TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Sid Meier's Civilization VI'

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This version appears to be a port of the full PC game - with a $60 price tag to match.

If you have never played one of Sid Meier's Civilization games, you don't know what you are missing.

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 game is now available from the App Store, with a free download where you can try 60 turns of the game before buying.

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What makes Civilization VI on iPad even more interesting is the fact that it seems to come with the same features as the PC version.

Aspyr Media is the publisher of the iOS version. Setting the price for the iPad version to the same as it sells for on Steam for PC is a bold move, and unprecedented for a mobile port. While there are a number of other games that have been put on iPad before like Minecraft or Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, something as big and graphically intensive as Civilization 6 is something new. The leader screens are static for instance.

Civilization VI was released all the way back in October previous year, but now it turns out that a whole new group of players can join the fun, as the game has been released on iPad, requiring a rather hefty 3.14GB download to get going. As for the new iPad port, that comes from Aspyr as well. Casual gamers may give pause at paying $60 for the title, but developers (especially those who toil on lower-priced mobile games) are excited at the chance to earn more for their work. It's just, instead of having to play it on a PC, you can now install it on an iPad and play it anywhere.

Civilization VI now costs $29.99 on the iOS App Store as part of a launch discount, with it slated to go up to its regular price of $59.99 on January 4.