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Amplitude's big play for the historical grand strategy crown is ambitious and considered, but it's missing a little magic.
Humankind is an interesting but fairly safe riff on historical 4X that doesn't always rise to meet its potential.
A smart historical 4X that doesn't quite match the inventiveness of the studio's best.
A highly competent alternative to Civilization but the list of unequivocal improvements is disappointingly short, with an unfortunate lack of real innovation.
Embracing player motivations from start to finish, Humankind refreshes the 4X genre – even with a couple of technical kinks.
Humankind is a flawed but fascinating attempt to reinvent the Civilization-style 4X strategy game.
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.
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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There are some cracks in the shiny veneer, for sure, but on the whole Humankind is a great experience with almost endless replayability.
One of the most encouraging aspects of Humankind is its studio. Amplitude lovingly ushers its games from launch to DLC and expansions. It fixes issues, and it provides new content. I’m excited to see what this means for the future of Humankind, and I suspect I’ll be playing this more than Civilization and its ilk for some time.