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Each Civilization game features playable historic nations, empires, and cultural groups known as civilizations (or "civs" for short). The number of playable civs differs with each game.

Table of Civilizations by game appearanceEdit

Main article: List of civilizations

This table only includes civilizations in the base version of these games. Civilization II and Call to Power II have several scenarios with many non-traditional civilizations not found on this list. Moreover, most Civilization games let players rename the civilization one plays as to whatever a player chooses.

Civilization Civ1 Civ2 Civ3 Civ4 Civ5 Civ6 CivRev CivRev2 CTP1 CTP2 C-evo
American
Arabian [1]
Assyrian BNW-only
Australian [2]
Austrian -[3] GodsKings5 clear
Aztec [4]
Babylonian [5] [6]
Brazilian BNW-only
Byzantine [7] [5] GodsKings5 clear
Canadian
Carthaginian [1] [8] GodsKings5 clear
Celtic [1] [8] GodsKings5 clear
Chinese
Cree R&F-Only
Cuban
Danish [6]
Dutch
(Netherlands)
[7] [5] GodsKings5 clear R&F-Only
Egyptian
English
(British)
Ethiopian [5] GodsKings5 clear
French
German
Georgian R&F-Only
Greek
Hebrew
Hittite [7]
Holy
Roman
[5]
Hunnic GodsKings5 clear
Incan [7] [6]
Indian
Indonesian BNW-only [2]
Irish
Iroquois
Jamaican
Japanese -[9]
Khmer [5] [2]
Kongolese
Korean [1] [8] [6] R&F-Only
Macedonian [2]
Malinese
Mapuche R&F-Only
Mayan [7] [5] GodsKings5 clear
Mexican
Mongol [1] [6] R&F-Only
Moroccan BNW-only
Native
American
[5]
Nicaraguan
Nigerian
Norwegian
Nubian [2]
Ottoman [1] [8]
Persian [2]
Phoenician
Polish BNW-only [2]
Polynesian [6]
Portuguese [7] [5] BNW-only
Roman
Russian
Scottish R&F-Only
Scythian
Shoshone BNW-only
Siamese
Sioux
Songhai
Spanish [1] [6]
Sumerian [7] [5]
Swedish GodsKings5 clear
Thai
Turkish
Venetian BNW-only
Viking [1] [8]
Welsh
Zulu [8] BNW-only R&F-Only
Total 14 21 31 34 43 34[10] 16 17 42 41 15

Number of Civilizations Per GameEdit

Base Game Game/

Expansion Pack

Civs Added Total Civs Civs Introduced to series
Civilization Original 14[11] 14[11]
  • American
  • Aztec
  • Babylonian
  • Chinese
  • Egyptian
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Indian
  • Mongolian
  • Roman
  • Russian
  • Zulu
  • Japanese[9]
Civilization II Original 21 21
  • Celtic
  • Carthaginian
  • Persian
  • Sioux
  • Spanish
  • Viking
  • Japanese[11]
Conflicts in Civilization ?
Fantastic Worlds ?
Test of Time ?
Civilization III Original 16 31
  • Mayan
  • Portuguese
  • Sumerian
  • Hittite
  • Incan
  • Dutch
  • Byzantine
  • Ottoman
  • Korean
  • Arabian
  • Iroquois
Play The World 8
Conquests 7
Civilization IV Original 18 34
  • Ethiopian
  • Holy Roman
  • Malian
  • Native American
  • Khmer
Warlords 6
Beyond the Sword 10
Civilization Revolution Original 16 16 None
Civilization V Original 18 43
  • Austrian[3]
  • Assyrian
  • Brazilian
  • Danish
  • Hunnic
  • Indonesian
  • Moroccan
  • Polish
  • Polynesian
  • Siamese
  • Shoshone
  • Songhai
  • Swedish
  • Venetian
Gods & Kings 9
Brave New World 9
DLC (All) 7
Civilization Revolution 2 Original 17 17 None
Civilization VI Original 19 34[10]
  • Australian
  • Cree
  • Georgian
  • Kongolese
  • Macedonian
  • Mapuche
  • Norwegian
  • Nubian
  • Scottish
  • Scythian
Rise & Fall 8
DLC (All) 7[10]
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Play the World expansion pack
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Civilization VI DLC
  3. 3.0 3.1 Hidden civ in Civilization III. Because of hardcoded civilizations limit, another civilization must be replaced with Austria to play as them. The game with Austria as an official Civilization is Civilization V: Gods and Kings.
  4. Preorder bonus DLC. Given for free for all players 90 days after game is released so it is considered a part of the original civilizations.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.9 Beyond the Sword expansion pack
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 Civilization V DLC
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 Conquests expansion pack
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 Warlords expansion pack
  9. 9.0 9.1 Only on SNES version of the game. Replaces Zulus
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 New expansions and games are possibly changing this number.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Japanese civilization replaces Zulu civilization in the original Civilization. Japanese are found in every Civilization game since the original game.

GodsKings5 clear Valid only in the Gods & Kings expansion pack.
BNW-only Valid only in the Brave New World expansion pack.
R&F-Only Added in the Rise and Fall expansion pack.

Civilization: Beyond EarthEdit

Main article: List of Sponsors (CivBE)

The sponsors in Beyond Earth are not the same as the historical based civilizations.

FreecivEdit

Main article: List of civilizations (Freeciv)

The Freeciv civilizations were far too numerous to put on this list. Each civilization plays the same way.

ColonizationEdit

Main article: List of civilizations (Civ4Col)

European Civilizations (In all versions of Colonization)

  • British
  • Dutch
  • French
  • Spanish

Native "Indian" tribes

FreeColEdit

Early versions have just the same as Col1, but recent versions have an option of adding:

  • Danish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Swedish

Other GamesEdit

Alpha CentauriEdit

Main article: Factions (SMAC)

StarshipsEdit

See also: Leaders (Starships)

Starships doesn't have a factions page because they are the same as the original sponsors of Beyond Earth.

CivWorldEdit

Main article: CivWorld#Civilizations

ImperialismEdit

Main article: Imperialism
  • Great Britain
  • France
  • Prussia
  • Germany
  • Austria-Hungary
  • Sardinia
  • Italy
  • Russia
  • Ottoman Empire

External linksEdit

Who Gets to Be a CIVILIZATION? - Between the Lines- A documentary on the concept of Civilizations in the game.