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Play Unciv: A free Civ5 implementation for your phone (also desktop)


Say No 2 Net Validations
Oct 22, 2008

I know, we have Civ6 available on various consoles, and with FreeCiv and FreeCol there are also the old Civ games for you to play for free.
But what about if you want to have a chilled game of Civ5 somewhere?
If you didn't know, you can also do that with UnCiv!
UnCiv is a free and open source implementation of Civ5. UnCiv incorporates all the basic Civ5 mechanisms, including from the first addon. Because this game is also aimed at mobile devices, it doesn't have any of the 3D graphics, but only 2D. But that is something we Civ fans can live with, as long as we can get our fix everywhere ;). UnCiv does also run on the desktop though (even on Linux), and works overall pretty fine there too. The AI is competent enough to steamroll you, if you don't pay attention to your empire.

You think this sounds good? Give it a try!
I played 3 games. On on Warlord with Egypt, where I managed a culture victory. 2 on Prince, with Rome once and again with Egypt. Got both times pummeled hard. The 2nd time I was defending myself from a slightly technologically advanced Austria, I think. I moved all my troops to that front, then Babylon on the other side got dragged in, and I aborted the game. No way I could win that.
I'm curious to hear more reviews on this. I'm pretty sure I have it on my phone, but haven't gotten around to playing it. Is it worth the time investment?
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