Civilization VI Now Available for iPad

Firaxis Games has launched a surprise release for Civilization VI in the form of an iPad port.

The game is now available for iPads, over on the iOS App Store. Featured above, you can view the launch trailer for the game’s iOS version.

It’s worth mentioning you’ll need iOS 11 on iPad Air 2, iPad 2017, or any iPad Pro. This only includes the base game, and you can play for free during the first 60 turns, after which you’ll have to pony up for the full price of the game. The game is currently on sale at 50% off, for a limited time.

Here’s a rundown on what to expect in the iOS version:


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. Become Ruler of the World by establishing and leading a civilization from the Stone Age to the Information Age. Wage war, conduct diplomacy, advance your culture, and go head-to-head with history’s greatest leaders as you attempt to build the greatest civilization the world has ever known.

Sid Meier’s Civilization VI includes:

  • EXPANSIVE EMPIRES: 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.
  • ACTIVE RESEARCH: 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.
  • 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.
  • COMBINED ARMS: 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.
  • LOCAL MULTIPLAYER: 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.
  • A CIV FOR ALL PLAYERS: Civilization VI provides veteran players new ways to build and tune their civilization for the greatest chance of success. New tutorial systems are designed to introduce new players to the underlying concepts of Civilization so they can easily get started on a path to victory.

Sid Meier’s Civilization VI is currently available for PC. In case you missed it, you can find my thorough written / video review of the game here (I highly recommend it!).

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  • mewnani

    And in the end, all those jokes about it being a mobile game came true after all. Why am I not surprised?

  • braneman

    I wonder if this is the same reason their Xcom games are the way they are.