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Sid Meier\u1234s Civilization 6 is this week\u1234s free game on the Epic Game Store, but you only have until Thursday to claim it.

Last week is giveaway of Grand Theft Auto 5 was the biggest Epic Games Store freebie so far—you could tell, because it demolished the store for nearly an entire day. But the free game that is taken its place today is no slouch either—it\u1234s the outstanding strategy hit Civilization 6. (And luckily, at this point there\u1234s no sign of a storefront collapse.)

Civilization 6 has been around for well over three years now, but Firaxis and 2K are still actively supporting it. In fact, a new season pass with six DLCs was announced earlier this month. And strategy games tend to age well, especially when they are as good as Civ 6, which we called the best of the Civilization series in our 93% review: So good that "I all never need another Civ game in my life," our reviewer wrote, which is about as solid an endorsement as you\u1234re going to get.

Take note that, under Epic is new rules, you all need to have 2FA enabled on your account to claim the game—if you have not done that yet, you can learn how to do so here. Civilization 6 will be free on the Epic Games Store until 11 am PT on May 28.

Sid Meier is Civilization 6 is this week is free game on the Epic Game Store, but you only have until Thursday to claim it.

After surprise dropping Grand Theft Auto V as the free game last week, Epic has followed it up with another AAA title. Civilization 6 is a 4x strategy game and the latest in this series of beloved titles.

Released in 2016, Civ 6 is turn-based strategy game all about total world domination. Players begin with just a handful a villagers and must build a mighty empire by researching technological advancements, exploring the world, forming relationships, and growing their economy.

In Civilization 6, there are 5 ways to win: Science, Culture, Domination, Religion, and Diplomacy. Players are free to develop their civilizations however they wish and pursue whichever victory condition they want. As far as strategy games go, Civ 6 is incredibly open-ended and offers a lot of variety in playstyles.

Civ 6 can be played either solo against AI or with up to 20 other players. There are a variety of map sizes and layouts to fit any type of game. Whether you want a quick dual with a friend or a 20-person epic saga that can last weeks, Civ can be tailored to fit your needs.