Civilization VI Announced as Epic Game Store's Free Game of the Week

Gaming article by Patrick Perrault on Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 11:19
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Developer
Firaxis Games
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2K Games
Release Date
October 21, 2016
Genre
Strategy, 4X
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Free Civilization.

Last week, Epic Games Store made news by giving away Grand Theft Auto V for free. This week, they are giving away Civilization VI (which requires 2FA authentication to get) which is also a pretty big deal.

For those who have been living underneath a rock, Civilization VI is part of a long-running 4X strategy series that has been developed by Firaxis Games and published by 2K. Originally developed by Sid Meier, the Civilization series is a turn-based strategy game where players attempt to build an empire that will stand the test of time. Players will play from the Stone Age to the Information Age, waging war, conducting diplomacy, advancing through the ages, and fighting world leaders from history while players trying to build their empire.

If you already have Civilization VI or are otherwise not interested, there's the Epic Mega Sale that's still going on, with an Epic Coupon for $10 to use on eligible games, (or $14.99 or above in your local currency equivalent), with the coupons expiring November 1st, so don't be too worried if nothing strikes your fancy right now.

If something does strike your fancy, why not try cool games such as Ashen (-50% off), Gorogoa (-50% off), or My Time At Portia (-50% off)? There's a ton of games on offer, so be sure to look through the entire list and see if there's anything that you'd like.

If you want to ensure you get Civilization VI, make sure you get it within the next week, because after 7 days a new game will take Civilization VI's place. Who knows what it'll be, though. Maybe Red Dead Redemption 2 or Assassin's Creed: Odyssey? With the last two games given away for free, anything is possible it seems. We'll see.

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What do you think of this news? Have you already purchased Civilization VI or any other Civilization game? Let us know in the comments!

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