Publisher: 2K |
Genre: Strategy |
Summary: The Civ series is probably the greatest time sink known to humankind. There is no such thing as having a quick go and hours of your life will mysteriously vanish once you've booted the game up. Civ 5 very much sticks to the tried and tested formula but does add enough new stuff to make the purchase worthwhile. One of the major changes is the introduction of city states, which as the name suggests are single cities that remain as such throughout the course of your campaign. Becoming allied to one or more of these states by responding to their requests or donating units and gold provides all manner of benefits depending on the nature of the state. Another change is the inability to stack units, so battles are more strategic - no more piling up 40 modern armour and rolling them through enemy empires in an orgy of destruction. The way you implement social policies is also different, with ten trees of five policies apiece that can be unlocked by amassing culture points. Easily one of the best games of 2010, Civ 5 demands to be played.