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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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  1. Positive: 35 out of 53
  2. Negative: 13 out of 53
  1. Jun 1, 2020
    10
    Perfect port to Nintendo Switch. Playing it handheld where you want gives the game the perfect receipt to replayability.
  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. Nov 24, 2018
    9
    i have been playing the Civ series for almost 13 years now, after the release of CIV:Revolutioni thought i wont see a good civilization gamei have been playing the Civ series for almost 13 years now, after the release of CIV:Revolutioni thought i wont see a good civilization game on home consoles. a civ game that is complex as all the original civ games. but here we are, Firaxis games did it and they released a full port of CIV VI on switch. not only they included all the features and didnt remove anything from the base game, the game runs very smoothly too. so smooth that it shocked me. the controls are pretty good, i dont even use any of the touch abilities and only play with joy cons. the only problem is that they didnt release the Rise and fall expansion pack but hopefully it will come to switch too. the final problem is the multiplayer mode, although i play CIv games always in single player, i think its a huge problem for a lot of fans. Expand
  4. Nov 17, 2018
    9
    I took the plunge on a first day purchase and I have to say I do not regret it. I have loved the Civ games and own them all, on PC, ConsolesI took the plunge on a first day purchase and I have to say I do not regret it. I have loved the Civ games and own them all, on PC, Consoles and mobile. This game is an excellent port. The controls feel natural, the graphics are great, no slow down, the soundtrack is there, and now with the added bonus of crashed out on the sofa playing it on a large screen TV until early hours of the morning.
    Handheld mode is great too.
    One little tip is, press the - button on the switch, and it puts tooltips on so you know what each icon does for beginners. ( Tooltips is off by default )
    Warning through, this game will take your life away. As for the people complaining about no multiplay etc, it doesnt bother me one bit... I always class Civ as a single player game that you can sit there play for hours in your own time and stop whenever you want.
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  5. 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
  6. May 14, 2020
    6
    I want to like it, but I do not keep coming back to it. In fact I probably won't be playing it again. All the machanics seem to be thought outI want to like it, but I do not keep coming back to it. In fact I probably won't be playing it again. All the machanics seem to be thought out , graphics are charming, gameplay has a good momentum and sense of growth, but it just doesn't click for me 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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