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Sid Meier's Civilization VI

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Steep price, but adaptation of PC classic is incredible.

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PC gamers often avoid other platforms, especially mobile, but if any game is going to get them to consider gaming on the go, it's this one. Sid Meier's Civilization VI plays as naturally on the iPad as it does on the PC -- and that's an astonishing thing, given the game's many moving parts and very deep gameplay. Everything we loved about the PC version is here: the revamped city-building system, the need to strategically use builder units, the decisions that go into unlocking governments and religions, and the deep, deep technology tree to choose from.

It looks stunning and it plays better than it looks. The "one more turn" hook is just as strong, maybe even stronger since you're able to play on the go. The only warning we can give (and it's hardly a warning) is that you'll need a fairly new system to run the game, along with a lot of free memory. If you've got that, though, it's entirely worth the price, even one that's considerably steeper than most apps.

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