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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. Oct 21, 2016
    9
    I believe that Civilization VI is likely to most rounded and solid Civilization launch to date. It has pretty much all of the content fromI believe that Civilization VI is likely to most rounded and solid Civilization launch to date. It has pretty much all of the content from Civilization V while also changing enough to keep it fresh.

    Many who are die hard fanatics of Civ V might not appreciate this new version or see it as a update to Civ V but I think this is a solid foundation for an amazing future game.
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  3. Oct 22, 2016
    8
    This game has a lot going for it, however, as with many new games, it has a number of errors that need to be addressed that are making it veryThis game has a lot going for it, however, as with many new games, it has a number of errors that need to be addressed that are making it very hard to play. While it is not a huge departure form the Civ games of old, there is a slight learning curve to it. I think there is a lot of room for this game to continue to grow, but first and foremost the bugs needs to be fixed (like the extremely unstable AI and declaring war on yourself errors which has broken every game of my thus far). I rank this an 8/10 mostly because I know these things can be easily fixed and once they are it will be a lot more fun, all the building blocks for a good game are on the table they just simply need to be built. If you are unsure about buying this game, I would say wait a few weeks until these bugs are worked out. If you like Civ games, you will like Civ 6 (once its fixed), if you don't like Civ games, this is not exactly the time to get in to. Expand
  4. Oct 24, 2016
    6
    AI is most probably the element of utmost importance in single player games. And look. Firaxis didnt get any lesson from Civ 5 by kicking outAI is most probably the element of utmost importance in single player games. And look. Firaxis didnt get any lesson from Civ 5 by kicking out the AI team from the company. Gosh, god damn it. Who tests the AI feature of the game, is it the team that programs it or some really dumb guys. then answer is clear, "yeah yeah it is working just fine, just as it did in civ5". Examples; I have the military power x3 of one civ and he/she stills declares war on me. In real world, if you dont like superpowers you just shut the f.k up, dont declare war on them. Second, civs declare war on me but since they are dumb, i can turn around the war and they beg for peace. if I dont accept their peace offer, then I will be the warmonger. Shame on you AI testers, ALL of you.

    And shame on some sites too, including metacrticis who reviewed the game in less than 24 hours and give it 9-10. Congratulations, we can expect this much dumb AI in civ 7 now.

    And as for the religion, my holy city/religion was wiped out by foreign apostles etc, cant train any units of my original religion anymore. So I am trying to revive my religion with the help of Jerusalem :))
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  5. Sep 13, 2021
    5
    This game is the way they destruct a great series. Civ3 and Civ4 still be' history masterpieces, and Civ5 was a great great game, only aThis game is the way they destruct a great series. Civ3 and Civ4 still be' history masterpieces, and Civ5 was a great great game, only a little more simplified/user friendly version of Civ 4 with a little less struttures but still be' a great game where u have a great heat, you have you have aless a choice in order to make progress your Civ. In Civ 6 u don't have this. Game pace os Boeing, slow, and I.A. is broken, is inexistent Expand
  6. Nov 10, 2016
    3
    I had high hopes for CIV VI, but unfortunately i was very disappointed. My number one complaint is that they got rid of the replay movie atI had high hopes for CIV VI, but unfortunately i was very disappointed. My number one complaint is that they got rid of the replay movie at the end of a game, one of the best features of previous versions of Civilization. When you win a game you're rewarded with a cheesy animation, and a line chart that looks terrible, like it was put together as cheaply as possible.

    Some other gripes:
    -The mini map is inexcusably pixelated and looks awful.
    - There's no large map/globe view, so you can't zoom out and admire the world, and you feel like you're stuck inside a small window.
    - The AI is awful, and makes incomprehensible decisions.
    - Setting up trade routes are now incredibly tedious once you have more than a handful of cities.
    - The diplomacy screen is slow and annoying and AI often offers pointless or confusing commentary.
    - The notification system is a pain to use. The tool-tip menu that slides in and out is painfully slow, and the amount of 'spam' quickly becomes irritating.
    - You can't filter the map to reveal only resources and exclude cities so it's sometimes hard to locate certain resources

    There are plenty of bugs too:
    - Objects can restrict view of city health bars, so you have to zoom in to see what's happening.
    - The game often freezes when you capture a city for a few seconds
    - The game runs slow if you don't have instant movement turned on.
    - Sometimes a unit becomes locked in place and can't be moved, and yet the game wont let you skip its turn either - I had to reload the game.
    - Diplomacy screen - in the list of cities that an opponent owns, it occasionally bugs out and lists cities that are not even owned by that civilization.
    - Notifications - AI civilizations make references to relationships with destroyed Civilizations, as if they still existed.
    - If you leave a game to go grab a coffee or something, and come back some time later - occasionally keyboard shortcuts stop working and you have to quit / reload
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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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