CIVILIZATION (SERIES)

Civ 5 Tier List Guide – Best Civ 5 Leaders (April 2020)

With over 40 different civilizations to play, Civ 5 is a massively replayable 4X strategy experience. Each civ and leader favors at least one of the four different paths to victory (domination, science, diplomacy, and culture). While most leaders can competently pursue any of these conditions, not are created equal.…

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Civ 6 Eleanor of Aquitaine Leader Guide – How to Win as Eleanor

The Gathering Storm expansion for Civilization 6 introduced a number new features to the perennial 4X strategy game, including Diplomatic victories, the World Congress, power resources, the concept of global warming, and a ton more. Of course, any Civ expansion is incomplete without the addition of new civilizations and leaders, and Gathering Storm does not disappoint…

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Civ 6 Amenities Guide – How to Keep Your Citizens Happy in Civilization 6

In Civilization 6, the growth of your empire is dependent on the happiness of its citizens. Contented cities will grow faster, which provides you with a larger labor force, meaning you can work all of the most desirable tiles. In previous games in the series, Happiness was the mechanic around which…

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Civilization 6 Archaeology Guide – How to Train and Use Archaeologists

Pursuing a Culture victory in Civilization VI requires you to attract tourists from other empires. To do so, you need to give them a reason to visit your cities, something spectacular and beautiful that begs for attention. Wonders go a long way in this endeavor, but you’re never guaranteed to complete…

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Civ 6 Pantheons Guide – The Best Civilization 6 Pantheon

In Civilization 6, you can’t found a religion without first establishing a pantheon. These are bonuses that are typically focused on the terrain, and allow your civ to further stretch the potential benefits of the surrounding land. You’ll usually be able to found a pantheon very early in the game, typically…

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Civ 6 Tips Guide – 13 Tips and Tricks for Civilization 6

A game of Civilization is a lot like rolling a snowball down hill. At first, it’s a small, harmless thing, but as time goes on, it grows in size until it’s capable of mowing down everything in its path. In Civ VI, your early game decisions represent building the snowball and gently…

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Civ 6 Tier List Guide – Best Civ 6 Leaders (August 2020)

With over 40 different civilizations to play, Civ 6 is a massively replayable 4X strategy experience. Each civ and leader favors at least one of the five different paths to victory (domination, science, diplomacy, religion, and tourism). Most can competently pursue any of these conditions! Not all civs are created…

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Civilization 6’s Battle Royale Mode Is An April Fools Joke Come To Life

Do you always drag out your Civilization 6 game, dragging turn after turn for a slow crawl towards world domination? Can’t in this newest mode. Now, Civ 6 introduced a new battle royale style multiplayer game mode called “Red Death.” This wild new mode is available in the September update for the game.…

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Civilization 6 Diplomacy Guide: Grievances, World Congress, Victory

One of the biggest changes added in Civilization 6’s Gathering Storm expansion is an overhaul of the diplomacy system. Warmongering has been replaced by grievances, a diplomatic victory option has been added, and the World Congress is back, supported by diplomatic favor. Our Civ 6 Diplomacy guide will run down each…

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Civilization 6 Power Guide: Consumable Resources, Global Warming

As you get closer to the Industrial era in Civilization 6: Gathering Storm, you’ll start to need power to keep your buildings operating at maximum capacity. Cities that lack power will suffer from less yields. Our Civ 6 Power guide will help you understand the new power system, what options…

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Civilization 6 Disasters Guide: Climate Change, Volcanoes, Droughts

Disasters have finally come to the Civilization VI. But don’t expect something along the lines of SimCity. Instead, these disasters are less about pure destruction and more about constantly changing the flow of a game. Every disaster varies in strength. Some will just be an inconvenience, pillaging some tiles while…

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Civilization VI: Gathering Storm Review

In a way, Civilization VI: Gathering Storm feels like the necessary second piece of Rise & Fall. So much of what the game’s first expansion added was received well, but didn’t offer enough to satisfy longtime players. Ages, emergencies, loyalty, and more felt like solid additions… that just left players…

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Civilization 6 Gathering Storm Leaders Guide: Perks, Unique Units, & More

Civilization 6: Gathering Storm comes with a whole host of new features and improvements — like the World Congress, global warming, and natural disasters. And you can read our full thoughts on the early parts of the game in our preview. But (almost) more importantly, it comes with nine new…

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Civilization 6: Gathering Storm Brings Much Needed Change

My favorite part of every single Civilization game is exploring the randomly generated world. Where are the mountain ranges? Will this ocean go on forever? Why is Gilgamesh on my doorstep… again? It’s such a fun part of the game. Not only am I uncovering what board I need to…

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Civilization 6: Rise & Fall Leaders Guide: Perks, Unique Units, & More

Civilization 6: Rise & Fall comes with new features and improvements like great ages, governors, and city loyalty. But (almost) more importantly, it comes with nine new leaders and eight new civilization. Each has its own Each has its own leader ability, civ ability, unique unit, unique improvement, and leader agenda.…

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Civ 6 DLC Leaders Guide: Leader Perks, Unique Units, & More

The first few downloadable Civilization 6 leaders and civilizations came in their own small packs. Each comes with its own leader ability, civ ability, unique unit, unique improvement, and leader agenda. We cover each of these factors for all seven of the leaders below. We’ve further explained some of the details…

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Civilization 6 Leaders Guide: Base Game Leaders, Units, Improvements

If you’re new to Civilization, know that each civ and leader in the game has unique traits that set them apart from one another. The Civ 6 base game comes with a total of 20 different leaders — each with their own leader ability, civ ability, unique unit, unique improvement, and…

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Natural Disasters, World Congress Coming in Civilization VI: Gathering Storm

Firaxis Games has announced the second expansion for Civilization VI, titled Gathering Storm. The DLC launches on PC—which we now have to clarify since the game is also on Switch—on Feb. 14, 2019. With it comes a ton of new features including volcanoes, storms, floods and other environmental effects. The fan favorite…

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CivAnon and ‘Just one more turn’: how Civilization sucks us in

We explore the design and marketing that created Civ's "compulsive timesink" reputation

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Waging War in Civilization VI

Make your enemies dead.

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