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5.0 out of 5 stars A Worthwhile Expansion., June 19, 2012
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Here we are at Civilization V's first expansion after only seeing smaller DLC packs since it's launch over a year ago. This expansion actually does what expansion packs are supposed to do, and that is add on content to keep the game fresh, fix bugs and gameplay issues and give you a reason to spend more money on a game you already have. And it does it quite well.

Civilization V Gods and Kings includes the addition of Religion as well as Espionage as we have seen in earlier instalments in the franchise, but does so in a completely new and innovative way that we have not yet seen. These additions included in this way allow you as the player to experience a copious amount of new content through two completely new major gameplay features, and while they seem familiar and are easy to learn they are fundamentally different than the earlier versions thus exciting and fresh. I won't go into anymore detail as they are listed on the page and I don't want to ruin any of the "exciting and fresh" but that is what I found them to be. But these two features dramatically change the game, and personally added a lot of much needed replayability to the "vanilla" version of the game.

There are several new leaders to be played all heads of their respective civilizations and with that all new leader bonuses and special units. This of course adds a lot more variety to the game (I.E. replayability) as well as variety in abilities and units that you or your opponents (or allies technically) have thus in turn possibly changing your strategy around. These new additions simply add base depth to the game, and fortunately allow a lot of players favorite Civ's/Leaders from previous games to make appearances. And of course some of the new leaders special traits involve bonuses in the new Religion/Faith system.

There were several new maps and scenarios added in this expansion pack, these features are also just added depth and variety. New artwork/Units/moves/abilities, ect. As well.

All in all this expansion pack does what it is supposed to do, or atleast what I had hoped it would do and that is expand on the game, adding new features as well as variety and making the game more enjoyable and most importantly more replayable. Civilization V Gods and Kings for its cost adds a lot of content and doesn't seem to break anything or have a downside game wise, so if you are wondering whether it's worth it as a long time Sid Meier fan as well as just a Civilization fan I find this expansion to be a welcome addition.

Original Civ V rating 4/5, a slight dissapointment considering the earlier instalments and not as enjoyable as the fourth game. Though it was pretty good considering other games on the market.
Civilization V with Gods and Kings 5/5, this expansion fills a lot of gameplay holes, adds a lot of variety and makes the game overall a more enjoyable experience. I find myself not simply running out of things to do to stay entertained with these new strategies and ways to go about the game.

If you enjoyed Civilization V, or feel you would have if it had a little more work done with it and had some expanded gameplay features then this product is definitely a recommendation.
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Initial post: Jun 19, 2012 1:51:04 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 21, 2012 3:49:10 PM PDT
Máximo says:
How long have you been playing before writing your review? (I ask because this review was posted a few hours after its release, and I find that surprising for a game of this complexity.)

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 8, 2012 2:43:21 PM PDT
Mike says:
Lector X,

He could of been playing it for hours. The game was released on Steam at 12am.

Posted on Oct 18, 2012 10:08:58 PM PDT
Q. guo says:
i guess most of ppl agree with this review nevered play civ before civ 5, for those of us who play civ 1-4, this installment is a huge letdown. but for those who never play the seris before this, i could see why they will enjoy it so much, civ 5 is really good to introduce the civ seris to newcomers, easy to get into, not as much deplomacy and tech or even wonders..hope they will check out civ 4, it like civ 5 but with atleast 5 times more contents plus some of most amazing mod ever(RoM).
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