Civilization V: Game of the Year Edition reign begins Sept. 27

2K Games packing six of seven add-on nations, two map packs, digital soundtrack into $50 PC package this month.

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2K Games has not been stingy with its postrelease support for Sid Meier's Civilization V, having updated the original game with seven additional nations with which players can rule the world. Those who haven't been able to keep up with all of those releases will soon have an additional option, as 2K Games today announced Civilization V: Game of the Year Edition.

Does the idea of assuming the identity of Nebuchadnezzar II sound exciting?

Due out September 27 for the PC, Civilization V: GOTYE cobbles together the original game with six of the seven add-on nations that have been released as downloadable content. Specifically, gamers will find the Mongol, Babylonian, Spanish, Incan, Polynesian, and Danish civilization and scenario packs. However, 2K Games is holding back the Korean army, which was released on August 11.

Civilization V: GOTYE also includes the Explorer's Map Pack and Cradle of Civilization Map Packs, as well as a digital copy of the game's soundtrack. The expanded package will carry a $50 price tag.

For more on Civilization V, check out GameSpot's review.

Discussion

33 comments
Grallis
Grallis

@Zloth2 - "Grognards that get heavily into 4X games like this are waiting for Sword of the Stars 2 to release." ... umm, not sure if that's correct. I'm awaiting SotS2 in hopes that it is much improved over SotS1. SotS is primarily tactical, thus if someone wants a true empire building strategy game, SotS is probably not it, and offering your opinion as 'fact' is probably not right either. SotS is a cool game, but it's a niche game.

nurse_tsunami
nurse_tsunami

This is nice and all, but I am really hoping for a true expansion to come out. The DLC is nice, but I want new additions to the gameplay as well.

pizzaboyuk
pizzaboyuk

Got to wait for the Gold Edition for everything to be included.

gameking5000
gameking5000

not really a goty if it doesn't include the koreans

kris9031998
kris9031998

@ZIoth2 I hate knowing that ive been playing a game with not all the parts included, it just feels wrong.

Zloth2
Zloth2

@kris9031998, Nah, not really. The vast majority of players only play one or two nations before moving on to another game. If you REALLY want one of these nations in particular then you can buy Civ 5 for about $25 right now and buy that nation's DLC and save yourself some money. Grognards that get heavily into 4X games like this are waiting for Sword of the Stars 2 to release.

kris9031998
kris9031998

As a korean person, i feel offended! :P Just kidding, but i must say this is a better price then just buy the dlc and the game separately, but then again it is still expensive. I mean really, THIS should have been the Civ V that shipped back in September, 2010.

john82wa
john82wa

For those who have said Civ V is the worst or not up to par to Civ IV is simply not giving the game mechanics / additions a chance. I too was completely dissapointed with Civ IV until I gave it a legitamit go. Before that, I was hooked on Civilization Call to Power and before that, the original Civilization that started it all. If there was a single thing I wish they would address, it would be the 2050 turn limit. I wan't to see advanced future vehicles and technologies and continue to battle it out to the very bitter end.... Perhaps to 2100 AD? Regardless, give this game a CHANCE and you will certainly be hooked!

zidan4000
zidan4000

To this day , Civ5 demo doesn't work on my PC for a reason that I don't know.

fightingfish18
fightingfish18

You know, it's funny. My civ3 gold edition I got from a software catalog in grade school 6 or 7 years ago came with pretty much all of the mentioned civs here. In fact, I started a new game as the Koreans just this past week...

Triton
Triton

To bad this is not the version that should have shipped at launch. Micro transactions....

ChaosUndivided
ChaosUndivided

Conquered half the world with one faction not to keen to spend another 1000 plus turns on another. The Hotseat mode is fun. Just don't play with people who take forever to make up their minds.

Darkreaper_1
Darkreaper_1

The most disappointing Civ game i have ever played.

HappyBB
HappyBB

This deal is incomplete. Why withhold the last expansion? Should I wait for another year for CivV:GOTY II?

startman_1999
startman_1999

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startman_1999
startman_1999

Ridiculous price. Gtfo! 2 words: Steam sale.

clqtte
clqtte

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UnknownPerson55
UnknownPerson55

Just add hot-seat and Ill buy it. It's all Ive been waiting for.

Ice-Cube
Ice-Cube

@Arther-la-Blunt I felt the same way, it was tough getting used to it and kept going back to IV. Though I eventually got into Civ V. Takes some time but it's still a great game.

pogswarts
pogswarts

Well until they make the game not crash every 15 minutes I won't be playing it (and it's not my PC because it exceeds all requirements by a long shot).

Arther-la-Blunt
Arther-la-Blunt

I just could never get into part V. I'll play Civ IV forever!

Strategygamer22
Strategygamer22

I'll just wait for Steam's winter sale and buy it all for 75% off.

ssvegeta555
ssvegeta555

huh, no Korea. Well, it looks like I had all the GotY material for a while with the Steam summer sale. Glad I didn't wait, beats paying $50. :P

raahsnavj
raahsnavj

GOTYE? is the E really needed? And while I'm complaining about something so insignificant as that... why do we call all of these GOTY editions? most of them weren't even the GOTY. We should call them "NRO" editions ("Not ripped off") when they finally release all the DLC in one pack for 75% off it would have been to buy them as DLC.

Ice-Cube
Ice-Cube

Glad I picked up the game for $12.50, now to wait on Steam bundling up all the DLC and having a sale. :)

FriendBear
FriendBear

How can it be a GOTY when it still has massive crashing issues? Its a great game, but at least fix the issues first before milking the product!

der_spudmeister
der_spudmeister

Uh? This bundle has been out in Europe for a while now. In fact, it's already been discounted to around 20 euros here :/

emperiox
emperiox

@Hanzaisha I agree. Their incessant milking is a bit frustrating. :(

ziproy
ziproy

Those elusive Koreans, its like the Korean War all over again

HollowNinja
HollowNinja

I knew it was a good idea to hold off on buying it during Steam's midweek sale.

Hanzaisha
Hanzaisha

Really 2K? Holding out the newer DLC and asking $50??? Just wait for the next Steam sale and you can get the game + all DLC for much cheaper.