Sean Bean narrates the Civilization 6 E3 demo

Sean Bean, of Sean Bean fame, has narrated a playthrough of Civilization VI's E3 demo and, somehow, it's even better than you're probably thinking. It's a detailed look at Firaxis' latest 4X, some 12 minutes long, and blimey doesn't it just look lovely?

Beany—I call him Beany, he doesn't mind, or know—charts the progress of a civilization from its first formative steps out into the wider world, through to its eventual travels in space, encompassing run-ins with other civs (including nasty wars) along the way.

Previously on the Civ 6 infotrain: a look at the game's newly sprawling cities, and Chris Livingston's hands-on with its first 60 turns. Between this and Kholat, Sean Bean is proving to be pretty wonderful at the whole narrating thing.

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.