CVG's Civilization V review is set in stone and ready for mass consumption.
It's a good one as well. In fact it's better than good; we declare the Civilization series back at the top of the pile of the strategy genre, giving it 93 percent with pleasure.
We were by no means short of praise saying, 'What you have here is the cleanest, best looking, smoothest playing, most tactically enjoyable version of the deepest and most addictive strategy game of all time.
'Civ V still draws on the huge wealth of addictive, cerebral gameplay the series does better than any other - but it goes its own way enough to offer something that seems genuinely fresh even to this old veteran's eyes.'
Head over to our full Civilization V review to get all the ins and outs.