Sid Meier's Civilization VI: Gathering Storm

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Sid Meier's Civilization VI: Gathering Storm is ranked in the 90th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 18 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

87%

Critics Recommend

Based on 18 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Kotaku
Unscored
Unscored
Feb 11, 2019

Even taking its whiffs and missed opportunities into account, I’ve still loved every hour I’ve spent with Gathering Storm. It’s an expansion that may not stick its landing, but which should still be applauded and admired for the way it sets out to change the very world we play on, and succeeds.

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Polygon
Unscored
Unscored
Feb 11, 2019

Civilization 6: Gathering Storm offers too little, and costs too much

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Feb 14, 2019

Gathering Storm is a chunky collection of small remixes that amount to a big difference.

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Scored Reviews

Twinfinite
5 / 5.0
5 / 5.0
Feb 11, 2019

Put simply, Gathering Storm checks all the boxes of what a great expansion should be and is a must own for hardcore Civilization VI fans looking for a reason to spice things up in an incredibly positive way or get back into the game if they've been dormant.

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COGconnected
93 / 100
93 / 100
Feb 11, 2019

I’m an easy mark for a new Civilization, but I have no fear in saying that Gathering Storm is one of the most creative and significant expansions a Civilization game has ever received.

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TheSixthAxis
9 / 10
9 / 10
Feb 11, 2019

The astute Civ player can shape the history of their nation and craft a story for the ages with with pinpoint accuracy. The Gathering Storm enriches this experience by giving you more ways to add subtle realism to how the world evolves around you and how you can directly affect it. With so many new and returning features, it’s hard not to recommend this expansion to Civ fans, turning an already great game into one for the literal ages.

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GameSpot
9 / 10
9 / 10
Feb 17, 2019

With embellished diplomatic options and climate change bringing new strategic choices, Gathering Storm is a whole new way to play Civ VI.

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The Digital Fix
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Feb 11, 2019

Gathering Storm enhances Civilization VI to such a degree that it is hard to think of this as anything other than the best possible Civ game. The array of new features make every match more interesting, and will keep you coming back for more time and time again.

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Gamersky
8.8 / 10.0
Gamersky

Top Critic

8.8 / 10.0
Feb 11, 2019

Gathering Storm makes impressive progress compared with Rise & Fall. The importance of this DLC to Civ 6 is just like Brave New World to Civ 5.

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Game Informer
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Feb 13, 2019

Growing a small group of settlers into a world-spanning superpower is rewarding at every step

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IGN
8.5 / 10.0
Dan Stapleton

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Feb 11, 2019

Civilization VI: Gathering Storm is a strong expansion that turns disaster into opportunity.

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PC Gamer
81 / 100
81 / 100
Feb 11, 2019

Gathering Storm is an ambitious expansion full of welcome additions, even if it does falter at the end.

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CGMagazine
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Feb 11, 2019

Civilization VI: Gathering Storm makes Civilization VI feel complete, thanks mostly to the great new civs and small quality of life improvements.

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Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
8 / 10
Feb 12, 2019

The latest Civilization VI expansion handles a difficult subject matter with great insight and in a way that improves the game and makes you think of the world beyond it.

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Everyeye.it
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Feb 11, 2019

With Gathering Storm, Civilization VI gets even richer and turns into a true mastodon of the 4X strategy. However, the "new" diplomacy and the World Congress pay the price of an outdated artificial intelligence that struggles to control all the aspects proposed by the Firaxis game, although it is necessary to attribute to the idea different merits

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PCGamesN
7 / 10
7 / 10
Feb 11, 2019

The new World Congress and climate change mirror real-life in that they're partly beyond your control, making them hard to factor into your schemes. The new civs are among the best and most novel in the game, though.

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PC Invasion
Feb 12, 2019

Civilization VI: Gathering Storm has new leaders, wonders, and mechanics to freshen up your experience. Unfortunately, some of these features occur fairly late, or are non-factors in your playthroughs.

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GameMAG
7 / 10
GameMAG
Vadimeys

Top Critic

7 / 10
Feb 13, 2019

Gathering Storm is an interesting expansion, which could have been much better if Firaxis had spent more time working out the AI and micromanagement aspect.

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