Sid Meier's Civilization V

Game review by Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

Excellent strategy game is educational and accessible.

Windows 2010

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 26 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 10+

Good ideas, but many problems

Not the best Sid Meier game, but certainly not bad, its new tile system is a great improvement, but it can tend to be very all-or-nothing and get boring, especially in the later game. Strategy can also be very cheesy.
age 10+

Still holds up after all these years

Civilization V is a great game with massive content. Since it is a turn based strategy game there will be some combat, but it is not detailed. The game is more focused on civilization and army management as well as political and trade dealings. There are references to wine and tobacco, but no shown consumption.

This title has:

Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Game Details

  • Platform: Windows
  • Subjects: Math: addition, money, subtraction, Social Studies: cultural understanding, government, power structures, Language & Reading: reading, reading comprehension, vocabulary
  • Skills: Self-Direction: academic development, Thinking & Reasoning: analyzing evidence, decision-making, prediction, Creativity: developing novel solutions, Tech Skills: using and applying technology, Responsibility & Ethics: learning from consequences, making wise decisions
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: 2K Games
  • Release date: September 21, 2010
  • Genre: Strategy
  • ESRB rating: E10+ for Drug Reference, Mild Language, Mild Violence
  • Last updated: November 17, 2019

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