Sid Meier's Civilization VI - Console Edition

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Sid Meier's Civilization VI - Console Edition is ranked in the 95th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 39 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

87

Top Critic Average

95%

Critics Recommend

Based on 39 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

The Digital Fix
Unscored
Unscored
Nov 23, 2019

Civilization VI on consoles is as good as an experience as it could be - it's an essential game and the fact that it's now available to a wider audience is a great thing.

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Scored Reviews

Digitally Downloaded
Nov 22, 2019

Civilization VI is essential. Not only is it a game that's educational, informative, and inspirational (see my video above for more thoughts around that), but it's also deeply pertinent to today's world and gives players a way of seeing - and grappling - with the topic on their own terms.

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Gameplanet
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Mar 9, 2020

Perhaps the greatest triumph for Civilization VI on PlayStation is that it is the full, uncut, and immersive Civilization experience PC players have been enjoying for decades perfectly translated to console. A challenging, but welcoming strategy title that is either the perfect entry point for new players, or the single best reason for long-time fans who have transitioned to a more couch-based gaming lifestyle to jump back in.

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COGconnected
92 / 100
92 / 100
Nov 21, 2019

Basically, if you enjoy 4X games or are a Civilization fan, you have to pick this up. But you didn’t need me to tell you that. It’s already on your list and Sid Meier’s Civilization VI is already in the download queue. If it’s not, you’ve got time right now to remedy that.

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Gaming Nexus
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Dec 23, 2019

As far as turn-based 4x games, the Civilization series remains the best in the business, and Civilization Vi is no slouch in the lineup.

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TheSixthAxis
9 / 10
9 / 10
Dec 3, 2018

Civ VI released two years ago for PC and has grown through updates, tweaked gameplay and DLC since then. 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. Now the threat of taking “just one more turn” can haunt you wherever you go.

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IGN Italy
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 22, 2018

An excellent conversion for one of the best Civs to date. Great interface, good performances. Too bad for the battery drain, but with two full hours playtime of it's very reasonable and acceptable, considering the quality of the port.

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Windows Central
Nov 22, 2019

Civilization is a legendary strategy franchise, and to finally get it on Xbox One is a dream. Just be warned, this is one hell of an addictive game.

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Push Square
9 / 10
9 / 10
Nov 21, 2019

Civilization VI is an excellent strategy game that offers numerous ways to play, and all of them are viable options. You can lead a peaceful nation or a war-mongering empire and still have an engrossing and rewarding experience like few others on PS4. Excessive load times, grating music, and some occasionally irksome controls are the only real downsides to what is otherwise the system's best strategy game, and a title that strategy fans can scarcely afford to skip.

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Metro GameCentral
9 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

9 / 10
Nov 20, 2018

One of the best PC to console ports ever, with the strategy great working impressively well on the Switch and opening up the series to a whole new audience.

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Game Revolution
Nov 24, 2018

Firaxis Games has done a magnificent job of porting Civilization 6 to the Nintendo Switch. While the PC version offers superior graphics and controls, you won’t be able to put this Civilization 6 Switch port down. It retains the series’ effortlessly addictive gameplay and is the perfect title for newcomers and long-time Civilization fans alike. Just one more turn.

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Nintendo Life
9 / 10
9 / 10
Nov 20, 2018

If you think Civilization peaked at IV, the sixth entry won't change your mind, but we envy anyone who's never played the series – Civilization VI on Switch is a brilliant introduction.

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Press Start
9 / 10
9 / 10
Nov 27, 2018

It's Civilzation on Nintendo Switch in all its glory. It's full featured, plays great with the Switch control schemes and is addictive as ever.

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The Digital Fix
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 28, 2018

The Switch edition of Civilization VI brings the full (base) Civ experience to a handheld. For this alone it's an essential purchase for strategy players, but the interface and presentation make this one of the best games on the console on its own merits.

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The Digital Fix
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Dec 2, 2019

A brilliant port and a brilliant game. There aren't any real issues with the game whatsoever and nothing that would put you off purchasing it. If you are a fan of the series or even interested in the Civilization series, it is a must buy!

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The Digital Fix
9 / 10.0
The Digital Fix
Posted by Dan Phillips

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Dec 2, 2019

A brilliant port and a brilliant game. There aren't any real issues with the game whatsoever and nothing that would put you off purchasing it. If you are a fan of the series or even interested in the Civilization series, it is a must buy!

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Darkstation
Dec 2, 2019

Although it doesn’t include all the PC game’s extra content, Civ VI comes to the PS4 and Xbox with both the Rise and Fall and Gathering Storm expansions and the latter in particular is a literal game changer. I can certainly imagine using Civ VI as an engaging educational tool to consider the many competing forces around climate change.

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PlayStation Universe
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 22, 2019

The already marvelous Civilization VI makes the jump to PS4 almost entirely intact, and with the addition of two meaty expansions, this is an essential title for console strategy fans. It's a little overwhelming for newcomers, but it treats the player with respect and rewards a curious mind with an utterly absorbing experience.

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Hobby Consolas
89 / 100
89 / 100
Nov 17, 2018

Civilization VI is a great adaptation of the strategy classic for Nintendo Switch. Controls need some learning, but the game is deep and fun (and we love local multiplayer).

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Hobby Consolas
89 / 100
89 / 100
Nov 21, 2019

If you like the genre, it is absolutely essential

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IGN Spain
8.9 / 10.0
8.9 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2019

Civilization VI for PS4 and Xbox One is a clear example of how to adapt a strategy game from PC to consoles. Thanks to its interface and controls we don't miss playing with the keyboard and mouse.

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Wccftech
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2018

A blend of touchscreen controls and physical buttons makes this one of the most convenient ways to play Civilization VI, and the portability makes it the best version to play on the go. Recommended to everyone who's looking to build a nation or take over the world.

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Gamersky
8.7 / 10.0
Gamersky
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Top Critic

8.7 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2019

"Rise & Fall"and "Gathering Storm" are packed into the console version, the gameplay experience and controls work perfectly. Considering all above, it's a must-buy for every Civilization game fans.

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GamePro
86 / 100
86 / 100
Nov 21, 2018

The perfect RTS game on the go, Civilization 6 feels at home on the switch.

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VGProfessional
8.6 / 10.0
8.6 / 10.0
Nov 28, 2018

While Civilization VI on Nintendo Switch lacks online multiplayer, it's amazing to see how well it runs on the handheld console even with its limited technical abilities. With brilliantly adapted UI elements and controls for the Nintendo Switch, Civilization VI almost feel as native to the hybrid console as it is to the PC.

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Stevivor
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 29, 2018

Civilization VI on Switch is my favourite way to play.

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Xbox Achievements
85%
85%
Nov 21, 2019

Civilization is finally back on consoles and boy is it still bloody fun to play. With plenty of new systems to get your head around, some fairly intuitive controls and the ability to wage war on your neighbours because they look at you funny, who can possibly say no to that?

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SwitchWatch
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2018
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GameSpace
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 27, 2018

Still, it’s clear to see that Civ 6 is going to be one of my most-played Switch games, because that’s just the kind of game it is. You can’t say no to one more turn, and I can already foresee many times where my feet fall asleep in the bathroom. TMI?

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Daily Nintendo
8.2 / 10.0
8.2 / 10.0
Dec 13, 2018

If you allready played a Civilization game it is more of the same, but nevertheless the empire building sim keeps its addictive charms.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Nov 21, 2019

Civilization VI on consoles is basically the same game that you can play on PC.  While the controls will take a little bit of getting used to, this is one of the best strategy games you can get at the moment and it's finally available on consoles with very few, if any, sacrifices.

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GameMAG
8 / 10
GameMAG
Vadimeys

Top Critic

8 / 10
Nov 28, 2018

In general, the port of the best PC game of 2016 turned out to be good, but technically weak compared to the original version. However, the gameplay is not simplified, and this is very important. Civilization VI is an ideal strategy game for playing on the go, wherever you are. We hope that developers will release a patch with visual upgrade and multiplayer mode.

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DualShockers
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 13, 2018

The turn-based strategy game Civilization VI finally made it to Switch, coming with a mostly accessible control scheme for those new to the series.

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Gameblog
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 30, 2018

A very good port. If you don't have a PC and want to discover Civilization VI, head straight to this Switch version. The game is nearly identical, except it doesn't include the Rise and Fall extension nor the multiplayer mode. For the rest, it is the same game, the same pleasure that you can carry wherever you want. You will just have to be patient at the end of a game, because each turn will last quite a long time.

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Impulsegamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Dec 11, 2019

A great port of a great game. Civilization VI offers so much to do, and with two expansion packs bundled in, now is the perfect time to experience it on a console.

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Cubed3
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jan 23, 2019

Sid Meier's Civilization VI on the Nintendo Switch is a huge success.

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Nintendo Insider
8 / 10
8 / 10
Dec 2, 2018

Civilization VI has been one of the most demanding experiences I’ve ever played and while the barrier to entry will be intimidating to newcomers, it’s a game that rewards those willing to put in the time. You wouldn’t think a PC series would work so well on the Nintendo Switch but Firaxis has accomplished quite the feat and delivered one of the strongest third-party offerings the console has seen.

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NintendoWorldReport
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Nov 25, 2018

With the exception of the missing online play, Civ VI is - for better or worse - a faithful and complete port of the PC experience. It's disappointing to be stuck primarily playing with AI but there's a lot to love about Civ VI's single player experience, and playing on Switch turns out to be a solid way to experience the rise and fall of entire civilizations.

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Impulsegamer
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Dec 1, 2018

The Switch version of Civilization VI is an impressively similar experience to the PC version, for better and for worse.

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