AAPL Stock: 129.62 ( -2.92 )

Printed from

Civilization 5 launches for Mac

updated 04:05 pm EST, Tue November 23, 2010

New game uses hexagonal tiles, city-states

Aspyr has launched Civilization V for the Mac, porting Firaxis' turn-based strategy game two months after the debut of the Windows version. The game is now available in boxed form, or as a download from Steam or GameAgent. Steam users who have already bought the Windows version of Civ 5 can get the Mac edition for free.

Civ 5 makes a switch to hexagonal tiles, changing landscapes and gameplay. Units can also no longer stack -- forcing armies to spread across the map -- and conduct ranged bombardment, permitting strikes behind enemy lines. Elsewhere the game introduces city-states, which behave as small, non-expanding countries that nevertheless offer bonuses in diplomacy.

The title costs $50, and requires Mac OS X 10.6.4, a 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB of RAM and a 256MB video card. A quad-core system with 4GB of RAM and a 512MB video card is recommended. Authentication is handled through Steam.

GameAgent will be offering 33 percent off of most of its catalog starting on Friday and running through the weekend, a part of its Black Friday/Cyber Monday efforts.

by MacNN Staff





  1. bdmarsh

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Sid hates my free time

    I can not resist the call of his games.

  1. IxOsX

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Great News!!!

    Already played on Win7 with bootcamp (installed to play CIV V), now again another good reason to finish it again, but on my Mac OSX. :-)

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.


Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook


Most Popular


Recent Reviews

Notti smart lamp from Witti

Perhaps you've already seen our review of the Dotti LED display from Witti Design. Meet Notti, Dotti's "sibling". Notti is a softb ...

Seagate Personal Cloud (2-Bay)

When it comes to backing up files, many users are now looking to the myriad of cloud storage solutions available. There is no doubt th ...

Leitz Icon Label Printer

When you say the words "label printer" to people, they either just really don't care, or they get incredibly excited. This is one o ...


Most Commented