Game:Humankind: Heritage EditionPublisher:SegaDeveloper:Amplitude StudiosGenre:StrategyTested for:XSXAvailable for:PS4, PS5, XOne, XSXUSK:12Released in:10 / 2023
It has a good two years after the PC Humankind from Amplitude Studios (Endless Space, Endless Legends) finally made it to the consoles. The implementation feels a bit cumbersome thanks to the pad controls, which take some getting used to, but otherwise there is no difference. The aim is to lead a small nomadic tribe from the Neolithic period through antiquity, antiquity, the Middle Ages, early modern times and the industrial era to the present – randomly generated hex field map, city development and research included. What’s special: As soon as you have met the requirements for switching to the next era, you can choose one of the different cultures that match that era – or continue playing with the existing one.
Since every civilization has its own strengths and weaknesses, this offers many new opportunities to respond to current challenges. If you, as a Phoenician in antiquity, feel threatened by warmongering neighbors, it might make sense to switch to the militaristic Goths when you move up into antiquity. Further exciting innovations compared to the top dogCivilization VI include more complex city district mechanics and a combat system in which you can coordinate battles in the form of turn-based tactical battles if you wish. The enemy AI does well, but is weak when it comes to defending its own cities. A multiplayer mode is available, but it’s tougher than the competition.
Sönke Siemens says: Hardly any other game had such an impact on my gaming youth as this one Civilization-Row. I was even more excited about my rival Humankind, which surprised me positively in many ways. The regular change of culture in particular always provides new impulses. It’s also nice that he Heritage Edition Thanks to the bonus of the DLCs “Cultures of Africa” and “Cultures of Latin America”, twelve new civilizations are included. Viewed as a whole Civilization VI However, it is ahead in many aspects.
Various DLCs are included, only for the PS5
Ambitious strategy game that doesn’t offer the depth and complexity of “Civilization 6”, but does offer a lot of refreshing ideas.