Sid Meier’s Civilization VI Gold Edition - What's included
What to expect from the gold standard version of the popular strategy game
They don't come much bigger than Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, one of the leading PC titles in recent years - but what happens when you give this vast turn-based strategy game the golden touch?
Quite a lot it seems, as Sid Meier’s Civilization VI Gold Edition brings together near enough all of the DLC currently available for the 2016-released base game. As you'll see below, you'll get plenty for your money with the additional content that improves upon an already bustling game world.
Here, we take a look at what's included in the Sid Meier’s Civilization VI Gold Edition.
The base game - Sid Meier’s Civilization VI
Of course, we start with the base game itself - Sid Meier’s Civilization VI - the latest main entry in the Civilization franchise from developer Firaxis Games. In a nutshell, players will lead a civilization from the Stone Age to the Information Age – waging war, conducting diplomatic sessions with your people and fellow Civs, and going head-to-head with history’s greatest leaders.
You'll also be able to co-operate and compete with your friends in a wide variety of online multiplayer situations designed to be easily completed in a single session.
The DLC packs
The Gold Edition also includes 6 DLCs (you lucky devils) which will add a huge variety of new Civilization leaders, Scenarios, Unique Abilities and Natural Wonders to the game.
Civilization VI: Persia and Macedon Civilization & Scenario Pack DLC - Introduces Alexander the Great as the Macedon and Cyrus with the Persians, with two Natural Wonders (Mausoleum at Halicarnassus and Apadana).
Civilization VI - Poland Civilization & Scenario Pack DLC - Introduces Poland leader Jadwiga and the 'Golden Liberty' unique ability, which allows players to gain territory when they build a Fort or Encampment, even allowing them to steal territory from other Civs.
Civilization VI - Vikings Scenario Pack DLC - Introduces Harald Hardrada of Norway, King Canute of the Danes and Olof Skotkonung of Sweden, with three Natural Wonders (Eyjafjallajökull, Lysefjord and Giant’s Causeway).
Civilization VI - Australia Civilization & Scenario Pack DLC - Introduces John Curtin, as well as the Digger unique unit, Outback Station unique improvement and a new Natural Wonder (Uluru).
Sid Meiers Civilization VI: Nubia Civilization & Scenario Pack DLC - Introduces Amanitore, as well as the new Jebel Barkal Natural Wonder and the new Gifts of the Nile scenario.
Sid Meier's Civilization VI - Khmer and Indonesia Civilization & Scenario Pack DLC - Introduces Jayavarman VII leads of Khmer and Dyah Gitarja of Indonesia, as well as the 'Path to Nirvana' Scenario, new map (Southeast Asia) and two Natural Wonders (Angkor Wat and Ha Long Bay).
The expansion - Sid Meier’s Civilization VI: Rise and Fall DLC
Your Civ VI world just keeps getting bigger and bigger with the Gold Edition as players will also have access to the Rise and Fall DLC expansion. Introducing an additional eight new civilizations and nine new leaders, you'll have even more ways to build, conquer, and inspire than ever before.
Also there are new features such as Cities now having individual Loyalty to your leadership, as well as the enhanced Government system with new Policies including Dark Age Policies, new hidden leader Agendas, new Casus Belli, and additional improvements to existing systems.
In addition, there are eight new Natural Wonders to discover as you progress into the Golden Ages - or back into the Dark Ages!
Want more information on all of the new civilization leaders, perks and abilities? Check out our Meet the leaders of Civilization VI: Rise and Fall blog post.
Please note: There are two different versions of Sid Meier’s Civilization VI Gold Edition available on the Fanatical Store, and discounts may vary between them. For the ASPYR version visit this link - for the Take Two version, please visit this link. The Gold edition does not include the upcoming Gathering Storm expansion.