Reviews for Civilization V: Gold Edition

90

Great game!!

cdp_star | Feb. 7, 2014 | See all cdp_star's reviews »

First, we have to learn many rules to expand our kingdom to win the game. But the main rules are simple, and the game prepared detailed help pages containing some ironical comments. I could spend long time only reading the help pages. By following their suggestion, I could beat the game in low or middle level. However, in the high level game, I could not recover small mistakes and lost game easily. Com never passed over my mistakes. So I am playing middle level (prince or king) only. It is enough exciting for me. At least I can say that the level design is excellent, and almost all people can enjoy the game, even if beginner. And maybe because of several upgrades, I have never met severe bugs.

93

Civilization V Gold Edition-Nearly all you need

TheTeamspeakJoe | Oct. 24, 2013 | See all TheTeamspeakJoe's reviews »

The Gold Edition is well worth the £30 you pay, as it includes the base Civ V game as well as the Gods and Kings expansion and other little DLCs like the Spain and Aztecs.

As for the game itself, it is as good as strategy games can get. The base game is massively improved on by the Gods and Kings, as it introduced religion, a nice feature that can provide plenty of benefits, as well as adding some fun new civilizations including the Netherlands and Carthage. The base game and Gods and Kings also has a fun multiplayer mode.

Note that the Gold Edition doesn't include Brave New World or the new Scrambled Continents Map pack.

93

Civ with all DLC, except the BNW expansion pack

EDP | Sept. 27, 2013 | See all EDP's reviews »

This game is the industry standard for turn-based strategy that sticks as close to real-time strategy as possible.

Another cool feature is that micro management is quite detailed, but it pays off really well when you know what you're doing.

Invest some time in this game and read about the many, many different strategies to victory on the different fan sites out there. You'll get sucked into many different game styles this game has to offer!

96

Awesome.

xClearVisionx | Sept. 9, 2013 | See all xClearVisionx's reviews »

Great overall strategy game that anyone can pick up whether you're a returning Civ player or a new one.

95

Masterpiece

mcofdiablo | Aug. 29, 2013 | See all mcofdiablo's reviews »

I am a great fan of Civilization series. I have been playing it since the third installment (I admit, not since the very first one).

This game is a very well-done combination of serious strategy and yet very easy controls. This game is friendly to anybody who wants to get acquainted with the series.

The game looks gorgeous, especially with Direct X11. This game makes me come back again and again, and it's a sign of a real masterpiece.

95

Great game

Gojko | Aug. 13, 2013 | See all Gojko's reviews »

The fifth part of the game sets a new direction for the series, introducing a division game on the hex map of the field. It's even more strategy, more realistic simulation and the possibility of a detailed exploration of the playing area.

Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gods and Kings expands the content of the base game play Civilization V with new civilizations, leaders, units, technologies and much more. The game will return a religion and espionage. The addition of Gods and Kings will allow players to assume the first Pantheon of Gods and promote confidence in the world, as well as send spies to other cities to form alliances and steal technology. Great importance is applied also to the audio track, which is best illustrated by the fact that all leaders speak in their native language, and animations of all leaders in interaction with player.

Game is highly additional, and when you are playing you are always saying to your self, only one more turn. This game is recommendation for all turn based strategy fans, and also for those who want to try their hand at this genre.

90

Almost complete

mahon | July 25, 2013 | See all mahon's reviews »

No that the Gold Edition included the Gods and Kings expansion to Civilization V it is a shame not to buy this pack unless you already own it or don't care for strategy games at all. While the base game could be accused of being a bit simplistic after very detailed Civilization IV, now with the expansion it shines as most features which were missing since the switch from Civilization IV to V are restored and improved. There are also many new civilizations featured in the game now, some from Gods and Kings and some from the other DLCs included in the pack. Now you're getting everything except for the Brave New World expansion.

With the expanded rules for diplomacy, religion, naval warfare and more, with new civilizations, buildings and wonders, you have nearly complete collection of Civilization V products, and now it can easily compete with its honorable precedessor.

90

Build a Civilization to last all time.

ADUAN | July 24, 2013 | See all ADUAN's reviews »

Civ 5 is a game that you can get lost into. From starting a small settlement, you can then build a great civilization, with researching new technologies, finding other civilizations to befriend or go to war with, building great wonders and buildings as well as units to defend your territory, there is always something to do to keep things fresh and interesting. The Gold Edition adds all the DLCs (except the Brave New World DLC, although that may be subject to change later), and this adds even more civilizations and content to play with in the game.

In conclusion, anyone who want to play a fun 4X game should buy this, and experience the feeling of conquering the world with it.

90

Excellent

Lobstronomous | July 8, 2013 | See all Lobstronomous's reviews »

As a gamer whose only real experiences with strategy games have been RTS style, like AoEI, II, III and now some of CoH, this new type of game was very welcome. I hadn't played a turn-based strategy game like Civilization before, apart from the board game, RISK. But this is clearly much more complex. I've always, loved ancient civilizations, which sparked during the countless hours I spent with the AoE series as a child. I felt each Civ and game was unique, and I loved it for this. It offers hours of gameplay with multiplayer, as well as being fully moddable. You can get sweet maps of Westeros, and even end up worshipping Cthulu. This game is a masterpiece, and I highly recommend it. However, the only flaw for me is the slow loading time, but I expect that's just my specs. All in all, an excellent game for every strategy fan, those who favour both RTS and turn-based.

95

a game worthy of your time

odren | July 6, 2013 | See all odren's reviews »

Civ 5 while some may argue is not as good as Civ 4 it is still a worthy successor and with the expansion packs becomes a very good game with plenty of things to do, and plenty of civilizations to play as. almost certainly every game you play will be different to the one before meaning it has almost endless replay-ability. certainly worth picking up

95

Must have!

Bbozmen | June 9, 2013 | See all Bbozmen's reviews »

This title is a must have for every turn based strategy fan. When you are playing you don't play just 10-20 turns, no you play untill you're still awake in the middle of the night after 200 turns! There are lots of different characters to play, an enormous load of achievements to get and you can win via various ways. So even if you don't like fighting others you can still win the game.

90

Great and fun

Demilisz | June 8, 2013 | See all Demilisz's reviews »

While Civilisation V may lack some options and depth that Civ IV Complete had, it is still a very good game on its own. And there is much better combat mechanic that any of previous instalments has. No more pile stacking, now one hex - one unit. This changes everything when we are talking about waging wars. Another nice addition are Free cities that you can discover and then trade with them or simply conquer.

Gold edition comes with all DLC as well as God&Kings expansion. While DLC's are just nice bonus, Gods&Kings are true jewel of this compilation, brining to the game religion, espionage and even more civilisations with their exclusive units and buildings.

Also the game has full steam workshop support, so there are already hundreds of mods and maps just waiting to be played..

74

Good Game

blacklightofday | June 8, 2013 | See all blacklightofday's reviews »

This is a very fun game, which can be played both very casually and very pro. The graphics are nice, soundtrack is also good (depending on what civ you are playing there is different background music). Gameplay is good, with the expansion bringing even more civs and depth to the game. The major problem the game has, though, is the bad diplomacy system, It's not bad in itself, but the AI doesn't manage to make full use of it and so you and some other civ might be best buddies and 5 minutes later he denounces you and doesn't want to have anything to do with you (even though you did nothing to provoke such action). Despite that, it's still a pretty fun experience for people who like this sort of RTS games.

92

A great game of history

kalil | June 7, 2013 | See all kalil's reviews »

Very good game, addictive and fun ... but is very slow and did not like the more beasts ... Gameplay: Great! The story is ... well, is the history of mankind! Take your empire to world domination! A very good game system, simplified and shallow. The research, diplomacy (which does not have much truth), upgrade the troops and the interaction with the leaders give much variety to the game. Moreover, the burden is great and abundant historical ... this is to learn and have fun and not "once upon a time ..." Technology: Highly advanced compared to predecessors ... but it is a waste .. but meets technical Graphics: Good. Beautiful scenarios, a spectacular water recreation and historical characters very good! Sound good but repetitive effects, dubbing and brutal songs (though rare) quality Innovation: Innovation over its predecessors, is also very rare strategy shift that will thrill fans of board games, whose biggest role model is this game

90

A hugely enjoyable timesink

saintsoulja | June 7, 2013 | See all saintsoulja's reviews »

Civilization V is one of those games you will turn on and suddenly return to your senses 3 or 4 hours later after countless turns of production, unit training, diplomacy and generally destroying those annoying barbarians. I did not want to like this game. I was expecting to walk in and just be bored but was draw in by the diplomacy aspect of the game. This is enhanced by the Gods and Kings expansion which allows you to create religions to bring the city states and the other factions to your side. As fun as the diplomacy aspect of the game is, the combat is fairly simple and very easy to understand. There is no micromanagement and the technology research allows for you to be producing new and more advanced units all the time. The end game units are something to look forward to like the giant death robot, and the special units are useful and and add a incentive to try different factions. The japanese samurai are lethal early on and the chinese crossbowmen are scary to go up against, although nuking another country playing as Gandhi was quite funny. You will have many memorable moments playing this game and cannot recommend it enough!

95

Strategy for the ages

virulent0o | June 7, 2013 | See all virulent0o's reviews »

I can honestly say Sid Meier have concreted it's title, as leader of turn-based strategy games, with the Civilization 5. Civ 5 not only lives up to its expectations, but sets the standard for future Turn-based strategies. The gold edition nicely packages all the previous DLCs into one mega saving deal.

The one-more-turn system lures you into the game like the beautiful voice of a singing siren. Next thing you know, you've spent 6 hours on it. A very addicting game., with intuitive interface and controls.

90

One of the best strategy game

onewinged90 | June 7, 2013 | See all onewinged90's reviews »

Be prepared to invest tens of hours in your first playthrough, because it is that addicting! The graphics are very good from lowest setting to ultra setting. The game's AI can pose several problem at first, but it has since improved in patches. The gold edition includes all of the previously released DLCs at lower price, which is a very good deal for those who are looking for great strategy game.

90

Game is amazing

captainstark | June 7, 2013 | See all captainstark's reviews »

Combination of the second best games in the series, just behind Civ4 Complete. This board game will last you for over 100 hours of fun.

81

Simply an amazing game

sonarctica | April 29, 2013 | See all sonarctica's reviews »

Civilization V was good even though the AI was rather stupid from time to time, I was pleased to notice the AI was updated and made better by a great amount in the Gods And Kings expansion pack which is included in this one. If you're looking for countless of hours of fun or a boredom killer, this is for you.

90

Pinnacle of the series

Mininick94 | April 28, 2013 | See all Mininick94's reviews »

Wow. Civilization 5- Gold Edition is certainly the high point in the already amazing civilization series. The new combat style leads to a greater emphasis on strategy over just purely stacking units on one tile which leads to a much richer experience overall. The graphics have also been given a fresh overhaul which is very pleasing on the eye. All the DLC's are also great as they add new leaders and scenarios but more importantly, bring the return of the greatly missed religion and espionage aspects that the base game was lacking. There is also endless hours of re-playability in the multiplayer aspects of the game as well the great add-ons supplied by the always active modding community. This game would be great for anybody who has enjoyed previous Civilization games (even though there is a bit of a learning curve) or just anybody who enjoys turn-based strategy games in general. Two thumbs up.

90

Hours of Fun,

CloserStep | April 27, 2013 | See all CloserStep's reviews »

I first expected the game to be an intimidating experience, this being my first in the Civ series. However, it was the complete opposite. The UI is easy to use, choices and decisions are not strict and formulaic like some strategy games.The game lets you create your civilization your own way, and is forgiving of newcomers mistakes. Games can go on for ages, and yet, there is still the attraction to finish them. Managing large populations and units can be a bit messy, but once you get the hang of it, it's ok. Some of the pop-ups are a bit useless, giving you information that is obvious, while not explaining things that are somewhat essential. However, these are minor issues, and once one is experienced with the game, these become less problematic. The inclusion of Faith in this pack and City States in the game seems to have mixed gameplay up a fair bit, and makes for unique and engaging gameplay. The pack itself is great, jam packed with content, guaranteed to give hours of game time. A must buy.

90

Great Bundle

lachking | March 25, 2013 | See all lachking's reviews »

Many people say that Civilization 4 is the pinnacle of the series, but in all honesty I prefer Civilization V. The most dramatic change in Civ V is the whole hex style interface, the enhanced graphics engine and the one unit per tile rule. The one unit per tile rule is a positive in my book since you need to be more strategic rather than just massing units like you can in Civ 4. I also like the fact that cities now have a health rating, meaning captures have to be more strategically planned with a balance of melee and ranged units. This collection also adds Gods and Kings which adds more maps, scenarios and leaders. Gods and Kings as the name suggests also places an emphasis on religion where you spend faith points on upgrades for your civilization. Finally, the pack also includes many DLCs which adds more scenarios and maps to the mix. You could potentially have a long running debate as to whether Civ 4 is better than Civ V, but for me personally, I think Civ V has made some great improvements to the franchise and this bundle has it all.

80

The sensation of being the precursor of a new era

abelfs | March 3, 2013 | See all abelfs's reviews »

Sid Meyer has the ability of sucking the soul from your body with his games and he keeps up with this Civilization. The factor of jumping into the next full work days grants the happiness in victory over the other Civilizations is still there. The new policy choices are a great new take on the game. However there are some AI bugs that can make worst the experience, above all comparing to CIV 4. However, you should still buy it because with all the DLCs and the Gods and Kings expansion you will have weeks (or months) of fun.

89

The final collection of a great turn-based strategy game

panz3r88 | March 1, 2013 | See all panz3r88's reviews »

Civilization V: Gold Edition contains the base game and all the expansion released for this good game. After 20 years the gameplay of this series remain good and you will spend many hours to lead your civilization to rule the world using diplomacy, war religion, espionage and many other methods. The game was pretty enjoyable and provides a lot of play time and the steamworks modding system is really good and some of the mods are useful and others change the game enough to keep it interesting. The game is really good for both veteran and newcomers and allow you to experience one of the best turn-based strategy game of the last year