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User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (507 reviews) - 98% of the 507 user reviews for this game are positive.
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



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

“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.


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

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
34 of 37 people (92%) 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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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: September 30
-Quick Review-
Sid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New World was the second expansion pack for Civilization V, developed by Firaxis Games and released 2013. Brave New world adds more civilizations, new buildings, new social policies, changes to trade and winning conditions.

-Detailed breakdown review-
Story: As with most Civilization games, there isn't really a direct “story” you play from the stone age into the space age, there isn't a direct “story”, however your experience within the game will be different depending on the resources, location, and nearby neighbors.

Gameplay: There are several changes to Victory conditions, Cultural victory has been changed to include Tourism. Diplomatic victory can be achieved if voted the world leader at the World Congress meeting. Victory from conquest, and scientific victory by launching the first space shuttle are still the same.

Achievements: Sid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New world adds 60 achievements to the core game, many of the achievements are straightforward and can be completed simply by meeting one condition after finishing the game (example: beat the game as Ashurbanipal. Win a cultural victory using the freedom Ideology).
Other achievements are completed by accomplishing scenarios or special conditions in a regular game.

Price: Sid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New World I s priced at $29.99, this game will easily add over 50 hours of content into the game. With that being said the price isn't very surprising. With newer civilization games already out, why would you get the civilization 5 content? Because Sid Meier's Civilization V is still a staple in the genre.
If you're tight in the money department, I suggest waiting for a sale before purchasing. I picked up my DLC copy from a humble bundle in 2014.

Conclusion: All in all, this is an excellent addition to the Civilization V series, I definitely recommend it to anyone looking to squeeze out more time from the Sid Meier's Civilization V game.

Here's the URL to see my review for Sid Meier's Civilizaton V
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: May 31
It was 2007 in the world when Pedro was told by spies that Portugal was plotting against him. He made a huge army, and prepared for their attack. During this period, Morroco won a time vic. 11/10 would fail again.

No but seriously, you need to get this DLC. It seems pricey, and it is, but it seriously adds so much to the game
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 4
The last expansion for Civ5 actually addresses an old problem the Civ series has had: that the later stages of the game can get rather boring. Most of the action takes place early on as you fight for other nations for territory in order to set yourself up for dominance in the industrial and modern ages. But now with BNW... there's more stuff to do in those late-game stages aside from just waiting to fulfil the necessary victory conditions so that you can end the game.

I always enjoyed late-game Civ gameplay despite that the world is largely "settled" by that point, but BNW adds enough new twists to bring to the modern age the same sorts of tensions and excitement that exist in the rest of the game.

A must have for anyone who enjoys Civ5. :D
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