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

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Overall:
Mixed (22 reviews) - 59% of the 22 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 30, 2010

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About This Content

Although civilization blossomed later in the western hemisphere, the region from Peru in the south to Mexico in the north was just as important as an incubator for the development of ancient cultures. This map spans this rugged area of jungles and highlands.
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:
Mixed (22 reviews)
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Gemorge(G.E.W.P) #pyro FTW
Posted: August 6
Product received for free
I got Cid meier's Civ V in a retail store but it was the GOTY edition so this was included along with a bunch of other DLC. I can't really tell but I would buy it for 1.99 instead. I believe you should only get this DLC from a bundle of during a sale ( Preferably bundle).
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ZaconZane | kickback.com
Posted: May 28
Overall not worth $3!
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mivo_n77
Posted: March 8
simply amazing
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LegoManIAm94
Posted: February 9
Sid Meier's Civilization V - Cradle of Civilization - Americas

If you want a map of Central America 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 23, 2015
-Quick Review-
Civilization V: Cradle of Civilization – Americas provides the map for North and part of South America to play 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 is no addition to the story. Unless you're talking about the history of the America's... which if that is the case, then you should go grab a History book or google some time lines.

Gameplay: Strategically speaking, this map boasts two main landmasses; north and south America, with a few islands in between. I could see this as a fun map to play 1v1 or team 2v2. But playing a regular game on this map, I find myself getting squashed without enough room to expand early in the game. (While, not necessarily a problem for a war-type-nation, for scientific victory's it's difficult, and sea-favoring nations it's tough... What? I like my Navy!)

Achievements: There are no achievements directly tied to this DLC.

Price: Civilization V: Cradle of Civilization – Americas 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: The funny thing about this DLC, is that it delivers exactly what it says. I personally wouldn't purchase this DLC, but for some people it's exactly what they want. I could recommend, or discourage purchasing it, but my opinion is really neutral and you could go either way.

Core Game
Here's the URL to see my review for Civilization V
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pdlwhalen
Posted: November 19, 2015
Have not been able to play this yet. My computer uses Windows operating system and I believe this game only works on Mac or Liuix. Shows in my library but does not show up tin the DCL list.
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XxWyattFkXxX
Posted: October 19, 2015
Merica.
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ZedrithGamer
Posted: June 15, 2015
I wouldn't recommend buying map packs
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Opie
Posted: June 14, 2015
its DLC for god sake add some more to it before you sell it
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
32 of 36 people (89%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: November 23, 2015
-Quick Review-
Civilization V: Cradle of Civilization – Americas provides the map for North and part of South America to play 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 is no addition to the story. Unless you're talking about the history of the America's... which if that is the case, then you should go grab a History book or google some time lines.

Gameplay: Strategically speaking, this map boasts two main landmasses; north and south America, with a few islands in between. I could see this as a fun map to play 1v1 or team 2v2. But playing a regular game on this map, I find myself getting squashed without enough room to expand early in the game. (While, not necessarily a problem for a war-type-nation, for scientific victory's it's difficult, and sea-favoring nations it's tough... What? I like my Navy!)

Achievements: There are no achievements directly tied to this DLC.

Price: Civilization V: Cradle of Civilization – Americas 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: The funny thing about this DLC, is that it delivers exactly what it says. I personally wouldn't purchase this DLC, but for some people it's exactly what they want. I could recommend, or discourage purchasing it, but my opinion is really neutral and you could go either way.

Core Game
Here's the URL to see my review for Civilization V
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14 of 24 people (58%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
Posted: June 15, 2015
I wouldn't recommend buying map packs
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
Posted: May 28
Overall not worth $3!
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13 of 25 people (52%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: November 27, 2014
Fun, creative and original. A superb addition to the game.
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10 of 22 people (45%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: June 14, 2015
its DLC for god sake add some more to it before you sell it
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4 of 12 people (33%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: October 19, 2015
Merica.
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3 of 10 people (30%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: May 8, 2015
I purchased this Dlc but got Monglos instead :(
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: March 8
simply amazing
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0 of 7 people (0%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: March 13, 2015
This is my gud
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1 of 10 people (10%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: March 15, 2015
A nice add-on to the game.
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