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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: 10.7.5 (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
92 of 96 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: November 2, 2014
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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318 of 423 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: November 11, 2014
converted america to communism 11/10
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35 of 37 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: November 11, 2014
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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69 of 98 people (70%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Posted: November 27, 2014
Told Spain to stop spreading Catholicism through my land.

They got pissy 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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31 of 37 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: October 30, 2014
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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21 of 27 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: November 19, 2014
VERY good, I highly recommend geting this dlc .
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12 of 12 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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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: November 2, 2014
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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4 of 4 people (100%) 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: December 12, 2014
Really awesome content, iron's out the flaws of Gods and Kings, some features are hit and miss however but the overall game is fantastic. The price tag of £19.99 for a two year old **DLC** is too much to ask for and wouldn't advise anyone to purchase this stand alone unless you have money pouring out of your pockets, get it on a sale!

Also fix the game, it's broken since October patch!
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
10 people 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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25 of 46 people (54%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Posted: November 27, 2014
Annexed America with fascist Shoshone and converted the Assyrians to Judaism.

12/10 GOTY
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2 of 2 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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3 of 4 people (75%) 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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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: January 17
Settlers got killed by barbarians on turn 2

10/10
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14 of 26 people (54%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: February 13
This is Ice T approved.
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20 of 38 people (53%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: November 8, 2014
I've played too much of this game.

11/10
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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
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: February 18
This expansion made Civilization V perfect.
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