LEGO Doctor Who Is Officially A Real Thing

Back in November I told you we were dangerously close to getting an official LEGO set based on the adventures of everyone's favorite Time Lord. Today LEGO Ideas made it official—we're getting an official Doctor Who set, courtesy of Andy Clark of Firaxis Games. » 2/04/15 1:30pm 2/04/15 1:30pm

Sid Meier's Starships Takes You Even Deeper into Space

There's going to be even more sci-fi-styled Civilization action coming this spring, with a new strategy game coming from legendary game designer Sid Meier picking up where Civilization: Beyond Earth left off. » 1/19/15 8:52am 1/19/15 8:52am

The Truth Behind Civilization V's Worker Units

In the Civilization games, when barbarians capture our exposed worker units and convert them to their faction, they always tend to run away when we try to recapture them, like they never wanted to be part of our empire in the first place. White Lightning HQ's video has an explanation for this strange behaviour. » 12/16/14 9:40am 12/16/14 9:40am

Official Civilization LEGO Doesn't Include Nukes (Or Pottery)

It's not a smug Gandhi, or a Great Library, but this new project on LEGO's Ideas platform is nevertheless an official piece of Civilization LEGO. It just needs some votes to help turn it into a real thing you can buy. » 10/27/14 9:14pm 10/27/14 9:14pm

New Civ Game Could Do With Some Old (And New!) Religions

The latest Civ title, Beyond Earth, is pretty good, even if parts of the game are a little more pedestrian than others. Maybe there's a reason for that. Maybe all the game needed was a little more faith. » 10/26/14 8:00pm 10/26/14 8:00pm

Civilization: Beyond Earth: The Kotaku Review

Tips For Playing Civilization V

Civilization V has grown over a few big expansions to become one of the very best games on the PC. I'd go so far as to say it's *gasp* the best Civilization game of them all. To help out newcomers, then, or just those who are upgrading with the expansions, I thought I'd put this guide together, letting you know some… » 7/22/14 9:00pm 7/22/14 9:00pm

The New Civilization Is Getting Thrashed On iTunes, With Good Reason

At first it doesn't look so bad. Two and a half stars out of five isn't terrible. That average score, given by nearly 500 iTunes users to the two-week-old Civilization Revolution 2, isn't glorious, of course. But maybe Civilization Revolution 2 is at least mediocre? That's partly right. It also costs $15, and it… » 7/14/14 5:00pm 7/14/14 5:00pm

If you've been eagerly awaiting the mobile-exclusive Civilization Revolution 2, you should know that it's now available on the App Store. And, in case you're still on the fence, you can take a look at our impressions here. » 7/02/14 8:00am 7/02/14 8:00am

A Quick Look at Civilization Revolution 2

JFK, stealth bombers and Silicon Valley are coming to the next Civilization game. Oh and lasers, too. It's about to get all modern up in here. » 6/30/14 8:00am 6/30/14 8:00am

Civilization Revolution Is Getting A Sequel On iOS

Way, way back in 2008, Sid Meier's strategy game, Civilization Revolution, was released for consoles. It had some rough edges, but ultimately, it was a good Civilization game. Then, in 2009, an iPhone port of the game was released. And now, five years later, iOS is where the sequel makes its debut. » 6/23/14 8:00am 6/23/14 8:00am

My First 40 Turns With Civilization: Beyond Earth

We've probably all theorized about fictional situations and how we'd deal with them. The zombie apocalypse, any end-of-the-world narrative, or maybe even less far-reaching scenarios like exploring and colonizing new planets in space. Well, just last week I got to put my hypothetical space adventure decisions to the… » 5/20/14 9:00am 5/20/14 9:00am

XCOM: Enemy Unknown is coming to Google Play and the Amazon Appstore "soon," according to the game's official Twitter account. This is great news for all the mobile gamers out there who've long felt the sting of not owning an iPhone or iPad. Not only is Enemy Unknown one of Kotaku's all-time favorite ways to kill… » 4/23/14 1:00pm 4/23/14 1:00pm

We're Getting A Sci-Fi Civilization, And It Sounds Fantastic

Civilization is going to space. The next game in Sid Meier's iconic turn-based strategy series will take place on an alien planet, where you'll explore, colonize, and fight other factions as you attempt to navigate uncharted sci-fi territory. » 4/12/14 12:00pm 4/12/14 12:00pm

Are you in New York? Do you like Civilization V, and art? Stop by the Whitney museum to see Me Playing Civilization, a performance art piece that consists of... a guy playing Civilization V, seven hours a day, five days a week, until May 25th. » 4/04/14 5:45pm 4/04/14 5:45pm

Factions From Every Blizzard Game Wage War in this Civilization V Mod

Modder 'epic' on Steam found a way to put everything from the Blizzard universe into one game that is not a MOBA, like Blizzard's own all-star game, Heroes of the Storm. As you can see in the pictures below, the nations of Civilization V got completely changed into Diablo, Starcraft and Warcraft factions. » 3/27/14 9:20am 3/27/14 9:20am

Enemy Within, the expansion set to XCOM: Enemy Unknown added new character customization: Hair styles, color combinations—and a 1950s fedora. The result above (you can call him Fedora Mech) is the strangest—or coolest—looking soldier XCOM has ever seen. » 11/18/13 8:30am 11/18/13 8:30am

The Closest Thing To A New D&D Game Is This Civilization V Mod

You might be surprised by how ambitious and detailed framedarchitecture's Civilization V mod is. While other mods only change a few things, his attempts to fully convert the entire game to one of the largest and most famous campaign settings Dungeons & Dragons has to offer: the Forgotten Realms. » 11/15/13 10:40am 11/15/13 10:40am

XCOM: Enemy Within: The Kotaku Review

Few things fill me with dread like the first terror response mission in XCOM. Kidney stones, for sure. The DMV. But that terror mission—which costs you a nation on the spot if you flunk it—comes when your force is young and underpowered. I know I'm gonna lose someone. I'm probably gonna lose two someones. » 11/11/13 11:00am 11/11/13 11:00am

Civilization V's Attack on Titan Mod Adds Giant Walls To Your City

If you think about it, the world of the popular anime Attack on Titan, where people live behind giant walls, would fit into Civilization V really well. So it was only a matter of time that someone added Eren Jaeger of The Walls as a civilization for the game. » 11/04/13 9:20am 11/04/13 9:20am