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  • merikafyeah - Wednesday, February 05, 2014 - link

    I really like the Overlord series. A very fun and strangely relaxing game. Reply
  • bountygiver - Wednesday, February 05, 2014 - link

    The disadvantage of buying the bundle for just Civ 5 is the lack of other small DLCs as they only include the 2 major expansions. If you do play campaigns and those DLC civilizations but don't mind the other games, you can wait for the steam sale and grab a Complete Version with $49.99 before discount. (If it did get a 75%, it has the same price of $15, but does not include the other Sid Meir's games.) Reply
  • bountygiver - Wednesday, February 05, 2014 - link

    typo: *$12.50 Reply
  • Wreckage - Thursday, February 06, 2014 - link

    So these "Civilization" games. They take and hour or two to play? Reply
  • HeroicTofu - Thursday, February 06, 2014 - link

    Sure. You think you're playing for an hour or two. And then you look at the clock and 10 hours have passed. Good stuff. Reply
  • marc1000 - Thursday, February 06, 2014 - link

    in my first game I took 27 hours to finish (6 civs, small map, easy). this game is EXTREMELY long and addictive.

    unfortunately, due to the lack of a linear campaign and the absurd amount of time wasted I probably won't play it again anytime soon. I was very dissapointed, night after night, that the freakingly long game would never end. eventually I got so bored that I built a huge army and destroyed all other civs just to make the game end faster.
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  • DanNeely - Thursday, February 06, 2014 - link

    Only 10? Starting a game Saturday morning, and playing until I see the day star glaring through the window 20+ hours later wasn't uncommon at peak addiction. Reply
  • Braumin - Thursday, February 06, 2014 - link

    If anyone is thinking about Civ V - just get it. And get Brave New World as well. This game is really the best Civ game yet - and the latest expansion pack (Brave New World) makes it even better with some much better end game play.

    I'm hesitant to post how many hours I've played Civ V only because it's embarrassing.

    Depending on world size, games can be a couple of hours to 10-20 hours each. It has plenty of difficulty settings so you can ramp it up as you become better at the game.

    You won't regret the purchase for sure unless you hate turn based strategy games.
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  • rkcth - Thursday, February 06, 2014 - link

    I hate brave new world, but love civ 5 and gods and kings. I always turn brave new world off, I wish there was a way to permanently disable it. Reply
  • Braumin - Thursday, February 06, 2014 - link

    Really what don't you like? I really like the additions it makes it feel like the end of the game isn't quite so boring. I always loved the beginning and middle of Civ V, but the end game not so much. Now with the policies and trading I much prefer it. Reply
  • dylan522p - Thursday, February 06, 2014 - link

    You can't be serious Civ 4 is considered to be the better game by just about ever hardcore civ player. If you play immortal or diety Civ 5 is simply a bad game. Reply
  • Braumin - Thursday, February 06, 2014 - link

    I'm serious. Just because others prefer Civ IV (which I loved as well) doesn't mean I can't prefer Civ V. Stacking units can be a bit ridiculous.

    Why would you say it's a bad game on the highest difficulty levels?
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  • glugglug - Friday, February 07, 2014 - link

    I just wish they'd fix it so playing on a large map didn't involve 10+ minutes per turn by the end of the game. At least multithread the damn AI! Reply
  • PreacherEddie - Thursday, February 06, 2014 - link

    Wow, the Civ series must be the best bundle yet. My son just got Civ V for me on Steam a few weeks ago (Christmas present). You always want to play one more turn before going to get something to eat or run to the bathroom, because that is the turn when your research will be complete, or a building will be completed, or you will finally capture that city, etc. Reply
  • Braumin - Thursday, February 06, 2014 - link

    One more turn - that's got to be the Civ comment of all time on all versions of the game. You always think to yourself "one more turn and then I'm done" but like you said, it never happens.

    My biggest pet peeve with Civ V is they removed the clock which the added in Civ IV. It's so easy to just lose a couple of hours playing Civ that the clock is very important!
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  • kwrzesien - Friday, February 07, 2014 - link

    One more turn - reminds me of Master of Orion. OMG - how many years did I sink into playing that game?! Reply
  • PreacherEddie - Sunday, February 09, 2014 - link

    I still dust off my CD of MOO II maybe once a year, and lose all my free time for a week or so. Reply
  • BMNify - Thursday, February 06, 2014 - link

    Thanks for the links, I just bought the FPS bundle from bundlestars, seems like fun games to play on the HDTV connected PC for less than $4 Reply
  • Death666Angel - Thursday, February 06, 2014 - link

    Looking forward to the AF2014! Loved the AF2012, but only got wind of it after the fact. The documentary alone is worth your money. :) Reply
  • Craig234 - Friday, February 07, 2014 - link

    I do hate how I spend over $16.74 to get the only game in the bundle I don't already own, and can't give away the copies of the other games, all wasted. Reply
  • JarredWalton - Saturday, February 08, 2014 - link

    You should be able to gift the Steam codes -- there's a "present" icon on the Humble Bundle page for your game codes. If you redeem it for yourself of course that option goes away. Reply
  • btsfh - Friday, February 07, 2014 - link

    I would love to support Humble Bundle, but I refuse to install Steam on my PC's. Can we reduce the amount of advertising for titles that are only available through a DRM service, and stick with technology news and humble bundle downloads of DRM free software? Reply
  • JarredWalton - Saturday, February 08, 2014 - link

    Humble does DRM free on some titles, but not on all games (e.g. the Civ games are now Steam only perhaps?) Anyway, saying you refuse to install games as a PC gamer is like saying you refuse to run Windows in my book. Steam has worked quite well for me for years now, and while the early teething pains were annoying these days I almost refuse to buy games that *aren't* available on Steam (or at least the Google Play Store for my Android devices). To each his own I suppose. Reply
  • anandreader106 - Saturday, February 08, 2014 - link

    "saying you refuse to install games as a PC gamer is like saying you refuse to run Windows in my book."

    Would you make the same statement about EA's Origins? That crap got uninstalled from my computer in a flash of rage.
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  • BikeDude - Thursday, February 13, 2014 - link

    I can't speak for Jarred, but I am a Steam convert. Steam works flawlessly and lets me enjoy my library across all my computers (and recent titles sync save games as well -- much appreciated!).

    Origin OTOH has not been as smooth IMO, but later versions seem to have improved noticably.
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  • KonradK - Sunday, February 09, 2014 - link

    "But wait -- there's more! As with the Sid Meier bundle, Humble is throwing in a twist with the Double Fine bundle. If you donate more than $16.74 (why that amount, I couldn't tell you), you will also receive early access to the alpha build of Spacebase DF-9 (~70% rating for the alpha), a space strategy/simulation game where you're attempting to colonize the galaxy."

    I've paid (not donate) $17 and I not received early access to the alpha build of Spacebase DF-9.
    Maybe mysterious $16.74 was double of average at time of writing of article (at time of my purchase average was $8.94).
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  • KonradK - Monday, February 10, 2014 - link

    Never mind...
    I mixed two bundles, main and weekly.
    Sorry.
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