Quoting fatindian, reply 101Minimum requires a graphics card that is 4 years old (which now costs like 30 dollars). Sure is state-of-the-art...
Just to put things in perspective, my system can play games like Borderlands, Bioshock, Fallout 3, and StarCraft II without a problem, but it can't play Civ 5, a turn-based game. Now tell me there's not something wrong with that picture.
Oh you can't play it?
Where'd you get your advance copy?
CPU – Pentium 4 2.4GHz Single Core processor
System RAM – 1GB
Video Card – Direct X 9.0c compliant video card with 128MB RAM (NVIDIA 6600 or better/ATI X1300 or better, excluding ATI X1550).
Sound Card – 100% direct X 9.0c compatible sound card
Hard disc space – 8GB free space
- Windows® XP/Windows Vista®/Windows® 7 (Updated with the latest Service Packs) with DirectX® 9.0c
- 2.6 GHz Pentium® IV or equivalent AMD Athlon® processor
- 128 MB PCIe NVIDIA® GeForce® 6600 GT or ATI Radeon® 9800 PRO video card or better
- 12 GB available HD space
- 1 GB RAM (1.5 GB required for Windows Vista®/Windows® 7 users)
- DVD-ROM drive
- Broadband Internet connection
- 1024X720 minimum display resolution
Minimum System Requirements
OS: Windows XP/Vista
Processor: Pentium 4 @ 2.4 Ghz or equivalent
Memory: 1GB (2GB recommended with Vista)
Hard Drive: 8 GB free
Video Memory: 256mb video ram or better (GeForce 9 series or higher/Radeon R8xx series)
Sound Card: Windows compatible sound card
Keyboard and Mouse
DVD Rom Drive
Minimum System Requirements:
1GB System RAM (XP)/ 2GB System RAM (Vista)
2.4 Ghz Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent processor
Direct X 9.0c compliant video card with 256MB RAM (NVIDIA 6800 or better/ATI X850 or better)
So, 3/4 of the games you listed require a GPU only ONE generation behind Civ 5. One of them requires a generation AHEAD of Civ 5. They all list a faster processor (Civ V only requires a "dual core" processor).
And you're right, it's TURN BASED, NOT AN FPS OR REAL TIME STRATEGY, you know what that means? You can deal with somewhat slow frames and still be able to enjoy the game without enemies completely destroying you. On top of that, you have no idea how Civ V will run on your PC because the minimum requirements are not universal and vary from developer to developer.
At least wait for the demo before you start to whine and bitch about its STATE-OF-THE-ART, MONSTROUS system requirements. If you can play all those games without problems, I doubt you'll have problems with Civ 5.