Sid Meier's Civilization VI (iOS)
SynopsisOriginally created by legendary game designer Sid Meier, Civilization is a turn-based strategy game in which you attempt to build an empire to stand the test of time. Become Ruler of the World by establishing and leading a civilization from the Stone Age to the Information Age. Wage war, conduct diplomacy, advance your culture, and go head-to-head with history’s greatest leaders as you attempt to build the greatest civilization the world has ever known. Civilization VI offers new ways to engage with your world. Cities now physically expand across the map, active research in technology and culture unlocks new potential, and competing leaders will pursue their own agendas based on their historical traits as you race for one of five ways to achieve victory in the game.
Civilization VI on iPad is simply a marvelous feat in porting ability by Aspyr. It’s great to see such a feature full port giving me hope that more games like this can find their way to the tablet in the future. Civilization VI is a game that was ambitious even by Civ standards, and the port itself is equally ambitious. Taking “one more turn” has never been more convenient, allowing you to command the Royal Navy, trade with the Japanese, invade New Zealandia and more on the go.
Asypr's port of Firaxis’ Civilization VI is about as good of a PC-to-iPad conversion as we could have hoped for. It brings nearly every feature of the single-player version of the outstanding PC game to a much more comfortable tablet, courtesy of intuitive touch controls. It's a shame that there's no online multiplayer mode and that there's no Retina-resolution support, but even so, the portability helps make this iPad port almost as enjoyable as its PC counterpart.
Put simply, if you have an recent iPad, you must download Civilization VI and at least play through the free content. When I first played Civ VI on my PC a year ago, my initial reaction was "This game is amazing, but I sure wish it was on my iPad instead." Well, it's on my iPad now, and I could not possibly be happier. I really, really hope this port is wildly successful for Aspyr as I'd love nothing more than iOS gamers to send a clear sign to developers that we're more than willing to pay for these AAA games and want more of them.
Bottom line: You can play Civilization VI on your iPad while lounging on your couch (or wherever it is you choose to lounge). It’s the full game with all of the single-player features you’d expect to find and it runs well and plays beautifully on the iPad. It's a top-notch port and well worth the consideration of any fan of the franchise and genre.