Few games actually require no introduction, and this is certainly one of them. This long-winded, turn-based strategy series has persistently delved deep into the core of human history, and what it takes for a nation to start, grow and die. While Civilization is a game, first and foremost, you'd be hard-pressed to find a fan denying that Civ provides a deep look at the core mechanics of cultural development.
Like any well-made expansion, Gods & Kings aims to add to what the series is already praised for. Religion and espionage have always been a large part of the franchise, and Firaxis Games listened to the cries of their fans after excluding it from Civilization V. Now, they're bringing it back, new and improved, along with fun little addition that sci-fi fans are sure to love: alternative history.
That's right, Civilization V: Gods & Kings features steam punk technology.