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Amplitude Studios, SEGA
Aug 17, 2021 - PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PlayStation 4

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PC Gamer
71 / 100
No Recommendation
7 / 10
Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
4.5 / 5
6 / 10
9 / 10
IGN Italy
9 / 10
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Humankind Trailers

HUMANKIND™ - "LUCY" Official Trailer thumbnail

HUMANKIND™ - "LUCY" Official Trailer

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HUMANKIND™ - Pre-Purchase Gameplay Trailer

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HUMANKIND™ OpenDev Announcement Trailer

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Critic Reviews for Humankind

A smart historical 4X that doesn't quite match the inventiveness of the studio's best.

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No Recommendation / Blank

Amplitude's big play for the historical grand strategy crown is ambitious and considered, but it's missing a little magic.

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Humankind is an interesting but fairly safe riff on historical 4X that doesn't always rise to meet its potential.

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Metro GameCentral

7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A highly competent alternative to Civilization but the list of unequivocal improvements is disappointingly short, with an unfortunate lack of real innovation.

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Embracing player motivations from start to finish, Humankind refreshes the 4X genre – even with a couple of technical kinks.

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Humankind is a flawed but fascinating attempt to reinvent the Civilization-style 4X strategy game.

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HUMANKIND is as deep as you could possibly want from a 4X strategy game, but the constant addition of new things to think about never feels overwhelming because everything's explained so well, and often with a good bit of humour too. It's an excellent game, and if you've never delved into the 4X genre before, this might be your best chance to do so.

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A 4X game like no other. Unique and innovative, full with interesting mechanics - and some weird ones. Humankind has some clear flaws, indeed, but kudos to Amplitude for pushing the genre forward.

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