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Just as in real-life cities of today, pollution becomes a problem to advanced cities in Civilization games. Certain buildings and nuclear weapons, or just excessive production, will make pollution. When pollution overflows in a city, it can create a pool of pollution, making one square of resources less productive until the mess is cleaned up by a Worker.


Main article: Pollution (Civ1)

Civilization II

Main article: Pollution (Civ2)

Civilization III

Main article: Pollution (Civ3)

Civilization VI

Main article: Pollution (Civ6)


Main article: Pollution (C-evo)

None under Despotism; under other governments, pollution builds up if the number of material resources being extracted is greater than the population number.

Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri‎

Main article: Pollution (SMAC)

Other games

Pollution is not present in (or the article has not been created for) the following games :

Game Article
Civilization IV Pollution (Civ4)
Civilization V Pollution (Civ5)
Civilization: Beyond Earth Pollution (CivBE)
Civilization Revolution Pollution (CivRev)
Civilization Revolution 2 Pollution (CivRev2)
Freeciv Pollution (Freeciv)
Civilization: Call to Power Pollution (CTP1)
Call to Power II Pollution (CTP2)
Starships Pollution (Starships)

Not in the following games

It has been confirmed that Pollution is not present in the following games :

Civilization IV: Colonization

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