Everybody wants to rule the world, but only one video game lets you do it in style – and even peacefully if you're savvy enough with your cultural dominance. Sid Meier's Civilization is on its fifth sequel and counting for good reason. No two games are alike thanks to the random mapping and numerous special scenarios, but they're all a test of your resource management and ruthless diplomacy.
Want to see what Meier's cult following has been raving about, or catch up on an old favorite? You're in luck. Full games and expansion packs for the latest versions of Civilization are on deep discount for PC (and for Mac users, via Steam).
The graphics boost and hexagonal tiles of Civilization V were a big shot in the arm to the series when it launched in 2010, and this version is still a favorite with many players. This strategist's dream edition not only includes that game but complete versions of Civilization III and IV plus the hit spinoffs Beyond Earth and Beyond Earth – Rising Tide. The entire set of Sid Meier's Civilization V: Complete is now available for $12.50, almost 80% off the original price.
After a long wait, the latest edition of Civilization arrived in 2016, tweaking and improving the formula on previous iterations with a new technology system and an increased focus on the terrain. A series of DLC releases capitalized on the changes, and this Gold edition contains enough of them to keep would-be world-beaters challenged for months. You'll get Civilization VI plus the Rise and Fall expansion and six scenario packs including Vikings, Poland and more. Sid Meier's Civilization VI: Gold Edition is now $24.99, down 75% from the MSRP.
Still power-hungry? The planet strikes back in this mammoth expansion for Civilization VI with floods, volcanoes and other acts of Gaia encroaching on your plans for world domination. It also adds several new civilizations, leaders, and wonders into the mix. Pick up Sid Meier's Civilization VI: Gathering Storm for $19.99, a 33% discount off the retail price. (Original game Civilization VI needed to play.)