Sid Meier's Civilization VI: Gathering Storm

Rating Summary

Based on 32 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

82

Top Critic Average

86%

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Mar 26, 2019

Civilization 6: Gathering Storm is the second expansion to the sixth part of the Primer of the Round Strategy. The name therefore has the addon that the environment plays a major role this time and can significantly influence events through natural disasters. However, humans are not uninvolved because their actions, such as high CO2 emissions, lead to catastrophes, just like in real life. Since it may happen that the polar ice melts and the sea game angel rises so much that our cities are lost on the coasts. Environmentally conscious action is therefore beneficial and rewarded. The use of raw materials has been revised and they are now produced per round and can then be used for building. On the political side, we now have the World Congress, where we regularly vote on events around the world among all parties. As a result, the diplomacy victory is back and our diplomacy value affects how much our vote counts. All in all, Gathering Storm Civilization is a lot better and therefore highly recommended.

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9 / 10.0
Feb 11, 2019

A strong expansion with new and significant additions that refreshes the Civilization VI formula for that one-more-turn feeling.

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Mar 18, 2019

While Gathering Storm still carries a lot of the issues presented by the base game, its new mechanics – especially with some in game tweaking – shakes up significantly the metagame, how to treat territorial expansion and give a new perspective on diplomacy. If you haven’t tried Civilization VI, now it’s the best time to do so.

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9 / 10
Mar 3, 2019

The most important and arguably the greatest Civ Expansion of All Time. Just thinking about it now is giving me the itch to dive back in. Wonderful!

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8 / 10.0
Feb 20, 2019

Gathering Storm is a great expansion. The quality of leader designs leaves me in anticipation for an upcoming DLC, and potentially, another expansion on the horizon.

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Unscored
Mar 9, 2019

The Gathering Storm is a great add-on, which once again makes you feel like "Just one more round!". That's all you should know!

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8.5 / 10.0
Feb 22, 2019

Civilization VI: Gathering Storm is not perfect, but it made Civilization VI better overall, and that's pretty much what people want from an expansion.

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8.9 / 10.0
Feb 27, 2019

With great changes to to diplomacy, units and new climatic events, Gathering Storm is this year justification to return to Civilization VI.

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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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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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