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  • Summary: Civilization VI offers new ways to interact with your world, expand your empire across the map, advance your culture, and compete against historys greatest leaders to build a civilization that will stand the test of time. Play as one of 24 different leaders from various countries around theCivilization VI offers new ways to interact with your world, expand your empire across the map, advance your culture, and compete against historys greatest leaders to build a civilization that will stand the test of time. 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. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. 100
    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.
  2. Nov 25, 2018
    90
    It's Civilization VI on the Nintendo Switch, practically immaculate and able to run even better than it used to do on certain rattling laptops.
  3. Dec 3, 2018
    90
    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.
  4. Dec 16, 2018
    86
    The perfect turn based strategy game on the go. Civilization 6 feels at home on the switch.
  5. Nov 20, 2018
    85
    This is a great version of a great game. It plays great on the Switch, both on TV and on handheld.
  6. Jan 15, 2019
    80
    Lack of several DLCs can be overlooked, impossibility to buy the big Rise & Fall expansion less so, and the butchered multiplayer options are downright annoying. Still, this is a good port of a brilliant game which is a perfect fit for Nintendo Switch.
  7. Dec 6, 2018
    70
    The possibility of playing Sid Meier's Civilization VI wherever you are is a good incentive to buy this great title that is perfectly adapted to Nintendo Switch, although it is necessary to highlight the lack of online multiplayer.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 23
  2. Negative: 5 out of 23
  1. Nov 20, 2018
    10
    This is the first Civ game I've played. I tried to dabble with Civ 3 decades ago but I didn't get the hang of it. Civ 6 on the Switch thoughThis is the first Civ game I've played. I tried to dabble with Civ 3 decades ago but I didn't get the hang of it. Civ 6 on the Switch though is PERFECT. I like the balance and mechanics and I simply cannot put it down. Being on a handheld it's easy to pick up and play again where I left off even during short breaks. The rest of the time in between though all I think about is my city. If you're having second thoughts let this review be the one to sway you into getting it. Expand
  2. Jan 18, 2019
    10
    Long time fans of Civ who don't own top tier phones and tablets, should be really juiced a the chance to play a fully fledged Civ game on theLong time fans of Civ who don't own top tier phones and tablets, should be really juiced a the chance to play a fully fledged Civ game on the go.

    Civ 6 brings in a lot of new ideas and bright and clear art style that suits it all very well. The new district system and the options for diplomacy are a cut about what any previous Civ game offered in their initial releases. They allow for more personal and customized cities. I always felt that in 4 and 5 that most of my cities would end up with all the same buildings, cause there wasn't much keeping you from just building every possible upgrade. This made each city in previous games feel less unique.

    The Switch manages to run the game quite well. My experience with Civ 4 and 5 was on a laptop that could run the games, but very choppily. This Switch version does really fine job of staying playable despite running a bit slower once you've hit turn 400 on a Huge map.

    I just hope the game gets the rest of the DLC.

    Never played Civ in multiplayer so its lack of online has no bearing on my enjoyment.

    I've clocked in 85 hours already and will undoubtedly continue to pop this sucker in over the next year. You want deep city world simulation. Get on it.
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  3. Nov 24, 2018
    9
    i have been playing the Civ series for almost 13 years now, after the release of CIV:Revolutioni thought i wont see a good civilization gamei have been playing the Civ series for almost 13 years now, after the release of CIV:Revolutioni thought i wont see a good civilization game on home consoles. a civ game that is complex as all the original civ games. but here we are, Firaxis games did it and they released a full port of CIV VI on switch. not only they included all the features and didnt remove anything from the base game, the game runs very smoothly too. so smooth that it shocked me. the controls are pretty good, i dont even use any of the touch abilities and only play with joy cons. the only problem is that they didnt release the Rise and fall expansion pack but hopefully it will come to switch too. the final problem is the multiplayer mode, although i play CIv games always in single player, i think its a huge problem for a lot of fans. Expand
  4. Dec 27, 2018
    9
    in my opinion this is the definitive civilization game it takes all the good fun and all the funny moments cough cough nuclear gondee coughin my opinion this is the definitive civilization game it takes all the good fun and all the funny moments cough cough nuclear gondee cough cough all the good tech tree additions new leaders and almost all of the past leaders all the units all the stuff not to mention this game looks great on the switch and anything else if you have ever played a civilization game and loved it as so much to go just one more turn all the time this game is a well rounded fun civilization game if you like civilization game you need to get this game it is so addictive you will lose all of your free afternoons cause you will be playing this game overall a really fun and addictive game Expand
  5. Nov 16, 2018
    9
    It's a great port. Sure, it's missing several multiplayer features but the controls, graphics and gameplay work exceedingly well on the Switch.
  6. Jan 7, 2019
    8
    Cant understand why people give those very low grades on their reviews, like 2, just to devastate the overall grade. You need to get laidCant understand why people give those very low grades on their reviews, like 2, just to devastate the overall grade. You need to get laid fellows, guess this is your problem!
    Great game, logics, intelligence, complexity, historically intelligent, interesting features, I am a first time player.
    Guess it is not a 10 cause I intended my wife to play with me in portuguese or other language, but my version is only in english, even though, fantastic, kept me playing.
    07 jan 2019, realized the game is a little slow when really advanced.
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  7. Dec 27, 2018
    0
    - not all the DLCs are included
    - no online mode
    - NO HOT SEAT LOCAL MULTIPLAYER, it's the only reason I bought this game and it is not
    - not all the DLCs are included
    - no online mode
    - NO HOT SEAT LOCAL MULTIPLAYER, it's the only reason I bought this game and it is not included even though it is in all the other platforms...

    The switch version of this game is a rip-off, do not buy this game.
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