In this article, we show you the 15 Best CIV 5 Mods 2021. Civilization V is a 4X game (Explore, Expand, Exploit, Exterminate) developed be Fraxis games the fifth in the Civilization strategy series. Playable on the following platforms; Microsoft Windows, OS X, and Linux. It was released on Microsoft Windows on 21 September 2010, on OS X and on Linux on November 23, 2010, and June 10, 2014, respectively.
The Civilization series has stood the test of time thanks to the producer’s constant efforts to make the game more fun hence, modding the game. A mod is a change by players or fans of a video game in one or more aspects of the video game.
There are various funny modifications available for Civilization V, adding new content to the game and offering a new challenge for experienced players.
These are The Best CIV 5 Mods 2021
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1. Enhanced User Interface
Available for Brave New World, Gods and Kings, and Vanilla. This is the most downloaded mod pack. User Interface changes are made in the game. It shows the amount clicks required, requires the use of more icons, more mouse over actions, and tooltips are available.
There are no changes to gameplay, doesn’t affect a saved game, does not affect achievements progress, works in multiplayer mode, and provides only available information to the player.
It works fine with other mods not affecting the user interface. Game art outsourcing company RSG rated it at 4.5 stars.
2. Total Mod
A total mod that replaces virtually all of the creative assets in the original Civilization 5, and even some core aspects of the game. This mod features 2 new eras, 27 new technologies, 5 new buildings, and 24 new units.
It also promises more unique art for units, more new techs, more future, and digital era units, map trading, ending era selection when starting a new game, random events. It is rated at 4-star.
3. Civilization Nights
This is a complete conversion modification pack released on February 27, 2011. On this mod military units cost 5 unhappiness each and the FIRST 10 citizens in each city generates happiness. Each new city built generates 20 unhappiness while luxuries each generate 10 happiness. Civs are able to recruit barbarians. It’s rated 4 star.
4. Communitas Artificial Intelligence and Tools
Released on October 19, 2010, the Communitas Artificial Intelligence and Tools makes the Artificial Intelligence smarter. This it does by improving the intelligence of the AI while reducing its bonuses. Communitas Artificial Intelligence and Tools has also added more tools essential for modders as it is an essential tool for the communitas expansion pack. It’s rated 4 and basically only works with Brave New World
5. Really Advanced Setup
Released in February 3, 2013, this mod encompasses all of the standard options available in the Advanced Setup. It also includes new features that allows you modify game play. It works with Brave New World and earlier versions of Civilization 5. The following options are available: active civilizations, starting bias, starting bonuses, starting units terrain, features, resources, and natural wonders, starting visibility, and new game options. It’s rated 4 star.
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With it’s original version released on January 11, 2014 Faerun is mod featuring the fantasy world of the Forgotten Realms, inspired by the European-style continent of Faerun.
This mod is incompatible with other mods. It features 25 Civilizations reflecting Faerun’s major kingdoms, map or map script with any settings, four Faerun Scenario Maps with true start locations, the option to recruit powerful Heroes, including Bards, Rangers, Druids, Wizards, Assassins and Paladins, Over 50 Spells available, 10 unit races, over 100 new buildings and wonders, 4 new and challenging Victory types and a few other features. It has a 4-star rating.
7. Regiment and Ethnic Diversity
Available for Civilization V, Gods and Kings, Brave New World, and all downloadable content, it was released on September 27, 2010. This mod has rescaled all human and mounted units, with most units now being multiple figures, alongside addition of new formations and hundreds of new models for diversity. It however has no effect on gameplay. It has a 4-star rating.
8. Falcon Artificial Intelligence: Diplomacy
This mod released on July 18, 2013, works with Brave New World. It features a change in the warmonger diplomacy penalty rule, removal of the flawed denouncing system, diplomacy consequences, and others. This mod adds diplomatic initiaves to the artificial intelligence causing it to behave more sanely. It’s rated 4-star.
9. A Civilization of Ice and Fire
This mod released on October 29, 2010, is an updated version and requires all the downloadable content including Wonders of the Ancient World and Gods and Kings. This is a total conversion mod that leads us to Westeros where we can play as any of the Game of Thrones characters. It features a few changes such as Altered Traits, Customized Tech Tree, New units easily obtainable, New Wonders, Custom art for tech, wonders, units, icons, Wonder Units, Special Resources, and Religions. It’s rated 4-star.
10. User Interface – Filters in Trade Route
With it’s original version released on December 16, 2017, this Enhanced User Interface mod has affected how trade routes work. This mod does not work with the vanilla game. It features a red exclamation mark next to Cities that you already have a route to and also features new columns with route length, maximum route range, and turns to Complete have been included. It’s rated 4-star.
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11. JFD’s Rise to Power
JFD’s Rise to Power is a total conversion mod with it’s objective to add depth to the Civilization 5, by bringing in new mechanics, overhauling base systems, and adding an abundance of world-building aspects.
With close to 32 versions, there have been numerous updates to this mod. The later featuring Cathedrals now containing the Great Work of Art slot while Mandirs contain the Engineer sall, Increased the Piety yield from Shamanism to 25, and addition of Sorted Building and Wonder into Districts for CiD support. It’s rated 4-star.
12. Civilization 5 Brave New World: Hulfgar’s Modpack Industrial
Released on July 3, 2015, the goal of this mod is to restrict the end game to the late 60’s with the units of the World War II era. Amongst its features are disabling of late-game techs and units, the reworking of the tech tree.
Techs such as Robotics, Stealth, Lasers, Particle Physics, Nuclear Fusion, Nanotechnology have been disabled while units such as Nuclear Missile, Nuclear Submarine, Giant Death Robot, Mechanized Infantry, Missile Cruiser, Rocket Artillery, Helicopter Gunship, Modern Armor, Stealth Bomber, Jet Fighter (Modern), Mobile SAM, Cruise Missile were also disabled. Available on Brave New World, it has a 4-star rating.
13. Ingame Editor
Released on August 21, 2011, this mod allows changes to the terrain, fog, resources, improvements, cities, units, diplomatic relationships. With a 4-star rating, it is one of the most sought after mods. It features the ability to edit or paint terrain, natural wonders, resources, improvements, rivers, fog. It also offers the ability to change cities’ religion followers, population, buildings, culture, status.
You can also spawn new units, remove other ones, for any civilization, including barbarians, Modify players’ gold, culture, faith, relations, end wars or seed them, grant victory, or inflict shame. Also, a possibility is the ability to grant or remove techs or social policies, and found religions. This and a lot more are found on the in-game editor mod pack.
14. Beyond the future
This mod, released on October 14, 2010, features an expanded future era where new technologies, units, and a few changes to the modern era have been made. It features new buildings, national wonders, wonders, projects, resources, units, and various new techs. With a 4-star rating, this tech is applicable to both expansion packs of Civilization 5.
15. Epic’s Heroes Collection
This is a total conversion MOD with a 4-star rating, released on November 7, 2013. The Seven Pillars of A Hero’s talents include savage, might, courage, agility, endurance, wisdom, and sorcery. The Epic Heroes Mod adds 3 Heroes per Civilization and it is possible to unlock more Heroes by completing world Wonders.
Heroes when added fight in the front line of the battlefield, gain new Talents of the seven pillars, discover powerful Relics, master new adventure abilities while assisting you to conquer other Civilizations.
The Heroes of All-Stars, MOD create an incredible world of Starcraft, Diablo, and Warcraft. Heroes from various Games can clash in one MOD. Aside from new Races and Heroes, the MOD also adds new Hero Traits, Abilities, and redesigned Policies which all prioritize Hero Units.