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Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gods and Kings
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Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gods and Kings is the first expansion pack for Civilization V - the critically acclaimed 2011 Mac 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 with the addition of 9 new civilizations, new technologies, 27 new units, 13 new buildings, and 9 new Wonders.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
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CPU TypeIntel Mac Only  —  
CPU Cores2  —  
CPU Speed2.4 GHz  —  
System RAM2 GB  —  
Drive Space8 GB  —  
Video RAM256 MB  —  
Video (ati)ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro *  —  
Unsupported Video Cards: ATI Radeon X1300, ATI Radeon X1600, ATI Radeon X1900 XT, ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT
Video (nvidia)NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT *  —  
Unsupported Video Cards: NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500, NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600, NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300, NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT
Video (intel)Any  —  
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  1. Another great game in this franchise
    by 1stMac, USA - Jan 10th 2014

    It's the same idea as all the other Civ games. However this time, you get to customize what your religion does. I love that you get to change the bonuses depending on your civ.

    Cons: I would like more customizing example: I love how on the PS3 version, when you were the first to discover a major plain or river, you got to name it. That would be a great thing to bring to the PC/Mac world.

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  2. 1 star
    by Honza Mastalir, Czech Republic - Mar 17th 2013

    I dont understand why, but everytime I set up a scenario the game `quits unexpectedly` I seriously think about requiring a refund because I cant play the game. I play it on my brand new macbook pro retina so I guess the problem wont be the hardware. I am very very disappointed and for the price I would like some solution from the game creators because this game just does not work. Even while playing the tutorials the game quits unexpectedly all the time.

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  3. One (or Two) Small Step(s) for Gameplay, One Giant Leap for Civilization V
    by robindavies, Canada - Dec 13th 2012

    I loved Civ II, liked Civ III but found it a little shallow and so I missed out on Civ IV. I bought Civ V when it came out and although I found it fun to play, I did have some graphic issues with the game that impaired its enjoyability somewhat and again found the game a little shallow in depth until the latter stages of the game.

    This expansion of the game has really rectified that. Religion adds much more interest to the early game and the addition of new Civs and City States was a welcome breath of fresh air too. I am still only playing my first Marathon game with the expansion, but it has been a much deeper and more enjoyable experience than the previous vanilla version so I highly recommend it even if you played Civ V and were not overly impressed. Graphic issues seem to have been ironed out and the game loads much more quickly and runs much more smoothly now as well.

    Tactical combat is much more interesting now with the new combat system. The addition of Great War units was a good one as well, as I felt the previous vanilla Civ V rushed too quickly from Napoleonic forces to WWII era weaponry.

    Diplomacy seems to make a little more sense now too.

    Bottom line: if you love Civilization, this is the one to play. I think all of those people who preferred IV to V may be pleasantly surprised with the new changes, but having never played IV, I can't say that with certainty. Just seems that the Civ team listened to criticism and put back into the game that which had been taken out.

    The only thing that sucks about this game now is how tired I have become from late night "Just-one-more-turn-itis"

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