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Very Positive (84 reviews) - 85% of the 84 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 15, 2013

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The Scrambled Continents map pack includes real geographic locations with special scripts that produce randomized interiors each time a new game begins. While the familiar outline of the continent’s geography stays constant, the inner heart of the world changes each time you play for endless replayability on countless plausible worlds. Maps include Africa, Eastern Asia, North and South America, Western Europe, the Middle East, a thawed Antarctica, new scripted maps for Small Continents and Oceania, plus one map including all of Earth’s continents.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    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: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB ATI HD2600 XT or better, 256 MB nVidia 7900 GS or better, or Core i3 or better integrated graphics
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX® 9.0c-compatible
    • Additional Notes: *REQUIRES SID MEIER’S CIVILIZATION V BASE EDITION TO PLAY
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® Vista SP2/Windows® 7
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz Quad Core CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA 9800 series or better / ATI 4800 series or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX® 9.0c-compatible
    • Additional Notes: *REQUIRES SID MEIER’S CIVILIZATION V BASE EDITION TO PLAY
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion)
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo (Dual-Core) CPU Speed: 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon HD 2600; NVidia GeForce 8600, Intel HD 4000
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 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.
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion)
    • Processor: CPU Speed: 2.6 GHz or greater
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia or ATI with 512MB of vRAM or greater
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 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
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Overall:
Very Positive (84 reviews)
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Kitten
Posted: May 18
I can see my house from up here!
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SOM
Posted: May 9
Product received for free
good
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RingozwenY
Posted: April 18
Nice dlc
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Mr.pancakes
Posted: April 15
This game is an amazing game! Strategy and Tactics!
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Cynister
Posted: April 12
Excellent expansion
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BIG!BABY!ZUBAS!
Posted: March 20
i did not know somehting so awesome woudl come to exist...then the gods of civ 5 said "let there be sweet"
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Funnycats
Posted: March 11
Fun!
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mivo_n77
Posted: March 8
One word:AMAZING.
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SquishFish
Posted: March 5
What can go wrong?
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DeathHimself
Posted: February 14
good game, get it
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
84 of 91 people (92%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: November 27, 2014
This is probably one of the least popular DLCs for Civ 5 (and it't no real surprise why). But there is one hidden gem in this - the Small continents Plus map script.

What this gives you is a really good water map with small continents adjacent to island chains (linked by shallow coastlines) which allows for plenty of early sea-based exploration and war if that interests you. But there is also plenty of open ocean so it is not an archipelago map.

It also places about 50% of the citystates on islands and about 50% on continents (this is in contrast to the original 'Continents Plus' that puts all CSs on islands).
This new approach works quite well as being able to ally many early CityStates can dramatically alter gameplay so now there is much more effort required to play toward a Diplomatic Victory. But you still have some Citystates you can meet early. All-in-all it makes for a well-balanced map.
I should also mention that if you play a larger sized map you can actually spawn on some quite large sized continents (contrary to the label).
Personally I rate Small Continents Plus as possibly the best map outside of the generic Pangaea and if you like playing a water based map then this is essential.
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131 of 172 people (76%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: October 7, 2014
Its just a couple of maps that you can get on thw workshop for free anyway. Utterly Usless.
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40 of 50 people (80%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: October 1, 2015
-Quick Review-
For the mere price of $4.99 you too can own The Scrambled Continents Map Pack. Lets face it, you're paying for content that you can get through the workshop for free.


-Detailed breakdown review-
Story: There is no story in this DLC.

Gameplay: There are maps for: “Africa, Eastern Asia, North and South America, Western Europe, the Middle East, a thawed Antarctica, new scripted maps for small continents and Oceania, and one map of all Earth's Continents.” (Steam store page, 2013)

Achievements: There are no direct achievements with this DLC.

Price: Sid Meier's Civilization V: Scrambled Continents Map Pack is priced at $4.99, to be honest I didn't realize I had this DLC until I manually combed through my games, I picked this up with some bundle deal when I first purchased Civilization V: Gods and Kings.
Don't just buy this DLC, get it with something else, or skip it.

Conclusion: I don't recommend or discourage purchasing the Scrambled Continents Map Pack, it's your $4.99, but I'm giving it the thumbs up because I picked it up in a bundle, it really should be free or come with the core game.

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24 of 26 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: March 29, 2015
Worth buying on sale for Small Continents Plus alone, I never play on anything else. The scrambled Earth map is also pretty nice if you're into fighting over the real world but don't want all geographical features pre-determined.

Edit 5/14/15 - I've discovered another thing this DLC is useful for: setting up your own little scenarios for a quick game, e.g. playing on the Scrambled Europe map with a Renaissance start using European civs whose leaders come from roughly the same time period.
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47 of 73 people (64%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: January 5, 2015
You can get mostly all of these maps for free on the workshop
I basically wasted 5 dollars ;n;
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76 of 125 people (61%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: October 5, 2014
Lol, a few 100KB of files for $7.99. Best value for money ever!
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: June 15, 2015
You can get mostly all of these maps for free on the workshop
I basically wasted £5
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: February 12, 2015
Only buy this with the rest of the DLCs in a bundle, other than that don't buy it buy itself.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: January 25
I'm not gonna tell you how much your money is worth to you, but I love playing on randomized continents. Often proves to be more interesting that 100% randomized scripted maps.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: March 19, 2015
I wouldnt buy this standalone, the value for money is quite poor since these maps are all in the workshop... But as I picked it up in the complete edition as an extra, rather than something I wanted it's actually not that bad. I find that, unlike most workshop maps these are really good and effective and actually work! That might just be bad luck on my part but still...
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