New Civilization V DLC announced, releases this week

Monday, 28th February 2011 13:01 GMT By Johnny Cullen

2K’s announced two new DLC packs for Civilization V, introducing a new multiplayer map pack and a new civilization.

The Civilization and Scenario Pack: Polynesia pack sees the introduction of Polynesian Civilization as well as as new scenario Paradise Found, where you’ll get to play as “one of the four great Polynesian kingdoms as they strive to become the dominant culture in Polynesia.”

New technology and social policy trees will unlock “powerful advantages to players,” including the Maori Warrior and the Moai.

2K’s also announced a free map pack for Civ V, which will be available to download when connected to Steam.

The content includes three maps: Skirmish, Ring and Ancient Lake.

All of the DLC will be made available from this Thursday, March 3.



  1. Grimrita

    we like free stuff. Highly addictive game, despite its flaws

    #1 4 years ago
  2. OlderGamer

    I really am waiting for this game to come into its own. As it stands right now, I would rather play Civ IV. But Civ IV is a mature game meaning that it benifits from several expansions and countless patches.

    Civ V might get there someday. Righ tnow it doesn’t get any play from me, and I am a Civ Freak.

    For the DLC, seems liek they are saying only the map pack is free. The new Civ(which is what most of us really want) is going to be paid DLC. Is that right?

    I will not pay a dime for DLC with this game. I really feel they are holding back from the launch in terms of amount of civs, it was disapointing. the new ones will prolly be avalible and included in the first exapansion anyways, I hope.

    #2 4 years ago

    @2 That would mean a major, ‘Fuck you!’ to all, who bought the DLC in the first place. The only good way would be a DLC pack, where all the additional Civs are included.

    I rather like the new Civ for it’s unique Civilizations and the improved combat system, which in my opinion are worth the 90+ hours i already spent on this one. ^^

    But yes, it comes nowhere near Civ IV and as you said it hopefully will see an Addon soon!

    #3 4 years ago
  4. OlderGamer

    I enjoy the new combat as well, and city states aren’t a bad idea – they just need continued tweaking, imo.

    I have just over 100hrs myself. But in Civ IV I must be pushing near 1000hrs. Not kidding. Civs, MMOs, and PSO games are my weaknesses. Toss in a good racer, football game, and a few arcade titles and you have my gaming life wrapped up pretty tight.

    #4 4 years ago

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