consists of Civilization series turn-based strategy computer games designed largely by Sid Meier and various sequels and spinoffs. The main purpose of this wiki is to provide information about and strategies for these games.
Descriptions originally came from the
Wikipedia article Civilization (series).
Main series Edit
A remake with improved graphics and sound, local and online multiplayer modes, and support for Windows 3.1 and Windows 95.
Civilization II Original
Introduced the isometric view of the world map.
Conflicts in Civilization
Fantastic Worlds FW
Test of Time
Includes the original Civilization II plus new scenarios and improved features, including an alien landscape.
Civilization III Original
Introduced aspects of culture, including culture victories and takeovers of nearby cities
Play The World PTW
Civilization IV Original
Introduced aspects of religion and government civics.
Beyond the Sword BTS
Colonization (Total Conversion)
Remake of with Sid Meier's Colonization Civilization 4 engine. The game is completely separate from the core Civilization 4 game.
Civilization Revolution Original
The first game in the series designed specifically for consoles, iOS and Windows Phone; not released for the PC or Mac.
Civilization V Original
Introduced a hex-based map instead of a square tile map used in previous titles, and "unstacked" military units, where only one unit of a kind may occupy one space. City States added. First game with DLC.
Gods & Kings
Brave New World
Civilization Revolution 2 Original
A mobile exclusive sequel to Civilization Revolution.
Civilization: Beyond Earth Original
A spiritual successor to built atop the Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri Civilization V engine. Takes place in a science fiction setting.
Rising Tide BERT
Experiments with floating cities, and new diplomatic settings
Civilization VI Original
Introduced "unstacked" city tiles, where city improvements are placed outside the main city grid space, and a separate culture improvement tree from the technology tree.
Rise & Fall
Sid Meier's Colonization MicroProse 1994 Created by Brian Reynolds and Sid Meier while still at MicroProse. Would later be remade as .
Civilization IV: Colonization
Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri Firaxis 1999 Science fiction version of Civilization
Sid Meier's Alien Crossfire Firaxis 1999 The expansion pack to Alpha Centauri
CivCity: Rome Firefly Studios and Firaxis 2006 A city-building strategy game inspired by the series.
Civilization World Firaxis 2011 A Civilization game for Facebook. The game was discontinued in 2013.
Sid Meier's Starships Firaxis 2015 A tie-in game to Civilization: Beyond Earth.
These bundles show compilations sold physically at stores, not digital only versions that can be changed over time.
This is not a complete list.
The Explorer 1997 Civilization and the Colonization spin off.
Civilization II: Multiplayer Gold Edition 1998 Civilization II and its two expansions: Conflicts in Civilization and Fantastic Worlds
Civilization III: Gold Edition 2003 Civilization III and the first expansion, Play the World.
Civilization III: Complete 2005 Civilization III and its two expansions: Play the World and Conquests.
Civilization Chronicles 2006 all the games from the main series from the first Civilization to Civilization IV.
Civilization IV: Gold Edition 2007 Civilization IV and its first expansion Warlords, as well as a bonus poster illustrated by artist Greg Hildebrandt.
Civilization IV: Complete 2007 Civilization IV and its two expansions: Warlords and Beyond the Sword.
Civilization IV: The Complete Edition 2009 Civilization IV, its two expansions, Warlords and Beyond the Sword, and Civilization IV: Colonization. It does not have any DRM (copy protection).
Civilization V: Game of the Year Edition 2011 Civilization V and all DLC prior to the Korea and Wonders of the Ancient World packs released through Steam.
Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gold Edition 2013 Civilization V plus the Gods & Kings expansion with all the DLC released between them both.
Sid Meier's Civilization V: The Complete Edition 2014 Civilization V plus the Gods & Kings and Brave New World expansions with all the DLC released between them.
Related games Edit
Due to licensing disputes between Avalon Hill and MicroProse, the
Civilization: Call to Power series was developed by Activision instead of MicroProse. However, the series was consolidated into the Civilization franchise when Hasbro purchased Avalon Hill and Activision in 1999. Additional games, such as Freeciv and FreeCol, have taken inspiration from games within the Civilization franchise, but were developed by third parties unrelated to 2K Games or Firaxis.
The Freeciv developers An open source clone of Civilization.
Frog City Software
Civilization: Call to Power 1999
Activision, license from Hasbro Interactive
Not worked on by Sid Meier
Steffen Gerlach A freeware game loosely based on Civilization II, created by Steffen Gerlach
Call to Power II 2000
Activision, license from Hasbro Interactive
Sequel to Civilization: Call to Power. Due to licensing issues, Civilization not in the title.
The FreeCol developers An open source clone of Sid Meier's Colonization
Frederic Vernier and associates
A modified version of Civilization V aimed to be used in the classroom as an education tool to examine the interaction between military, technology, political and socioeconomic issues. Development is in partnership with GlassLab.
Board and card games Edit
Board and Card Games
Civilization: The Boardgame 2002
An officially licensed board game published by Eagle Games and based on Civilization III.
Civilization: The Card Game 2006
A card game designed by Civilization IV lead designer Soren Johnson and based on Civilization IV.
Civilization: The Board Game 2010
An officially licensed board game published by Fantasy Flight Games and based on Civilization IV.
Civilization: Fame and Fortune 2011
The first expansion to the 2010 Civilization based board game.
Civilization: Wisdom and Warfare 2013
The second expansion to the 2010 Civilization based board game.
Civilization: A New Dawn 2017
A board game published by Fantasy Flight Games and based on Civilization VI.
External Links Edit
Did you know: you can now play FreeCiv in your browser
Call to Power II Review
Sid Meier Returns to Colonization ↑
Firaxis partners with GlassLab for educational version of Civilization V