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Release Date: Jul 8, 2013

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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

 

Reviews

“Brave New World is the rare case of a title delivering exactly what it promises.”
IGN
– 9.4/10

“In addressing some of the series' longest-standing issues, such as long periods of inactivity and less appealing pursuits of victory, Firaxis have turned Civilization V into one of the best strategy games of all time, regardless of how you want to play the game.”
Kotaku

“Firaxis could have played it safe and simply layered on more changes of clothes. Instead it took the strategy gaming bit between its teeth and launched the venerable franchise into some startlingly new territory, while keeping it fun, engaging and — remarkably — approachable.”
Polygon – 8.5/10

About This Content

Sid Meier's Civilization® V: Brave New World is the second expansion pack for Civilization V - the critically acclaimed 2010 PC Game of the Year. This new expansion provides enhanced depth and replayability through the introduction of international trade and a focus on culture and diplomacy. Your influence around the world will be impacted by creating Great Works, choosing an ideology for your people and proposing global resolutions in the World Congress. As you move through the ages of history you will make critical decisions that will impact your relationship with other civilizations.

Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Brave New World also introduces nine new civilizations, eight new wonders, two new scenarios, four new gameplay systems and dozens of new units, buildings and improvements offering an expanded variety of ways to build the most powerful empire in the world.

FEATURES

New Culture Victory: Spread your culture across the globe, dominating all other cultures. Create masterpieces with Great Artists, Writers and Musicians that are placed in key buildings across your empire like Museums, Opera Houses, and even the Great Library. Use Archaeologists to investigate sites of ancient battles and city ruins for priceless cultural artifacts. Become the first civilization with a majority influence in all other civilizations to achieve a Culture Victory, becoming the envy of the world.

New Policies and Ideologies: Enter the Industrial Age and choose the ideology of your people: Freedom, Order, or Autocracy. Each ideology grants access to increasingly powerful abilities, and serves the different victory conditions in unique ways. The choices you make will impact your relationships with other civilizations for the rest of the game.

World Congress: The importance of diplomacy is intensified and city-state alliances are more important than ever. Change the diplomatic landscape through a new World Congress that votes on critical issues like implementing trade sanctions against rogue nations, limiting resource usage, designating host cities for the World Games, and the use of nuclear weapons. Game-changing resolutions, vote trading, intrigue and a new lead-in to the Diplomatic Victory ensures that the end of the game will be more dynamic than ever before.

International Trade Routes: Build your cities into hubs of international trade by land and sea, creating great wealth and prosperity for your people, while also spreading religion, cultural influence, and science. The number of trade routes increases through the advancement of economics and technologies, the creation of wonders, and the unique abilities of your civilization. Will you connect to a closer city for a lower payoff and a safer route, choose a longer route with more risk for the bigger payoff, or perhaps point your trade route inward, sending vitally important food and production to the far corners of your own empire?

New Civilizations, Units and Buildings: Nine new leaders and civilizations are introduced, including Poland, Brazil, Portugal, Zulu and more each with their own unique traits, units and buildings.

New Wonders:This expansion set introduces eight new Wonders including the Parthenon, Broadway, the Globe Theater, and the Uffizi.

Two New Scenarios:

American Civil War: Fight the “War Between the States” from either the Union or Confederate side as you focus on the critical Eastern theatre of operations between the capital cities of Richmond and Washington.
 
Scramble for Africa: The great colonial powers of the world are scrambling to explore the Dark Continent and extend their reach into its interior. Search for the great natural wonders of the heart of Africa as you explore a dynamically-generated continent each time you play.

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
    • Note: Optimized for the touch-screen Ultrabook™ device
    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
    • Note: Optimized for the touch-screen Ultrabook™ device
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion), 10.9.5 (Mavericks), 10.10 (Yosemite)
    • 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

    • Multiplayer: Internet (TCP/IP) and LAN (TCP/IP) play supported.
    • NOTICE: It is possible for Mac and PC to become out of sync during updates. Within this short time period, Mac users will only be able to play other Mac users.
    • NOTICE: This game is not supported on volumes formatted as Mac OS Extended (Case Sensitive)
    • NOTICE:The following video chipsets are not supported for Civilization V:
      ATI Radeon X1000 series, HD 2400
      Nvidia GeForce 7000 series, 8600, 9400
      Intel GMA (950/X3100), HD 3000
    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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Communism
Posted: May 30
The content in this DLC does not feel like an "expansion" to boost replay value, it feels like content that is mandatory for the game experience to be at its fullest. This ♥♥♥♥ should be free, or atleast under £5. My advice? Dont wait for a sale. Dont miss this either. Pirate it, dont waste your money like I did.
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MasqueradeZ
Posted: May 29
Must have for CIV 5 at this moment!
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Firstguy1
Posted: May 28
Nice expansion pack
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Eliodoloro
Posted: May 26
Just.... One.....Million.....More....Turns.....
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YRMYJA$KA
Posted: May 24
Great!
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Deansy
Posted: May 24
DO NOT TRUST GANDHI, EVER.
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Kane
Posted: May 24
Three easy steps to loose your social life:
Step 1: Wait for Summer Sale
Step 2: Buy Civ V with expansions
Step 3: Click on Install
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BOT Fat Rat
Posted: May 24
Played 3 games as Poland. All 3 started in South America. 10/10 geographical accuracy.
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squidlegion56
Posted: May 22
Great extension to civ 5.
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meneer070
Posted: May 22
I love the expansion and it adds to a great game. There's only one thing I really miss and that is advanced diplomacy. I Would for example love to know what Montezuma thinks about Dido. Or ask them which wonder they're currently building. Or maybe when 3 nations are all friends with each other, they can get into a pact to protect each other and go to war together, maybe even collective research agreements.
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Cash
Posted: May 22
Great expansion but waaay too expensive for being almost 3 years old.
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BaxenWhale
Posted: May 21
While the base game is fine by itself, it's tough to go back after using this expansion.
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1red86
Posted: May 21
I love this DLC.
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SuperSandro2000
Posted: May 20
Really good DLC!
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Blueham
Posted: May 20
A must buy if you want to play Civilization V to it's full extent.
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Grogg Dogg (22 keys)
Posted: May 19
Qualityyyyyy
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The Ocelord
Posted: May 18
Since when did DLC's become good?
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megiel
Posted: May 18
nice game and really complex. lot of possibilities
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"eh" Drewy
Posted: May 17
Fun, and give a lot extra to the game, worth it
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Falco Lombardi
Posted: May 17
A musy buy if you want a full and improved experance in Civ V
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: May 24
Three easy steps to loose your social life:
Step 1: Wait for Summer Sale
Step 2: Buy Civ V with expansions
Step 3: Click on Install
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: May 24
DO NOT TRUST GANDHI, EVER.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: May 7
This game is very challenging! Civilization 5 is mainly single-player although I can still sit down and properly enjoy it. I'm so surprised that its still one of the most played games on Steam despite it being 6 years old! I heard information about the release of Civilization 6 and to be completely honest, I can't wait. If you're worried that this isn't a great game, you shouldn't be. This is worth every cent I paid. There's so much to learn and I can't wait to play more.

P.S. Make sure to buy the "Complete Edition", you can not miss out on all these DLC's!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: May 21
I love this DLC.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: May 21
While the base game is fine by itself, it's tough to go back after using this expansion.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: May 17
A musy buy if you want a full and improved experance in Civ V
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: May 11
690 hours gone. i guess it was fun
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: March 29
Changes the game everywhere, Civ 5 vanilla is god awful but BNW changes it like no other.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: February 2
Civ V without main dlcs is like a burger without buns and patty.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: February 4
In my opinion, Brave New World is one of the best DLC packs to ever be released in the history of video games. The amount of content this gives you is astounding.
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: January 18
Who needed a life anyway...
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: February 8
Must-have DLC. Buy the complete pack, and wait for a sale.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: February 12
I enjoy the depth of the game...but also get overwhelmed by it. It is a thick and heavy turn based strategy game.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: January 28
I usually dislike having to pay extra to get all the features of a game, especially when the add-ons don't even improve your experience, but BNW is a perfect example of DLC that is most certainly worth it. Seriously, the game isn't even worth your time without all the DLC.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: February 7
The greatest game ever
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: February 16
Didn't think I'd like this type of game. Pure strategy (which I love) but the game is that and building a civ. to survive alongside other ones. It is different from what I play but it is amazing. For what it sets out to be it does so perfectly. Take a look at the game and if you like the style and look give this game a go. Totally worth it!
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: February 11
Best dlc so far !!!!
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7 of 14 people (50%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: December 3, 2015
I was able to conquer the world as an anime girl.

I'd say it's pretty good.
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342 of 363 people (94%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: July 22, 2013
Civilization V is a great game by itself, but it lacks a little in end-game – making the victory road not as exciting as it could have been. Brave New World's main goal is to fix that, as well as majorly changing the game with features that fit so well that you can't believe how they weren't there all along. Overhauling two of the four victory types, completely changing how you get Gold, increasing the importance of Ideologies in the late-game and creating a whole new mechanic for the new offensive culture, Tourism, this expansion pack adds a new experience to the game. If you used to leave your saves mid-game because of "lack of fun", this is the expansion for you. If you like Civilization V a lot, this is also the expansion for you. It brings a lot of new features to play with, making the game even more enjoyable.
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203 of 225 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: September 25, 2013
Author's note: Steam doesn't show gameplay time in DLC, since it launches through the main game anyway. However, would say I've spent a good 20-30 hours on Brave New World, about 4-5 games from start to finish.

Brave New World is the latest addition to Civilization V/ It adds in a plethora of features, civs, and concepts, drastically changing the way one approaches the game. It includes mechanics from Gods and Kings, so if you are choosing between either, Brave New World will have religion with it. Something to consider.

Brave New World introduces a few new mechanics, reintroduces some old ones, and reworks others. The biggest change would be the inclusion of trade routes, giving you gold, research, and religious influence between two cities. Venice is designed around setting up trade routes, while Arabia has been redesigned to take advantage of this new mechanic. It is a useful mechanic, and does aid the gradual slowed growth of small civs.

They've reworked social policies and the way cultural victory works - you now have tourism points, which needs to grow higher than opposing civ's culture in order to increase your level of influence. This changes the way one can approach a cultural victory - instead of being limited to three cities, it is now possible to have a sprawling empire while still aiming for a cultural victory. Late game policies have changed as well, with your civ taking up one of three paths, which affect your late game perks greatly, and your diplomatic relationships as well.

Spies now have an option to act as diplomats, increasing your civ's tourism output to that civ's capital, while spreading your late game ideology as well. Citys can revolt and join your empire as in the older games, but its been reworked to do so only if your influence with your ideology is high enough.

Overall, Brave New World's new and reworked concepts make the game much more enjoyable, and adds much needed depth to the game. Grab it as soon as you can.
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