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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

 

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![/list]
Helpful customer reviews
29 of 29 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: December 7, 2014
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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31 of 35 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: January 25
The year is 2069, Ghandi has been reincarneted as the new leader of India and India has built nukes that target planets. Ghandi Nukes entire world and all is lost.
CIA sends simulation to find best plan to stop Ghandi from nuking the world.
Simulation is this game.
All gameplay data gets sent to the CIA in 2069
For 50 dollars you can help secure you children's future by defeating Ghandi and his nuke mongering country.
Bouns insentive for defeating Ghandi: you no longer have to worry about a social life as this game will be your life.
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
Posted: January 15
Publishers, take notes.
THIS is how you make a DLC.
Solid base game, yet add this on you become so accustomed to its changes the base game feels ♥♥♥♥ without it.
-Caravans and Cargo Ships are the bomb. You finally have a way to keep a decent sized army and supply for it
-The new civs are fantastic and fun to play
-Ideologies can be annoying but in a good way. Your best bud from 3000BC now hates you because he's a fascist and you're a fat cat capitalist; and now you're making an alliance with some dude who hated you a long time ago. It basically makes the late game more interesting by adding policies that are great and breaking long time friendships while forming unlikely allies
-The new culture victory is so much better than the old one; you have to think more than 'THIS IS CULTURE I WANT BIG NUMBER' but also changes the three great creatives to be useful to civ's not going for a Tourism victory(except for one. Im looking at you, great musician.)

Probably a lot of stuff I missed but who cares, this expansion is the best one i've ever played. Like I summed it up at the top, this is what DLC should be and it was well worth my 12 pounds.

TL;DR : Dont like base civ 5 as it feels empty? Buy this adds insane depth and great mechanics. Like Civ 5? Buy this, it adds on to the game so much.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: April 30
This expansion pack adds a whole new level of depth to the diplomacy system of the original game (world congress). In addition BNW includes nine civilizations, buildings, units, spies, two scenarios, ideologies, tourism, great works, archaeology, religions, and a brand-new trade route system. This is what I consider an actual "real add-on", because it adds replay value, new content, and new mechanics to the game. A must-have for Civ fans!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: April 14
This is an awesome expansion pack. New civs to play, new game mechanics, completely re-worked Cultural Victory option. Even diplomacy has been (mostly) fixed and is actually interesting now. I've played every release of Civilization since the first one, and I was a little underwhelmed with Civ5 compared to Civ3 and Civ4 until this expansion. With Brave New World, Civ5 blows right past any previous iterations. Cultural domination is my favorite way to play, and this gives you all sorts of options to calculate and micromanage and optimize to win. If that sounds like a negative to you, well, that's the Civilization genre in a nutshell. Gamers either love the format or hate it. If you love it, chances are you will love Brave New World. Don't buy Civ5 without this expansion!
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Posted: March 7
The last full Expansion pack for Civ 5. Get it while its on sale.
Highly Recommended.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: March 18
9.5/10

Game suffers from a single serious bug (game occasionally crashes when loading up high-quality leader diplomacy screen during a long session) but other than that runs flawlessly.

This game is tons of fun to play. This DLC polishes the vanilla game up and adds many well-needed features, and creates a very dynamic and entertaining experience. Sometimes the game can be frustrating, and it can be difficult to learn at times, but overall I would highly recommend this game to anyone.

Additionally, should you get bored of the game... There are plenty of uiser-made mods out there that can provide loads of additional content that enhance the experience.


p.s: if your neighbor AI sounds like the kind of person to attack you... he probably will :)

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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: February 26
get it
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: February 16
Just my favourite turn-base strategy.
Here you can find nearly everything. And strong multiplayers` community in addition :)
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Posted: December 7, 2014
At this point I can't imagine playing Civ5 without it. It makes it into a whole new game without changing all that much.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: December 5, 2014
Is a must have for anyone who own's Civilization V
The amount of content this dlc add's is amzing. If you thought the possibilitys in the normal game was amazing, this will blow you out of the park. Defently one of the best dlc released on steam.
10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: April 7
Kieran get this ♥♥♥♥ing game
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: May 16
I love this game. It has a lot of coool new features such as ideologies, tourism and much more! Highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: February 18
This expansion made Civilization V perfect.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: March 15
The second expansion and another vital addition to the game to make it a whole lot better!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: March 14
Okay. SO to start off, Civilization is my favorite startegy series... ever. Now, we have this DLC. Normally, DLC isn't owrth buying, especially since it doesn't add too much, and just costs more. Plus, it's incredibly expensive a lot of the time. Then we have Civ V DLC. I've played the Civ games since I was really young, and so when Civ V came out, I was s excited. I didn't hae enough money to buy the game at the time I wanted to (I was very upset). So then I forgot about Civ. I played other games, went on with my life, got my own computer. So then many months later, I come back to this game, to see that they have released DLC for it. I finally decided to blow my remaining cash on buying the complete pack.
Best. Decision. Ever.
Gods and Kings was amaing, and then Brave New World ups the Civilization V experiance so much. Now, It probably says I have 0.0 hours, and that's because I launch the game, not the expansion. I've spent many hours in Civilization, trying it without Brave New World, and it's torture. Buy the expansion. Definitely worth the price by every penny.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: March 20
Wow this DLC is worth the price of admisson smoother play, more features that makes CIV great just better now. Pick it up if you're a fan of the series probably overall the best all around add-on to the series ever!

Sid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New World - yes it is
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: May 25
A fantastic expansion, adds all the core gameplay elements of Gods and Kings along with its own new gameplay. If you wish to upgrade your vanilla civ5, this is the way to go, if you wish for the full experience, with all maps and civs, then buy civ5 complete edition. The only slight issue I had with Brave new world was that global congress could not be disobeyed, this was unrealistic and very annoying. I think you should have been able to disobey world congress, at the price of diplomatic relations.

Despite this, Brave new world is a great expansion for a great game.

7.5/10 Brave new world

9/10 Civilization 5
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: May 29
Pricey for dlc but makes what CIV V should of been from release but I am ok that they came out with this
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: May 29
What can I say? I have been playing Civilization since it was an Avalon Hill board game. Still love it.
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