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I already know that this will be my most-played game on the Switch over the longer term. Once you start playing Civilization, it has the most incredible ability to make you lose all sense of time, and desire to play anything else.
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.
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.
Review in Italian | Read full review
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.
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.
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.
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).
Review in Spanish | Read full review
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.
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.
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?
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.
Review in Russian | Read full review
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.
Review in French | Read full review
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.