Sid Meier’s Civilization VI lately released the game on the App Store for iPads bringing the full game rebuilt for touch to the iOS platform. Aspyr Media has brought the full Civlization VI game to iPads and will run on iOS 11.1.2 or later and only be playable on iPad Air 2, iPad 2017, or any of the iPad Pros. Those are some hefty requirements but given this is a modern Civilization game that has been ported fully and not a spinoff or mobile first game, the demands are reasonable.
You will now have the full, complete version of Civilization VI that you get on the PC. Same maps, same leaders, same tech, same combat, the works. It’s just, instead of having to play it on a PC, you can now install it on an iPad and play it anywhere.
A handful of compromises have been made, of course. Leader screens are no longer animated, and there’s no more strategic view mode, but as far as everything else goes, this is Civilization VI as you know it, you now just to get to touch it instead of drag it with a mouse.
About the game Civilization VI
Originally 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.
The pricing for this port is quite surprising. Aspyr Media has released it for free and you can play up to 60 turns for free. It will require a one time unlock after that will cost AU$78. It will be interesting seeing the response to what has become the norm for AAA pricing in the PC and console industry on iOS. Civilization VI has touch controls and will not support controllers at this time. Aspyr Media is looking to bring the DLC and expansions in the future but have no timeline for any other content right now. They are also looking into Android and iPhone but for now it is iPad only. The one downside to the port is the multiplayer is LAN only and there is no cross platform multiplayer for the Steam version.
Features of Civilization VI game app
This game allows you to interact with your world, expand your empire across the map, advance your culture, and compete against history’s greatest leaders to build a civilization that will stand the test of time. Play as one of 20 historical leaders including Roosevelt (America) and Victoria (England). Some of the best features of this game includes expansive empire where you each city spans multiple tiles so you can custom build your cities to take full advantage of the local terrain.
Also unlock boosts that speed your civilization’s progress through history. To advance more quickly, use your units to actively explore, develop your environment, and discover new cultures.
The interactions with other civilizations change over the course of the game, from primitive first interactions where conflict is a fact of life, to late game alliances and negotiations. Expanding on the “one unit per tile” design, support units can now be embedded with other units, like anti-tank support with infantry, or a warrior with settlers. Similar units can also be combined to form powerful “Corps” units. In addition to traditional multiplayer modes, cooperate and compete with your friends in a wide variety of situations all designed to be easily completed in a single session.
Civilization VI provides veteran players new ways to build and tune their civilization for the greatest chance of success. New tutorial systems introduce newbies to the underlying concepts so that they can easily get started.
Note that Civilization VI on iPad includes the base game only, and does not include additional downloadable or expansion content.
It’s free to install from iTunes store, and then you get 60 turns for free, but after that, the game costs AU$78) to unlock. Also note that Civilisation VI on iPad have multiplayer and as of this point, multiplayer is LAN only and the app Civilisation VI requires iOS 11.1.2 on an iPad Air 2, iPad 2017, or any iPad Pro.