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Sid Meier's Civilization (Series) Review
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Posted: 22 months ago, last updated 5 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Civilization is a long running strategy game where you develop a society from hunter gatherer to space travel. There are many ways to approach this challenge; socially, militarily, politically or perhaps building wonders to impress other nations.

Civilization is available on most systems and has developed over the years so newer games are more intricate while offering more streamlined interfaces.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Release Date: 21/10/2016, updated in 2019

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Genres: Fighting, Open World, Strategy and Turn-Based

Developer: Sid Meier (@Sid_Meier)


Duration: This game will take between 20 hours and 40 hours to complete.
Players: You can play with 12 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. You can play with other plays asynchronously in the hot seat mode.


Sid Meier's Civilization usually costs £19.99 to £44.99.

Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution

XBox Store Xbox One £19.99

Sid Meier's Civilization VI

XBox Store Xbox One £44.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £24.99
Switch Store Switch £44.99
Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. Expansions of different sizes can be purchased to expand the game with new great ages, scenarios and civilizations. A bundled purchase can offer both Rise and Fall and Gathering Storm expansions.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Sid Meier's Civilization VI Is rated PEGI 12 for depictions of non-realistic looking violence towards human-like and animal-like characters. Not suitable for persons under 12 years of age. It includes in-app purchases.

Skill Rating

12+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Although you can have some fun with this as a younger player, it really only comes into its own as you engage with the political and tactical aspects of the wider game.


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Sid Meier's Civilization Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@Sid_Meier) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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