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This page contains Cheats for Sid Meier's Civilization 5 organized by sections for PC. This game has "Strategy Turn-Based" as genre, made by Firaxis Games, released on Sep 21, 2010. If you can't find a hint or secret in our list, then please check this page periodically for the latest updates.

Boxshot & Details
Sid Meier's Civilization 5
  • Developer: Firaxis Games
  • Publisher: 2k Games
  • Genre: Strategy Turn-Based
  • Release: Sep 21, 2010
  • ESRB: Everyone 10+

Game Codes

Debug mode Reveal map

First backup!!! Then use a text editor to edit the "config.ini" file in the game directory. Change the DebugPanel = 0 line to DebugPanel = 1. Start a new game and press ` or ~ and and a debug panel with various options will appear on the right side. For example, select the "Reveal All" option to view the full map.

AbsoluteSteve, Jan 6, 2011

Game Unlockables

Steam achievements

To unlock the following, you have to play the game and collect/Earn achievements. You can find those earned achievements in your Game-Main menu or you can view them if you signup at one of the Steam communities.

Unlockable:How to Unlock:
A Magnificent VictoryBeat the game on any difficulty setting as Suleiman.
A Righteous VictoryWin on Immortal
A Woman's WorkBeat the game on any difficulty setting as Wu Zetian.
Access DeniedConstruct the Great Firewall Wonder.
Age of EmpireBeat the game on any difficulty setting as Darius.
All Aboard the Orient ExpressDiscover a route to the Orient.
All for All Super BrawlHave every Civ declare war on you at the same time.
All Roads Lead to RomeBuild a road with a Roman Legion.
All-Achieving ZeusWin on Deity in the Wonders of the Ancient World scenario.
Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-KaBeat the game on any difficulty setting as Ramesses II.
Apocalypse NowAs the Maya, nuke a city in the year 2012.
Arab TraderTrade a luxury resource to another Civ that you earned through a city with a Bazaar.
Arabian KnightsBeat the game on any difficulty setting as Harun al-Rashid.
Artistic LicenseFully explore the Aesthetics Policy track.
Au in the EUReturn a Treasure to Europe.
Austrian SuccessionBeat the game on any difficulty as Maria Theresa.
Axis PoweredWin a Diplomatic Victory using the Autocracy Ideology.
Baby StepsBeat the game on the Settler difficulty level.
Baktun the FutureBeat the game on any difficulty as Pacal.
Barbarian WarlordAs Bismarck, convert the Barbarians from 10 camps to your side.
Barbary PirateAs Suleiman, accumulate a navy with 10 Barbarian naval units.
Battlefield EarthBeat the game on an Earth-type Map.
Better Red Than DeadWin a Conquest Victory using the Order Ideology.
Blood and IronBeat the game on any difficulty setting as Bismarck.
BollywoodAs Gandhi, win a cultural victory with 3 or fewer cities in your empire.
Bolt and ArrowBuild Statue of Zeus and Temple of Artemis in the same city
Book 'em Danno!Find Hawaii in a random map game
Bora! Bora! Bora!Win as Tahiti
Bora! Bora! Bora!Win as Tahiti in the Paradise Found Scenario. (requires Polynesia DLC)
View Complete List

Logan1300, Sep 24, 2010

Game Hints

Easy "Treasure Hunter" Achievement Guide

This will probably either the first achievement you find or one of the first. When you start a skirmish game, just set one of your combat units to explore the area. They will eventually discover a ruin netting you this achievement. There are a high number of ruins located throughout a single generated map, so don't worry if an enemy interacts with one first. If you want to find it yourself, just build a scout for their added movement bonus (or horse if you started in Medieval time period) and go uncover the land.

PaichePed, Jun 6, 2015

Easy "Moving on Up" Achievement Guide

You will earn unit promotion during fights with your units. In the early ages you can kill barbarian units to gain experience, so kill two barbarian units for 5xp each to get the new rank. This achievement is hardly missable.

Yakumog, Jun 6, 2015

Easy "I'm on a Boat!" Achievement Guide

You are able to embark a unit once the Optics technology is discovered.

rendra, Jun 6, 2015

Easy "With Liberty and Justice for All" Achievement Guide

The easiest, if not particularly sporting, way of getting this achievement is by loading the game, turning off BNW DLC if you have it (as the order, autocracy, and freedom social policy tracks are changed to ideologies in BNW), and starting a new game in the information age. The nation is irrelevant, unless you are also looking to win as that nation, as another achievement.

Next, settle your first city, and give the other units their orders to end the turn. On the next turn, the make policy icon comes up. Then choose the each policy to complete the track and get the achievement. If you save before, you could use the save game to do another track.

wallst, Jun 6, 2015

Easy "Master of the House" Achievement Guide

The easiest, if not particularly sporting, way of getting this achievement is by loading the game, turning off BNW DLC if you have it (as the order, autocracy, and freedom social policy tracks are changed to ideologies in BNW), and starting a new game in the information age. The nation is irrelevant, unless you are also looking to win as that nation, as another achievement.

Next, settle your first city, and give the other units their orders to end the turn. On the next turn, the make policy icon comes up. Then choose the each policy to complete the track and get the achievement. If you save before, you could use the save game to do another track.

kapilbtrivedi, Jun 6, 2015
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