2. Sid Meier's Civilization V
While RTS games can sometimes have a frantic pace, Civilization V is an old-school-tradition turn-based strategy game, with a much more methodical, slower pace.
This was my first Civ game and it seems the timing couldn't have been better. Civ V's level of depth is staggering, but thanks to the manner in which each each aspect of its gameplay is introduced, I never felt overwhelmed. After a couple hours I was fairly well-versed in its systems.
While I'm not sure if some of my diplomatic or militaristic techniques from the game would translate into the real world (and I don't intend to find out; well, the diplomacy could come in handy here at CNET), Civ V, at the very least, makes me feel like it could.
December 20, 2010 3:31 PM PST
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