Steam is required to play Civ V.By putting it into offline mode Yes you can choose to NOT be counted but again I stated that. Where as with football manager you can simply not use steam at all. As i stated one must actively CHOOSE to not be counted by steam when playing CIv V. When Civ V is installed it defaults to online mode meaning you have to CHOOSE offline mode to not be counted. where as with football manager one must actively CHOOSE to use steam. It gives you the option of steam or non steam versions when installing. What part of this do you not understand?