After representing CivFanatics in two champs finales, it's about time I try out a Civilization AAR.
Civilization V is a 4X / turn-based strategy game in which players leads a civilization from prehistoric times into the future on a procedurally generated map, attempting to achieve one of a number of different victory conditions through research, exploration, diplomacy, expansion, economic development, government and military conquest. The different victory types are summarized below:
Domination - Control every player's original capital city through military might and conquest.
Science - Build and launch a spaceship to Alpha Centauri before anyone else.
Culture - Achieve a sufficiently high level of cultural influence over all other civilizations.
Diplomacy - Organize a large and loyal enough coalition to win the vote for World Leader in the World Congress.
Time - If no civilization has achieved any of the above victory conditions by 2500 AD, the civilization with the highest score wins by default. This is the equivalent of ending a mafia game if the wolves aren't caught by a certain day, and then declaring the villager with the most posts the "winner".
Mods are just UI stuff.
It's worth noting that it's been a long time since I've played Civ 5, or any Civilization game really, and was a somewhat casual player to begin with.