Sid Meier’s Civilization VI: Rise and Fall

Rating Summary

Based on 47 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

80%

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10 / 10.0
Feb 8, 2018

Overall, Rise and Fall doesn't address any particular issues in early, late or mid-game, so any problems you have with those points in the game remain. Instead, Rise and Fall adds a framework to your game that makes it more comprehensible and more your own than ever before.

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9 / 10.0
Feb 7, 2018

This expansion is a recognition that the magic of this series is in giving players lots of choices — sometimes difficult choices — as we all strive to stamp our own personalities on what is, effectively, a simulation of personal political leadership.

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9 / 10.0
Feb 9, 2018

Rise and Fall is one of the best expansions of the series and an absolute must for anybody who enjoyed Civ VI. The new systems keep the military players in check and give a more balanced and varied experience.

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90 / 100
Feb 7, 2018

I was already wowed by Civilization VI, and Rise and Fall only serves to cement my love for this amazing strategy game.

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9 / 10.0
Feb 10, 2018

Sid Meier's Civilization VI - Rise and Fall adds new flavor to a game that was already almost perfect

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David Bakker

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9 / 10.0
Feb 15, 2018

Civilization VI: Rise and Fall meets the incredibly high standard Civilization VI has set for itself. Hundreds of hours of gameplay with rich backstories meet hundres more hours of gameplay through the Rise and Fall expansion. There's more of everything. Everything feels inspired. Rise and Fall might not complete Civilization VI as a perfect game, but it adds an incredible amount of fun to your already awesome journey.

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9 / 10
Feb 26, 2018

Quite simply, Rise and Fall is a must-buy expansion for any Civilization VI owner. The fundamental core of the experience has, of course, not been radically changed - however it didn't need to. Rather, what has been added is a refinement that encourages strategic development and thinking and gives a constant treadmill of challenges to overcome in order to create the greatest civilisation. The loyalty mechanic accompanies this all nicely by again increasing the difficulty curve by just the right amount to avoid annoyance. The disappointment about the global emergencies does not detract from the experience enough to consider Rise and Fall anything other than a triumph.

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9 / 10.0
Feb 6, 2018

Civilization VI: Rise and Fall is a satisfying expansion to Sid Meier's 4X turn-based game, adding enough core gameplay features, civilizations and leaders to renew the gaming experience. Don't expect a groundbreaking change, as this is not a sequel, and some of the old faults are still there like difficult UI or the strange AI when it comes to warfare decision and weird diplomatic moods, but it's still a notable expansion.

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9 / 10.0
Mar 1, 2018

The intricacies added to Rise and Fall bring out the best of Civ, especially to make it a much more thoughtful play through.

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8.8 / 10.0
Feb 7, 2018

Rise and Fall is an excellent expansion for Civilization VI, broadening the offering and adding a lot of irons in the fire: nine new leaders, eight civilizations, a general improvement of the experience, and a lot of new gameplay tweaks. The original game was a pretty good one, and with this new expansion it's just gotten better.

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