Civilization V
Civilization V
1.4.2

4.2

Civilization V free download for Mac

Civilization V1.4.2

05 December 2019

Epic turn-based strategy game.

Overview

Experience one of the greatest turn-based strategy games of all time, Sid Meier’s Civilization® V.

Begin With 20 Historical Leaders

Become Ruler of the World by establishing and leading a civilization from the dawn of man into the Space Age. Wage war, conduct diplomacy, discover new technologies, and go head-to-head with some of history’s greatest leaders. Build the most powerful empire the world has ever known.

Conquer the Brave New World

Brave New World introduces nine new civilizations, eight new wonders, two new scenarios, four new gameplay systems and dozens of new units, buildings and improvements, expanding the ways to build the most powerful empire in the world.

Available now as an In-App Purchase.

Expand With Gods & Kings

Gods and Kings delivers nine new civilizations, such as Carthage, Netherlands, the Celts and the Maya. This robust expansion covers the entire scope of time from founding your first Pantheon of the Gods and spreading religion across the world, to deploying your spies in enemy cities in order to steal information and technology.

Available now as an In-App Purchase.

Try New Civilizations & Scenarios

Expand your Civilization® V experience throughout world history with new challenges and leaders from Denmark, Mongolia, Polynesia, Korea, Babylon and more!

Available now as an In-App Purchase.

What's new in Civilization V

Version 1.4.2:
  • Minor bug fixes

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38 Reviews of Civilization V

1.5
CRIS-FABO
29 July 2015
Version: 1.0.3.144

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WHERE is the download button for this game? can anyone give me the link??
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1.5
CRIS-FABO
29 July 2015
Version: 1.0.3.144
WHERE is the download button for this game? can anyone give me the link??
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0.5
Timothy-norton-Eber
07 June 2014
Version: 1.0.3.144
Support won't get back to you and you have to download software to download this software. Complete ripoff.
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3.5
Deemery
09 January 2014
Version: 1.0.3.144
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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0.5
RustyIron
21 December 2013
Version: 1.0.3.142
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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dachkater
21 December 2013
Version: 1.0.3.142
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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Zantafio
06 April 2013
Version: 1.0.2.21
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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4
PrezPete
02 August 2012
Version: 1.0.1.705
awesome game!
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1
anonymous-coral-5138
21 June 2012
Version: 1.0.1.511
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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5
Renzotavanti
20 June 2012
Version: 1.0.1.511
Best strategy games ever!!!
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shoppercharlie
19 June 2012
Version: 1.0.1.511
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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4.5
pineappleboots
10 June 2012
Version: 1.0.1.511
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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Napestr
09 June 2012
Version: 1.0.1.511
I would review the game if MacUpdate provided a way to download it so I could try it out. The .5 rating really applies to MacUpdate, but it should really be a ZERO rating for MU.
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Infinity8
07 June 2012
Version: 1.0.1.511
Bought this Civ V in a Bundle but unable to use the Key provided STEAM Product Activation says "Duplicate Product Code" ?? Contacted Steam and waiting for a response. Anyone else run into this problem?
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Richie Heijmans
06 June 2012
Version: 1.0.1.511
Great game although it get's boring over time. Great for passing the time when you're bored though.
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Filou53
06 June 2012
Version: 1.0.1.511
I'm just bought it today via the MU bundle. Very annoying: no explication about the 'dowload' or the activation via Steam... I just received a serial number but no way to use it.
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5
Byxe
06 June 2012
Version: 1.0.1.511
Like it. Ab bit more simple that CivIV but not being a crack I like that.
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1.5
anymouse
29 April 2012
Version: 1.0.1.511
Civ 5 is a terrible disappointment. The voice over is awful, especially after Leonard Nimoy in Civ 4. The sound effects are awful. It is bloatware thru and thru, with no real improvements in diplomacy, which cd have been done much better. I'm back on Civ 4, waiting for Civ 6 in the forlorn hope they come to their senses!
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4.5
jpfernandez
28 April 2012
Version: 1.0.1.511
One of my favorite games. Really addictive indeed. It's a simplified approach to the old versions, this for some are bad but for me it's even better because I also play Civ IV sometimes, both versions are great. The only drawbacks i see are: The Steam client it's a little awful on Mac (consuming resources), and it's very hungry with my videocard (9400M) even using only 2D map this game eats a lots of CPU and RAM (under Bootcamp and XP is even worse. WTF?). The gameplay is also a little boring by the fact of the notification pool. The DLC's are expensive in my opinion.
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Steffan-M-
24 March 2012
Version: 1.0.1.383
There really should be two different reviews and ratings for this. Civilization V is a great game and plays very well in single player. Of course it's always more enjoyable to play against a human opponent. (I've read that multilayer is simultaneous moves with each unit action having immediate effect, so it's almost like real time, a very different game.) But now that I am ready to try multilayer I find that the game requires an update. Update failed twice due to connection timeout. Steam now tries to download the whole game again, 4494 MB which, of course, fails every time due to connection timeout. When I bought the game I had to try to download it many times before finally succeeding. There does not seem to be any resume capability within STEAM so if your connection is not perfect for a long enough time period to get this downloaded it will start again at the beginning every time. I also find that STEAM is very slow to load and login. Now new behaviour from STEAM, it endlessly downloads an update and restarts only to download the same update again, etc. The update does not mention any fix for the first problem. Top stars for the game, zero stars for STEAM. Is there any way to get this game without STEAM?
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5
Ratagan
22 December 2011
Version: 1.0.1.383
Just one more turn! Very addictive, simple and fun
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Rich1642
18 December 2011
Version: 1.0.1.383
I only bought this so I could un install Civilisation 4 on this and use it maybe on a g5 PPC. I have no interest in installing this if I have to do it via steam. The direct download link only leads to the developer shop which requires a purchase to download. When try the serial no. for Civilisation 4 in the G5 it rejects it. What am I doing wrong?
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Mikebenda
12 December 2011
Version: 1.0.1.383
Does anyone know if there is a difference between this version and the one that's being sold in the App Store?
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1.5
Dwight-Hughes
09 October 2011
Version: 1.0.1.275a
I don't like the limitations in the new interface. It is not the same game as it has been. Loss of stacked units is a drag. Overall they "dumbed down" and simplified the gameplay. Disappointing.
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Alessandro-Lo-Verde
22 September 2011
Version: 1.0.1.275a
Game mechanics are good, but I wonder which mac I need to run it smoothly.
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0.5
DMFaczan
28 May 2011
Version: 1.0.1.275a
Been nothing but trouble. Two days to get all the Steam updates loaded (servers are obviously overloaded). Had the game installed but not yet playing it when I found a hard drive error. Had to reload all my Mac software due to the hard disk problem and some browser issue caused by importing my old iMac to my new maxed out i7 iMac. Got Steam re-installed, but can't get the freakin thing to recover my account - tried with my email, and with the serial number of the game. Even tried creating a new account under my alternate email (couldn't create a second login under the original email - that it picks up, but it can't send me my account info!). Won't send confirmation email messages either - never received the first one, let alone the second one. The Steam web site's support page is a freakin joke. Absolutely no way that I can see to actually contact a person. If I could get my money back I would. UbiSoft has lousy support, but obviously these idiots are trying for entirely new lows. Their servers are overloaded - 2.6 million active users according to the web page, and apparently no one watching the system for server errors on the Steam client's support attempts. I'm staying away from anything Steam related from this point on! It's just not worth the hassle.
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Roblgs
24 May 2011
Version: 1.0.1.275a
Seriously, where on earth is this ‘update’? It seems only to be listed here. Nothing in steam, nothing on the linked developer’s page... nowhere to be seen. How are we supposed to update if said update cannot be found. I’m assuming that it should eventually show-up in steam, but that means dealing with that sorry excuse for an interface that seems to bring all the joys of PC ‘usability’ to the Mac.
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0.5
Edgarcabrera
24 May 2011
Version: 1.0.1.275a
Well, apart from the comment about the Steam, this is a direct review to the Mac version... I must say that it is such a poor porting work, I can run this game in my Macbook Air 13" 2010 in Snow Leopard... using Wine, of course... the ported version does run but after 2 hours playing, I've got these artifacts and the video processor gets very hot. On the days of PPC, porting to G4/G5 used to be an art, now, it's a joke... bear in mind my rating is for the ported Mac game, and since it is a Mac software place, it's valid... for the game itself, it does have 5 stars... for the windows version, and I rated it accordingly...
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Emeskai
24 May 2011
Version: 1.0.1.275a
Really disappointing for me, for a few reasons. 1. Inability to play against PC players on Steam. Why even bother requiring Steam when you can't play against the other 95% who actually bought the game and were smart enough to buy a PC? The Steam port to Mac is terrible and bogs down my machine, and when I am forced to run it while I play Steam it is just a resource hog. 2. Seems like the port from PC to Mac was shoddy, there are numerous times I've been deep into a war and had it crashed on me, and would never reopen, so I had to actually restart my computer. 3. The installation process is very irritating to me, I've had to delete and reinstall twice already for unknown errors and Steam's response to it was always "Game files appear to be corrupt, should just reinstall." 4. For a game that prided itself on gameplay rather than graphics, it runs absolutely terrible on a relatively new Mac, only a 1.5 years old. Even on low settings the game lags and once your empire becomes sprawling it slows to a halt. All in all I'm pretty sure that the developer could really care less about the Mac users. Makes me ask the question, why bother porting it to begin with? Oh right... to make money.
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Ced
17 May 2011
Version: 1.0.1.221a
I expected to buy simply a standalone game. But "Civilization" cannot be launched without "Steam". Steam requires an Internet Connexion. I don't want the software editor, Epic, to be informed each time I'm launching a single user game. Yes there is an offline mode for "Steam". But all this way of acting makes me doubt of Epics's ethics.
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Rubaiyat
14 May 2011
Version: 1.0.1.221a
I just got Civ IV in March is there an upgrade price?
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SimSum
14 May 2011
Version: 1.0.1.221a
I'm playing Civ since civ 1 (somwhere back mid 90s) and shure love it; Civ 3 is still my fav; I had a glimpse at a friends (MS-)PC with Civ 4, and it seems pretty impressive in terms of "graphics". However impressive the image might be, there's a huge downside: none of my macs (MBP, MP, Minis), allthough current, meet the minimal hardware requirements at some point (G-Ram, CPU...). My 2 Cent: However appealing those offers are, I won't buy Civ5, and I shurely won't invest in a new Mac, only because of Civ to meet some requirements - sounds logic, doesn't it?
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xati-ba
21 February 2011
Version: 1.0.1.166
For some reason Civ III is still my favorite of the bunch.
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anonymous-heron-1577
11 February 2011
Version: 1.0.1.166
My machine is a 24-inch iMac, 3.06 GHz, 4 GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS with 512 MB VRAM. To say I’m disappointed in Civ V is an understatement. The game isn’t just slow—I’ve seen mountains erode faster than trying to scroll around the map. It crashed *loading a saved game* with this latest patch, after forcing me to wait with the rainbow spinner for 30-plus seconds of the opening video (why on earth do you make people watch it EVERY SINGLE TIME the game launches?). I don’t dare run it full-screen because it’s virtually unusable. I’ve turned just about every graphics setting to bare minimum and it’s still incredibly laggy. When it doesn’t crash, which is about every three turns. I’ve loved previous incarnations of the Civilization franchise, but this release is a steaming pile of disappointment and I wish I hadn’t wasted $50 on it.
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4.5
Macupdateusr
30 December 2010
Version: 1.0.0.621a
Strategic games are not everyones cup of tea, but for me civ V is very entertaining. It really has the same "oh..just..one..more..turn" as every civ I played so far. The graphics are very nice and detailed and the gameplay is good. The gameplay is known from the other civ versions before. I liked the modern graphics. All in all, good game :)
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pedromperez
25 December 2010
Version: 1.0.0.621a
THIS GAME HAS A VERY POOR PERFORMANCE ON MY MACBOOK PRO 15 2010. ITS ALMOST UNPLAYABLE. I WANT MY MONEY BACK!!!
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Mlbkxbx
24 November 2010
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Does anybody know if the license is valid for both the Mac AND PC version of the game?
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Sly
24 November 2010
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Not sure what's going on... can't seem to have a picture, just sound. I do have all of the minimum requirements. Also, is there a way to just play the game without having to go through Steam? Really annoying. Frustrating to pay to get more frustration in my day, when I just want to kick back a little and escape.
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Frosty
23 November 2010
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I must say, talk about cutting out a lot of people with MacBooks or MacMinis who don't have a dedicated video card. The requirements for this game seem pretty steep. My 1.5 year old MacBook Pro barely qualifies! Civ 4 --there's plenty of gameplay left in it for me.
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4.2

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.6 or later

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