Far Cry 4 Meets Civilization V In Pagan Min Mod

Delicious!

Who’d win in a war: Pagan Min out Far Cry 4 or Gandhi? Sure, Min’s great at murder and oppression and has a crack army and all that, but push Gandhi too far and nukes will fly. In Civilization V [official site], anyway.

Custom civilisations are one of the more common Civ mod types, but I do like the look of a new mod adding Pagan Min and the nation of Kyrat. They’re mostly focused archeology and exploration, see, though can always deploy those horrible sneaky Hunter soldiers, the gits in the hoods who pelt you with arrows then vanish. Yeah, you can have them.

The mod was started as an April Fool’s joke but actually leads to a pretty interesting civ. Kyrat earn gold for exploring ruins, and gain bonus gold from owning artifacts and working antiquity sites. Kyrat replace the Crossbowman with those Hunters, who are a bit weaker but are invisible in forest and jungle and aren’t slowed by rough terrain. Their Infantry replacement, the Royal Guard, can also be used to excavate antiquity sites.

They sound like an interesting one and, y’know, you also get to settle that Gandhi question.

You can find the Kyrat mod on the Steam Workshop or CivFanatics. You will need Brave New World to play, as the expansion added archaeology and that’s sorta central to this civ.

Another video game crossover that’s interested me for a while is Militaires Sans Frontieres, which adds The Boss’s chums from Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. They have the novel twist of a central base which levels up as they go, and can roll out Metal Gear too. And as I look, I realise that hey, Kyrat creator Vice Virtuoso is behind that mod too. What a clever sausage.

10 Comments

  1. kibayasu says:

    Vice Virtuoso has also made an even more bonkers Civ, Madoka Magica

    link to steamcommunity.com

  2. Ein0r says:

    I can finally spend money on unreleased expansions of an unreleased game again! Oh what glorious times we live in ^_^

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    Harlander says:

    I just read a Let’s Play of the MSF civ (which also briefly touches on the Madoka civ kibayasu mentioned): it’s here

    • Monggerel says:

      I just realised that “Peace Walker” is literally the most appropriate title possible for a Civilization campaign.

  4. 7vincent7black7 says:

    You guys are making me want to play a Civilisation game, maybe 5, maybe 4, and I’ve never played one before…

    • vlonk says:

      Play Civ5 with both addons. It has a really good balance, it looks beautiful-ish and it has a massive fansupport compared to Civ IV. Also mod support is really nice as this article shows. Civ IV is more math, Civ V is more boardgame (still complicated to no end). Do not expect: a grand diplomacy game do expect: a great strategy game where you can win peacefully or with militaristic power while having a stroll down (alternative) history lane. For a comprehensive video guide find Filthyrobot on Youtube. For all other needs there are wikis.

  5. Gibster says:

    The Civ V community is utterly brilliant. The civ Reddit page is dominated by Civ V, people seem to act like BE never happened and ever since BNW #V seems to have stolen the 4X throne from #IV and rightfully so. The reddit community has even started a campaign for Ghandi to added in the Super Smash Bros. Ballot. Because you know, Nukes2Good2BTru

  6. DrollRemark says:

    April Fools Jokes is secretly now the best game jam.