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How long does it take to beat Civilization 6?

Rome wasn't built in a day but it seems you can replicate it in one. Now that 2K's Civilization 6 has come to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, players are showing off their military prowess and economic skills in a big way. Unsurprisingly, creating a thriving civilization from scratch requires a bit of a time commitment. How long does it take to beat Civilization 6? That depends on how you play it. Generally speaking, you'll get a lot of bang for your buck.

According to the site How Long to Beat, the average player, only focusing on the main story of Civilization 6, needs about 19.5 hours to get through their initial playthrough. Not an exorbitant amount of time by any means. When you set out to complete the main story and the extra side quests your time commitment rises significantly, jumping from 19.5 to 65 hours. While impressive, completionists, the overachievers of the gaming world, still take the crown. Those who wish to unlock every achievement, complete each side mission, and assemble every collectible will spend about 162 hours on their Civilization 6 playthrough. Time well spent on a title PC Gamer's T.J. Hafer described as "the most transformative step forward for the series."

Taking an infant civilization and growing it over the course of several millennia would take anyone a fair amount of time. The six victory conditions (Science, Culture, Domination, Religion, Score, and Diplomacy) in Civilization 6 further contribute to the hours you'll spend immersed in this virtual world. Whether your end goal is to have a dominant military, technological superiority, or a strong cultural influence over other civilizations, you'll need to put in the work. So, enjoy the newly ported Civilization 6. Just remember: no one likes an evil dictator.