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Get Sid Meier's Ultimate Collection for cheap from Humble Bundle

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If you're looking for a new game to get lost in for hours on end, you won't want to miss out on Sid Meier's games as they're absolute time sinks. Perhaps the most well-known of the Sid Meier series' is Civilization, a turn-based strategy game where players must build and lead a civilisation from the ground up. The most recent entry, Civilization VI, was released in 2016 and is the best of the series so far.

Whether you want to occasionally dip into these games over time, or you're ready to embark on an epic journey for hundreds, maybe even thousands of hours, Sid Meier's games are great for casual and dedicated gamers alike.

Other great Sid Meier's games to invest time into, alongside the six Civilization games, are Pirates!, Starships, and Railroads!. There's even two expansions for Civilization VI and added content packs, meaning you'll almost never run out of new things to do in the game .

If you're tempted by the prospect of endless world-conquering fun, you'll find a great offer over on Humble Bundle that contains Civilizations six through three, all the DLC for Civ VI, and other Sid Meier games like Pirates, Starships and more. The Sid Meier's Ultimate Collection Game Bundle includes a whopping 21 items for just £11.09. If you're feeling generous, you can also choose to pay more to donate extra to charity.

The normal price of Civ VI is £49.99 on Steam and the platinum edition of the game, which comes with all the DLC in this bundle is worth £145, so you're making a colossal saving and getting extra games!

If you've played other turn-based strategy games like Total War, then you should really enjoy Civilization. If you've never played turn-based strategies, Civ is a great way to get into it and is a lot of fun. And for just over a tenner, it's worth buying to try the game out, and if you don't like it, you've at least done your good deed for the day by giving a little to charity.

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