Sid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New World Expansion Pack (PC DVD)
- New Culture Victory
- New Policies and Ideologies
- World Congress
- International Trade Routes
- New Civilizations, Units and Buildings
- New Wonders
- Two new scenarios (American Civil War and Scramble for Africa)
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- Platform: Windows 7 / XP
- PEGI Rating: Suitable for 12 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 12. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 12 years of age or over.
- Media: DVD-ROM
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.
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I've played about 6 games so far and feel that the expansion adds much to what is already a great game.
Building trade routes allows you to generate cash and encourages you to explore more territory in the early game. Trade routes can also spread religion and transfer science points between participating civilizations.
The culture victor has been changed and seems (I'm still working it out tbh) to involve having more `tourism' than all the other players. Players can create great works of art or conduct archaeological digs to retrieve items of interest and placing them in museums in order to build up tourism. Players can trade these artefacts though I have to admit I haven't felt the need so far.
The social policy perks that you earn have been updated to include ideologies. These have been stuck on in a rather messy fashion (imho) and some perks seem really weak compared to the few strong ones available (but cost the same amount of culture points).
Diplomacy has been refined and civilizations react more realistically to your actions. Previously they tended to go to war with you for no reason. Now, unless they're particularly militaristic, they are genuinely friendly to you if you are nice to them. Supporting someone's vote in the World Congress will be appreciated for example. This appeared like a very sensible update however it seems to have made the game easier.Read more ›
For those who do not know, the default for all new Steam published games is for installation to occur via download. This is regardless of whether you have a disc or not. However, if you do happen to have a disc, there is no simple method of installing directly from said disc.
Now the reason I gave this 1 star is as follows: No matter which method of installing from the disc I tried, only 18% would install before it reverted to a 36 hour download. This is highly frustrating.
I do not have the time or bandwidth to install this game, let alone play it. I've been a huge supporter of the Civilization series since it's origin, but unfortunately current developers are making it unplayable.
Please note: I am not slating the game in any form. I have had no problems with any Civ game before this (all, up to and including Civ5 G&K), but this installation process has removed any hope of me playing the BNW add-on any time soon.
Trade routes actually mean something now, with visible effects.
Culture has been expanded to include tourism, a nice addition, though by no means essential.
Best of all though is the world congress, which adds politics to the mix in a rather brilliant way. Suddenly alliances with city states are important, as this effects the delegates you have, thus how many votes you control. And some of the voting can be important, such as banning trade with a certain civ, or adopting a world ideology or religion.
World Congress adds such a clever layer of depth to how you act with the other civs that this alone would make it a worthwhile purchase, and the other tweaks and additions make it essential.
Like always, everything can improve and nothing is perfect. Therefore, the former is the reason I have not offered this expansion pack for Civilization V the five stars it should deserve. In my opinion, A Brave New World is grander and enjoyable to play compared to the previous expansion, God's and Kings.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not worth the Money. Civ IV was and still is a lot better. -1 Star for steam installation as well. Super annoying, launches every time you start the game and hogs system resources.Published 3 months ago by K
The game would not load and I received a refund. The game may be the best ever, but I will probably never know!Published 11 months ago by Jim Muir