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Release Date: Jul 8, 2013

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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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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: 10.7.5 (Lion), 10.8.4 (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, Intel HD 4000
    • Video RAM: 256 MB
    • Supported Video Cards: NVIDIA GeForce 8600, 8800, 9600, GT 120, 320M, 640M, 650M, 660M, 675MX, 680MX; 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: 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: Intel integrated video chipsets (GMA 950) are not supported
    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!
Helpful customer reviews
106 of 124 people (85%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 20
$29.99 still? not worth it. wait until sale or lower price
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91 of 113 people (81%) found this review helpful
Posted: November 11
converted america to communism 11/10
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40 of 42 people (95%) found this review helpful
Posted: September 23
This expansion is a must. With this, it fixes just about all of the problems of Civilization V. If it's a choice between Brave New World or Gods & Kings, you must buy this one first as it will give you much more than Gods & Kings. Hell, this game will even give you some of the elements from Gods & Kings into this.

Also keep in mind that now that Civilization V is completly finished with no extra DLC's planned any longer expect bundles to be present where it will allow Civilization V, Gods & Kings, and Brave New World for a nice price.
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34 of 36 people (94%) found this review helpful
Posted: November 2
I have to say that this DLC was actually recommended by a friend and once it was on sale, I picked it up immediately. Thirty dollars for DLC? You kidding me?! But once I actually played it, I could understand why it was so pricey. It's almost as if you're playing an entirely different Civ game. You can make actual trade routes, have diplomatic relations in which all countries vote for the future of the world, make crazy amounts of art, music, and popular writing to increase culture-- as well as the new feature of TOURISM-- and be able to buy spacship parts if you follow the FREEDOM ideology. I haven't actually tried any of the other two ideologies because I like being able to expand democracy and ♥♥♥♥ off my adversaries by influencing another Civ to join me. FREEDOM rules! But yes, I definitely recommend this. However, I will admit that it has become incredibly difficult for me to win a Culture Victory while utilizing this DLC. It's not a complete problem but I would probably take this DLC off in the main menu or something if I didn't want too much trouble trying to get that achievment. Otherwise, RELEASE YOUR INNER WARMONGER TEN TIMES AS MUCH WITH THIS HARDCORE MAKEOVER OF CIV V!!!
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52 of 79 people (66%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 6
Gandhi nuked me to death. 10/10 would play again.
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15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: November 11
With the additions of brave new world and gods and kings, Civilization V came alive. This game is a fantastic balance between enthralling military strategy and interesting city building. Modding the game is also very easy and definately recommended as this can add many new Civs and maps for you to play.
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 7
Civ V is not complete without both of its expansion. Must buy.
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17 of 22 people (77%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 27
The only way to play Civ 5
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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 26
Civ V on its own is garbage. Brave New World somehow transforms it into almost being on par with Civ IV minus the excessive micromanaging. Civ V is unplayable to me without BNW.

No really! It fixes the vast majority of the inexcusable crappiness of vanilla Civ V.

Brave New World makes vital tweaks that bring much needed complexity to Civ V. Particularly where victory is concerned. The two biggest reworked aspects are culture (totally redone) and the role city-states play in a diplomatic victory. Trade is now present (finally) changing how the game is played substantially. Important revisions were made to civ AI so they now behave a certain way and no longer randomly declare war on you for absolutely no reason.

BNW is so good, the only thing its missing to make Civ V perfect is balanced late game melee units. In other Civ games, the philosphy behind melee units is they're either defensive, offensive, or balanced. Civ V attemps to do this, but screws it up.

The highly mobile offensive units used for invasion become quickly outdated by the time you reach cavalry and don't get better again until modern armor.

The defensive units used to repel an invasion are even worse. They completely lose their usefulness once you reach lancers and never get good again.

The middle of the road units are too useful. Mostly since G&K added a new infantry unit (great war infantry) granting the balanced fighters more flexibility and reliability. This allows the player to upgrade them more quickly and frequently than other unit types. No new units were ever added to the offensive/defensive categories, so they're at a distinct disadvantage from the long gaps between upgrades. Not to mention offense/defense units are weaker than mid-late game infantry. Its embarassing to know armored units NEVER get stronger than foot soldiers until modern armor. That's an end game unit! As of BNW, basic infantry are as strong as tanks and can out gun helicopter gunships. Two things that normally would flatten infantry in real life. Its the only thing has left to straighten out before it's as good as its ever gonna get.
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 9
Completely changes the game. This is how Civ V should be played!
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 17
If you don't have the Brave New World expansion, then you're playing a broken game! BNW has leveled out the difficulty level by adding new economy system of international trade route features. Unlike in previous versions of Civilization, BNW is not too easy and not too difficult. For the first time in my life I REALLY enjoyed playing Civilization!
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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 2
Brave New World adds some cool as Civilizations. The trading is really cool and I really like their tourism features.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: November 19
VERY good, I highly recommend geting this dlc .
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 30
Civ 5 is handicapped without Brave New World DLC. I'm glad I got it during a sale. Worth every penny though.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
Posted: November 2
It really is like a whole new game with this dlc but i must say as it is dlc perhaps it should cost a little less but nevermind that if you dont have BNW you should if you love civ!
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
Posted: November 27
Annexed America with fascist Shoshone and converted the Assyrians to Judaism.

12/10 GOTY
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
Posted: November 27
Told Spain to stop spreading Catholicism through my land.

They got ♥♥♥♥y and attacked me.

Overran their tercios with mechanized infantry, then conquered their holy city and used a Protestant inquisitor on it.

50/10
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13 of 20 people (65%) found this review helpful
Posted: November 8
I've played too much of this game.

11/10
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 17
Civilization is one of my favorite franchises. All of the games continuosly get better and better.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: December 7
Great expansion, adds tons of fun new content. Brave New World is a great addition the Civ 5. However, the price is a large turnoff. If it was a bit less expensive, somewhere aroud 10 to 15 dollars, it would be one of the best DLCs on the market. As it stands, it's a great expansion that every Civ player would love, but it's price will leave your wallet hurting.
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