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Sid Meier's Civilization V for Mac reinvigorates the classic turn-based strategy genre with an astonishing new engine built from the ground-up for this flagship edition of the Civilization franchise. [ESRB Rated 10+]

Players are introduced to an entirely new combat system, deeper diplomatic interactions and a cavalcade of expanded features that deliver a fully immersive experience providing hours of entertainment as players build and defend their empire on their quest to become the greatest ruler the world has ever known.

Features:

  • Civilization V Mac introduces hexagon tiles more...

What's New

Version 1.0.3.144 (update via Steam): Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

Requirements

  • OS X 10.6.4 or later
  • 2.4GHz or faster
  • 256MB+ video card
  • Steam

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Timothy_norton-Eber Member IconReview+0
Timothy_norton-Eber
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Support won't get back to you and you have to download software to download this software. Complete ripoff.

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Version 1.0.3.144
Deemery Member IconReview+49
Deemery
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The Mac versions of Civilization have never really been very Mac-like in their interface. Stability has been a problem in the past, but Civ V has been pretty stable. Civ V introduces new wrinkles, some of them are a bit strange, but I respect their intent to add more than just 'discovery', 'conflict' and 'resource planning' to the game.

The problem is STEAM, which is a total piece of fertilizer! I will not buy any game that requires Steam, and I'm sick-and-tired of what feels like daily/weekly updates to something I didn't want in the first place.

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Version 1.0.3.144
RustyIron Member IconReview+12
RustyIron
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With Civ 5, they've jumped the shark. I played every iteration of Civilization, and each one was exponentially better than the next. That was until Civ 5. They traded prettier colors for playability. If you're looking for the best game of this genre, go back to Civilization IV.

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Version 1.0.3.142
dachkater Member IconComment+67
dachkater
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Why did this show up as updated? This release came out 10/15/13, and the latest OS X rev is actually 1.0.3.144.

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Version 1.0.3.142
Zantafio Member IconComment+3
Zantafio
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If someone could help me... the game was working fine last year... Since mid feb (or was it March?) I am unable to play, whenever I start a game, I get the spinning wheel. I uninstalled everything, including steam, reinstalled, and I get a spinning wheel, on both saved games and new games.

So at this point the game is 100% unusable for me. HELP!

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Version 1.0.2.21
PrezPete Member IconReview+0
PrezPete
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awesome game!

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Version 1.0.1.705
Lupowilk Member IconReview+14
Lupowilk
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Boring, to simple. If You need a true startegy game, please go back to CIV 4. This is to simple, to stupid. It's more like the CIv Revolution.

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Version 1.0.1.511
jusher7281
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Waaaahhhh!

Renzotavanti Member IconReview+1
Renzotavanti
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Best strategy games ever!!!

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Version 1.0.1.511
shoppercharlie Member IconComment+0
shoppercharlie
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Placed Steam in applications folder. Opened it and immediately it started an "upgrade". When finished I had only a "Steam" menu in the Apple bar and nothing useable was contained therein. Quit Stem and re-opened. This time I got the same Steam menu in the Apple bar and a graphic message stating: "Failed to load steamui.dylib."
Repeated procedure with same results. Frustration does not bode well for an 80 year old recovering from both a heart attack and 43 radiation treatments for prostate cancer. Can someone please clue me in or tell me the darn game isn't worth the hassle?
My rating is because I don't have the software and I can't submit this thing without ratings.

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Version 1.0.1.511
Misha
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Please contact Steam support for assistance with this.
Also, you can leave a "Comment" (no rating) rather than a "Review" by selecting it accordingly from the pull-down menu.

pineappleboots Member IconReview+2
pineappleboots
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How in the hell do I download this game without paying for it again? Any site that offers the Civ V download makes me pay for it FIRST. I already paid for it, and I have the code. What do I do?

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Version 1.0.1.511
Neil_m
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It is installed via Steam.

Regular-Warren
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Napestr,

Civilization V requires you to install and download the game via Steam. To do so,
copy Steam to your Applications folder (if you don't already have it), then:

1. Load Steam and login (create an account if necessary)
2. Select +Add a game from the bottom left of the screen
3. From the drop down list select Activate a Product on Steam
4. Enter your code exactly as it is printed in your bundle receipt. Ensure it is entered
in upper case and that you include the dashes.

Regular-Warren
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Sorry to hear that you had a negative experience, Per-Olov. The four-step instruction process that I pasted above is the same one that we included with the download; which step in that process was difficult to understand? We'd love to try to improve the process of writing instructions in the future.

Darth Vader
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The problem is this. After purchasing the bundle, one is directed to a web page that says this:

> Thank you for purchasing this MacUpdate Bundle offer!
> We have sent you an email containing your purchase
> receipt and serial numbers.
> You can also view your receipt online now:

Please notice that it does *not* say that the email also contains a link to a zip file that contains the SW. So, I started to download the SW by going to the *online* receipt (a link to which is provided on that very same web page !!!). The online receipt does not point to the downloadable zip file, but to each application's web site, most of which contain a "download" option ... but not Civilization. At this point the process fails. This is quite annoying.

Regular-Warren
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Darth Vader,

I'm sorry that you had a negative experience with those download instructions. Based on the feedback we've gotten, we're going to go way out of our way to make sure that our download instructions are even more clearly written in the future. Were you able to get that working eventually?

Darth Vader
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Yes, I was able to get it to work.

My suggestion: Put the link to the zip file at the top (not the bottom) of the message. Most people (including me) will not read through a long post before beginning to respond to it. Best practice is to put the most important stuff first.

xoundbox
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Oh God. Thanks, Darth Vader. I was trying to follow each links and download each by each. And I got a same problem at Civillization V which says BUY again. Then I found this thread. There is a link I can download all! Yes, please place the link on the top of the receipt. It will be found after download all.

doug2k1
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MacUpdate-Warren's instructions worked for me.

I think those instructions could be in the e-mail and receipt also, and not just buried inside a 500 MB file. It could save some frustration and avoid the negative comments.

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Downloads 27,625
Version Downloads 4,213
License Commercial
Date 09 Jan 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price $49.99