves engrossing, thoroughly historical games or is more interested in the rise and fall of Earth’s great powers, this game is for them.
We all know how critical it is to keep independent voices alive and strong on the Internet. Please consider a donation to support our work. We are a wholly independent, women-owned, small company. Your donation will help PopMatters stay viable through these changing, challenging times where costs have risen and advertising has dropped precipitously. PopMatters needs your help to keep publishing. Thank you.