civ5 godsandkings 2K Games releases Civilization V: Gods & Kings expansion pack

2K Games and Firaxis Games have released Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gods & Kings, the first expansion pack for the acclaimed strategy game, adding several new features and types of gameplay.

2K Games and Firaxis Games have released Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gods & Kings, the first expansion pack for the acclaimed strategy game, adding several new features and types of gameplay.

 
The most notable additions of this expansion are the reintroduction of religion and espionage, two elements that were in previous games but not in the original release of Civilization V. The religion feature allows players to choose a pantheon of gods and create Great Prophets to spread their customised religion across the world, while espionage allows users to spy on foreign cities, steal advanced technologies, rig elections, and perform coups.
 
The core game has also been expanded with new technologies, 27 new units, 13 new buildings, nine new Wonders, nine new civilizations, and three new scenarios, one focused on the Medieval period, the second detailing the fall of Rome, and the third providing a Victorian steampunk experience, which will give players a little something different to the more historic gameplay they are used to.
 
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Other features include a reworked combat system and AI, which employs a more balanced army composition, an enhanced navy system that employs melee and ranged ships, and two new city-state types, Mercantile and Religious, for expanded questing and diplomacy.
 
“We can’t wait for fans to get started on their quest to achieve world domination in all-new ways with Civilization V: Gods & Kings,” said Sid Meier, director of creative development at Firaxis Games. “Gods & Kings is one of the best expansions we’ve ever created, delivering countless hours of new gameplay experiences for Civ players around the world.”
 
The expansion is available immediately for $29.99 in the US and will launch internationally on 22 June.