New religion and espionage modules build on the core game in meaningful ways.
Plenty of new civs to play and buildings to build.
Streamlines rules and removes exploits.
Religion is excellent.
Fun new scenarios.
Doesn't include some content from previous expansions.
Espionage feels small-time.
Combat tweaks are slight.
Doesn't do enough to change Civ V.
By PC Gamer on August 03, 2012
A grab bag of game systems to bring new life to Civ V. Definitely worthwhile, and almost certainly holier than...81
By PC Mag on July 10, 2012
With its first major expansion pack, Gods & Kings, Civilization V takes major steps toward becoming what it always should have...80
By PCWorld New Zealand on July 06, 2012
It’s been a while since I played Civilization, except on my iPad, but it’s one of my favourite 'comfort' games – the games I turn to when I need a little break from the world. So I was keen to take a look at the new expansion...80
By GamePlanet on July 02, 2012
Civilization V: Gods & Kings re-introduces religion and espionage to the game. In addition to some much needed changes to the base game, these two elements greatly enhance the original...90
By Blogcritics on June 28, 2012
Sid Meier’s Civilization or Civ as it’s called by fans of the series has been around since 1991, when Sid Meier took what he had done successfully with Pirates! in 1987 and Railroad Tycoon in 1990 and made the first Civilization game. ...80
By Techgage on June 27, 2012
I do believe I could talk about both Gods & Kings and Civilization V as a whole for hours on end, but I'm getting word from my subconscious that I should shut up, wrap things up, and go play the game. So let's do that. When I first learned of...95
By cnet on June 23, 2012
Civilization V: Gods and Kings is an eminently worthwhile collection of big and small changes that enhance an already amazing...90
By Destructoid on June 20, 2012
Civilization has always had a special place in my heart. As a turn-based 4X strategy game, it is the antithesis of damn-near everything in the shooter-saturated landscape that is the modern game market. When it was initially released in 2010,...85
By Cheat Code Central on June 19, 2012
For Civilization games and their ilk, expansions are tough to pull off. Since the games are basically sandboxes and usually don't have a pre-set story, there isn't an easy way to add new content. Most of their "expansions" end up being just...84
By GameSpy on June 19, 2012
It's not easy to add entirely new mechanics to a carefully-crafted strategy game like Civilization V. Gods & Kings takes two elements that were specifically excluded from Civ V, religion and espionage, and introduces them to a game that was...70