Just wanted to share my thoughts on this game. One word.....AWSOME. I've been playing the cilivization series( 1-5) from the beginning and I enjoyed playing them all, but Civilization 5 has been the best, game play, graphics, battle are just awesome.The game has been very addictive and I love it. There is however a few bugs here and there that a patch or two can correct. I have to give this game a 5 out of 5. Just my two cents worth.