Great new mechanics and features.
Much greater diversity in play styles.
New mechanics are well integrated with old ones.
Additions help create better mid-game content.
Revamped Trade Routes change game for the better.
AI needs to vote smarter at World Congress.
Some new elements can be difficult to understand at first.
Late game still isn't as interesting as exploration.
Losing a few hundred more hours.
By GameBlog FR on August 07, 2013
Prise en main foireuse, IA moisie, point de contrôle à se flinguer, réalisation antédiluvienne, artistiquement douloureux... Si de nombreux médias ont tenté de nous faire croire que la vie de vampire pouvait être excitante, Dark nous en rappelle toute l'horreur à travers un gameplay mort-vivant.30
By HardcoreGamer on August 07, 2013
Dark turns into an experience you may want to quietly sneak past. The RPG elements and distinct visual style do present some life, but don’t go in expecting this to be a mechanically sound game.50
By MacLife on July 24, 2013
Brave New World adds extra polish and intriguing options to the strategy favorite. Fans needn't hesitate to explore this excellent fresh terrain.90
By InsideGamingDaily on July 22, 2013
That’s the ultimate strength of Brave New World — every addition is more than just a +1 to the feature list. Instead, it ricochets up and down the systems that are already in place, giving you new options and methods of play. Brave New World is the real Civilization V; get it and never look back.90
By PCAdvisor on July 19, 2013
This major add-on for Civ V is almost incomprehensible for non-fans, and frankly it's nowhere near as smart as it could be about explaining its new stuff, but for those who have already sacrificed dozens of hours to this strategy giant, Brave New World is absolutely essential.80
By EuroGamer on July 16, 2013
The additional content of Brave New World ensures that, now more than ever, Civilization 5 feels like a complete package; a game to lose hundreds of hours to as you build an empire to stand the test of time, and one to which you'll sacrifice many a cup of tea along the way.80
By PCGamer on July 09, 2013
But the later eras are an entirely new affair, solving some of the game’s largest problems in novel and enjoyable ways. Brave New World’s additions to the already-excellent Civ V have resulted in the high point of the franchise, and one of history’s greatest turn-based strategy experiences.88
By GameSpot on July 09, 2013
Brave New World taps into some of the darkest chapters of the long and storied history of our species, but presents them with respect, reverence, and a distinct sense of optimism for our uncertain future. This expansion is a fantastic accomplishment, and one that finally fulfills all of the potential of this chapter of the series.95
By IGN on July 08, 2013
This is the most fun I’ve had with Civilization since Civ IV, and the best late-game since Civ II. Brave New World is the rare case of a title delivering exactly what it promises.94
By TheEscapist on July 08, 2013
The sweeping changes to the Civilization V ruleset are both refreshing and familiar. Each of the updates feels like a logical evolution and are seamlessly integrated with the existing systems. Brave New World feels like Civ V Complete.90