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User reviews: Positive (28 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 25, 2010
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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

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About This Content

Previously available exclusively as part of the Digital Deluxe Edition, the Babylonian Civilization Pack and their ruler, Nebuchadnezzar II (c. 630 – c. 561 B.C.), is now available as a separate download. As King of Babylon, gamers will be able to expand their empire with advanced Babylonian Bowmen to rightfully earn the title of Nebuchadnezzar the Great.

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 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: February 12
Created one of the dankest civ memes to ever exist

10/10 would Nebuchadnezzar again
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: April 2
Get +420 science in 0BC

Babylon/5
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
Posted: May 17
Civilization V DLC - Babylonian Civilization

This is the highly powerful science turtle civ, apart from that other one.

Babylon focuses on science generation, as evidenced by its unique abilities:

* Receive free Great Scientist when you discover Writing
* Earn Great Scientists 50% faster

Babylon's science focus is geared towards having an early science advantage, which players must leverage going into the late game. These bonuses are more technical than Korea's (Korea being that other science civ) since you must earn and manage their Great Scientists efficiently - but that earlier science advantage can help you out, because science counts for a lot in Civilization. Just make sure you use your first free Great Scientist to build an Academy and you're off to a good start.

Their unique unit and unique building are both available in the Ancient era, and both help defend fabled Babylon from aggressors. The Bowmen can be used to go on the offensive if you really need to - with less units than if you relied on Warriors/Archers - and the Walls of Babylon have utility throughout the entire game.

Babylon's aesthetic is pretty great, and for me it's a close (very close) winner over Korea's. Their AI behavior, or I should say Nebuchadnezzar II's, is usually kind of crazy. He's ornery and will likely build tall, although in my experience he can do this with a lot of cities in a small space as opposed to picking the Tradition policies and building a handful. Attacking him can prove a headache with his uniques and his tech advantage. Nebuchadnezzar II was historically mentally ill for a duration of his reign, which goes a way towards explaining the leader scenes.

I'd recommend this for players who want to, in the words of one r/civ user, 's**t science and S**T Great Scientists'. You only get Babylon with this purchase, though - wait for a sale to get better value.

Just don't spawn next to Assyria. That can be painful.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: March 15
Adding a new civ to play and as well as much more fun!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: May 12
BAYBYLON
Bought this as my first piece of civ5 dlc. Totally worth £3 and 10 lost hours of my life. Good for early game dashes, science victories, agrro, passive, city state, cultural victories, nuking, fanboyism, religion and ten out of ten-ing.

10/10 would screw up the early game again.
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