Humankind

Rating Summary

Based on 45 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

66%

Critics Recommend

Based on 45 critic reviews
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No Recommendation / Blank
Aug 18, 2021

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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IGN

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Aug 16, 2021

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

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71 / 100
Aug 16, 2021

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

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Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

7 / 10
Aug 17, 2021

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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Aug 16, 2021

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

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6 / 10
Aug 25, 2021

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

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9 / 10
Aug 16, 2021

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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9 / 10.0
Aug 16, 2021

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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8 / 10.0
Aug 16, 2021

There are some cracks in the shiny veneer, for sure, but on the whole Humankind is a great experience with almost endless replayability.

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Aug 31, 2021

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.

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