This content requires the base game Sid Meier's Civilization® V on Steam in order to play.

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Mostly Positive (24 reviews) - 75% of the 24 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 30, 2010

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This content requires the base game Sid Meier's Civilization® V on Steam in order to play.

Buy Civilization V: Cradle of Civilization - Mediterranean

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Buy Civilization V: Cradle of Civilization - DLC Bundle

Requires the base game Sid Meier's Civilization® V on Steam in order to play.

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Includes 16 items: Sid Meier's Civilization® V, Sid Meier's Civilization V - Gods and Kings, Sid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New World, Sid Meier’s Civilization® V: Babylon (Nebuchadnezzar II), Civilization and Scenario Pack: Denmark - The Vikings, Double Civilization and Scenario Pack: Spain and Inca, Civilization V: Cradle of Civilization - Mediterranean, Civilization V: Cradle of Civilization - Asia, Civilization V: Cradle of Civilization - Americas, Civilization V: Cradle of Civilization - Mesopotamia, Civilization and Scenario Pack: Polynesia, Civilization V - Civilization and Scenario Pack: Korea, Civilization V - Wonders of the Ancient World Scenario Pack, Sid Meier's Civilization V: Scrambled Continents Map Pack, Sid Meier's Civilization V: Scrambled Nations Map Pack, Civilization V: Explorer’s Map Pack

 

About This Content

The period of Classical Antiquity saw the rise of city states from Phoenicia, Greece, and later Rome and Persia.
Their struggles all centered on the great sea in the "Middle of the Earth," hence the name Mediterranean. This map covers the entire Mediterranean basin including the nearby peninsulas and coasts where these great empires grew and prospered.
The Cradle of Civilization map packs are Firaxis-designed maps of real-world locations. You can play random leaders in these settings, or choose leaders appropriate to the history of these areas. The maps can also be opened up in World Builder, where you can even create specific scenarios.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® XP SP3/ Windows® Vista SP2/ Windows® 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 64 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 2GB RAM
    • Graphics:256 MB ATI HD2600 XT or better, 256 MB nVidia 7900 GS or better, or Core i3 or better integrated graphics
    • DirectX®: DirectX® version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB Free
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® Vista SP2/ Windows® 7
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz Quad Core CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB ATI 4800 series or better, 512 MB nVidia 9800 series or better
    • DirectX®: DirectX® version 11
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB Free
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion)
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo (Dual-Core) CPU Speed: 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 8 GB free disk space
    • Video Card: (ATI): Radeon HD 2600; (NVidia): GeForce 8600
    • Video RAM: 256 MB
    • Supported Video Cards: NVIDIA GeForce 8600, 8800, 9600, GT 120, 320M; ATI Radeon HD 2600, HD 3870, HD 4670, HD 4850, HD 5670, HD 5750, HD 5770, HD 5870, HD 6490, and HD 6750.
    • Multiplayer: Internet (TCP/IP) and LAN (TCP/IP) play supported
    • NOTICE: Apple Intel Chipsets only. Power PC Processors (G4 and G5) are not supported.
    • NOTICE: Intel(r) integrated video chipsets are not supported.
    • NOTICE: This game is not supported on volumes formatted as Mac OS Extended (Case Sensitive)
    • NOTICE: Intel integrated video chipsets (GMA 950) are not supported
    • NOTICE: Internet Connection and acceptance of Steam™ Subscriber Agreement required for activation. See http://store.steampowered.com/subscriber_agreement/ for details
    Recommended:
    • Processor: Intel Quad Core
    • Memory: 4GB
    • CPU Speed: 2.6 GHz
    • Video RAM: 512MB
    Operating System: SteamOS
    CPU Processor: Intel Core i3, AMD A10
    CPU Speed: 2.4GHz
    Memory: 4 GB RAM
    Hard Disk Space: 10 GB
    Video Card (ATI): Radeon HD 6450
    Video Card (NVidia): Geforce 640M
    Video Card (Intel): Iris Pro
    Video Memory (VRam): 1GB

    IMPORTANT NOTICE: Don't meet the above requirements? Running on Ubuntu? That doesn't mean your configuration wont run Civ V, it just means we have not tested and vetted your configuration. Visit the Civilization V community page to share your experience with other Linux players and learn about how to send bugs to Aspyr. Your feedback will help us improve Civ V Linux and future AAA Linux releases![/list]
Helpful customer reviews
17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Posted: November 17, 2015
-Quick Review-
Cradle of Civilization – Mediterranean unlocks one map, and build a city on Italy “the boot”.
(All map DLC is just that... Map's. I could thumbs it up or down. It does what it advertises, but I personally feel like these features should already be included within the core game. Buy it if you have the money, or grab a bundle deal like I did.)

-Detailed breakdown review-
Story: There's no change to the story with this Map pack.

Gameplay: This is another attempt of DLC trying to shake you upside down to get you to drop a few dollars out of your steam wallet. I can't believe Civilization V is trying to SELL these map packs, when realistically they should just give it to whoever owns Civ5 as a courtesy.

Achievements: There are no achievements affiliated with this map pack.

Price: Cradle of Civilization – Mediterranean is priced at $2.99, I picked up my copy from a bundle deal, if you do pick it up you get what you want out of it. If you're buying it on it's own... eh. Skip it, I've yet to play a map pack that I thought “zomg, this is the bee's knees, [and more nonsensical exclamations go here]”.

Conclusion: While I do love the civilization V series, and the expansion packs, these map packs are cheap and comparable to “Micro-transactions”, which I have always been hostile towards.
Atratzu Declares war on the mighty nation of Micro-transactions! (unrelated side note; spell check thinks my name is “Alcatraz”, that's amusing)

Core Game
Here's the URL to see my review for Civilization V

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Edit/Update March 18, 2015:
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: February 6
Gods&King and BNW are the only dlc worth duying unless it adds a unique civ like Polynesia and Denmark. But if you have cash to burn go ahead and buy it. Or you could give it to me :)
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21 of 22 people (95%) found this review helpful
Posted: May 13, 2015
While the map is a good geographical representation of the mediterranean, it suffers from a lack of luxury resource and barbarians. Some starting locations, especially in Africa, have you absolutely surrounded with very little in ways to support an army. Other starting locations like Italy basically have no luxury resources, making happiness a huge concern and stifling your initial eras.

I don't think whoever made this map tried playing it. Which is a shame, because I love playing the mediterranean area.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: June 14, 2015
got the cash ??
go for it
you don't ???
you are not missing anything super spacial
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
Posted: June 15, 2015
I wouldn't recommend buying map packs
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