Sid Meier's Civilization V

Sid Meier's Civilization V

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[BNW] TPangolin's Recommended Civilization V Mods
Hey there, TPangolin here. I'm that dude who basically designs the civs Colonialist Legacies modpack alongside the help of a staggering amount of people.

Here is a list of my absolute favorite Civ V mods that include extremely polished Civilizations and minor alterations (nothing too major).

This packs is a great place to start if you want a list of good civs and mods to install. Keep in mind though that these are my personal favorite mods and I don't claim to hold any authority over what is good and what is bad.


Note: All mods here are designed to be played with BNW

(Header Image leader art done by Janboruta)
Items (39)
Krakatoa Fix
Created by Barrowulf
This mod fixes the placement requirements of Krakatoa to increase its chances of being a workable tile.

This one has bugged me for a while. In the default game, Krakatoa usually spawns out in the middle of the vast ocean and wastes a good natural wonde...
Gibraltar and Reef Optimizations
Created by Barrowulf
Optimizes and fixes the Lua code used to find suitable locations for these natural wonders, which both require special methods.

- Prevents the Rock of Gibraltar from spawning on small islands; especially single-tile ones which may render it unworkable!...
Music Changer
Created by Kill Lion
This minimalist mod adds a simple button at the top right corner of the screen that allows you to skip the current music playing as many times as you like.

The next song is random, based initially on your civ's ethnicity and peace / war status.
If you ...
Prussia (Frederick II)
Created by JFD

  • Specialist GPPs and Yields increase Military Production. Military Buildings provide 33% more XP to newly trained Land Combat Units.
Hungary (Stephen I)
Created by JFD

  • Clearing Barbarian Encampments grants Faith. Spending Faith converts nearby cities to your Religion, triggering WLTKD turns per existing followers.
Armenia (Tiridates III)
Created by JFD

  • Your Capital converts to the first Religion founded and receives half the Holy City's Faith Per Turn whilst following it. Converting conquered cities to this Re
The Kingdom of Belgium (BNW)
Created by JFD
Adds Belgium led by Albert I as a playable civilization

For more information, please see the wikia[] or the mod's [url=
Krajzen's Great Musicians Pack
Created by Krajzen
This mod adds 60 new Great Musicians - with audio of their hits! (each audio - around 30 seconds long) And while Firaxis has given us many Western Classic Composers, my mod adds not only classical music, but also Oriental music, jazz, Baba Yetu from Civili...
Quick Turns
Created by Krzyzyk
Intelligently toggles Quick Movement/Combat during AI turns, which results in significantly reduced time you will spend waiting and watching what the AI does instead of actually playing, especially in the late game. Only important AI unit actions, relevant...
Civ Names by Policies
Created by Lex
For BNW only.

If you are going to ask a questions about the mod algorithm, name specific, localization, etc., read the full description before.

Special thanks to SaintDaveUK for many additions to naming system.

Localizations. Wr...
Randomize City Names
Created by Nutzzz
Randomize City Names
for Civilization V [vanilla], Gods + Kings, and Brave New World
by Nutty

Randomizes city names within a civilization's list for every city except the capital. Also affects modded civilizations.

[ Random City Names, Rand...
MC's Scotland
Created by Pouakai
An ancient kingdom in the north of the British isles, Scotland has been through many political and cultural changes over the years. Though it has been part of the United Kingdom for 300 years, it has retained its status as a cultural and industrial powerho...
MC's Nazca Civilization
Created by Pouakai
Widely known for the enormous geoglyphs of animals and other designs which they created in the deserts of their empire, the Nazca culture existed for approximately 900 years in the high Andean deserts of what is now Southern Peru. From what little is known...
MC's Polynesian Civilisation Pack
Created by Pouakai
Polynesia is the term for a cultural region in the Pacific Ocean spanning from the three extremities of Hawaii, Aotearoa / New Zealand and Rapa Nui (Easter Island), and including well over one thousand islands. These islands are full of vastly differing an...
Ayyubid Civilization
Created by Pouakai
The Ayyubid dynasty was a sultanate centred in Cairo between the 12th and 14th centuries. At its peak, it rules swathes of North Africa and the Middle East, from Sana'a to Tunis to Damascus. The dynasty was founded by Saladin, a man known throughout the wo...
Created by Rob K
Adds time based graphs showing civilizations' score, gold, military power, etc., visual representation of global relationships and tons of extra info on each civ. To access the Info Addict screen, hit the scroll button underneath the turn indicator and sel...
Unique Cultural Influence
Created by Ryoga
Each culture is unique, and their influence on other cultures is also unique.
If you think Arabia, Japan and Zulu aren't supposed to sell blue jeans and pop music, then this mod is for you.

With "Unique Cultural Influence" the effect of becoming "inf...
TarcisioCM - Parthia
Created by Bubblegum
Adds the Parthian Civilization under Mithridates I. Requires Brave New World.

Manual download here[]

The Persian Horde:
Capital produces 3 Horse
Communitas Map
Created by Thalassicus
This map creates several continents and numerous offshore islands, with realistic climate and many advanced features. The goal is a middle ground between aesthetic realism and gameplay balance.
  • Islands reward naval exploration.
  • Ocean rifts
Trading Posts Grow into Towns
Created by TofuSojo
As they are worked by citizens over time, Trading Posts grow into Hamlets, Villages, and finally Towns yielding more gold as they grow, just like Cottages in Civ IV grew into Towns. The Towns are still improvements, not a new city. I loved this system as I...
Kongo (Brave New World)
Created by Tomatekh
Adds Kongo to the base game.

The Kingdom of Kongo was an African kingdom located in west central Africa in what is now northern Angola, Cabinda, the Republic of the Congo, and the western portion of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. At its gr...
Kievan Rus' (Brave New World)
Created by Tomatekh
Adds Kievan Rus' to the base game.

Kievan Rus' was a medieval polity and historical precedent to the modern Russian, Ukrainian, and Belarusian peoples. Although a loose federation of independent principalities for most of its existence, it was b...
Historical Religions (BNW or GK)
Created by Tomatekh
This mod is compatible with both the Brave New World and the Gods and Kings expansions.

An edited down version of the mod which only includes religions which the official civs have a preference for (13 new religions) can be found here: [url=http://st...
The Sioux (Brave New World)
Created by Tomatekh
Adds the Sioux to the base game.

The Sioux are a Native American people in North America, traditionally belonging to the Great Sioux Nation or Seven Council Fires. They can be subdivided into three major divisions based on dialect and culture: th...
Mali (Brave New World)
Created by Tomatekh
Adds Mali to the base game.

One of the great centers of Islamic culture and wealth, Mali was one of sub-Saharan Africa's most influential empires. It owed much of its reputation to its situation as a major trading center, effectively controlling ...
Caral - Norte Chico (Brave New World)
Created by Tomatekh
Adds Caral to the base game.

This mod is also available as part of the Cradles of Civilization Pack (BNW).

The Norte Chico culture, more formally referred to as...
Sukritact's Khmer Civilization
Created by sukritact
This mod adds the Khmer Civilization to the game, available for anyone with Brave New World.


Great Barays of Angkor:
Choose between a Food and a Faith boost upon the completio
Sukritact's Tuscan Civilization
Created by sukritact
This mod adds the Tuscan Civilization to the game, available for anyone with Brave New World.


Today a region in modern Italy, Tuscany is known for its landscapes, traditions, history, artistic
Sukritact's Phoenician Civilization
Created by sukritact
Phoenicia was an ancient Semitic civilization situated on the western, coastal part of the Fertile Crescent and centered on the coastline of modern Lebanon and Tartus Governorate in Syria. It was an enterprising maritime trading culture that spread across ...
Sukritact's Burmese Civilization
Created by sukritact
This mod adds the Burmese Civilization to the game, available for anyone with Brave New World.


Yama Zatdaw:
Receive (100 on Standard) Great Writer Points (GWP) when a city tha
The Goths (BNW or GK)
Created by Tomatekh
Adds the Goths to the base game.

The Goths were a Germanic tribe of Scandinavian origins whose two branches, Visigoths and Ostrogoths, played a significant role in the fall of the Roman Empire. Although sharing common language, customs and belie...
The Papal States (BNW)
Created by JFD

Adds the Papal States led by Pius IX as a playable civilization.
For full support, please see CivFanatics[].

If you've enjoyed the work that I have done
MC's Buccaneers
Created by Pouakai
A name that struck fear into all within the Caribbean, the Buccaneers were the most feared pirates of the age of sail, plundering ports of friend and foe alike. They sought only bounty and glory, and frequently became the enemy of those who sought to use t...
Sukritact's Chinookan Civilization
Created by sukritact
This mod adds the Chinookan Civilization to the game, available for anyone with Brave New World.


The mod comes with native support for Events and Decisions, YNaEMP, Cultural Diversity, Piety and Prest...
MC's Gallic Civilization
Created by sukritact
This mod adds the Gallic Civilization to the game, available for anyone with Brave New World.


Master Metalworkers:
May discover metal-based Luxury Resources when a Mine is con
Champa (Brave New World)
Created by Tomatekh
Adds Champa to the base game.

The Cham ruled a collection of Hindu kingdoms that controlled what is today central and southern Vietnam from approximately the 7th century through to 1832, although historical accounts place the direct predecessor o...
Sukritact's Sami Civilization
Created by sukritact
This mod adds the Sámi Civilization to the game, available for anyone with Brave New World.


Siida Culture:
Founding cities reveals all tiles within its working radius. Cities
[BNW] Confederate States of America
Created by Kramer

This mod adds the Confederate States of America to the game, under the leadership of Jefferson Davis!

Rebel Yell: Infantry units receive a random, unique promotion upon entering combat for the first ti...
[BNW] Colonialist Legacies' Anishinaabe
Created by sukritact
In this mod you'll play as Pontiac, the legendary leader of the Anishinaabe. You'll step into his role as military and spiritual leader of a people on the brink of war, reliving a brief period of sudden bloodshed, when the Anishinaabe used cunning and dete...