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Fan made scenarios are user-created maps and mods that add in new scenarios to the game alongside the in-game ones. The practice began as far back as Civilization II.

Civilization II[]

There are literally hundreds. See Scenario (Civ2).

Scenario Playable Civilizations New Units New Buildings/Wonders New Techs Special Features

Civilization III[]

Scenario Playable Civilizations New Units New Buildings/Wonders New Techs Special Features
Rhye's of Civilization All from Civilization III plus:
  • Austria
  • Ethiopia
  • Israel

Yes (158)

Yes (25 wonders)

Yes (redesigned tech tree)

  • New religions
  • New team colors
  • New terrain (marsh)
  • Updated Civilopedia entries
  • AI players are more likely to recreate historical events

Civilization IV[]

Scenario Playable Civilizations New Units New Buildings/Wonders New Techs Special Features
Pirates Live the Life (Civilization IV: Warlords)
  • England
  • France
  • Spain
  • The Netherlands
  • Pirates

Yes (mostly ships)

  • Tavern
  • Black Market
  • Rum
  • Letters of Marque
  • Native civilizations
  • Rogue pirate ships
  • Spain and the pirates are permanently at war
  • European nations may make decisions that affect English, French, and Dutch players
  • Reinforcements from Europe
  • Hidden treasure and other new resources
After Alex
  • Egypt
  • Anatolia
  • Persia
  • Thrace
  • Macedon
  • Persian Barracks
  • Macedonian Barracks
  • Zoroastrian Temple
  • Egyptian Temple
  • Greek Temple
  • Egyptian Barracks
Yes (20)
  • Five nonplayable civilizations (Parni Tribes, Mauryan Empire, Kingdom of Armenia, Celtic Tribes, Greek City-States)
  • Era-appropriate units and buildings
  • New religions, including Greek Polytheism, Egyptian Polytheism, and Zoroastrianism
Middle East 1948 (Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword) 14
  • APC
  • Transport Helicopter
  • Modern Privateer
  • Mudshahiddin
  • Guerrilla Fighter
  • Anti-Aircraft Gun
  • Arab Militia
  • Mounted Militia
  • Armored Vehicle
  • Guerrilla Warfare
  • Mobile Warfare
  • Seven new leaders
  • New nation-specific unit skins and models
  • Real nation flags
  • New buildings in the capitals of Israel, Russia, and the United Kingdom to represent outside support
Napoleonic Wars (Civilization IV: Warlords)
  • France
  • England
  • Prussia
  • Austria
  • Russia
  • Spain
  • Ottoman Empire
  • Conscripts
  • Conscripts 2
  • Recruits
  • Guard
  • Grenadier Guard
  • Saber
  • Lance
  • Guard Cavalry
  • 6 Pound Cannon
  • 12 Pound Cannon
  • Siege Cannon
  • Six nonplayable civilizations
Legends of Revolution

All from Civilization IV plus:

  • Vietnam
  • The Iroquois
  • The Sioux
Yes, including legends such as the:

  • Three Hundred Spartans
  • 101st Airborne
  • SAS
  • Legio X
  • Fifty-First Infantry
  • Aeroplane
  • Barbary Corsair
  • Hungarian Cannon
  • Sacred Band
  • Bismarck
  • Red Baron
Yes Yes
  • Very unhappy cities may revolt, breaking away from your empire to form new civilizations and start civil wars
  • Barbarian cities that grow large or develop high culture may form new civilizations
  • Improved combat system with ranged bombing, fighter engaging, and building bombing
  • Promotions for spies
  • Improved AI
  • New leaders
Dawn of Civilization (Rhye's and Fall of Civilization) All from Civilization IV plus:
  • Argentina
  • Colombia
  • Congo
  • Iran
  • Mandinka
  • Mexico
  • Moors
  • Mughals
  • Poland
  • Tamils
  • Thailand
  • Tibet

Yes (33)

Yes Yes
  • Four new religions (Catholicism, Zoroastrianism, Orthodoxy, Protestantism)
  • Four new resources (Hit Football Event, Tea, Tobacco, Cotton)
  • New leaders
  • New scenario (1700 AD)
  • Makes many improvements on RFC

Civilization V[]

Scenario Playable Civilizations New Units New Buildings/Wonders New Techs Special Features
American Revolutionary War (Civilization V)
  • United States
  • British Empire
  • Iroquois Confederacy
Yes Yes Yes
  • Three American leaders with different bonuses and abilities
  • Many random events
  • New resources such as Tobacco, Corn, and Rice
  • Unique Social Policy trees for each civilization
  • Different victory conditions for each civilization
English Civil War (Civilization V)
  • English Royalists (Charles I)
  • English Parliament (Oliver Cromwell)
  • Scottish Covenanters (David Leslie)
  • Irish Confederates (Thomas Preston)
  • Cavalier
  • Ironsides
  • Highlander
  • Tory
  • Custom game menu, artwork, and scenario map
  • Unique list of generals for each civilization
  • Reworked combat system
  • New Civilopedia entries