Sid Meier's Civilization VI Image
Metascore
88

Generally favorable reviews - based on 84 Critic Reviews What's this?

User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 1183 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • 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.
Buy On

Trailer

Play Sound
Please enter your birth date to watch this video:
You are not allowed to view this material at this time.
Sid Meier's Civilization VI - First Look: Aztec
Score distribution:
  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.

See all 91 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  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. Dec 12, 2018
    10
    Have been playing Civilization since Civ2 and Civ6 is everything you could want from the series. Its coming of age incorporates the best ideasHave been playing Civilization since Civ2 and Civ6 is everything you could want from the series. Its coming of age incorporates the best ideas and advancements from previous games and is a recommended purchase for any 4X player. Expand
  3. Oct 21, 2016
    8
    As a first release Civ VI is superior to its previous three releases' launches. The additions (builders, districts and trade as examples) addsAs a first release Civ VI is superior to its previous three releases' launches. The additions (builders, districts and trade as examples) adds a nice depth and variety to gameplay. The civics and government/policies has also seen great updates which I think will be wonderful once modders get their hands on.

    Issues so far are mostly concerning some performance optimizations needed, ui scaling does not look crisp and sharp on 4k (1440p without ui scaling s the sweet spot), the map can be quite cluttered and hard to read and orient and the minimap is almost only useful to find where my cities are, not so much as an overview.
    Expand
  4. May 13, 2017
    6
    I was looking forward to playing this new delivery since I found out I was going to leave. The advances that I had seen excited me, it seemedI was looking forward to playing this new delivery since I found out I was going to leave. The advances that I had seen excited me, it seemed a good twist to a game that goes for the sixth installment and does not have a story to follow like those of other genres. I tried it and I must say I was quite disappointed.

    AI is schizophrenic. One shift asks you to send a delegation, you accept it but if you want to do the same, they will not let you. Five shifts hate you. At ten they declare war on you and you do not know what the **** you did to make them angry.

    The novelties, although I think they are noble in their proposals, they lack to be polished. The districts take too long to do, and although I understand that the idea is specialization, forcing you to do the aqueduct and the workshop (because you do not grow more) does not leave time for the rest.

    Religion is very annoying. If you do not fund an entry gives you much advantage, not to mention how unbearable it is to see hordes of missionaries bothering where they should not.
    The technological tree is the same as always. Eurekas are fine, but they help a lot to finish the tree quickly. If only they added more technologies ....
    The resources that are almost surplus, are very abundant, almost that you do not need to trade the strategic ones, and the luxury ones without the happiness lose much grace.

    Anyway, I hope they take out one or two expansions to fix it. Although it has good intentions in the changes, they are badly shaped
    Expand
  5. Oct 25, 2016
    4
    I do not speak English well
    Understand me
    Disadvantages 1. terrible ai 2. Diplomatic system degeneration 3. ai doesn't forget penalty
    I do not speak English well
    Understand me

    Disadvantages

    1. terrible ai
    2. Diplomatic system degeneration
    3. ai doesn't forget penalty
    4. productivity and gold tile balance
    5. Intuitive UI readability both falling
    6. Deleting user-friendliness
    7. ai's religion play
    8. World Conference deleted
    9. No penalty according to the Expansion
    10. Science tech tree simplified
    11. too many bug

    stop dlc-ing Plz
    Expand
  6. Nov 10, 2016
    3
    There are so many neat new features to this game... but it's unplayable, from any realistic perspective.

    The AI is absolutely horrible. I
    There are so many neat new features to this game... but it's unplayable, from any realistic perspective.

    The AI is absolutely horrible. I cannot stress enough just how bad the AI is. When you win, you feel like you just beat up a child.

    The system requirements are... well, I could barely play it, and I wasn't even close to pushing the limits with regards to map-size. Even on "Standard", turns took an inordinately long time to complete.

    Wait for patches. Do not buy this game in its present incarnation.
    Expand
  7. May 25, 2019
    0
    This game is total unplayable garbage on Windows 7. It won't launch no matter what you do. It's absolutely broken and there's nothing you canThis game is total unplayable garbage on Windows 7. It won't launch no matter what you do. It's absolutely broken and there's nothing you can do except remember that pc gaming is absolutely terrible. Expand

See all 273 User Reviews

Trailers

Related Articles

  1. The 20 Best PC Games of 2016

    The 20 Best PC Games of 2016 Image
    Published: December 20, 2016
    We rank the highest-scoring computer games released during 2016.
  2. Best of October 2016: Top Albums, Games, Movies & TV

    Best of October 2016: Top Albums, Games, Movies & TV Image
    Published: October 31, 2016
    Browse our handy guide to the best entertainment of the past month, with lists of the highest-scoring albums, video games, TV shows, and films released during October.
  3. Fall Games Preview: 20 Most-Anticipated Videogames

    Fall Games Preview: 20 Most-Anticipated Videogames Image
    Published: September 12, 2016
    We profile the most noteworthy videogames scheduled for release between now and the end of the year.