The first Civilization game appeared back in 1991, designed by Sid Meier and published by the legendary video game studio, MicroProse. After that, several versions for Windows, Mac, Super NES, PlayStation, Xbox, and mobile operating systems of the likes of iOS have also appeared.
As you already know, the games in this series revolve around a turn-based system in which our target is to make the civilization we control advance as much as possible in order to be able to control the civilizations of our rivals. For such purpose, we have to make decisions based on our technical, scientific, cultural, and moral progress, such as choosing one government system or another, go for scientific development or religion... a fun game that's also quite educational.
The sixth part of Civilization, now for iPad
So here comes Civilization VI, developed for iPad and that you can download for free and play without paying during 60 turns. If you like the game and you want to continue playing, you'll have pay to get hold of the full version.
Your mission will be to help your civilization to stand the test of time, taking on the role of any of the 20 historical leaders that figure in the game, such as Queen Victoria of England or President Roosevelt of the USA. Thus, assume the leadership during the Stone Age and take your civilization to the current Information Era, waging wars and making use of diplomacy whenever necessary.
The latest version of one of the best strategy classics in the history of video games.
The game incorporates features and functions that we've already enjoyed in previous installments of this game, such as Civilization 2, 3, Beyond Earth or Revolution:
- Expansive empires that cover more squares and area as they grow automatically.
- Customize the cities and make the most of your land.
- Unlock improvements to speed up your civilization's progress and advance faster using your units actively in the exploration, environment development, and discovery of new cultures.
- Check out how diplomacy evolves from a past covered with violent conflicts to the modern days in which negotiating is of vital importance.
- Combine different kinds of military units to obtain stronger armies with specialized troops.
- Play in the classic local multiplayer mode in which you can cooperate and compete against your friends in the same session.
- Incorporates a familiar gaming system for expert users but is also very intuitive for new players.
Get hold of the newest version of this classic by downloading it from Apple's online store. The only drawback is that it's not available for iPhone or any kind of Android device. However, you can play it on your Windows PC, Mac or Linux.