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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: 37 out of 55
  2. Negative: 13 out of 55
  1. Jan 7, 2021
    10
    At the beginning I a little bit sceptical because its a big game and the switch is not so performant, but I surprised when I started playingAt the beginning I a little bit sceptical because its a big game and the switch is not so performant, but I surprised when I started playing it. It's a great game on pc and it's also great on the switch. The graphics are good but not the best. There is just a little problem: ,the lag'. When you arrive at turn 120 it starts lagging but after a while you don't pay attention anymore. I had real funny playing this game and it is still funny and interesting to play now. The developers do a great job to maintain the game alive with the DLC's and the New Frontier Pass. When you play it you are very implicated in it and the time flies by. I highly recommend this game!!! Expand
  2. 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
  3. Dec 27, 2018
    9
    in my opinion this is the definitive civilization game it takes all the good fun and all the funny moments cough cough nuclear gondee coughin my opinion this is the definitive civilization game it takes all the good fun and all the funny moments cough cough nuclear gondee cough cough all the good tech tree additions new leaders and almost all of the past leaders all the units all the stuff not to mention this game looks great on the switch and anything else if you have ever played a civilization game and loved it as so much to go just one more turn all the time this game is a well rounded fun civilization game if you like civilization game you need to get this game it is so addictive you will lose all of your free afternoons cause you will be playing this game overall a really fun and addictive game Expand
  4. Nov 20, 2018
    9
    I loved this game and I cannot stop playing it, very complex and real which I loved. Engaging into the growth of your culture is so easy,I loved this game and I cannot stop playing it, very complex and real which I loved. Engaging into the growth of your culture is so easy, although you have to pay lots of attention on details and investigate what you can do and what you should do, not everything is intuitive. Expand
  5. Dec 25, 2019
    8
    After all the DLCs been added the game is finally complete on the switch. Everything works so far and the smart menu and button shortcuts makeAfter all the DLCs been added the game is finally complete on the switch. Everything works so far and the smart menu and button shortcuts make it easy to play even docked. Keyboard and mouse combo is still superior but the fact that you can play on the go and laying on the sofa makes this a great version of Civ6.

    Recommended!
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  6. Mar 4, 2021
    6
    I have played this game for 3 days and I have found the tutorial, extremely boring and besides of that, I have not seen the appeal in theI have played this game for 3 days and I have found the tutorial, extremely boring and besides of that, I have not seen the appeal in the gameplay. I have quitted and maybe I´ll come in the future and give it a better opportunity. Expand
  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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