Civilization 6 Will Be Free On The Epic Games Store Until May 28

Civilization 6 Will Be Free On The Epic Games Store Until May 28
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The Epic Games Store has been clutch as far as free offerings go. Every week, there’s a new freebie that PC gamers have the chance to add to their collection.

The most recent offering was GTA 5. Considering how popular it is even still in 2020, gamers flocked to the site to claim their free copy. It was so much activity — in fact — that the site’s servers had to be taken offline.

They are up and running now fortunately, and there’s also a new freebie available. This time, it’s the turn-based strategy game Civilization 6. It will be available to claim up until May 28. If you like strategy and careful planning, this is a title you don’t want to miss.

Developed by Firaxis Games, Civilization 6 is one of the best installments in the long-running series. Like previous installments, it has a lot of depth. The overall goal is to create a civilization that successfully spans across many generations.

Play your cards right and you’ll be able to achieve one of several milestones, which can include cultural influence or military domination.

How you approach setting up your civilization is completely up to you. Do you rule with an iron fist or do you take a more pacifistic approach to gaining control? Whatever decisions you make, it’s very rewarding seeing them play out in real time. You feel like you’re in control of everything, and that’s always a mark of a great strategy game.

The fact that Civilization 6 is being offered for free via the Epic Games Store is incredible because there is just so much to do. You can adjust your military tactics after each battle, figuring out which strategies prove most effective. You can build beautiful structures that stand the test of time. You’ll even have the opportunity to engage in trading.

If you’re looking to extend your rule across the globe, you’ll have to conquer cities and acquire resources to support them. A lot of meticulous planning is involved, which is great if you like having total control from the very beginning.

However your society turns out, it’s completely on you. The added weight makes it easy to get wrapped up in everything that goes on.

Even the visuals are impressive and further the series forward in the right direction. For a couple of more days, this detailed strategy game can be yours to claim free of charge. You can spend months with Civilization 6 and still find new things to enjoy.