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By Alice Lynton on March 16, 2013 at 7:19 am
Having opened a whole bunch of religious options with Gods & Kings, Firaxis has produced a second major expansion pack for Civilization V. Brave New World is all about how your fledgling nation interacts with global culture, which is good news for peacemakers and political schemers alike.
The big new addition is a new kind of culture victory. You’ll be able to use Great Artists, Writers and Musicians to place masterpieces in key buildings, send Archaeologists to ruins and battlefields to score treasures, and spread your influence to all other nations to score a win.
Diplomacy also gets a look in thanks to the new World Congress. City-states will be more important now that they can veto your grand plans, and the balance of votes can change the political scene markedly – especially if you’ve taken advantage of the new internation trade route feature.
The expansion also adds a bunch of more prosaic goodies; new civilisations, units, buildings, wonders, and two new scenarios – Scramble for Africa and the American Civil War.