50 Best Games of 2016

Civilization VI
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'Civilization VI' Firaxis Games11/50

From 'Overwatch' and 'Stardew Valley' to 'Mario' and 'Pokémon', the best of a truly excellent year for games

From 'Overwatch' and 'Stardew Valley' to 'Mario' and 'Pokémon', the best of a truly excellent year for games

11. Civilization VI

The return of the venerable Civilization series is just one of the reasons 2016 was a great year for strategy (there are some other great examples on this list too.) While not a radical redesign, Civilization VI impressed with its sense of freedom strategic depth. Where Civilization V came into its own only after several expansions, Civilization VI already had everything fans wanted right out of the gate – the opportunity to play an immortal embodiment of your chosen culture as you explore both the map and the expansive upgrade trees while starting wars with Gandhi.

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