Release Date: Tue Jun 19, 2012Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Gods & Kings

Platform: PC, Mac

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, and is now available for purchase. 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 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 also includes 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 dominate the world.

  • Expanded Epic Game: We’ve added new technologies (like Combined Arms), 26 new units (like the new 1-hex ranged unit Machine Gunner), 11 new buildings (like the Bomb Shelter), and 9 new Wonders (see below) to make the scope of the base game even greater. Additionally, there are even more new units and buildings embedded in the Scenarios for modders to use. 
  • New Civilizations: The expansion delivers 9 new civilizations, such as Carthage, Netherlands, the Celts, and the Maya (in honor of 2012).
  • 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 (Are you tolerant of other religions or is this the one true faith? Are you focused on Gold, Arts or Military?) Beliefs can even unlock custom buildings that only people of your religion can construct. Great prophets, missionaries and inquisitors help you spread your beliefs to other lands and gain the alliances of CityStates, and like-minded civilizations.
  • 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 industrializes, you unlock your first spy (with more to come). Send him out to establish surveillance of foreign cities or steal  advanced technologies from your strongest or wisest competitors. All of your actions can have a diplomatic impact if discovered, so always tread carefully.
  • 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 new range of new quests that further the narrative of the game as well as make the diplomatic victory a more varied option. Ally with Marrakech to get access to their unique luxury resources! Vatican City and Jerusalem are holy cities that play key roles in the religious struggle.

System Requirements

Minimum System Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows® XP SP3/ Windows® Vista SP2/ Windows® 7 
  • Processor: Dual Core CPU 
  • Memory: 2GB RAM 
  • Hard Disk Space: 8 GB Free 
  • DVD-ROM Drive: Required for disc-based installation 
  • Video: 256 MB ATI HD2600 XT or better, 256 MB nVidia 7900 GS or better, or Core i3 or better integrated graphics 
  • Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card 
  • DirectX®: DirectX® version 9.0c

Recommended System Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows® Vista SP2/ Windows® 7 
  • Processor: 1.8 GHz Quad Core CPU 
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM 
  • Hard Disk Space: 8 GB Free 
  • DVD-ROM Drive: Required for disc-based installation 
  • Video: 512 MB ATI 4800 series or better, 512 MB nVidia 9800 series or better 
  • Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card 
  • DirectX®: DirectX® version 11