Originally created by legendary game designer Sid Meier and published by 2K Games, Civilization is a turn-based strategy game in which you attempt to build an empire to stand the test of time. You can download the game and play the first 60 turns for free but after that it’s normally $60 to purchase the full game.
For those who would like to take the king of 4X strategy on the go, Aspyr Media has announced that as of today Civilization VI will be available for iPad from the Apple App Store. Bringing over the DLC from the PC version as well as the upcoming Rise and Fall expansion is in the cards, however, Aspyr says it “cannot confirm timing or availability at this time”.
ACTIVE RESEARCH: Unlock boosts that speed your civilization’s progress through history. However, iOS games are a new adventure for the developer. DYNAMIC DIPLOMACY: 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. The iPad release will even contain local multiplayer in addition to the regular multiplayer modes.
Civilization is one of the longest-standing video game franchises, and has seen tremendous success on PC over the years. New tutorial systems introduce new players to the underlying concepts so they can easily get started.
Civilization VI now costs $29.99 on the iOS App Store as part of a launch discount, with it slated to go up to its regular price of $59.99 on January 4. The game right now is $29.99 with launch discount, with it jumping back to the full $59.99 price at a later date – that price tag also only includes the base game, it won’t include previously released additional content. Prices and availability may vary by territory.