While it isn’t quite perfect, Amplitude Studios’ Humankind delivers on its promise to create a driving historical strategy game, and is just as compelling as the classics that have come before it.
Humankind, Amplitude's take on the historical 4X (explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate) formula, is finally here. While not a direct successor to the Sid Meier’s Civilization series, it holds many of the same basics, while also instituting new systems for players to come to terms with.
It’s a solid mix of strategy components that lays a good foundation to build off, should Amplitude decide to expand it in the future. The addicting “one more turn” gameplay is entirely on display in Humankind, and much like the strategy games that have come before it, it starts to kick in very early into each playthrough.