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Sid Meier's Civilization VI - Console Edition

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Based on 55 critic reviews
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88

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General Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchNov 16, 2018
PlayStation 4Nov 22, 2019
Xbox OneNov 22, 2019
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: Firaxis Games

Publishers: 2K Games, Aspyr Media

Genre: Strategy

Originally created by legendary game designer Sid Meier, Civilization is a turn-based strategy game in which you attempt to build an empire to stand the test of time. Explore a new land, research technology, conquer your enemies, and go head-to-head with history’s most renowned leaders as you attempt to build the greatest civilization the world has ever known. And now on Nintendo Switch, the quest to victory in Civilization VI can take place wherever, whenever. Civilization VI for consoles includes the latest game updates and improvements and four pieces of additional content which adds four new civilizations, leaders, and scenarios: - Vikings Scenario Pack - Poland Civilization & Scenario Pack - Australia Civilization & Scenario Pack - Persia and Macedon Civilization & Scenario Pack FEATURES: - PLAY YOUR WAY: The path to victory is the one you determine. Become the most scientifically advanced civilization, dominate through sheer military power, or become the foremost destination for the cultural arts. - THE WORLD’S GREATEST LEADERS: Play as one of 24 different leaders from various countries around the world and throughout history. Build an empire of lucrative trade routes with Cleopatra of Egypt, flex the military might of your legions with Trajan of Rome, or develop a powerhouse of culture with Hojo Tokimune of Japan. Each of the leaders can be played any way you prefer, with unique abilities, units, and infrastructure in their quest for victory. - EXPANSIVE EMPIRES: See the marvels of your empire spread across the map. Settle in uncharted lands, improve your surroundings, build new districts, and see your cities – and your civilization – prosper. - ACTIVE RESEARCH: Unlock boosts that speed your civilization’s progress through history. To advance more quickly, use your units to actively explore, develop your environment, and discover new cultures. - DYNAMIC DIPLOMACY: Interactions with other civilizations change over the course of the game, from primitive first interactions where conflict is a fact of life, to late game alliances and negotiations. - EXCITING AND UNIQUE SCENARIOS: Civilization VI for Nintendo Switch includes four playable scenarios, each with a different setting and style of gameplay inspired by history. Be part of the colonization of Australia in “Outback Tycoon,” defend Poland from invaders in “Jadwiga’s Legacy,” choose a Viking leader to conquer Europe in “Vikings, Raiders, and Traders!”, or conquer the known world in the “Conquests of Alexander.” - COOPERATIVE AND COMPETITIVE MULTIPLAYER: Up to 4 players can cooperate or compete for supremacy

Sid Meier's Civilization VI - Console Edition Critic Reviews

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IGN

9.4 / 10.0
Dan Stapleton

Civ VI is a fantastic strategy game that, for the first time, has been successfully adapted to a console in a way that controls well.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
9 / 10
Metro GameCentral

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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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
9 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Another excellent PC to console port, with surprisingly intuitive controls and a wealth of content and options that make this one of the best strategy games ever.

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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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