Sid Meier's Civilization V

Sid Meier's Civilization V

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Maniac Jul 14, 2013 @ 3:27am
Civilization V or Empire: Total War?
Both look similar however civilization looks a little more complicated, or a lot. Which game would you recommend?
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Stampedez Jul 14, 2013 @ 3:34am 
There both great and really different, but i like the Total War series more, then again i do have 200 hours on Civilization V. Take your pick.
Sharp Jul 14, 2013 @ 3:45am 
Total war is more combat based whereas Civ is more strategy based.
White Wizard Jul 14, 2013 @ 4:57am 
Originally posted by Sharp:
Total war is more combat based whereas Civ is more strategy based.

Pretty much.
G.S.M Jul 14, 2013 @ 5:05am 
I don't know how it's now, but during premiere ETW was much more bugged.
Bad Jim Jul 14, 2013 @ 5:31am 
Both great games, but very different. Because it's turn based and hex based, Civ is a much more game-y experience, like playing a spectacularly advanced version of Chess. It's no less complex or rewarding for that, but it doesn't get into the nitty gritty of combat tactics like Total War does, it's more about the overall strategy of developing a civilization. Plus of course it covers a huge exapnse of time, whereas TW focusses on shorter periods up to a few hundred years.
Maniac Jul 14, 2013 @ 5:43am 
does civ have that up close combat tho?
Bad_Conduct Jul 14, 2013 @ 5:49am 
Originally posted by ManiacBullseyeT$:
does civ have that up close combat tho?

Hecker24 Jul 14, 2013 @ 5:55am 
I think you should get Civ V before Empire: Total war
Atisch Jul 14, 2013 @ 6:22am 
Civ V...and wait 4 Rome II
Lysdexia Jul 14, 2013 @ 5:34pm 
What Atisch said. Get Civ V for now, and get Rome 2 when it comes out.
Empire Total War is still.... eh, even with the best mod, it's still is eh.

I find Napoleon Total War to be the, "What Empire should had been"
bznessman Jul 14, 2013 @ 10:55pm 
I've played all the Civ games and all the Total games (except the first Shogun) and the replay value of Civ is far higher. Total War series are great but you are constantly playing the same location and time period over and over. The Civ series, far more variables in each replay makes each game unique.

As far as the Total War series goes, I still like Rome the best. Empire was good and the addition of the naval battles was a nice touch but it just didn't grab my attention - I think a lot of it had to do with the fact that all the different factions in Rome was vastly different (with a few exceptions) whereas Empire factions were quite similar. With Rome II coming out, I wouldn't bother buying Empire.
Mr. Du Morri, Esq. Jul 14, 2013 @ 10:57pm 
Empire Total War is a great game, but the AI is just terrible in it. Civ V has seen a vast improvement in AI that makes it much more challening.

I'd skip Empire and just go for Shogun 2: Total War or hold out for Rome 2. Or pick up Civ V.
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Date Posted: Jul 14, 2013 @ 3:27am
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