What are the best Civilization V mods?

If you’ve thrown lots of hours of your time playing Sid Meier’s masterpiece Civilization V, it’s quite possible that giving it a shot again won't give you the same excitement that it used to. Building your empire can be fresh and exciting again by checking out this list of the best Civilization V mods.

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    #1JFD's The Empire of Germany (Hitler)

    JFD's The Empire of Germany (Hitler)

    The Empire of Germany is a Civilization V mod game and a custom civilization by JFD and Janboruta, with contributions from others. It does not replace Bismarck's Germany but adds a new UU.

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    Zhou Zhu
    Written on July 9, 2019
    "I liked this Civ 5 mod the most out of all the earlier ones that came out. Apart from the speeches by Hitler, and a few obvious war songs that are not from the game. I've heard some lovely pieces while being in a peaceful state. I wonder where the music of this mod is located. Thumbs up! "
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    #2World at War

    World at War

    The World at War is one of the most comprehensive modifications for Sid Meier's game, Civilization V. This mod adds a much deeper playing experience to the second half of the game.

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    Betty Su
    Written on July 9, 2019
    "This made me totally excited to play again. This mod definitely made lots of changes to Civilization but I won't deny its my favorite mod"
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    #3TOD's Day of Infamy: The Soviet Union

    TOD's Day of Infamy: The Soviet Union

    Day of Infamy: The Soviet Union adds the Soviet Union as a playable civilization in Sid Meier's game. The modification was created by BayernTod and does not replace Catherine in the game.

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    Andrés Valadez
    Written on July 9, 2019
    "Historical accuracy is cool to have in these mods but I've always wanted to prioritize the game itself and what new options are brought to the table. It's sometimes disappointing with all the inconsistencies. Good thing this mod is actually good "

DID YOU KNOW?

Let's face it: Building a stellar empire in Civilization V (Civ 5) is no way an easy feat. There's a lot of things to consider - the width, the height, and even the population. Yes, many Civ V-related articles have waxed poetic about this matter. But if you're the type of player who has showcased your time-proven skills countless times, then you're probably getting fed up with all the seemingly repetitive gameplay. Maybe that has led you to spend hundreds of hours trying out Civilization V leaders. Or perhaps you've also searched far and wide for the best games like Civilization on your Android or iPhone. Whatever it is that you've gone through to break the monotony, it sure is debilitating, tiring even, to wait for Firaxis Games to come up with new content. Sure, the best Civ 5 mods may help improve your gaming experience, but those can only do so much of the trick. You can't rely on those for all eternity, right? There has to be something new and invigorating.

Well, if that's what you're looking for, then you don't have to worry anymore. Did you know that there are modders who have decided to overhaul the AI in the game? The mod is often dubbed as the Community Patch and has recently gone on to take a new moniker: Vox Populi. In this new Civ 5 mod, the AI is much, much smarter than how Firaxis Games left it. It fixes bugs and creates equilibrium. Yes, it's more than just added content like a weapon, faction, or colors on a t-shirt. This makes the whole game more difficult to beat than before. So, if you're looking to spice up your game, then check the mod out!

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    #4TOD's Day of Infamy: Nazi Germany

    TOD's Day of Infamy: Nazi Germany

    Day of Infamy: Nazi Germany is a 2015 Civilization V modification game created by TOD. It boasts of single and multiplayer modes while adding Nazi Germany as a playable Civilization.

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    Micky Yu
    Written on July 9, 2019
    "This is the best Mod ever! Never thought I'd get to play the Fuhrer in Civilization. Kudos to the developer"
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    #5Kim Jong-Il's North Korea

    Kim Jong-Il's North Korea

    Kim Jong-Il's North Korea is one of the latest modifications made for the famous Civilization V game as it was released in 2016. It allows you to play North Korea as a civilization in the game.

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    Yang Xia
    Written on July 9, 2019
    "What a game. A lot of funny things going on with this Civ 5 mod but still playable and one of the most trippy mods I've seen gameplay-wise"
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    #6Super Power Modpack

    Super Power Modpack

    This mod updates your version of Civilization V and adds a new conversion that enriches the late-game experience and the modern warfare and strategy.

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    Chen Cui
    Written on July 9, 2019
    "This specifically makes the game much better with how it was created. Cool mod! If you ask me, this is how a civ 5 mod would exactly look like"
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    #7Gods & Things

    Gods & Things

    This mod adds new gods, cults, heroes and religions that will add a new flavour to your Civilization V Game. You can find: The Black Goat of the Woods: +2 Faith from Forest tiles, 10% slower Growth Rate, and -1 Food from Tundra tiles among other features.


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    Song Zhou
    Written on July 9, 2019
    "Totally cool with all the attributes that they included in here. Can't get enough of Civilization 5 and I'm glad this mod was made"
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    #8R.E.D WWII Edition

    R.E.D WWII Edition

    R.E.D WWII Edition is a mod that updates and enhances the Civilization V game to make it more playable on a World War II environment. The mod includes new features like Frontline in which units capture tiles and an accurate map of Europe that include 5 civilizations totally playable.


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    He Zhang
    Written on July 9, 2019
    "Very realisitc for historical references and quite amazing upgrade"
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    #9Simply more Civs

    Simply more Civs

    Simply More Civs is a compilation of mods from various developers that include new civilizations from various modders and developers of CIV5. This comp includes a selection of civilizations gathered from the Workshop. 


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    Cindy Lu
    Written on July 9, 2019
    "This got me confused with all these mods but you gotta play them all top know man"
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    #10Lord of the Rings Mod for Civilization V

    Lord of the Rings Mod for Civilization V

    A mod that converts Civilization V in a Lord of The Rings Civilization version. According to its creator on the workshop, the mod and scenario is completed and working but open to new implementations and features.


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    Zhou Zhu
    Written on July 9, 2019
    "Who ever did this is amazing. A LOTR mod for Civilization 5? Cool!"

Summary

Best What are the best Civilization V mods
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1JFD's The Empire of Germany (Hitler)Games 10 Free
2World at WarGames 10 Free
3TOD's Day of Infamy: The Soviet UnionGames 9 Free
4TOD's Day of Infamy: Nazi GermanyGames 7 Free
5Kim Jong-Il's North KoreaGames 7 Free
6Super Power Modpack Games 5 Free
7Gods & ThingsGames 5 Free
8R.E.D WWII EditionGames 3 Free
9Simply more CivsGames 2 Free
10Lord of the Rings Mod for Civilization VGames 1 Free
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