Reviews for Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gods & Kings (ANZ)

89

More than just an expansion pack

hilltown79 | Sept. 28, 2014 | See all hilltown79's reviews »

Gods and Kings turns Civ 5 into the game it should have been from the start. This is THE essential expansion pack for Civ 5. It fleshes out the base game so much that I can’t imagine playing Civ V without it. The standard expansion content, as well as the fun new scenarios ensures you get your money’s worth. The 3 main additions to the base game are:

• Nine new civ/leader combinations. • Religion (one of the most compelling game mechanics of Civ 4 - the absence of it in Civ 5 was inexcusable) • Espionage (another deep game mechanic that should have been there from the start)

Gods & Kings feels like it fills in the missing gaps from the original Civ V. If you're a Civ fan who lost faith in V, this expansion will rekindle it.

88

Just one more turn

vipc | Oct. 30, 2013 | See all vipc's reviews »

Gods and Kings is a great addition to the already great Civilization 5. Gods and Kings solve many of the inherent problems that Civ 5 had, such as the combat and AI behaviour including the City States.

Gods and Kings also add the religion system to the game, allowing you to create and adopt your own religions that provide different attributes to your cities. It also adds new factions and leaders to the game, with their own unique attributes and units, and an espionage system that allows you to spy on other factions, and even steal their technology.

This is a great expansion that certainly added another hundred hours of gameplay to the game that I had already spent a hundred hour on. If you loved Civilization V, then Gods and Kings will only make it better. Highly recommended.

85

Great addition to Civilization V

lachking | Dec. 31, 2012 | See all lachking's reviews »

Gods and Kings is the first full expansion to the fifth instalment of the series and makes some great improvements. One of the largest improvements is the addition of religion. Like culture, you gather religion (faith) as a resource through different means which you can then spend. You can spend your faith to found a religion and to improve your religion. In addition to the espionage elements, Gods and Kings also adds new units, new civilizations and makes adjustments to city states. The AI has also been improved and will not randomly build cities behind your empire now. All said, Gods and Kings makes some great improvements to make Civilization V an even better game than it was before.