"Gods and Kings enhances the base game immensely, so much so that I can't imagine playing Civilization V without it." - IGN.com
"Civilization V: Gods and Kings is an eminently worthwhile collection of big and small changes that enhance an already amazing game." - Gamespot.com
Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Gods and Kings is the first expansion pack for Civilization V - the critically acclaimed 2010 PC Game of the Year. This robust expansion covers the entire scope of time from founding your first Pantheon of the Gods and spreading religion across the world, to deploying your spies in enemy cities in order to steal information and technology.
As you move through the ages, you’ll interact with new types of city-states, engage in new city-state quests and global competitions, and master exciting new systems for land and naval combat. Civilization V: Gods and Kings will also include nine new civilizations, nine new wonders, three original scenarios, and dozens of new units, buildings, and techs that will offer even more ways for players to expand their empire and dominate the world.
Expanded Epic Game: The core game experience has been greatly expanded. Additionally, there are even more new units and buildings included in the four new Scenarios for modders to use.
New Civilizations: The expansion will deliver 9 new civilizations, such as Carthage, the Dutch, the Celts, and the Maya (it is 2012, after all), along with their unique traits, units and buildings. The expansion also includes 9 new leaders including William I, Prince of Orange, Boudicca and Pacal the Great.
Religion: A righteous people will seek out Faith to found a Pantheon of the Gods. As your Faith becomes stronger, you can cultivate Great Prophets who build on these simple beliefs to create a religion that you can customize and enhance as desired.
Enhanced Diplomacy and Espionage: Establish embassies at foreign courts for closer ties (or clandestine operations). As the religions of the world start settling in, and the world moves into the Renaissance, you unlock your first spy (with more to come).
City-States: Two new city-state types have been added (Mercantile and Religious) to bring all new advantages to the table. The city-state quest system has received a complete overhaul to decrease the importance of gold and add a whole range of new quests that further the narrative of the game.
World Domination: The fight for world domination is now more dynamic than ever before. The Gods and Kings expansion features a reworked combat system and AI that puts more emphasis on a balanced army composition.
Naval Combat: Your navy is now split into two different ship types, melee and ranged. This means that no coastal city should be considered safe, and can now fall to a surprise naval attack.
New Wonders: There will be 9 new Wonders with all new effects including Neuschwanstein, the Great Mosque of Djenne, the Terracotta Army, the Great Firewall, and the Hubble Space Telescope.
Three new Scenarios: Medieval, Fall of Rome and Empires of the Smoky Skies
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Well, this add-on is good, adds some things from other Civ parts, and makes this game better, more enjoyable, and a bit better. But it isn't what i have excepted. It isn't so impressive. As a big add-on, it should adds much more things. It looks like it adds, it's religions, nations, espionage, a bit better diplomacy. But they aren't give really much strategy options, and don't change the game really much. Well, i think it isn't necessary unless you are advanced Civ player and want to buy also BNW. Because it makes the game more "complete".
As a fan of Civ I do think that this DLC is somewhat on the silly side. Yes, it gives a tons of new features - most of which was there in most of the previous games - such as espionage. Don't get me wrong, the DLC spices the game up a bit, but not as much as let's say BNW (the next expansion that build on the religion a lot that was introduced as a new feature but in GnK it is "only" giving you some small bonuses). All in all I think it is a necessary addition to all who plays Civ 5 regularly but it is more of a pack of extra nations, maps and such than something that radically alters the gameplay.
Gods and Kings brings tweaks and upgrades and extra content to Civilization V that some of us had hoped would have been in the base game itself. Things such as diplomacy religion and culture, as well as more fundamental elements such as enemy AI, have received a much-needed shot in the arm. Where Civ V has been seen to be a step backwards in complexity from Civ IV, Gods and Kings serves to bring back some of the attention to detail and nuance that was perhaps missing. All in all, you'll want to get this if you enjoy the Civ franchise and own Civ V.
This adds a little more depth to an otherwise awesome game. Ever since Civ 1 the genre has just been better and better. The only downside to all the awesome dls to civ now is that theres so much. This dlc brings you religion. You have the choice of following an existing belief system or creating your own, tailormade. Espionage also becomes importent. Since its added in this. All in all. This is a high value buy which is very recommended to get.
The new features are really well implemented. If you don't know the base game, you wouldn't notice the expansion at all. It's all so well integrated! The best new feature is religion. It's a pity there is no religious victory, but without the religion the game is missing many things. The addition of religion is a reimplementation of Civ IV's civics and they are even better implemented in the BNW expansion for Civ V. I'd suggest you get Civ V, G&K and at least BNW as a package. For extra game content (scenario's and more) get the DLC as well.
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