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User reviews: Very Positive (123 reviews)
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: Babylon (Nebuchadnezzar II), Civilization V: Cradle of Civilization - Mediterranean, Civilization V: Cradle of Civilization - Asia, Civilization V: Cradle of Civilization - Americas, Civilization V: Cradle of Civilization - Mesopotamia, Double Civilization and Scenario Pack: Spain and Inca, Civilization and Scenario Pack: Polynesia, Civilization and Scenario Pack: Denmark - The Vikings, Civilization V: Explorer’s Map Pack, Civilization V - Civilization and Scenario Pack: Korea, Civilization V - Wonders of the Ancient World Scenario Pack, Sid Meier's Civilization V - Gods and Kings, Sid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New World, Sid Meier's Civilization V: Scrambled Continents Map Pack, Sid Meier's Civilization V: Scrambled Nations 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

PC
Mac
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
23 of 26 people (88%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 20
$29.99 still? not worth it. wait until sale or lower price
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20 of 32 people (63%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 6
Gandhi nuked me to death. 10/10 would play again.
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8 of 11 people (73%) 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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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 7
Civ V is not complete without both of its expansion. Must buy.
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3 of 3 people (100%) 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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4 of 5 people (80%) 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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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 9
Completely changes the game. This is how Civ V should be played!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 27
amazing
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 27
The only way to play Civ 5
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 24
Civ 5 is better at sucking the life out of you then your girl friends blow job skills.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 25
This time I nuked Ghandi to death, so all in all BUY THIS GAME
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8 of 15 people (53%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 14
BUY IT NOW IT IS TOOOOO GOOOD. IT MAKES IT ACTUALLY A GOOD GAME JUST BUY IT ( Wait for steamsale)
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 21
Gute Erweiterung, macht das spielgefuehl komplett. KI handelt besser, religion und neue herrscher-jedem Civilization Fan zu empfehlen!
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 13
Awsome Game!!!
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 13
Civ III is still the best overall Civ-type game out there. Civ IV lasted only a few hours on my system before becoming the first Civ game to be deleted. The only reason Civ V made it onto my system was the low price of the Steam version, plus all the DLC. I was suprised to find that I enjoyed this version.

My preference for strategy/tactics games is gameplay over graphics. Too often now graphics in games are like special effects in movies -- they are expected to hide the poor quality of the movie/game. The graphics in Civ V are super nice, but so is the game play.

This is not a great game. For me Civ V is almost a Tetris, a simple little game that can kill some time. Like having a hamburger patty instead of a steak.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 19
Get it on sale, it's a great addition
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 18
TERRA NOVA
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4 of 12 people (33%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 3
i liek this, it's a brave new world
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14 of 76 people (18%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 2
I have never played this game, but, as I am gay I am entitled to an opinion. 30 doll hairs is too much for this piece of ♥♥♥♥. It wont even start up or let me download it. Why? Because I have not purchased it. Case and point, ATHEISTS.
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1 of 72 people (1%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 3
ok time waste. just ok though
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