Sid Meier’s Civilization VI has just landed on Android


If you grew up playing computer games in the 1990s, there is a good chance that you might have either heard about or played Sid Meier’s Civilization series. The franchise has found its way across multiple platforms since, like Windows, Mac, Linux, PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, iOS, and Android.

If you have been a little envious of your iOS friends who have been enjoying Civilization VI on their iPhones and iPads, you’ll be pleased to learn that Civilization VI is now available on Android as well. According to Elizabeth Howard, vice president of publishing at Aspyr:

“For those who love strategy games, Sid Meier’s Civilization VI is a die-hard, must-play classic that until now,  wasn’t an option for Android users. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce that this epic world is now available for Android gamers to enjoy for the first time ever.”

For those unfamiliar with the series, while on the surface it might look a bit like Microsoft’s Age of Empires, Civilization is a game played on a macroscale and is turn-based. It tasks players to build up an entire civilization where they’ll be able to build units, cities, and negotiate with other players or the computer like you might expect from world leaders and politicians today.

Players will be able to choose what they want to spend their resources on, like choosing what kind of technologies they want to invest in, all of which will have an impact on the game and its progression.

Civilization VI for Android will be free for the first 60 turns, after which you’ll have to pay $19.99 to unlock the game in full. There will also be Sid Meier’s Civilization VI Rise and Fall and Sid Meier’s Civilization VI Gathering Storm expansion packs, as well as all Civilization and Scenario packs which will be available as an in-app purchase. You can download Civilization VI from the Google Play Store.

Tyler Lee
A graphic novelist wannabe. Amateur chef. Mechanical keyboard enthusiast. Writer of tech with over a decade of experience. Juggles between using a Mac and Windows PC, switches between iOS and Android, believes in the best of both worlds.

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