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Positive (18 reviews) - 83% of the 18 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 30, 2010

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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]
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Overall:
Positive (18 reviews)
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mivo_n77
Posted: March 8
amazing
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Lawnmower Salesman Ben
Posted: February 23
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You're leaving now
It's in your eyes
There's no disguising it
It really comes as no surprise
To find that you planned it all along

I see it now
Becomes so clear
Your insincerity
And me all starry-eyed
You'd think that I would have known by now

Now, sure as the sun will cross the sky
This lie is over
Lost, like the tears that used to tide me over

One thing is sure
That time will tell
(Only time will tell)
If you were wrong
The brightest ring around the moon
Will darken when I die

Now, sure as the sun will cross the sky
This lie is over
Lost, like the tears that used to tide me over

You're leaving now
It's in your eyes
There's no disguising it
It really comes as no surprise
To find that you planned it all along

I see it now
Becomes so clear
Your insincerity
And me all starry-eyed
You'd think that I would have known by now

Now, sure as the sun will cross the sky
This lie is over
Lost, like the tears that used to tide me over

You're on your own
Inside your room
(Only time will tell)
You're claiming victory
You were just using me
And there is no one you can use now

One thing is sure
That time will tell...
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LegoManIAm94
Posted: February 9
Sid Meier's Civilization V - Cradle of Civilization - Asia

If you want a map of Asia its a good buy but I wouldn't pay $3.29 for it. Its a good deal if its on sale.
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Niflheim
Posted: December 25, 2015
Great dlc
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Atratzu
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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XxWyattFkXxX
Posted: October 19, 2015
Thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis.
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ZedrithGamer
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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Opie
Posted: June 14, 2015
awesome go for it.
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Day *4
Posted: May 12, 2015
Got the cash, go and splash
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Nova Rinne
Posted: March 15, 2015
A nice add-on to the game.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
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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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: October 25, 2014
A map of Asia... Pretty cool if you ask me.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: March 15, 2015
A nice add-on to the game.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: February 9
Sid Meier's Civilization V - Cradle of Civilization - Asia

If you want a map of Asia its a good buy but I wouldn't pay $3.29 for it. Its a good deal if its on sale.
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: May 12, 2015
Got the cash, go and splash
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3 of 8 people (38%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: October 19, 2015
Thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: December 25, 2015
Great dlc
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: June 14, 2015
awesome go for it.
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1 of 9 people (11%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: January 2, 2015
Nice
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