Cradle of Civilization map packs for Civ V now available on Steam

Wednesday, 1st December 2010 19:59 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Steam has announced the availability of the Cradle of Civilization map packs for Civilization V.

You can purchase individual maps for Asia, the Americas, Mesopotamia and the Mediterranean map packs individually for $2.99 or save yourself $1.97 by purchasing the Cradle of Civilization DLC bundle for $9.99.

Each map of real-world locations allows you to play random leaders in each setting, or choose leaders appropriate to the area’s history.

Head on over to Steam for more details.

The Cradle of Civilization map Mesopotamia was included in the digital deluxe edition of the game on Steam.



  1. OlderGamer

    IMO, dumbest thing ever.

    Look the game can generate new and unique map everytime you play. That is a new experince with a new world to explore. You can even build your own “real world” map replicas with the editing tools.

    So why pay for premade map DLC?

    I know convinence. But I think the number of folks willing to pay will be small. Not mention you can freely DL maps that other players have made. Again making this dlc a moot point.

    DLC I would have paid for?

    More Civs and more leaders.

    I know other players can make those too, but they can not intgrate them seemlessly into the game enviroment with unique cinimas and extras the same way the game devs can. I would pay for that.

    But really they should just be working on the first expac for now to fix/change/tweak the game into something close to Civ IVs quality offering.

    As it is, for me, Civ V was a let down. And DLC maps/scenerios won’t change that.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. DSB

    Couldn’t agree more.

    I reckon they’re betting on the hardcore players. If you check out the hardcore Civ forums, there’s absolutely no limit to the restrictions that players will put on themselves to get the most impressive victory, and maps like these would probably compliment that well.

    The laptop I’m on will only play Civ IV, not V. I’m jonesin’.

    They did start out by releasing free civs though, maybe that’s going to be a theme. Probably not, but you can always hope.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. OlderGamer

    I have the same trouble with my laptop.

    I am lucky enough to be able to just use my desktop for the game. But honestly, I think Civ IV is just a better game. But I have to remind myself that the Civ IV we play has seen three expacs, lots of patches and tweaks. I am hoping that Civ V plays as good after the same type of treatment in a few years.

    #3 4 years ago

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