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  • Summary: Civilization VI offers new ways to interact with your world, expand your empire across the map, advance your culture, and compete against history’s greatest leaders to build a civilization that will stand the test of time.
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  1. Positive: 79 out of 84
  2. Negative: 1 out of 84
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Dec 12, 2016
    100
    Although it’s not without flaws, the sixth Civilization brings a lot of outstanding news and makes its mark into the history of the series as crucial point break to a slightly new form of a good old recipe. [Issue #269]
  2. Nov 3, 2016
    95
    This is an astounding game. Civilization has always been associated as the benchmark for strategy gaming, and Civilization VI is now at the peak. This is as good as it gets.
  3. Oct 26, 2016
    93
    An addictive strategy masterpiece. More freedom, personalization, complexity and meaningful choices than ever. The best things are an improved difficulty, different victory conditions, city management, historic characters and roles.
  4. Oct 24, 2016
    90
    Civ 6 has a few rough edges, but they’re pushed far into the periphery by spectacular strategic depth and intricate interlocking nuances. Any frustrations I experienced were immediately eclipsed by my desire to continue playing. Just one more turn, every turn, forever.
  5. Oct 26, 2016
    90
    Civ VI has improved upon nearly every system and mechanic in the game, at no real cost to the experience. It's the easiest Civ to play, but it's also the most complex Civ to date. There's enough default automation that you can ignore a lot of the minutia if you want, but micromanagers like myself will still have all the tedium they can dream of. There's nothing quite as satisfying as pillaging every single tile in an aggressive neighbor's civilization.
  6. Nov 1, 2016
    85
    Civilization 6 core gameplay has not changed. The additions the developer made only contribute to the excitement and challenge. Civilization 6 is a worthy successor to the franchise.
  7. Nov 2, 2016
    40
    It’s not my place to second guess game design. As you know, you go to Civilization with the game you have, not the game you might want or wish to have at a later time. But it is my place to note that when I go to Civilization, I’m looking for more than just a laid back single-player cities builder with the AI frittering idly in the margins. I cut my teeth on Sid Meier’s grand strategy without a brain-dead tactical layer drizzled over the top. I admire a lot of what Firaxis is doing to move on from the mess of Civilization V. They’re headed in the right direction, even if they are dragging a lot of baggage.

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  1. Oct 21, 2016
    10
    This game Is honestly beautiful, at first I was a bit worried about how the new cartoonish style would flow in the game. Honestly it grows onThis game Is honestly beautiful, at first I was a bit worried about how the new cartoonish style would flow in the game. Honestly it grows on you quite quickly and it fits the game well, for a launch i would say this lives up to its predecessors, we already see a lot of features and there is a lot to do in this game without spoiling too much. The game flows great, costume game is fun as always with lots of options and factions to pick from. In conclusion I love it! Expand
  2. Jun 16, 2020
    9
    really nice game it the begineng I was a little bit worried about the cartoon graphics of the characters but after some time i got used to itreally nice game it the begineng I was a little bit worried about the cartoon graphics of the characters but after some time i got used to it . Really nice game 9/10 but if you are looking for the nice strategy i will recomend civ 5 or hearts of iron 4 Expand
  3. Oct 21, 2016
    9
    I really like this game. It needs some balancing here and there, but it is amazing, better than C5. I hope they fix UI scaling issues fast. II really like this game. It needs some balancing here and there, but it is amazing, better than C5. I hope they fix UI scaling issues fast. I wish I could change city names and edit leaders information's like in older civ titles. However, I like it and had already a ton of fun with it. Expand
  4. Oct 10, 2017
    6
    I see just a raw version of Civ 5 right now. That's what the 6th is.
    Spent a great amount of time playing every previous Civ... but this time
    I see just a raw version of Civ 5 right now. That's what the 6th is.
    Spent a great amount of time playing every previous Civ... but this time it made me sad after a few hours of game.

    Without doubt, the predecessor was just the best and it was way too difficult to outperform it! But what was the point of spending years to make the same old game with minor changes, which made it worse than it was? It's almost like the history with annual FIFA games.

    AI is poor! No, in previous versions it wasn't the best, but this time once again it's the worst ever.
    Even the graphics are better in the 5th than in 6th.
    Civ 6 is full of good ideas, but they didn't shape them up.

    Hope they will fix everything with patches and make it a better game. But right now it's not worth spending money. It's better to play Civ 5, because it's a finished fine game.
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  5. May 10, 2017
    5
    RE: Civilization VI including the Spring Patch, with all DLCs up to Macedonia.

    I am so torn with this game. On the one hand, there is much
    RE: Civilization VI including the Spring Patch, with all DLCs up to Macedonia.

    I am so torn with this game. On the one hand, there is much to like here. To list just a few pros, the city development is great (though, you will often find yourself with "nothing to build", apart from military units); the game is as addicting as ever; the split tech and culture trees is exceptionally well implemented; the mini-quest boosts are nice (though, can be often a hit-or-miss); the turn-processing times are rather good; the policy cards are amazing. Overall, the aspects of the game related to building your empire are well-though-out and well-executed. I sometimes wonder whether I'd be able to get back to Civ V.

    But, I might try to do just that because, on the other hand, when you're over with enjoying the empire-building aspect and think about the international relations in the game you'll be greatly disappointed. The AI either poses little or no challenge, or competes with you on extremely unfair terms. If you thought that AI in Civ V was bad, think again. Despite the patches, other leaders will still behave in an unpredictable manner (in the negative sense). What strikes me as most odd is that the AI seems not to upgrade tiles and builds not so many districts. Also, it is extremely reluctant to upgrade military units and is virtually useless when it comes to waging wars.

    So, the game has some good ideas, good mechanics, but the awful AI ruins the experience for me. In addition, there is the art style, that I'm not very fond of.

    All things considered, I give the game a 6.5. As stated above, it has great potential, but is ruined by the moronic AI.

    However, I'll give it a 5 for ideological reasons: the price is just way too high for the quality of the product and rather sparse content. And the prices of the DLCs and additional Civilizations are unacceptable. So the final score is affected by the cancerous policy game publishers and developers have, that is milking their fans: firstly they sell half-finished products with limited content for a premium price, and then sell additional content (which may be good), but in very small chunks for a high price.
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  6. Apr 27, 2020
    3
    I was very hopeful for this game. What I could see from pre-release gameplay, it looked promising. I've now played 4 full games. I won 3 lostI was very hopeful for this game. What I could see from pre-release gameplay, it looked promising. I've now played 4 full games. I won 3 lost 1. The AI is pretty terrible to be honest. Lots of information is left out. There are issues with diplomacy as well. So far I have no way to tell my opponents to stop sending missionaries through my lands, but they can demand that of me. I also have a sound bug I cannot fix yet. I will update my score if this gets fixed with coming patches.

    ** UPDATE **
    This was the game that killed Civilization for me. I haven't played it in years, nor have I ever felt that I wanted to play it again.
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  7. Aug 14, 2019
    0
    of course it was always going to be a mobile game... duh I remember dev team confirming its not going to be. Guess how wrong were they. I giveof course it was always going to be a mobile game... duh I remember dev team confirming its not going to be. Guess how wrong were they. I give 0 for horrible practices Expand

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