Civilization V now playable on Linux and SteamOS

Civilization V: Brave New World

By on June 11, 2014 at 6:02 pm

Sid Meier’s Civilization V, that stalwart of the 4X genre, is now available on Linux, thanks to Aspyr Media. Designed to work with SteamOS, the Linux port has all of the same features and options available on the Windows and Mac versions, including Steam Play support, achievements, and support for the incoming Steam Controller.

The port also includes cross-platform multiplayer – so no matter what operating system you are running, you can now play multiplayer Civilization V with your friends. Heck yes.

To celebrate the launch of Civilization V on SteamOS, the game is currently discounted – you can get the Complete Edition on Steam for $26.39 USD, which is 67% off. Alternatively you can get separate expansions and DLC packs for 75% off – Brave New World is now just $12.49 USD for example, while the various Cradle of Civilization DLCs will set you back just $0.74 USD each. The sale won’t last for long though – just until tomorrow morning.

4 comments (Leave your own)

I wonder if it supports Steam Workshop because the Mac version still doesn’t. (for mods)

 

Can you please stop saying Steam OS? Or at least point out that IT IS LINUX! Why not say Steam OS and OTHER Linux OS’s’ or Linux OS’s like Steam OS’ just so people know what Steam OS actually is.

 

jagji,

I’d just like to interject for a moment. What you’re referring to as Linux, is in fact, GNU/Linux, or as I’ve recently taken to calling it, GNU plus Linux. Linux is not an operating system unto itself, but rather another free component of a fully functioning GNU system made useful by the GNU corelibs, shell utilities and vital system components comprising a full OS as defined by POSIX.
Many computer users run a modified version of the GNU system every day, without realizing it. Through a peculiar turn of events, the version of GNU which is widely used today is often called “Linux”, and many of its users are not aware that it is basically the GNU system, developed by the GNU Project. There really is a Linux, and these people are using it, but it is just a part of the system they use.
Linux is the kernel: the program in the system that allocates the machine’s resources to the other programs that you run. The kernel is an essential part of an operating system, but useless by itself; it can only function in the context of a complete operating system. Linux is normally used in combination with the GNU operating system: the whole system is basically GNU with Linux added, or GNU/Linux. All the so-called “Linux” distributions are really distributions of GNU/Linux.

 

The port also includes cross-platform multiplayer – so no matter what operating system you are running, you can now play multiplayer Civilization V with your friends. Heck yes.

Ummm… like every game ever? PC multiplayer isn’t limited by OS like consoles. You may as well said it you can use an intel chipset and play someone using amd.

 
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