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** 2016 Strategy Game of the Year – The Game Awards**

Civilization VI for iPad has arrived. Download now and play your first 60 turns for free. Purchase the full game to build an empire that stands the test of time!

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. Play as one of 20 historical leaders including Roosevelt (America) and Victoria (England).

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 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.

Civilization VI offers new ways to engage with your world. Cities now physically expand across the map, active research in technology and culture unlocks new potential, and competing leaders will pursue their own agendas based on their historical traits as you race for one of five ways to achieve victory in the game.

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.

Civilization VI requires an iPad Air 2, iPad 2017, or any iPad Pro. Please note, Civilization VI on iPad includes the base game only, and does not include additional downloadable or expansion content.

What's New

Version 1.0.1

User flow bug fixes.

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5

1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

Perfect Game to Port For IPad


I was very skeptical about this release, especially after the “revolution” attempts. I was expecting a watered down experience from the PC game. However the only difference in this IPad version and the PC/MAC version is quality of graphics. Seriously, that’s it. Every feature is identical. And you will quickly come to have blinders on to this singular defect as you delve into games intricacies. Now there is a downside to the game that is simply the fault of the device you’re playing it on. The technical limitations of my IPad Pro compared to my heavily modded PC does show in games with Standard map size, 7+ other civilizations, and an assortment of City-States. I found the game to get bogged down in the time waiting between turns with those aforementioned settings by turn 200. While I would love to play on the Earth map, it simply isn’t worth waiting 5-10 minutes per turn in the end game. I found that Tiny map, 3 AI players, and no city states are the settings in which the game can be enjoyed to the fullest. Also, the game has support for mods, as seen in the menu, but I have yet to find a way to actually get them on the IPad. I’m also eagerly awaiting the IOS release of the Rise & Fall expansion.

With all this said, get the game for free and try the 60 turn limit trial before deciding if the somewhat steep price of $60 is worth it to you. As a Civ fanatic, it certainly was worth it to me.

If you know Civ games you know this

Bo Bilstrup

This is the full game of civilization 6 as you would play it on Mac or pc (without the expansions). I bought it for the $30 price (before Jan 2018) and if you are thinking it sounds like a steep price for an iPad game, just remember you’re getting a full game that’s also at least at time of release $60. I’ve always loved the civ games as to me it’s one of those games you can relax really relax with. But I don’t like playing games on my Mac and always thought games like this would be perfect on an iPad with touch screen and voila they did it and it works wonderfully with touch gestures. Love I can chill on the couch with my iPad with this game. Graphics are great, haven’t played on Mac but from what I hear it looks liked if you put it on low setting. It has only crashed on me twice (it auto saves every turn) so no lost game time. I will say I’m playing on iPad Pro and it runs perfect. I really hope this will be the forefront for more big games to start develop on iPad, games like Cities Skylines would be perfect too.

Bottom line I’m impressed and not regretting coughing up $30 for this games as I’ve already put in countless of hours and many more to come.

Self indulgent tripe. FIX load times!!


I’m not even going to write about the game. You’ll have to wait for that. And wait. And wait. Still waiting developers to read this review? Now you know how we feel! What in the name of all that’s holy makes you think the load times are acceptable? From the endless introduction screens (see subject line) to the constant reloading from the very beginning after only a few minutes out of the app to write bad reviews of games as a random example . Loading a save game? Be prepared for several minutes. Waiting for the computer to take a turn in a large world? Go make dinner. Be sure not to do something else on your device though. That will put you back out to the self indulgent... oh did I already say that? Don’t like repeating the same thing over and over again? Now you know how we feel developers! It ruins the entire experience. Wait for it. Wait for it. Mic drop.

Updated 11-Feb-2017: Load times (still awful) are are best lazy programming. But I don’t believe that here. I feel like hey are a specific choice by the developers. And save your canned response about how it’s really my fault with an older or too full device. This isn’t my first rodeo. By the way the game is great. Oops. Now I have to reload the entire thing again from the beginning since I was out of the app. Maybe I’ll just play something else rather than wait.

Developer Response

We are not having any issues with long load times on any hardware we have.
Keep in mind that the larger the map is, and the more civilizations involved can be a bit of a heavy load for the iPad.
If you haven't restarted your iPad in a while, you might want to try that.

Also, quit out of any other applications running in the background.

Save frequently and take a break every once in a while.

I hope this helps.


Aspyr Media (iDP)
2.5 GB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, and 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
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In-App Purchases
  1. Civilization VI Full Game $29.99


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