- Publisher: 2K Games
- Release Date: Oct 20, 2016
- Also On: iPhone/iPad, PlayStation 4, Switch, Xbox One
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Games Master UKJan 1, 2017Firaxis has made some significant, exciting changes, but has also obscured vital information. [Christmas 2016, p.70]
Nov 12, 2016I found some problems with 'Civilization VI' but not enough to keep me from enjoying it for quite a few hours. Firaxis has improved some systems and stumbled on others, including things that should be in good shape by now, like diplomacy. I have a feeling that a year from now it will be a much better, bigger game, (not to mention cheaper) as is tradition with this series. I just wish that the inevitable DLC felt more like expansions and less like content filling in the gaps from the day one release.
Oct 26, 2016Ultimately is Civilization 6 worth buying? Certainly there have been a few solid play improvements on Civ 5, but not enough to justify its current price tag. The graphics are much less appealing than previous Civs, and depending on your personal tastes, you may find this edition simply unplayable because of it. Really, the best thing Civ 6 has done is make Civ 5 cheaper.
Edge MagazineDec 14, 2016As a series, Civilization is being quietly surpassed. [Christmas 2016, p.114]
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Oct 22, 2016Civilization VI isn’t the complete package, but it has the makings of one. Buy it now to get acclimated to the new mechanics before the inevitable expansions.
Jan 12, 2017That's the word for Civ VI: labyrinthine. By the time you've seen enough of it to determine whether or not you even enjoy it, the question is moot. You've digested its interlocking systems so thoroughly that, like it or not, they're part of you now. Such is its insidious nature: for all its soaring symphonic overtures and passionate rhetoric about the steady advance of humanity in the face of unimaginable adversity, Civ depicts all of human endeavor – from literature to sailing to knitting – as intractable conflict, a never-ending struggle to dominate your enemies that reduces every field imaginable to a rat race across a doomed planet.
Oct 26, 2016Civ VI, which is already building upon what made Civ V so great anyway, forces you to adapt and play differently each time depending on your map and policies, so...yeah, we could be in for a long, fun ride with this one.
Oct 21, 2016It is, quite simply, a thing of wonder, and a late contender for my personal game of the year.
Nov 2, 2016There is little doubt that Civilization VI comes closer than any of its predecessors to that famous Sid Meier quote, one intended as a definition of games in general but is arguably better understood as a rumination on their ideal form: It is a series of truly interesting decisions.
Oct 28, 2016The game is magical. As test of your ability to think strategically, Civilization VI is almost unparalleled.
Awards & Rankings
Mixed or average reviews- based on 1578 Ratings
User score distribution:
Positive: 912 out of 1578
Mixed: 363 out of 1578
Negative: 303 out of 1578
Oct 21, 2016What is the point of a game that takes hours and hours to play when the AI is just beyond a joke. Yes, you can lose if you play like anWhat is the point of a game that takes hours and hours to play when the AI is just beyond a joke. Yes, you can lose if you play like an imbecile, but again and again the AI demonstrates just how bad it is and I am not talking about minor glitches. The AI is just bad: how about a 12 tile island and the AI city produces 8 scouts?! Other examples of spamming and diplomacy weirdness are just as stupid. Frankly then, the game makes the biggest mistake of all - it is boring.
And I personally hate games the overly rely on giving the AI buffs and the player debuffs just to make up for their poor investment in AI development. "Let's just make it look puurdy for the suckers!"
So, here we have yet another example of developers producing a rushed game in full knowledge fanboys will buy it and try their best to love it saying, "Yeah, this time is gonna be different!" and it's just not! Boredom is on the way. Delete.… Full Review »
Oct 21, 2016I would like to say it is a step back from Civ V, but in the Civ series, a step back is strangely always a better game.
This game is notI would like to say it is a step back from Civ V, but in the Civ series, a step back is strangely always a better game.
This game is not better than Civ V, not to speak of Civ IV or III.
Civ games are very complex and have an adult audience who like to go deep into the game mechanics to get the most out of every round.
Who in the world thought this audience likes comic look?
It is just awful.
The leaders are very annoying and the comic-joke animation makes it even worse. Every second round the NPC factions want to speak with you. And with that comes the endless animation.
The game design itself and the city spamming is just ridiculous. My best tactic until now, just spam settlers and settle everywhere. There is no negative side to expand stupidly. No world wide unrest, nothing.
But the worst thing about this game is the KI. It is almost not existing. This game is way to easy, and boring.
Maybe it is fun in multiplayer, but singleplayer this game is no fun at all.… Full Review »
Oct 21, 2016This 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!… Full Review »