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User reviews: Positive (16 reviews) - 81% of the 16 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 - Mesopotamia

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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
10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
Posted: November 22, 2015
-Quick Review-
Civilization V: Cradle of Civilization – Mesopotamia will add a geographically accurate map of Mesopotamia to your collection of realistic playable maps.
(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: Mesopotamia has definitely seen it's own fair share of battle and conquests, from Babylon, to Alexander the Great of Greece, to battles between the Romans and the Parthians. Even to this very day there's still battle in this part of the world, I'm not going to get political, but none can deny the historical significance of this geographic map.

Gameplay: Most of this map is land-based; so plan accordingly. I've always been partial to making a fortified country on a collection of islands far from my annoying neighbors and their loud music... nope, can't really do that here.

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

Price: Civilization V: Cradle of Civilization – Mesopotamia is priced at $2.99, To buy the whole collection of Cradle of Civilization – DLC Bundle the price is $9.99, lastly (and best option for DLC) is Sid Meier's Civilization V: Complete Edition for $49.99.
I personally picked up my DLC from a humblebundle, but in the end if you like DLC go for the big pack, you'll save more in the long run, then individually purchasing each DLC over time.

Conclusion: The DLC does exactly what it's advertised to do. If you have the money, and think “man, I'd like to play a civilization V game in a real life location”, go for it. If you're a little tight on the financial side, you probably should skip this DLC since there are pleanty of player-made-free-Civ5 maps.

Core Game
Here's the URL to see my review for Civilization V
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 19, 2015
Snuss!
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
Posted: November 29, 2015
why we reviewing a map?????????
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Posted: June 14, 2015
the leader of Mesopotamia is a cruel and war lover be ware.
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1 of 8 people (13%) found this review helpful
Posted: March 15, 2015
A nice add-on to the game.
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