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Video GameSid Meier's Civilization (Series) Review
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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 10 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

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

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

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1-12

Genres: Fighting, Open World and Strategy

Developer: Sid Meier (@Sid_Meier)

 

ListsLists

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 20 hours and 40 hours to complete.
 

Play StylePlay Style

You can play with 1 to 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.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

 
This has been enjoyed by families in the following styles:

 

BenefitsBenefits

This game has helped players develop their Skill as part of the following pathways:

This game has been the inspiration for the following activities:

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.

Rated for younger players in the US.

Skill Rating

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. 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.

Our Game Pathways reveal how 12-year-olds play this game:

CostsCosts

Sid Meier's Civilization usually costs £2.99 to £64.99.
 

Sid Meier's Civilization III: Complete

Steam Store PC £2.99

Sid Meier's Civilization IV

Steam Store PC £9.99

Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution

XBox Store Xbox One £19.99

Sid Meier's Civilization V

Steam Store PC £19.99

Sid Meier's Civilization VI

XBox Store Xbox One £24.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £24.99
Steam Store PC £49.99
Switch Store Switch £59.99

Sid Meier's Civilization VI Anthology

XBox Store Xbox One £64.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £64.99

Sid Meier's Civilization VI Expansion Bundle

Switch Store Switch £32.99

Sid Meier's Civilization VI Platinum Edition

XBox Store Xbox One £44.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £44.99

Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth

Steam Store PC £29.99
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: 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. 
 
It's important to set up your accounts and devices appropriately. More information is on our Financial Resources page.
 

AccessibilityAccessibility


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.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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