Grab for free: Civilization VI at Epic Games Store

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, May 22, 2020.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

    Messages:
    37,968
    Likes Received:
    6,742
    GPU:
    AMD | NVIDIA
    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 esta...

    Grab for free: Civilization VI at Epic Games Store
     
    chispy and Halfmead like this.
  2. barbacot

    barbacot Master Guru

    Messages:
    340
    Likes Received:
    254
    GPU:
    RTX 2080Ti MSI
    Just a quick correction:
     
  3. Undying

    Undying Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    12,851
    Likes Received:
    2,155
    GPU:
    Aorus RX580 XTR 8GB
  4. LocoDiceGR

    LocoDiceGR Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    2,125
    Likes Received:
    655
    GPU:
    Gigabyte R9 380 4G
    @Undying what if i tell you, i was eyeballing this game yesterday, so i care, lol
     

  5. Texter

    Texter Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    3,134
    Likes Received:
    221
    GPU:
    Club3d GF6800GT 256MB AGP
    It's nice to get Civilization VI for free, but dat DLC tho...€40 for old DLC on sale (from €80:confused:), €40 for the new DLC, €9 for whatever it's supposed to be DLC...nothing civilized about those prices. If I were an actual Civilization fan, I'd be pretty miffed about it...
     
  6. wantobe

    wantobe Member Guru

    Messages:
    113
    Likes Received:
    5
    GPU:
    VEGA64
    Free is free - it's great :D A shame it's not CIV V though
     
    XenthorX likes this.
  7. 0blivious

    0blivious Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    2,764
    Likes Received:
    347
    GPU:
    5700XT/ 1070/ RX580
    Speaking of 4x...

    Humankind (and) Old World

    2 games releasing soon that any fan of civilization should be aware of. Humankind (steam link) is an unashamed, big budget, copy of Civilization and it's one of the games I anticipate most. Old World has a team that worked on Civ 4 and introduces interesting game dynamics to a Civ like formula.

    Meanwhile, free Civilization 6 is a good thing. The new $40 DLC pass looks like a cash grab, but the free base game is still good, nonetheless.
     
  8. XenthorX

    XenthorX Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    2,991
    Likes Received:
    890
    GPU:
    EVGA XCUltra 2080Ti
    There should be an option to insert your paypal account on Epic games so they directly send you money.
     
    Undying and WalterDasTrevas like this.
  9. geogan

    geogan Master Guru

    Messages:
    529
    Likes Received:
    51
    GPU:
    Gigabyte GTX 1070
    At least this is only about 6.3GB in size...

    ... not like the gigantic 90GB download of GTAV a few days ago :eek:
     
    XenthorX likes this.
  10. Exodite

    Exodite Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    1,940
    Likes Received:
    183
    GPU:
    Sapphire Vega 56
    For those looking to pick this up, or already have at this point I suppose, I have a couple of pointers after my ~1200 hours of play.

    Get Gathering Storm.

    The other expansion, Rise and Fall, as well the various DLC Civs are quite optional IMO but Gathering Storm adds a lot to the game - including most of the first expansion. Not the least of which is the Loyalty system for cities, which finally meant that the AI stopped forward-settling you like a SOB at every opportunity.

    The game is smaller and faster than 5, which is the exact opposite of that I personally wanted, and effectively designed for Quick/Online speed as game speed scaling has been substantially broken since launch. Just a heads up for those that, like me, only play Huge/Marathon games - static bonuses will not scale according to game speed 90%+ of the time. It doesn't make the game unplayable by any means but it significantly changes the dynamic of several systems. For example, military units effectively get 6 times the experience on Online speed compared to Marathon, meaning Marathon players will rarely, if ever see units past two promotions.

    If you didn't like the religious wars and Prophet spam and manual spreading of religion in Civ 5? Tough, they doubled down on that with Civ 6 thanks to the religious combat mechanic.

    Edit: Get Gathering Storm but get it on sale. Civ 6 has several good points over the predecessors but it's not worth paying full price for either the base game or DLC. If you enjoy the base game and are curious about picking up DLC and not bound to the Epic Store I'd suggest checking Steam directly as well as Humble Bundle and other sources.

    The game and expansions are often available at reduced price.

    Right now Humble Bundle offers the platinum edition (both expansions, bunch of DLC Civs for 47.68€ for me, check your local area and currency) with 70% off on the base game and 50% off on the expansions separately.

    It might be cheaper than buying the expansion at full price on the Epic Store.
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2020
    GSDragoon likes this.

  11. Francesco

    Francesco Active Member

    Messages:
    55
    Likes Received:
    3
    GPU:
    Sapphire 4870
    Last great CIV game was IV.
    V was good.
    VI is meh… the sad thing is they didn't even try to be on par with the previous titles.
     
  12. metagamer

    metagamer Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    1,651
    Likes Received:
    623
    GPU:
    Palit GameRock 2080
    I think it's a great game and even better when it's free.
     

Share This Page