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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 historys greatest leaders to build a civilization that will stand the test of time. Play as one of 24 different leaders from various countries around theCivilization VI offers new ways to interact with your world, expand your empire across the map, advance your culture, and compete against historys greatest leaders to build a civilization that will stand the test of time. Play as one of 24 different leaders from various countries around the world and throughout history. Build an empire of lucrative trade routes with Cleopatra of Egypt, flex the military might of your legions with Trajan of Rome, or develop a powerhouse of culture with Hojo Tokimune of Japan. Each of the leaders can be played any way you prefer, with unique abilities, units, and infrastructure in their quest for victory. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. 100
    I already know that this will be my most-played game on the Switch over the longer term. Once you start playing Civilization, it has the most incredible ability to make you lose all sense of time, and desire to play anything else.
  2. Nov 25, 2018
    90
    It's Civilization VI on the Nintendo Switch, practically immaculate and able to run even better than it used to do on certain rattling laptops.
  3. Dec 3, 2018
    90
    The Switch version is just the base game, but that’s more than OK. There’s plenty to sink your teeth into, providing hours upon hours of unique experiences, accompanied by a divine soundtrack to really get you in the mood for building nations. Civ VI is a titan of a game and well worth your time, even if you’ve already spent hours on the PC version, because, now it’s portable, which is potentially dangerous to those who have jobs.
  4. Dec 16, 2018
    86
    The perfect turn based strategy game on the go. Civilization 6 feels at home on the switch.
  5. Nov 20, 2018
    85
    This is a great version of a great game. It plays great on the Switch, both on TV and on handheld.
  6. Jan 23, 2019
    80
    Overall, Civilization VI is an excellent addition to the Switch's library. Turn-based-strategy fans will love this very gratifying portable gem.
  7. Dec 6, 2018
    70
    The possibility of playing Sid Meier's Civilization VI wherever you are is a good incentive to buy this great title that is perfectly adapted to Nintendo Switch, although it is necessary to highlight the lack of online multiplayer.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 59
  2. Negative: 14 out of 59
  1. Nov 20, 2018
    10
    This is the first Civ game I've played. I tried to dabble with Civ 3 decades ago but I didn't get the hang of it. Civ 6 on the Switch thoughThis is the first Civ game I've played. I tried to dabble with Civ 3 decades ago but I didn't get the hang of it. Civ 6 on the Switch though is PERFECT. I like the balance and mechanics and I simply cannot put it down. Being on a handheld it's easy to pick up and play again where I left off even during short breaks. The rest of the time in between though all I think about is my city. If you're having second thoughts let this review be the one to sway you into getting it. Expand
  2. Jun 1, 2020
    10
    Perfect port to Nintendo Switch. Playing it handheld where you want gives the game the perfect receipt to replayability.
  3. Nov 20, 2018
    9
    Docked a point because it had a longer than expected learning curve to play. Once past that curve I found an addictive game that I often can'tDocked a point because it had a longer than expected learning curve to play. Once past that curve I found an addictive game that I often can't put down. Expand
  4. Sep 2, 2019
    8
    Solid game, my first turn based strategy game and i come from Real time strategies. I love it, plays fine with controller, load times kindaSolid game, my first turn based strategy game and i come from Real time strategies. I love it, plays fine with controller, load times kinda suck but were improved. Expand
  5. Nov 16, 2018
    8
    Almost finished with my game on standard mode. Picked it up last night at 9 and just like pc I have been lost in it till about 3 am and thenAlmost finished with my game on standard mode. Picked it up last night at 9 and just like pc I have been lost in it till about 3 am and then im playing in my office.

    Pretty happy about the purchase. I had concerns it would be watered down like xbox 360 civ revolution. But we actually got a full port over to the switch. Maps arent smaller, all civs are there. It sucks that we dont have the Rise and Fall DLC but I think in time it will come.

    My second concern was the controls, I will say that it will take getting use to but you can use the bumpers to zoom in out, pinch the screen aswell like tablets and phones. Joy sticks move around the map and d-pad can be used to navigate menus. You can move units with the touch screen or with the thumbstick and A button. It works really well in handheld mode i have yet to try out dock mode.

    3rd concern I had was performance. The cartoony graphics works well with the system and I didnt experience any slow downs. My system didnt get too hot from extended play either. later turns wasnt bad, I expected it to bog down the system but It performed really well on the switch.

    I gave it an 8 for 2 reasons.
    1. I really wish they had released the DLC. Like I understand they probably want to test the waters and all but it would have been really cool to get like an ultimate edition with the DLC or have the DLC available for download.

    2. this is minor to me because I hardly play multiplayer and i think civ is really mostly played single player. But I do understand there are some that do play multiplayer and it sucks there isnt online multiplayer but local with 4 people.
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  6. Feb 16, 2019
    5
    My biggest complaint is that at game startup, the game wants to share some data witch 2K for no reason, you are unable to reject the dataMy biggest complaint is that at game startup, the game wants to share some data witch 2K for no reason, you are unable to reject the data sharing thing. If you click 'Cancel', the game will ask you again the same thing at each game startup.... Really no reasons for such sharing requirement, for single player. for multiplayer, you could just create a 2K account if needed.
    From a gameplay perspective, if you enjoy Civ games, you'll play countless hours of fun, the ability to play it handled is a + :)
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  7. Apr 5, 2019
    0
    Gathering Storm:The Dealing System is so so flawed - it becomes a game stopper imho

    After a year of waiting for the price to drop, I bit
    Gathering Storm:The Dealing System is so so flawed - it becomes a game stopper imho

    After a year of waiting for the price to drop, I bit the bullet and bought GS. I enjoyed the challenge of maintaining loyalty and governing cities.

    On my first game, though, I started to notice some irritants that made dealing very boring.

    I might be wanting to sell say a unit of oil, for example, and get offered (say)180 pieces of gold.
    The AI nation might have enough to buy more than 50 units of oil BUT when I try to sell them two or more units, they refuse to pay more or very little more.
    BUT, in the same turn, they will buy all 50 units, one at a time.
    This does not mirror real life. Buying in bulk should lead to a discount I agree but selling/buying units one at a time: I find boring.

    AND it gets worse.....

    I'm lateish on in the game. I 'm now finding that AI nations will pay say 200+ for one unit of coal - fair enough BUT they will also pay 330/turn for 30 turns too.
    I've just been able to sell Pericles (for example) one unit of Uranium.
    In exchange, I've received the Truffles luxury, 367 pieces of gold for 30 turns, 3 units of aluminium, 6 units of coal and 5 units of.... URANIUM!

    I can get the same type of deal with all the other nations who consider me as friend.....

    I did this a few times and then realised I could bleed all these dry of their money and resources whilst my coffers are filling up at over 4000 pieces of gold a turn; my whole nation id ecstatic because I've cornered all the luxuries, my strategic resource stocks are full to the limit,,, and so on.

    It's no longer a game and so I have stopped playing.
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