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User reviews: Positive (49 reviews) - 95% of the 49 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 25, 2010

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This content 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

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), 10.9.5 (Mavericks), 10.10.5 (Yosemite), 10.11.1 (El Capitan)
    • 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/Intel HD 4000
    • 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: Intel(r) integrated video chipsets are not supported.
    • NOTICE: This game is not supported on volumes formatted as Mac OS Extended (Case Sensitive)
    • 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
20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Posted: November 12, 2015
-Quick Review-
Babylon is a Scientific Nation, so their strong suit is to progressing scientifically, additionally they have particularly strong defensive units and buildings early on in the game.

-Detailed breakdown review-
Story: There's no direct change to the “story” with this DLC. Unless you end up meeting three men named “Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego”, pro-tip; they're fireproof. Oh, and you might want to make Daniel one of your advisers, he's a wise-guy, and quite good with cats. (High-five if you understand my humor!)

Gameplay: Babylon is what you might call a “Defensive Scientific nation”, as you progress scientifically you build defensive units to keep your nation safe while you strive ahead of the competition by use of a free great scientist when you discover writing.
The Unique Unit to Babylon is the “Bowman”, the Bowman replaces the Archer. The Bowman is stronger then the Archer in offense and defense, in combination with the Walls of Babylon you have yourself a formidable defense.
The unique building to the Babylon nation is the “Walls of Babylon”, the Walls of Babylon replace the standard walls, Babylon walls provide more defense to a city, increase a city's HP, and even require less production to construct.
The last two features to talk about are the special abilities this nation has: Free great Scientist when you discover writing. (does there need to be any more explanation then that? Get all the science.) and you earn Great Scientists 50% faster.

Achievements: There is at least one achievement requiring the Babylon civilization: “By the Water of Babylon” which requires a victory on any difficulty playing as Nebuchadnezzar II.

Price: Sid Meier's Civilization V: Babylon (Nebuchadnezzar II) is priced at $4.99. I picked up my DLC off a humblebundle deal, I suggest grabbing all the DLC in the Sig Meier's Civilization V: Complete Edition for $49.99. Standalone it's a bit expensive, on sale it's ideal for your Civilization gaming experience.

Conclusion: All in all, this was one of the nations I enjoyed playing the most! Although, it does feel weird to launch a space ship from Babylon city... but that's just one of the charming facets that Civilization V provide us.

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------Edits and updates------
Edit/Update November 23, 2015:
Corrected the URL link to Civ5. Thanks for the catch, Erawolf.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: November 18, 2015
If you like Science Victories, you need to get this DLC. If you don't, this DLC will make you. Seriously, the AI will be in the Medieval Era while you've already discoverd things like flight and electricity.

10/10 would destroy everyone with science again
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Posted: October 19, 2015
Babylon? More like Swagylon!
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Posted: November 29, 2015
11/10 Would into space again.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Posted: January 29
Would Go into space in 1756 again 10/10
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