Oltman on El33tonline writes:
"If you have never heard of the Civilization series of games, then you must either be new to gaming, or you were one of the guys landing in that bright light outside my window last night. If you have played any previous version, then you have probably only one question on your mind, to which I can answer: Civilization V is not the best strategy game available today. It is not even the best Civilization game today.
No, it might just be the 2nd best game of all time, following closely behind its predecessor, Civilization 4."