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

User reviews: Positive (14 reviews) - 85% of the 14 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 - Asia

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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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Buy Sid Meier's Civilization V: Complete Edition

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

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About This Content

The Indus River valley was home to the early Harappan civilization while the Yellow River valley in China saw the rise of the earliest Chinese dynasties. Both these regions are included on the same map.
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
12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Posted: November 24, 2015
-Quick Review-
Civilization V: Cradle of Civilization – Asian, adds a brand new shiny map for you to play, build, grow, expand, CONQUEST, on.
(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 DLC.

Gameplay: Tada! It's another map to play on, while not one of the worst maps I've ever played on, it's definitely not the most memorable. I've always preferred randomly generated maps. (Preferably with islands, so that I can bomb the heck out of you with my navy and prevent you from expanding and invading my island homes) There are enough islands on the Asia map to keep me feeling secure... however if I get locked inland I'll be forced into an annoying struggle with all other land powers. (It's just how I play, mmmk?)

Achievements: There's no direct association to achievements with this DLC.

Price: Civilization V: Cradle of Civilization – Asia is priced at $2.99, I picked up mine from humblebundle. If you're a DLC junkie I suggest grabbing the Sid Meier's Civilization V: Complete Edition.

Conclusion: I'm running out of clever witty things to say on my various DLC reviews for the Civilization map packs. Are they ground breaking? No, not really. Are they aesthetically useful? I guess so. Do you REALLY want to play a geographical look-alike? If the answer to that question is “yes” then the map packs are for you.

Core Game
Here's the URL to see my review for Civilization V
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Posted: October 19, 2015
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: June 15, 2015
If you have the money then buy it. It's cheap but really pointless. I wouldn't recommend buying map packs
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Posted: October 25, 2014
A map of Asia... Pretty cool if you ask me.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: March 15, 2015
A nice add-on to the game.
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