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Release Date: May 3, 2011

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The Denmark Civilization and Scenario Pack brings you both the Denmark Civilization and the new Scenario, 1066: Year of Viking Destiny, to further enhance your Civilization V experience. Rule the world as Harald Bluetooth, with your powerful Berserker warriors and Ski Infantry!

Scenario Description

In 1066: Year of Viking Destiny, the throne of England is up for grabs. Take the role of one of four leaders and seize control of the British Isles! Special rules for the scenario ensure that the only way to win is by the cunning use of force. Can you complete the Domesday Book and secure legal rule before your rivals? Use unique units for each faction in the scenario to claim the throne and stand the test of time!

Denmark Ruler – Harald Bluetooth

Harald Bluetooth (920 – 986 AD) was King of Denmark for nearly 30 years. During his reign, he united the earls of Denmark and Norway and defended his people from invasion from Sweden and Germany. Today he is viewed as a just and wise king of Denmark.

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    • 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
    • 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
    • OS: 10.8.5 (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
    • Video RAM: 256 MB
    • Supported Video Cards: NVIDIA GeForce 8600, 8800, 9600, GT 120, 320M; 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: Apple Intel Chipsets only. Power PC Processors (G4 and G5) are not supported.
    • NOTICE: Intel(r) integrated video chipsets are not supported.
    • 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
    • NOTICE: Internet Connection and acceptance of Steam™ Subscriber Agreement required for activation. See for details
    • 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]
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Posted: June 14, 2015
100% off its a bit expensive at -.01 cents
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47 of 50 people (94%) found this review helpful
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Posted: July 20, 2012
The Vikings is my favorite DLC for Civ V thus far. The scenario it comes was fun enough to play 3 times (as 3 different factions) and the Danes are, of course, an excellent choice to either play as or try to best in a single player game.
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Posted: December 19, 2014
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25 of 25 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: November 18, 2015
-Quick Review-
The Civilization and Scenario Pack: Denmark – The Vikings adds the civilization “Denmark” and it's leader Harald Bluetooth to the Civilization V mix, and the Scenario “1066: Year of the Viking Destiny”.

-Detailed breakdown review-
Story: The 1066: Year of the Viking Destiny Scenario is one of my personal favorites, you take place in a 4-way-tug-of-war between England, Norway, Denmark, and Normandy. The objective is to build six Domesday Shire Courts, then complete the Domesday Book in London.
Depending on which faction you chose, the strategy slightly changes but the over all goal is the same; Conquest of the English Mainland and push back the other Usurpers! Each faction has it's own abilities and some even have special units which are only experienced in this scenario.

Gameplay: The Danish civilization abilities make them far more suited to a domination victory, the sooner you get out to sea and dominate the ocean, the sooner you can control the game. Naturally this means that if you're landlocked, one of your best exploration abilities are for naught...
The unique Units the Danish have are the Beserker (which replaces the Longswordsman), and the Norwegian Ski Infantry (replacing the rifleman). The abilities for the Danish are: Embarked units have +1 movement and pay just 1 movement point to move from sea to land. Melee units also pay no movement point cost to pillage.

Achievements: There are about nine achievements associated with the “1066: Year of the Viking Destiny” Scenario. I suggest buckling down and look up some guides for this one, because you need to beat this scenario on the hardest difficulty. There are also two achievements relating to the Danish civilization; beat the game, and enter a snow tile with the Norwegian ski infantry.

Price: Civilization and Scenario Pack: Denmark – The Vikings is priced at $4.99, by far the best DLC deal on steam is the Civilization V: Complete Edition for $49.99.

Conclusion: In conclusion, I do have a bias for both the scenario and the civilization; Some of the first computer games I played were medieval-based strategy games. Additionally the Danish Embarked +1 movement ability compliments my play style. Lastly, Harald Bluetooth is a cheerful chipper fellow, I can't help but like him!
In all seriousness, this DLC was pretty good, and I did spend at least 4 hours playing it, I'd suggest waiting for a sale before purchasing, or better yet, getting all the DLC in one big bundle on sale.

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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: October 19, 2015
Civilization V DLC - Civilization and Scenario Pack: Denmark - The Vikings (a mouthful, isn't it?)

Anyway. Denmark is obviously a domination-focused civ with cool Viking stuff. Their unique ability, Viking Fury, lets them fight quickly and effectively:

* Embarked units have +1 Movement and pay just 1 movement point to move from sea to land - not the other way around! No fleeing back to the sea for the Norsemen. Good for early game exploration and settling as well.
* Melee units pay no movement point cost to pillage. You had better upgrade your Berserkers if you still want to Viking it up.

However, apart from the cool factor - they have Berserkers replacing otherwise meh Longswordsmen and a war theme with Viking horns for pete's sake - Denmark is actually fairly mediocre for a domination civ.

I mean, they're certainly fun, and of course if you time a Berserker invasion right you'll smash stuff up. But, Denmark is kind of a one trick pony (that pony actually being a frothing half-naked warrior) and it takes a little while to get there. Once you do, at least there's not much that can stop you for a while apart from premier naval powers - watch out for the Ottomans, English and Dutch.

If the opportunity is available, you can pretty much blitzkrieg strategic locations a thousand years before the Germans could. It's all very nice, to be sure, but ultimately Denmark is middle of the pack: it isn't quite as versatile or powerful as some other domination civs. It's probably not a civ you want to play on Deity, anyway.

You probably don't want to play this civ on maps with comparatively large amounts of land, either. Although you could probably raid the coasts and build a seaside empire, jungles and forests will still give Denmark trouble.

Norwegian Ski Infantry are good if you can maneuver them to take advantage of their terrain bonuses, and are good as a late-game supplement you can actually upgrade to from Berserkers...but are still not quite as thrilling as Berserkers.

For best results, research Metal Casting ASAP. Open up the Honor, Exploration and/or Liberty policies to support your military.

Denmark's AI is obviously pretty aggressive, but if you can get on its good side they will remain very good friends, even if not especially if the player is also a warmonger. And what a good thing too: Harald Bluetooth's leader screen is pretty rad. The unique longboat graphic for embarked units is cool too, for what that's worth.

I have not yet played the included '1066: Year of Viking Destiny' scenario, so I'll get back to you on that.

Overall, I would still recommend this if you somehow didn't get the complete pack, are a domination-focused player and want to become a glorious Viking. If you're not any of these, however, I actually wouldn't strictly recommend this DLC. If there were a 'mixed' rating, I'd definitely use it here.

Fun trivia: this DLC was actually priced at negative 2 cents during 2015's summer sale. People got paid to download a middle-of-the-road civ!
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Posted: December 29, 2014
Denmark is a unique faction in that it gets the Norwegian ski infantry as its special unit. This DLC also adds the 1066 scenario, in which you compete with other factions for the throne of England.
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23 of 35 people (66%) found this review helpful
37 people found this review funny
Posted: June 14, 2015
It's too expensive for me.
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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Posted: June 14, 2015
-$0.01 is a little too much for me today, I think it needs to go down a little more. 10/10
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Posted: December 5, 2014
Great new civ to the game. Denmark is a great new civ to play as, and gives you new stratagys. He is defently a power house at the begining of the game, and will lead you to victory. One of the best civ's you can play as. 8/10
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: May 14
One of the worst Civs to play as, but who gives a ♥♥♥♥. You are a Viking and that is all that matters.

On a side note, the 1066 scenario that comes with this is brilliant, it's worth it for that alone
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The Drunken Murloc
Posted: September 28
really nice DLC, but Norwegian ski infantry? why not the danish frogmen instead ?? and not an army force from a fellow scandinavian country?
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s0ulzi #jesuissebastien1214
Posted: June 22
"Power is always dangerous. It attracts the worst and corrupts the best. I never asked for power. Power is only given to those who are prepared to lower themselves to pick it up"
Ragnar Lothbrok
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O_G 1st_batman ♋
Posted: May 18
123 aint no vikings ♥♥♥♥in with me
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Posted: May 16
I don't see why everyone is attacking this...

Like what the hell with the ♥♥♥♥ing viking you can pillage people and say "HURRAH!"

You can also ♥♥♥♥ing destroy everybody with your ski people from Ski Free.

but what the ♥♥♥♥ is with this 100% off ♥♥♥♥. I spent only 3 dollars extra and got all the DLC.

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Posted: May 12
I really liked this but i don't get the norwegion expainson pack but this is so great
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Posted: May 4
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Posted: April 21
This makes Brian Nielsen really happy ;)
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Posted: March 8
vikings rule
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Posted: February 15
Vikings kick ♥♥♥ and so does this DLC!
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