Millennia Reviews

Millennia is ranked in the 34th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
64 / 100
Apr 2, 2024

A rough-edged but worthwhile spin on historical 4Xs that oddly leaves Civ's greatest flaws untouched.

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IGN
Top Critic
5 / 10.0
Mar 25, 2024

Millennia focuses too much on the ways it wants to mix up the Civilization formula without building the base of a strong Civ-like first.

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6 / 10
Mar 26, 2024

Millennia is a 4X game that's bursting with new ideas and ways to tackle the historical strategy genre. I enjoyed how regions grow and sprawl across the map, the management that this provides, and the alt-history ages provide some fun twists on reality, but Millennia also comes up short in some key areas and a number of concepts aren't fully explored. In particular, the aesthetics of the UI and the combat visualisation are very rough, the diplomacy lacking and there's certainly areas that C Prompt can and will hopefully improve.

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Unscored
Mar 25, 2024

A Civ-like with neat ideas, but half-formed fundamentals and messy execution make your decisions feel less than impactful.

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6.4 / 10.0
Apr 8, 2024

Truly, a game of paradox (pun intended). The concept of Ages is exciting but the way it is implemented forces players into science-focused gameplay. The system of resources is meant for hardcore player, but others like diplomacy and international economy are half-baked to say the least. This game wasn't ready for release.

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GameMAG
Top Critic
7 / 10
Mar 29, 2024

Millennia is a budget 4X-strategy, the creators of which tried to improve the work of competitors. The result was not ideal, but the game still has that "addictive trait" that makes you want to keep experimenting.

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PCGamesN
Top Critic
7 / 10
Mar 25, 2024

Millennia is a fresh take on the 4X genre that offers a reactive approach to building your nation throughout history, but a few key issues keep it from greatness.

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3.5 / 5.0
Mar 25, 2024

Millennia is an interesting, if flawed, take on the civilization-like experience that could be so much more with polish and time taken to it. It’s worth experiencing if you like these types of games, but it’s not going to revolutionize the genre, or dethrone Civilization anytime soon. With some polish and the right updates, it can get better, but for now it's a good, but flawed experience.

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6 / 10.0
Mar 25, 2024

Millennia's take on the historical 4X formula is fascinating, but the wonder wears off soon due to misplaced priorities and omissions that are hard to overlook.

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6.5 / 10.0
Apr 4, 2024

Millennia does try to at least partially differentiate itself from the Civilization series, but despite some good ideas and tweaks, it's just another less successful clone. The transition to new periods, which may be different, is especially interesting. However, it is spoiled by poor AI and shortcomings, for example in the diplomacy.

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8.5 / 10.0
Mar 28, 2024

Millennia is a good turn-based strategy experience that has the potential to become great after some updates and, possibly, expansions. The core idea of alternate historical ages is engaging but needs to be expanded on, with more options and more interactions. The rest of the mechanics are familiar but have just enough tweaks to keep turns interesting.

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TheGamer
Top Critic
Mar 23, 2024

Despite its flaws, though, Millennia’s gameplay is compelling enough to keep me coming back. It’s better than Humankind (which I say as an unapologetic Amplitude fanboy), and on par with Old World, but it doesn’t quite dethrone Civilization. However, its introduction and implementation of new takes on genre staples puts the ball in Firaxis’ court.

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7 / 10.0
Mar 26, 2024

Millennia is a perfectly adequate 4X strategy game that will be easy for players to pick up and play. It does not try to reinvent the wheel, for better or for worse.

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Liked-a-lot
Mar 25, 2024

There are a lot of mechanics to discuss in Millennia, and there is too much to put into a review of the game. However, with plenty of depth on offer in Millennia it is sure to please any long-time fan of this genre, and it also doesn’t overwhelm you with options thrown at you all at once. I found Millennia to be a refreshing strategy game that is enjoyable to play, and I can see myself playing it for a good while to come.

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Mar 25, 2024

Millennia is an exceptional strategy game that brings some real competition to the 4X genre, but it still has a few areas where it could improve to match others in the genre, providing players with a rich and captivating gameplay experience. Promising endless enjoyment, its meticulous historical accuracy, interesting changes to it, and sophisticated mechanics ensure a rewarding challenge for strategy enthusiasts. The deep mechanics, historical elements, and attention to detail, make it a must-play, whether you are a keen history aficionado or a dedicated strategy player.

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