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HUMANKIND™

4.3 out of 5
18 User Ratings
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Dare you re-write the entire narrative of human history? It's time to find out with your HUMANKIND Steam PC key. The critically-acclaimed 4X strategy sim from SEGA and Amplitude Studios!
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About HUMANKIND™

About this game

Developed by AMPLITUDE Studios and published by SEGA.

Leave a mark on history — your story — and build a unique empire with a fusion of vast cultures that will net nearly-endless possibilities! Create your character,

Build Your Leader

In HUMANKIND, you'll be able to create your own leader, including their personality type, appearance, clothes and colours, and more. Your avatar will accompany you throughout your quest, though you'll also be able to send it off to your friends — including in-depth gaming persona chosen by you — so that they may fight against your avatar in their own games.

Become Famous

HUMANKIND's single purpose is to become the most famous empire in history. To accomplish this goal, you'll need to take advantage of the single win condition — fame. Survive through the eras, accomplish great deeds, and show your prosperity, perseverance, and power to earn fame and accumulate the most to win!

An Empire to Span Generations

Gain era stars to unlock new eras and customise your empire more; with six eras to choose from — the Ancient Era, Classical Era, Medieval Era, Early Modern Era, Industrial Era, and Contemporary Era — you'll be able to make a lot of progress and reign through the generations. Get one star to unlock the Ancient Era, and then watch as the price rises to advance in an era, but the prizes increase, too!

Culture Shock!

With each new era, you'll be able to choose from 10 different cultures, such as the Ancient Era cultures, Zhou, Assyrian, Babylonian, Egyptian, Harappan, Hittite, Mycenaean,  Nubian, Olmec, Phoenician! With six eras to choose from and 10 cultures per era, you'll have over 60 cultures to pick from, each with unique abilities, districts, and units!

A Traditional or Modern Empire

With each new era you'll unlock, you'll be able to choose between using one of the 10 new cultures or transcending your culture from one era to another. Although you'll sacrifice military and technological advancements, you'll earn more fame!

Create Your History

Each new decision you make will shape the effects of the game entirely! Use the diplomacy system to sign treaties, grow trading relationships, or start wars. Build cities from large, sprawling metropolises to smaller but more cities throughout the map. Whether you play as a pacifist or wage war on the world, grow your religion or focus on your culture, or build bigger cities or smaller towns, your empire will be truly unique.

Fame is War

Battling is a big part of HUMANKIND, so you'll need to prepare your empire for it. Explore the overworld, come across other cultures, and then take their land in overworld battles where you'll need to control ground units to gain the upper hand. Use higher ground to gain the advantage, mobilise your units into favourable positions, and either wipe out the enemy forces or take control of their flag to reign victorious!

A Race to Everything

Embark on a space race to set out and control no man's land — the sky. Race to gain the nuclear advantage, gain fame, and complete numerous end conditions to finish the round! How far will you push Humankind?

Game Details

Release Date:
August 17, 2021
Developer:
AMPLITUDE Studios
Publisher:
SEGA
Supported Languages:
English +
Franchise:
HUMANKIND

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7, 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel i5 4th generation / AMD FX-8300
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 770 / AMD R9 290
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 25 GB available space

Recommended:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7, 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel i5 6th generation (or better) / AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (or better)
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 1060 (or better) / AMD RX 5500-XT (or better)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 25 GB available space

HUMANKIND™ Editions

Critic Reviews

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GameWatcher

75 / 100
"Although not all of its features are as fleshed out as they could be, Humankind does hit several sweet spots, both in terms of combat and management, having enough going on to...

God is a Geek

80 / 100
"There are some cracks in the shiny veneer, for sure, but on the whole Humankind is a great experience with almost endless replayability."

Cultured Vultures

75 / 100
"Humankind is a refreshing and authentic take on the historical 4X strategy subgenre, albeit with some balancing problems that keep it from greatness."
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HUMANKIND™ Statistics

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22.22%
Tough
72.22%
Unforgiving
5.56%
Don't Ragequit! 72.22%  of players consider this game to be Tough

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Play Behaviour

Tried It
5.26%
Played It
36.84%
Halfway
15.79%
Beat It
31.58%
Conquered It
10.53%
Completionist! 10.53%  of players have Conquered It

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~20 Hours
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~40 Hours
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~60 Hours
14.29%
>= 80 Hours
35.71%
Achievement Hunter?
35.71% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

HUMANKIND™ User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 18 ratings
89% of users would recommend this.
4.3

User Ratings Breakdown

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4 Stars
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klawzz
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Fantastic game! Reminds me of Civ, but better!!
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Recommended

Great game
Verified purchase
If you enjoy Civ you'll enjoy this. Great game with some interesting mechanics. High replay-ability. Might seem complicated at first but you'll pick things up quickly and can then increase difficulty settings for a challenge.
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Recommended

Destroyer45389
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Absolutely fantastic game in my opinion it is one of the best world building games I have found!
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Fun dino parks

SeeJayMac
Verified purchase
Great little park sim, this time with More varied mission types.
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Recommended

Rys
Verified purchase
Great Civ alternative from Amplitude with some fresh ideas. A+ for effort, hopefully will get even better with patches/expansions.
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Recommended

Kairii Quinn
Humankind is a truly enjoyable game that offers a refreshing take on the historical strategy genre. The depth and complexity of the gameplay, combined with the stunning visuals and immersive soundtrack, create an engaging and satisfying experience. Whether you're a fan of strategy games or new to the genre, Humankind is a must-play title that will keep you hooked for hours on end.
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Frequently Asked Questions

There are 2 editions. They are Standard Edition and Definitive Edition
Definitive Edition contains:
  • Base Game
  • HUMANKIND™ - Digital Deluxe Upgrade
  • HUMANKIND™ - Together We Rule Expansion Pack
  • HUMANKIND™ - Cultures of Africa Pack
  • HUMANKIND™ - Cultures of Latin America Pack
  • HUMANKIND™ - Cultures of Oceania Pack
  • HUMANKIND™ - Para Bellum Wonders Pack
Available DLCs for HUMANKIND™ include HUMANKIND Together We Rule Expansion Pack, HUMANKIND Cultures of Oceania Pack, HUMANKIND Para Bellum Wonders Pack, and HUMANKIND Cultures of Latin America
Are you ready for a challenge? 22% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 78% of GameFAQs users said HUMANKIND™ is Tough or Unforgiving.
Yes, HUMANKIND™ is not fully Steam Deck Verified but the publisher says it is "Playable" on Steam Deck.
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • This game sometimes shows mouse, keyboard, or non-Steam-Deck controller icons
  • Some in-game text is small and may be difficult to read
Minimum:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7, 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel i5 4th generation / AMD FX-8300
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 770 / AMD R9 290
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 25 GB available space
Recommended:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7, 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel i5 6th generation (or better) / AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (or better)
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 1060 (or better) / AMD RX 5500-XT (or better)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 25 GB available space
Minimum:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Mac OS X 10.13 or higher
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 2.7Ghz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon460 4GB or Intel(R) Iris(TM) Plus Graphics
  • Storage: 25 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Requires an Intel-based 64-bit processor
Recommended:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 50 hours. 64% of users played HUMANKIND™ for over 40 hours.
76% of critics on Metacritic recommend HUMANKIND™. The Metascore is 77 out of 100.
89% of Fanatical users recommend HUMANKIND™. The average review score is 4.3/5
Yes, 89% of Fanatical users and 76% of critics on Metacritic recommend HUMANKIND™.
HUMANKIND™ was released on August 17, 2021
HUMANKIND™ is published by SEGA
HUMANKIND™ was developed by AMPLITUDE Studios
Fanatical users tagged HUMANKIND™ as Strategy, 4X, Turn-Based Strategy, and Grand Strategy
Fanatical users tagged HUMANKIND™ as Historical, Management, War, and Alternate History
Yes. Fanatical users tagged HUMANKIND™ as having Multiplayer
Yes. Fanatical users tagged HUMANKIND™ as having Singleplayer
Yes. Fanatical users tagged HUMANKIND™ as having Character Customization
Yes, Fanatical users tagged HUMANKIND™ as Strategy
Yes, Fanatical users tagged HUMANKIND™ as 4X
Yes, Fanatical users tagged HUMANKIND™ as Turn-Based Strategy

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