We've finally got our hands on Sid Meier's Civilization 5, and now, we don't want to take our hands off it. As you'd expect from the latest iteration of (arguably) the most addictive video game series ever, this one is like crack. Sweet, sweet, strategic crack.
Here's how Tom Price describes it:
"With this edition of the franchise, we’re seeing the game transform from a compellingly complex board game into something more akin to a full-on simulation of the history of the world. This time though, you are controlling it. The added depth to the cultural and diplomatic aspects of the gameplay should only please long time Civ fans, and the more tactical focus of the combat may even bring new fans to the table. Either way, Civilization V looks to be as momentous as we expect it to be, and as addictive as it ever was, if not more so. Now if you’ll pardon me, I think I need to go call my sponsor."
Read the rest of our Civilization 5 preview right here.