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Civilization V Strategy Game Launches Natively On SteamOS Linux

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Another glorious day to be a Linux gamer isn't it folks? Civilization V is now officially on SteamOS Linux and promises to steal plenty of time from you all.

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Here's the announcement:

QuoteAspyr Media is pleased to announce our first Linux and SteamOS title, Sid Meier’s Civilization V. The SteamOS release includes all Civilization V DLC and expansion content, including Gods & Kings and Brave New World.

This release targets SteamOS on current gen hardware. Additionally, we're working towards supporting Ubuntu 14.04 as well as additional video cards in future updates.

Here’s where we need your help! To improve Civ V and future AAA games on SteamOS, we're looking for feedback. Tell us below what's working great or what's not working. If you're having any problems, please contact our support directly at


They also stated elsewhere that it's a native port!

QuoteReal way. We don't use wrappers in our work.



The Flagship Turn-Based Strategy Game Returns

Become Ruler of the World by establishing and leading a civilization from the dawn of man into the space age: Wage war, conduct diplomacy, discover new technologies, go head-to-head with some of history’s greatest leaders and build the most powerful empire the world has ever known.

It's probably one of the most popular strategy titles around and now joins the ranks of 500+ Linux games.

The complete pack is also on sale right now with 67% off which is an absolute steal.

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Deformal 10 Jun, 2014
Well, I am installing Ubuntu 14.04
Pinguino 10 Jun, 2014
Wow, I wasn't expecting Civ V to come out before XCOM *at all*. Let's see if my marriage will survive this.
Pepe 10 Jun, 2014
Maybe just for some nerds it will be better if you will add native version to content with source
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Anonymous 10 Jun, 2014
Oh happy day, I bought this on the Humble Sid Meier Bundle sale and FINALLY I can play it on my chosen system :-)
dude 10 Jun, 2014
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After all that FUD spread about OpenGL/Linux gaming in the last weeks, it's good to see this great game beeing released for Linux. Downloading now!
Steampunkpenguin 10 Jun, 2014
OMG! This is A W E S O M E!!!!
jordicoma 10 Jun, 2014
I have been waiting for this day since the launch day. I'm a civ fan.
pb 10 Jun, 2014
Where are those guys now who laughed when I said we'll see Civ V next? :P
feketenap 10 Jun, 2014
I'm not much of a strategy game fan, but i bought it anyway. :)
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