CIVILIZATION V OHHH MAN.
That game I cannot get enough of and now I am going to sit here and write an entire essay of why you should pick Civ V over Civ VI and whatnot (no I will not be thrashing on AoM because I know people will get mad at me if I do ) Civ V, what is it? You take role of one of the leaders of countries back in the olden days. Civ is a strategy series on which you can conquer the world or procedurally generated maps. Conquering the world is not the only way you can win in Civ V so if building an army and annihilating your opponent isn't your thing thats ok. You can win by Science victory (my personal favourite) in which you get through the tech tree to late game and you assemble a space shuttle to fly up to the moon. You can win by Diplomatic victory which is basically just making friends with all of the countries and city states (booooooring). You can also get a Cultural victory by war shipping gods and going through your policy tree until you are able to achieve the necessary cultural supremacy over the other countries. Finally you may also win with Domination which is pretty self explanatory (go kill everyone). If you are not familiar with any Civ games, I suggest you start with Civ V (WITH ALL DLC). What makes Civ V better than any other civ game? Well there is lots of comparisons between Civ V and Civ VI, it all comes down to the content and Civ V has farther more content than Civ VI. Also Civ VI is way more cartoony than the previous Civ games, the sad part is in lots of peoples opinions Civ V looks better than Civ VI. If you are thinking huh this is a good game to sit and play for 20 minutes this is not for you, when you play this game be expecting to have your life sucked away from you because your mind will start to tell you "just one more turn, just one more turn". For example You start playing Civ at the crack of dawn, well pal next thing you know its midnight. Dont even think about buying Civ Beyond Earth because that game is utter trash and a money grab at most. You may play a variety of countries ranging from Englands Queen Elizabeth (Idk which one but she died in 1558, maybe you know?). It doesn't even stop there, all thanks to the community workshop making countless of mods for hours of fun on this great game. Oh and the variety of countries? Yeah people make tons of mods to add different countries in the game like Canada :3. Thats enough of me rambling for now, I most likely will edit this once I remember more but until then!