Release Date: Tue Jul 9, 2013Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Brave New World

Platform: PC, Mac

Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Brave New World provides new depth and replayability through the introduction of international trade and a focus on culture and diplomacy. The player’s influence around the world will be impacted by creating a number of Great Works across a variety of crafts, choosing an ideology for their civilization, and proposing global resolutions in the new World Congress. As players move through the ages of history, they will make critical decisions that influence relationships with all civilizations in the game world.

Key features include:

  • New Civilizations, Units and Buildings: The expansion features nine new civilizations, each with unique traits, units, buildings and all-new leaders, including Casimir III of Poland.
  • 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.
  • 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 into 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 Wonders: Eight new Wonders are introduced, including the Parthenon, Broadway, the Uffizi, and more.
  • New Game Scenarios: Two new scenarios let gamers fight the “War Between the States” and embark on the epic Scramble for Africa. Fight the American Civil War from either the Union or Confederate side, as you focus on the critical action in the Eastern theatre of operations between the capital cities of Richmond and Washington. In “Scramble for Africa”, the great colonial powers of the world are racing to explore the Dark Continent and extend their reach into its interior. Search for great natural wonders in the heart of Africa, as you explore a dynamically-generated continent each time you play.

System Requirements

​Windows

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 
Mac OS X

Minimum:

    • OS: 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion), 10.9.5 (Mavericks), 10.10 (Yosemite) 
    • 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 
    • 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:The following video chipsets are not supported for Civilization V: 

      ATI Radeon X1000 series, HD 2400 

      Nvidia GeForce 7000 series, 8600, 9400 

      Intel GMA (950/X3100), HD 3000

Recommended:
    • Processor: Intel Quad Core 
    • Memory: 4GB 
    • CPU Speed: 2.6 GHz 
    • Video RAM: 512MB 
SteamOS + Linux 
  • 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]