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Civilization V

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Overall 9
8.5

Civilization V: Gods and Kings

Destructoid
2 September 2013
  • Summary: 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, Civilization V was one of the biggest changes the series had seen -- moving to a more approachable, art-deco interface, cutting out a lot of “unnecessary” bits, and changing countless combat and conquest mechanics.
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Overall 9
9.0

Civilization V: Brave New World

Destructoid
2 September 2013
  • Summary: When Civilization V launched a few years back, a lot of die-hard fans were disappointed with the lack of depth the game had to offer. The graphics were sharp, the interface was clean and intuitive, and the overall gameplay was very nice -- but it was missing some key mechanics introduced with expansions to Civilization IV . Brave New World , the latest expansion for Civ V , brings in a massive amount of depth to the game with simple mechanics used in brilliant ways.
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Overall 9
9.0

Guacamelee!

Gamezebo
15 August 2013
  • Summary: Your next favorite Metroidvania game
  • Pros: So much style. Fantastic Metroid-like experience. Tons of nods to other video games. Great fighting system.
  • Cons: Difficulty spikes can be a nuisance.
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Overall 9
9.2

Civilization V: Brave New World

Game Over Online
1 August 2013
  • Excerpt: The end game of Civilization games (all of them) has always been their biggest weakness. From the ancient and classical era, when everyone is still exploring and expanding, to the medieval and renaissance era, when alliances, religions and border wars wax and wane, the first half of any Civilization V game is always addictive. By like clockwork, right around the middle of the industrial era, the fun seems to tighten, only leaking out in dribs and drabs.
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Overall 9
8.5

Civilization V: Brave New World

Strategy Informer
30 July 2013
  • Conclusion: This is a better expansion than Gods & Kings, broadly speaking, but it’s also an evolution of foundations laid in that earlier iteration – we suspect some aspects probably wouldn’t work as well without G&K either. Ultimately, it makes Civilization V a much better game, which is the key thing here. The base product has come a long way since its release in 2010, and we can’t help but wonder where Firaxis will go next.
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Overall 9
9.0

Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Brave New World – PC Game Review

Armchair General
30 July 2013
  • Conclusion: For those who didn’t buy Gods & Kings this latest release is still worth considering, and could be a way to get those “must have” elements from that previous expansion. It adds the game mechanics of G&K including religion and espionage as well as the improved combat mechanics. However, other than Ethiopia, BNW doesn’t include those civilizations that were part of the G&K expansion—a pity if you like playing as Byzantine or Carthage.
  • Pros: Adds cultural victories to Civ V , plus more wonders, nine new playable powers, plus a new Scramble for Africa scenario
  • Cons: Reuses old art in a bad way.
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Overall 9
8.7
Gameplay 1
0.9
Graphics 1
0.8
Sound 1
0.8
Versatility 1
1.0
Funfactor 1
0.9

Sid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New World (PC) Review

411mania.com
29 July 2013
  • Summary: Even with the warts with the game, is a good expansion to the overall Civilization 5 universe. It adds some fun twists to the established formula, the new systems are deep, and the Shoshone are great. If you have any interest in Civilization 5 at all, this is a must buy.
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Overall 8
8.0

Civilization 5: Brave New World

Thunderbolt Games
28 July 2013
  • Excerpt: The modern era is the worst section of a Civilisation game. Everyone knows this. After a few thousand years of stabbing, shooting and bombing each other, the world’s great powers settle down into a relative lull. Since most of the land powers by now have sprawling empires with thousands of workers and smoke-belching factories farting out tanks and jet planes by the gazillion, military victories are so headache-inducingly complicated that it’s a lot simpler to try and...
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Overall 8
8.0

Civilization V: Brave New World

EL33TONLINE
22 July 2013
  • Excerpt: I wasn’t going to write this review. Well, I had every intention of writing it, but as the due date loomed ever closer I just couldn’t stop playing Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Brave New World. I was faking injuries, hospital visits and funerals, but in the end I had to give in under the pressure from the editor. And in a sense, this is exactly what Brave New World is about: Holding out as long as possible before you give in to stronger people.
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Overall 9
8.5

High Culture | Civilization V: Brave New World Review

newgamernation.com
18 July 2013
  • Conclusion: Really, Brave New World is a victim of its own series’ success. With all of the improvements that Firaxis has made over the past few years, it’s tough to fill an expansion with perfect additions. That they have managed to continue at such a brilliant pace says a lot for this game’s quality and ambition.
  • Pros: +Superb culture system
  • Cons: -Unrealised diplomacy
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