Build an Empire: Sid Meier’s Civilization VI Now Available for Free on the Epic Games Store until May 28

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If you haven’t dropped by the Epic Games Store today, you’ll want to go right ahead and do that, particularly if you’re a fan of turn-based strategy games. As accurately predicted by a previous report, Epic started giving away free copies of Sid Meier’s Civilization VI today. This promotion will be available until 5/28.

Civilization VI offers new ways 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,” the store description reads.


See the marvels of your empire spread across the map like never before. Each city spans multiple tiles so you can custom build your cities to take full advantage of the local terrain.


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.


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 new players to the underlying concepts so they can easily get started.

As part of its ongoing Vault promotion, the Epic Games Store will be gifting 2K Games’s Borderlands: The Handsome Collection on May 28, followed by Studio Wildcard’s open-world survival game, ARK: Survival Evolved, on June 4.

Tsing Mui
News poster at The FPS Review.

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