'Sid Meier's Civilization VI' Now Available on iPad

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Popular turn-based strategy game Civilization VI made its way to the iPad today thanks to Aspyr Media. The sixth game in the Civilization series, Civilization VI was originally released on Mac and PC in October of 2016.

    As with all Civilization games, the aim is to lead a newly-established civilization to glory over many hundreds of years to ultimately become a world power.

    Civilization VI is compatible with the iPad Air 2, the fifth-generation iPad, and all iPad Pro models. Aspyr has made Civilization VI free to download and has included a sort of in-game trial period.

    The first 60 turns of the game can be played for free, but after that, players must purchase the full game for $60, which is likely to be a surprise to many who have come to expect iOS games to cost less than their PC counterparts.

    Aspyr is, however, offering a limited time discount, dropping the price from $60 to $30 through January 4. Civilization VI can be downloaded from the App Store. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: 'Sid Meier's Civilization VI' Now Available on iPad
  2. pierce1979 macrumors newbie


    May 18, 2017
    YAY! hopefully it's just as good as the PC/Mac ports
  3. Mobster1983 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 8, 2011
  4. GeneralChang macrumors 65816

    Dec 2, 2013
    Aspyr and Feral Interactive are the only reasons I buy apps from the Mac App store. They do great work and they're two of a very small number of game developers and publishers that I actually want to support.
  5. praetorian909 macrumors regular

    Aug 4, 2004
    Man I know exactly what you mean. I think this would be too dangerous to buy...
  6. austinmcguire macrumors newbie

    Apr 30, 2006
    I was excited until I saw that it uses IAP to unlock the full game. Just like Super Mario Run, this means that Family Share is not supported. So instead of $60, it is $360 for me (or $30/$180 if I do it during the introductory sale). Thanks but no thanks.
  7. Appleaker macrumors 68020

    Jun 13, 2016
    Doesn’t look like it natively supports the 10.5” iPad Pros resolution.
  8. WhoDaKat macrumors 6502

    May 20, 2006
    $60! WTF!!! And I can't share it with the family! OMG. I swear some of these developers sit around and think, how can we sell less apps.
  9. MH01 Suspended


    Feb 11, 2008
    I was like Brilliant ! $60 ha ha ha ..... forget it. This should die a quick death as the last thing that we need with growing prices of apps.
  10. gobikerider Suspended


    Apr 15, 2016
    United States
    Tried it for 5 secondas and deleted it, low res assets and limited options were a turn off, plus I already have it on pc. I might revisit later.
  11. Miguel Cunha macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2012
    Braga, Portugal
    Can anyone tell me which civilisations are in this iPad version?
  12. neuropsychguy, Dec 21, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2017

    neuropsychguy macrumors 65816


    Sep 29, 2008
    Just downloaded it now and will give it a try. It's a 3.1 GB download.

    60 turns done, already had 2 civilizations declare war on me. The graphics are lower resolution than on my desktop but they look good. The UI works well on the iPad (at least my iPad Pro 12.9").

    Is it worth $60? Not likely, considering you can buy the desktop version of Civ VI for $18 right now. Is it worth $30? Maybe. Try it out. My suggestion is to buy a discounted iTunes gift card (15% off are easy to find) and use that to get it for about $25.50 if you're considering it.

    One thing that's not working is the IAP to buy it. I tried to at least see that screen and nothing happened. So for now it's just a demo. UPDATE: After an iPad restart, I was able to get the IAP screen to come up.
  13. redscull macrumors 6502a


    Jul 1, 2010
    There is a way to share IAPs. If you buy/get all the apps from the main parent account on its iPad, then on all the family member accounts, instead of directly downloading any app, go to family purchases and download the main’s apps, then log in as the main and restore IAPs on that non-main’s iPad, you can lastly log back into the non-main’s account on that iPad and play without losing the IAPs. I haven’t tried that on this game, but I’ve done this process on many games for my kids. It works fine for us for any game that supports restoring IAPs.
  14. NtDs90 macrumors member

    Jul 15, 2015
  15. Xavier macrumors 68030

    Mar 23, 2006
  16. leman macrumors G3

    Oct 14, 2008
    Do not buy this! The support is terrible. Promised cross-platform play is not implemented yet on Mac and the game lags heavily behind the windows version in updates. They are just milking the customer for money. Not to mention that the game is riddled with bugs that hasn’t been fixed after a year.
  17. MartiNZ macrumors 65816


    Apr 10, 2008
    Auckland, New Zealand
    My word! They run with a bad iteration of the franchise that doesn't support touch properly on PC after their brilliant outing with V, and then they charge like wounded bulls. And with an expansion coming, this won't be the end of it. And I thought Firaxis took the piss with the PC version.
  18. sevvere Suspended


    Oct 20, 2017
    Would rather be able to play this on my Nintendo Switch. It charges from 0 to 100% in half the time of the IPad native charging capabilities, and I can play it while charging from a power bank at same time and it actually charges the Switch at decent rate while in use which the IPad sucks at especially with games.

    No thanks
  19. austinmcguire macrumors newbie

    Apr 30, 2006
    Thanks, I was not aware of this trick.
  20. vmachiel macrumors 68000

    Feb 15, 2011
    Come on man! First of all, it's a very complete and expensive game. It's 60 on other platforms. Also, it's on sale for 50% off for the rest of the year.
  21. Digital Skunk macrumors 604

    Digital Skunk

    Dec 23, 2006
    In my imagination
    WHAT!! If the gameplay is as good as it is on the Mac then this is yet another reason for me to leave my MBP behind.

    p.s. and to get the 12.9" iPad Pro.
  22. askep3 macrumors member

    Sep 9, 2014
    California, US
  23. neuropsychguy macrumors 65816


    Sep 29, 2008
    It should have everything in the base game. No DLC or Rise and Fall expansion.
  24. jimbobb24 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 6, 2005
    Wow. This beats CivRev2. Wish they made a CivRev 3 but for the full game - worth a try.
  25. Eorlas macrumors 6502

    Feb 10, 2010
    That's still not done yet? They were saying this would happen shortly after launch...lame.

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