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Civilization V Getting Two New Map Packs

by Mike Trinh on Oct 15, 2013 at 10:37 AM

Two new map packs are arriving to Civilization V, both based on the popular Scramble for Africa scenario from the Brave New World expansion. The first map pack is called Scrambled Continents and has already been released. The other, Scrambled Nations, will release on November 5. Both packs cost $5.

Like the Scramble for Africa scenario, the map packs put players in a recreation of a continent or country. Resources and natural wonders are randomly generated to make each game different from the last. 

Scrambled Continents includes maps for “Africa, Eastern Asia, North and South America, Western Europe, Middle East, a thawed Antarctica, new scripted maps for Small Continents, Oceania, and one map including all of Earth’s continents.”

Scrambled Nations includes maps for “Canada, Australia, Japan, Scandinavia, Great Britain and China.”

Our Take:
These map packs can offer Civilization V fans dozens of hours of additional gameplay for a relatively low price. After the excellent Brave New World expansion, I’d be more excited to hear an announcement of a new entry to the series. But until then, it’s good that Firaxis continues to support Civilization V for one… more… turn.