If you’ve been pondering a dive into Civilization VI, now’s your probability, because the strategy game is now having a free weekend on Steam. Between now and July 27, you possibly can pattern the sixth entry within the Sid Meier’s traditional sequence, from developer Firaxis Games, earlier than doubtlessly shopping for the complete model at a heavy low cost.

The free weekend coincides with the launch of the Ethiopia Pack, the most recent content material rollout within the 4X game‘s season cross. It brings the Ethiopia civilization, new leader Menelik II, a new district for diplomacy, and a new sport mode, Secret Societies, that throws eldritch cultists and vampires, amongst different barely off-putting additions, into the combo.

Civilization VI first launched again in 2016, bringing contemporary perspective to a dependable formulation. The object of the sport is the identical as all the time – develop your civilization from meager beginnings to a world superpower, working in the direction of one among a number of particular targets to realize victory. In the 4 years since launch, Civ VI has gotten two main expansions, a battle royale mode (that’s now narrated by Sean Bean), the aforementioned season pass, and a growing number of mods, if the content material from Firaxis isn’t thrilling sufficient.

We gave the base game a glowing review, Robert Zak writing: “But if someone asked you to capture the spirit of Civilization, then this is definitely it. More than any other Civ game, VI is a joy to be in.” Our reward did cool for the expansions Rise and Fall and Gathering Storm, however not by a lot.

You can get in on the free weekend through Steam here, the place you’ll additionally discover the 75% off low cost do you have to like what you play. Don’t overlook to take a look at our information to the best Civilization 6 leaders, when you’d like some ideas on being a respectable world chief.