Get Civilization VI for Free

Sid Meier's Civilization VI is now available for free on the Epic Games Store, confirming the rumor that the "just one more turn" strategy sequel would be the store's next giveaway. This will be yours to keep provided you snag your copy before next Thursday when it will be replaced by their next freebie. As for that, they continue to play coy with us, as they once again list "mystery game" where they would normally tip off next week's free release. But if the Reddit post that correctly predicted the Civ6 release is correct, it will be Borderlands: The Handsome Collection followed a week later by Ark: Survival Evolved (thanks PCGamesN). Here's word on this week's release:
Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI
Civilization VI offers new ways to interact with your world, expand your empire across the map, advance your culture, and compete against history’s greatest leaders to build a civilization that will stand the test of time.

EXPANSIVE EMPIRES
See the marvels of your empire spread across the map like never before. Each city spans multiple tiles so you can custom build your cities to take full advantage of the local terrain.

ACTIVE RESEARCH
Unlock boosts that speed your civilization’s progress through history. To advance more quickly, use your units to actively explore, develop your environment, and discover new cultures.

DYNAMIC DIPLOMACY
Interactions with other civilizations change over the course of the game, from primitive first interactions where conflict is a fact of life, to late game alliances and negotiations.

COMBINED ARMS
Expanding on the “one unit per tile” design, support units can now be embedded with other units, like anti-tank support with infantry, or a warrior with settlers. Similar units can also be combined to form powerful “Corps” units.

ENHANCED MULTIPLAYER
In addition to traditional multiplayer modes, cooperate and compete with your friends in a wide variety of situations all designed to be easily completed in a single session.

A CIV FOR ALL PLAYERS
Civilization VI provides veteran players new ways to build and tune their civilization for the greatest chance of success. New tutorial systems introduce new players to the underlying concepts so they can easily get started.