Civilization VI is the latest in the popular series of strategy games by Firaxis. This latest instalment implements some new features and the entire experience can prove to be a little overwhelming for new players. Here's a short FAQ and a few tips to get you started and on the right path.


What are the requirements for Civ VI?

Please see below the minimum and recommended specialisations for Civ VI:

  • Minimum
  • Intel Core i3 2.5GHz / AMD Phenom II 2.6GHz
  • 4GB RAM
  • 1GB DirectX 11 GPU
  • NVIDIA 450 / AMD Radeon 5570
  • Recommended
  • 4th-gen Intel i5 2.5GHz / AMD FX 8350 4.0GHz
  • 8GB RAM
  • 2GB DirectX 11 GPU
  • NVIDIA 770 / AMD Radeon 7970

Is multiplayer available?

Yes. Multiplayer functionality is available without extra DLC.

What DLC will be released?

So far there are four post-launch packs planned.

How many civilizations are there?

There are 19 in total:

  • America
  • Arabia
  • Aztecs
  • Brazil
  • China
  • Egypt
  • England
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • India
  • Japan
  • Kongo
  • Norway
  • Rome
  • Russia
  • Scythia
  • Spain
  • Sumeria

How do you win a game in Civ VI?

There are a total of five win conditions as part of the latest Civilization:

  • Cultural: Attract more tourists to your civilization than others have domestic tourists.
  • Domination: Conquer everyone. Leave nothing in your wake.
  • Religious: Have your religion followed by more than half of the cities under all other civilizations.
  • Science: Launch a satellite, land on the Moon, and establish a Martian colony.
  • Score: If none of the above is met, the civilization with the highest score at game end is the winner.

Where are save games kept on my PC?

C:\\Documents\My Games\Sid Meier's Civilization VI\Saves


Civ VI

New to Civilization VI? Even if you're a returning player of the series who has somehow managed to skip a few entries, we strongly recommend you check out the in-game tutorial which does a decent job on getting you started.

Here are some more quick-fire tips to help you out:


  • Think long-term as everything becomes more important at the later stages. Focus on building up your empire from the get go.
  • It's absolutely fine to start new games and try new things. Get comfortable with controls.
  • Use scouts! Try and locate bottlenecks and other strategic strong points for future warfare.
  • Don't ignore districts. Get some going to take full advantage of available bonuses.
  • Don't play to win on the first run through. Get used to controls, units, technologies and other parts of Civ VI.
  • Discovering locations, winning battles and achieving other things can unlock progress in various tech.
  • Workers now have limited actions before disbanding so keep an eye on available uses.
  • Cities generally do not expand past 3 squares so bear that in mind when building your nation.
  • Hover over resources, gold, etc. for more details.
  • Prepare to be addicted. Just one more turn...


  • Units that require resources to create won't heal if you do not have them available.
  • Barbarians hurt. They hurt bad. Try to take out their scouts and then their camps.
  • Barbarians only spawn in tiles not in your line of sight.
  • Take advantage of ranged units, especially when clearing out barbarians.
  • Be careful where you place your defensive units. The AI can be easily provoked.
  • A blue line encircling units show their maximum range for that turn.


  • Agendas play an important role in diplomacy. Pay attention to the agendas of nearby civilizations.
  • Envoys don't just sound cool but allow you (or others) to gain gossip on other civs.
  • City states are your friends, so be sure to work with them to get all the bonuses.
  • Keep some military units around your cities, the AI is trigger-happy.

Have some tips of your own to share? Sound off in the comments!