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This page lists the Steam achievements available in Civilization V, listed in alphabetical order.


Civilization V[edit | edit source]

The following is a list of the achievements in Civilization V and its DLCs.

A Magnificent Victory
A Magnificent Victory
Beat the game on any difficulty setting as Suleiman.
A reference to Suleiman I being nicknamed "the Magnificent" in the West.
A Righteous Victory
A Righteous Victory
Win on Immortal
Can only be obtained in the Samurai Invasion of Korea scenario.
A Woman's Work
A Woman's Work
Beat the game on any difficulty setting as Wu Zetian.
A reference to the common expression "a woman's work is never done."
Age of Empire
Age of Empire
Beat the game on any difficulty setting as Darius.
Likely a reference to the Age of Empires video game series, and the fact that Darius was the ruler of the Persian Empire at the time of its peak in the 5th century BC.
All-Achieving Zeus
All-Achieving Zeus
Win on Deity in the Wonders of the Ancient World scenario.
All Aboard the Orient Express
All Aboard the Orient Express
Discover a route to the Orient.
Discovering China in the New World DLC. The Orient Express was a famous train line that ran from Paris to Istanbul from the late 19th to early 20th centuries.
All Roads Lead to Rome
All Roads Lead to Rome
Build a road with a Roman legion.
A proverb meaning "Different paths can take one to the same goal." Modern wording of medieval sentiment; apparently originally a reference to Roman roads generally and the Milliarium Aureum (Golden Milestone) specifically.
Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka
Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka
Beat the game on any difficulty setting as Ramesses II.
A quote from The Outsider, a short story by H. P. Lovecraft. In Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos, Nephren-Ka was an Egyptian pharaoh whose unspeakable cult worship led him to be stricken from almost all Egyptian records.
"Now I ride with mocking and friendly ghouls on the night wind, and play by day amongst the catacombs of Nephren-Ka in the sealed and unknown valley of Haddoth by the Nile." -The Outsider, H.P. Lovecraft
Arab Trader
Arab Trader
Trade a luxury resource to another Civ that you earned through a city with a Bazaar.
Arab traders were active throughout the known world in medieval times, and sailed to India and beyond in their quest for spices and other exotic products that could be sold in Europe for a hefty profit - and spreading Islam to the locals along the way.
Arabian Knights
Arabian Knights
Beat the game on any difficulty setting as Harun al-Rashid.
Probably a pun on the name of the story collection called Arabian Nights in English, also known as the One Thousand and One Nights - and the fact that the Arabs can build Camel archers instead of Knights.
Au in the EU
Au in the EU
Return a Treasure to Europe.
Applies to the DLC scenario Conquest of the New World. Au is the chemical symbol for Gold. EU is, of course, a reference to the European Union.
Baby Steps
Baby Steps
Beat the game on the Settler difficulty level.
A reference to the fact that the settler difficulty is the easiest one in the game.
Barbarian Warlord
Barbarian Warlord
As Germany, convert the Barbarians from 10 camps to your side.
Barbary Pirate
Barbary Pirate
As Suleiman, accumulate a navy with 10 Barbarian naval units.
The Barbary Pirates were Muslim pirates based in North Africa active from the 16th to the 18th centuries. Best known in the West as the enemy in the United States' first foreign war.
Battlefield Earth
Battlefield Earth
Beat the game on an Earth-type Map.
Battlefield Earth is a novel and subsequent film written by the founder of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard.
Blood and Iron
Blood and Iron
Beat the game on any difficulty setting as Bismarck.
Blood and Iron (German: Blut und Eisen) is the title of a speech by German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck given in 1862 about the unification of the German territories. It is also a transposed phrase that Bismarck uttered near the end of the speech that has become one of his most widely known quotations.
Book 'em Danno!
Book 'em Danno!
Find Hawaii in a random map game.
"Book 'em Danno" is the catchphrase from Hawaii Five-0.
Bollywood
Bollywood
As India, win a cultural victory with 3 or fewer cities in your empire.
A colloquial name for the Hindi-language film industry based in Mumbai, India.
Bolt and Arrow
Bolt and Arrow
Build Statue of Zeus and Temple of Artemis in the same city.
In Greek mythology, the god Zeus used thunderbolts as weapons, and the goddess Artemis used a bow and arrow.
Bora! Bora! Bora!
Bora! Bora! Bora!
Win as Tahiti
A reference to the movie Tora! Tora! Tora! which itself comes from the order to start the attack on Pearl Harbor by the naval and air forces of Japan in World War 2. 'Bora' is the name of an initiation ceremony in the Pacific Islands, as well and BORA is short for the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act of 1990.
Bright-Eyed Athena
Bright-Eyed Athena
By the Waters of Babylon
By the Waters of Babylon
Beat the game on any difficultly setting as Babylon.
"By the rivers of Babylon" or "By the waters of Babylon", is a phrase from Psalm 137, one of the best-known psalms in the Judeo-Christian Bible, telling about the yearning of the Jewish people to one day return home from their captivity in Babylon. It is also the title of a short story written by Stephen Vincent Benet.
Charming. Really.
Charming. Really.
Beat the game on the Prince difficulty level.
Prince Charming in the Shrek movie franchise refers to himself in this manner in the second film, when introduced as "my son, the Prince".
City of Gold
City of Gold
Develop a city to produce more than 100 gold per turn.
The "City of Gold" refers to El Dorado, the legendary city claimed to be made completely out of gold.
City of Lights
City of Lights
Develop a city to produce more than 100 culture per turn.
"The City of Light(s)" is a nickname of Paris, France.
City of Science
City of Science
Develop a city to produce more than 100 science per turn.
Connoisseur
Connoisseur
Rate a Mod.
A connoisseur is a specialist of a given field whose opinion is valued; especially in one of the fine arts, or in a matter of taste.
Conquest of the World
Conquest of the World
As Alexander, defeat every known player by 350 BC.
Alexander the Great achieved something similar during his lifetime, having created an empire stretching from Macedonia in northern Greece to the Indus River on the border with India, although he died in 323 BC and not 350.
Death Before Shame
Death Before Shame
Fully Explore the Honor Policy Track.
A common warrior's code is to strive to uphold one's honor at any cost, and if you fail, to rather die than submit to a humiliating defeat. Exemplified in the Bushido code of the Japanese samurai and their obligation to commit ritual suicide, seppuku, if they failed in any serious way to uphold its obligations and tenets.
Diplomacy by Other Means
Diplomacy by Other Means
Fully Explore the Autocracy Policy Track.
The German general and tactician Carl von Clausewitz in his most famous work On War, asserted that "war is merely the continuation of policy by other means". Although not intended to be taken literally, it has nevertheless become a famous quotation across the world today. This achievement is not working with Brave New World.
Do you have a little Captain in you
Do you have a little Captain in you
Encounter Captain Cook
A reference to a slogan used on Captain Morgan rum bottles.
Do You Want to Super Size That?
Do You Want to Super Size That?
Beat the game on a Large Map.
"Super Size" referred to the largest size of French fries (7-ounce) and soft drinks (42-ounce) available after the large size at a McDonald's restaurant. After taking a customer's order, McDonald's employees would ask customers "Would you like that Supersized?" or "Would you like to Supersize that?" McDonald's began phasing out the Super Size option from their menu in March 2004, eliminating it by the end of the year.
Dr. Heidegger's Experiment
Dr. Heidegger's Experiment
Find the Fountain of Youth.
Applies to the DLC scenario The New World.
Dr. Heidegger's Experiment refers to a short story by Nathaniel Hawthorne in which a group of scientists drink water from the legendary Fountain of Youth.
Dragon Emperor
Dragon Emperor
Win on Emperor
Can only be obtained in the Samurai Invasion of Korea scenario.
Eighty-Eight Miles per Hour
Eighty-Eight Miles per Hour
Fully Explore the Rationalism Policy Track.
88 mph was the speed the DeLorean time machine from the Back to the Future film series needed to achieve in order to travel through time.
Emperor Fu Manchu
Emperor Fu Manchu
Win as Manchu
A 'Fu Manchu' is named after the character that sported this kind of facial hair in a series of books that then became movies about a villain named Fu Manchu. The character was named after the Chinese ethnic minority, the Manchu.
Empire of the East
Empire of the East
Beat the game on any difficulty setting as Ramkhamhaeng.
Engineer
Engineer
Build a Wonder.
An engineer is someone who, amongst other things, designs and oversees the construction of large buildings and projects.
Enlightened Ruler
Enlightened Ruler
Unlock all Social Policies, across any number of playthroughs.
Epic Gilgamesh
Epic Gilgamesh
Win as Gilgamesh in the Wonders of the Ancient World scenario.
References the Epic of Gilgamesh, a Mesopotamian epic poem.
Expansionist
Expansionist
Download a Mod.
Experimenter
Experimenter
Play a game with a Mod.
Exterminate! Exterminate!
Exterminate! Exterminate!
Win a Domination Victory.
A phrase of the Daleks from the BBC Series Doctor Who.
Far-Shooting Apollo
Far-Shooting Apollo
Fear the Turtle
Fear the Turtle
Fetchez la Vache!
Fetchez la Vache!
Build a motte and bailey improvement.
Referencing another French castle in England.
First in the Hearts of Your Countrymen
First in the Hearts of Your Countrymen
Beat the game on any difficulty setting as Washington.
A phrase from Henry Lee III's euology of George Washington: "First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen."
First of the Mohicans
First of the Mohicans
Beat the game on any difficulty setting as Hiawatha.
A reference to The Last of the Mohicans, an 1826 novel by James Fenimore Cooper and a 1992 movie starring Daniel Day-Lewis.
Flawless Strategy
Flawless Strategy
Beat the game on the Deity difficulty level.
Flying Fortress
Flying Fortress
Bomb an enemy city with a B-17.
Forty-Niner
Forty-Niner
Build 1000 mines, across any number of playthroughs.
This is a colloquial name for a miner, referring to the California Gold Rush of 1849.
Freedom Isn't Free
Freedom Isn't Free
Fully Explore the Freedom Policy Track.
A common jingoistic American saying, referring to the necessity of the military to uphold social and political freedoms.
This achievement is not working with Brave New World.
From Archaemennid to Safavid
From Archaemennid to Safavid
As Darius, start 5 Golden Ages in a single game.
Refers to the line of Persian empires stretching from the Classical period (the Achaemenid Empire, founded 550 BC) to the early Modern (the Safavid dynasty, ended 1732 AD). Note that "Achaemenid" is misspelled in the achievement's name.
Gardens of Lake Texcoco
Gardens of Lake Texcoco
Build a Floating Garden a city with a lake tile in its radius.
The original floating gardens were grown in and around Lake Texcoco in the Aztec Empire.
Genghis Khan
Genghis Khan
Beat the Mongol Scenario on the Deity difficulty level.
Give Peace a Chance
Give Peace a Chance
Beat the game on any difficulty setting as Gandhi.
"Give Peace A Chance" is a song by the ex-Beatle John Lennon.
Go Boldly Where No Man Has Gone Before
Go Boldly Where No Man Has Gone Before
Win a Science Victory.
A reference to the Star Trek TV series (and to the Science victory condition, launching a starship), in which the words "To boldly go where no man has gone before" are spoken to reference the vast unexplored galaxy in the opening scene of every episode.  ("Go Boldly" is the somewhat more grammatically correct version of the quote.)
God Is Great
God Is Great
Construct 1000 Temples, across any number of playthroughs.
Going It Old School
Going It Old School
Beat the game on a Pangaea-type Map.
Gotta Catch 'Em All
Gotta Catch 'Em All
Beat the game on all standard map types and sizes.
A reference to the Pokémon slogan.
Great Khan
Great Khan
Beat the Mongol scenario on the King or harder difficulty level.
Grecian Formula
Grecian Formula
Win as Alexander in the Wonders of the Ancient World scenario.
Hands Free to Victory!
Hands Free to Victory!
Beat the game as Harald Bluetooth.
Wordplay conflating the name of the historical king of Denmark with modern "hands-free" wireless Bluetooth devices.
Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
Upgrade a Unit.
Refers to the title of a Daft Punk song.
He Threw a Car at My Head!
He Threw a Car at My Head!
Have any city ransomed by Barbarians.
A quote from Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. Dr. Horrible claims his arch-nemesis, Captain Hammer, has done this after returning from a foiled scheme.
Head and Shoulders Above the Rest
Head and Shoulders Above the Rest
Win as Samoa
Heads Up!
Heads Up!
Find Easter Island in a random map game
Here Ends the Noble Savage
Here Ends the Noble Savage
Raze 100 Barbarian camps, across any number of playthroughs.
Honoring the Ancestors
Honoring the Ancestors
Win on Deity
Can only be obtained in the Samurai Invasion of Korea scenario.
Huitzilopochtli's Arrow
Huitzilopochtli's Arrow
Win the New World Scenario as the Aztecs.
A reference to a myth surrounding Huitzilopochtli, the Aztec god of war, the sun, human sacrifice and the patron of Tenochtitlan.
I'm on a Boat!
I'm on a Boat!
Embark a Unit.
A reference to the popular song of the same name by the band The Lonely Island.
I Can Has Nukes?
I Can Has Nukes?
Drop a nuke on another Civ.
A reference to the Lolcats meme - specifically, the "I Can Has Cheezeburger?" macro.
I Need More Elbow Room
I Need More Elbow Room
Beat the game on a Tiny Map.
Island Hopping
Island Hopping
Beat the game on an Archipelago-type Map.
It's Just You and Me, Kid
It's Just You and Me, Kid
Beat the game on a Duel Map.
The namesake title comes from a 1979 film, Just You and Me, Kid starring George Burns and Brooke Shields.
It's Standard Issue
It's Standard Issue
Beat the game on a Standard Map.
It's Super Effective
It's Super Effective
Destroy an enemy unit in just one hit.
A reference to the Pokémon franchise. This is said whenever one Pokémon uses a move against which the targeted Pokémon is weak (e.g. water against fire).
It satrap!
It satrap!
Win as Darius I in the Wonders of the Ancient World scenario.
A pun on "It's a trap!", famously exclaimed by Admiral Ackbar in Return of the Jedi, and the word "satrap", a governor of a province in the ancient Median and Achaemenid Empires, among others.
Kamikaze Attack
Kamikaze Attack
Kill an enemy unit attacking with a Japanese unit with just 1 HP remaining.
Refers to the act of "Suicide Bombing" by Japanese aircraft units in World War II. Unlike real life, your unit must survive the attack.
This achievement can be earned with G&K and/or BNW installed, but it is much more difficult to earn when units have 100 HP instead of 10.
Khaaan!
Khaaan!
Run out of time to beat the Mongol scenario.
A reference to the famous scene in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan when Captain James T. Kirk yells "Khaaan!" into a communicator when Khan leaves him to die on a planet.
Khan
Khan
Beat the Mongol Scenario on any difficulty.
King of the Mountain
King of the Mountain
Beat the game on any difficultly setting as Pachacuti.
Know Thy Enemy
Know Thy Enemy
Consult the Oracle 2 times in a single game in the Wonders of the Ancient World scenario.
Kublai Khan
Kublai Khan
Beat the Mongol scenario on the Immortal or harder difficulty level.
References the grandson of Genghis Khan and subject of the eponymous poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
Land Baron
Land Baron
Purchase 1000 tiles, across any number of playthroughs.
Last Man Standing
Last Man Standing
Win any Multiplayer Match.
Law of the Splintered Paddle
Law of the Splintered Paddle
Beat the game on any difficultly as Kamehameha.
Kānāwai Māmalahoe (transliterating as Law of the Splintered Paddle), a precept law used by Hawaiians from Kamehameha.
League of Extraordinary Hoyanehs
League of Extraordinary Hoyanehs
Win the New World scenario as the Iroquois.
A reference to The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen comic book, the Iroquois League formed in the 16th century between the Iroquois and neighboring tribes, and the Iroquois tribal chieftains, called hoyanehs.
Living in Smallville
Living in Smallville
Beat the game on a Small Map.
Smallville is the hometown of Superman in comic books published by DC Comics. While growing up in Smallville, the young Clark Kent attended Smallville High with best friends Chloe Sullivan, Lana Lang and Pete Ross. Smallville was the setting of many
Lux Perpetua Luceat Eis
Lux Perpetua Luceat Eis
Fully Explore the Piety Policy Track.
Lux Aeterna is a piece for 16 solo singers, written by György Ligeti in 1966. It is most famous for its use in Stanley Kubrick's 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey. The text (in Latin) is from the Roman Catholic Requiem Mass: Lux aeterna luceat eis, Domine, cum sanctis tuis in aeternum, quia pius es. Requiem aeternum dona eis, Domine; et lux perpetua luceat eis, which means "May everlasting light shine upon them, O Lord, with thy saints in eternity, for thou art merciful. Grant them eternal rest, O Lord, and may everlasting light shine upon them."
Macho Picchu
Macho Picchu
Win the New World scenario as the Incas .
A pun on the Incan world wonder, Machu Picchu.
Magellan
Magellan
Prove that the world is round by uncovering a connected loop of tiles around the circumference of the world.
Ferdinand Magellan (Fernão de Magalhães), was a Portuguese explorer who led the first expedition around the world.
Marco Polo
Marco Polo
Be the first to explore and uncover 1000 tiles, across any number of playthroughs.
Master of the House
Master of the House
Fully Explore the Tradition Policy Track.
From the first stanza of the song "Tradition", from the musical Fiddler on the Roof. Also the title of a song from Les Misérables about a crooked innkeeper. Can also refer to a patriarch and his traditional role in governing a household.
Master of the Universe
Master of the Universe
Beat the game on any difficulty setting with each leader.
A reference to the children's cartoon He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.
Merchant King
Merchant King
Trade 100 resources, across any number of playthroughs.
Model of a Modern Major-General
Model of a Modern Major-General
Train all Units, across any number of playthroughs.
A satirical song from the comic opera The Pirates of Penzance about how a "modern Major-General" in the British Army should behave. The achievement is not working with Brave New World expansion pack as with the changes of Foreign Legion unit, which is now a special tenet. It can still be achieved by temporarily disabling BNW.
Money Doesn't Grow on Trees
Money Doesn't Grow on Trees
Fully Explore the Commerce Policy Track.
Montezuma's Revenge...
Montezuma's Revenge...
Beat the game on any difficulty setting as Montezuma.
Montezuma's Revenge (var. Moctezuma's revenge) is the colloquial term for any cases of traveler's diarrhea contracted by tourists visiting Mexico. The name refers to Moctezuma II (1466-1520), the Tlatoani (ruler) of the Aztec civilization who was defeated by Hernán Cortés, the Spanish conquistador.
Moving on Up
Moving on Up
Earn a Unit Promotion.
My Little Pony
My Little Pony
As Catherine, research Horseback Riding before any other Civ.
My Little Pony is a brand of toy ponies marketed primarily to young girls and produced by the toy manufacturer Hasbro. This is a tongue-in-cheek reference to the well known myth of Catherine the Great's sexual affinity for horses.
Neighborhood Bully
Neighborhood Bully
Annex a previously puppetted City-State.
Ngata Chance
Ngata Chance
Win as Tonga
Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition
Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition
Beat the game on any difficultly setting as Isabella.
A refrence to the popular "Spanish Inquisition" skits from the British comedy program "Monty Python's Flying Circus."
Odin's Chosen Warrior
Odin's Chosen Warrior
Win as Denmark (any difficulty)
Odysseus the Great Tactician
Odysseus the Great Tactician
Win on King in the Wonders of the Ancient World scenario.
One to Rule Them All
One to Rule Them All
Beat the game on any difficulty setting with only one city.
Likely referring to the One Ring from The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. It contained an inscription describing it, with the lines "One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them."
Panzer "Shafernator" General
Panzer "Shafernator" General
Spawn over 100 Great Generals, build an army of over 100 standing units, and beat the game 100 times.
Panzer General was the name of a popular WWII strategy game from the 90s. Shafernator is clearly a reference to Civilization V lead programmer, Jon Shafer.
Party in hattUSA
Party in hattUSA
Win as Muwatallis in the Wonders of the Ancient World scenario.
Wordplay conflating Hattusa, the capital of the Hittite Empire, with the Miley Cyrus song "Party in the U.S.A."
Paul Bunyan
Paul Bunyan
Chop down 1000 forest tiles, across any number of playthroughs.
Paul Bunyan was a folk-tale of a giant lumberjack who traveled with his pet, a large blue ox named Babe.
Peace and Prosperity
Peace and Prosperity
Begin a Golden Age.
People of the Longhouse
People of the Longhouse
Build a Longhouse in a city with at least 4 unchopped forests in its radius.
The Iroquois called themselves "Haudenosaunee", or "People of the Longhouse".
Pillage, Then Burn
Pillage, Then Burn
Pillage 9 Farms on the same turn
Plate Tectonics
Plate Tectonics
Beat the game on a Continents-type Map.
Purple People Eaters
Purple People Eaters
Win as Norway (any difficulty)
Ra's Mighty Truth
Raleigh's Road to Riches
Raleigh's Road to Riches
Discover El Dorado. Applies to the DLC scenario The New World.
Rest in Gold Pieces
Rest in Gold Pieces
Gain 1000 gold from expended Great People with the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus across any number of playthroughs.
Reverse Engineer
Reverse Engineer
Gain possession of 3 Wonders by conquering cities in a single game in the Wonders of the Ancient World scenario.
Riddle of the Sphinx
Riddle of the Sphinx
Rush a wonder as Egypt with a Great Engineer.
In Greek mythology, the Sphinx would ask a riddle of anyone who passed by and if they answered incorrectly it would kill them. The riddle was: What goes on four legs in the morning, on two legs at noon, and on three legs in the evening?
Rising Sun
Rising Sun
Beat the game on any difficulty setting as Oda.
The Rising Sun is a component of the Imperial Japanese Flag.
Ruler of the Seas
Ruler of the Seas
As Elizabeth, sink and destroy 357 enemy naval units, across any number of playthroughs.
357 is the total number of ships engaged at the Battle of Gravelines (1588), in which the English navy defeated the invading Spanish Armada during the Anglo-Spanish War. Possibly also a reference to Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera, HMS Pinafore, in which Sir Joseph, the First Lord of the Admiralty, refers to himself both as the "monarch of the sea" and the "ruler of the Queen's navy".
Ruler of the Twelve Colonies
Ruler of the Twelve Colonies
Beat the game on a Huge Map.
Referring to Battlestar Galactica's Twelve Colonies of Kobol that were conquered by the Cylons.
Samurai Delicatessen
Samurai Delicatessen
Win as Japan.
Can only be obtained in the Samurai Invasion of Korea scenario.
Say Hello to My Little Friend
Say Hello to My Little Friend
Reach Ally Status with a City-State.
An oft-repeated line spoken by Tony Montana in the film Scarface to the invaders of his compound. His "little friend" is his very big gun.
Searching for the Precious
Searching for the Precious
Find New Zealand in a random map game
Refers to the phrase "my precious!" in Lord of the Rings, which was filmed in New Zealand.
Second City
Second City
Found a second city.
Reference comes from a Chicago-based comedy club of the same name.
Seoul Power
Seoul Power
Win before 100 turns as any power
Can only be obtained in the Samurai Invasion of Korea scenario.
Seriously?!?
Seriously?!?
Have another Civ beat you to completing a Wonder 10 times.
Siglo de Oro
Siglo de Oro
Win the New World Scenario as Spain.
Translates to "Golden Age", referring specifically to the Spanish Golden Age from the 15th to 17th centuries.
Star of the North
Star of the North
Beat the game on any difficulty setting as Catherine.
A title given to Catherine the Great by her friend Voltaire.
Sun Tzu's Art of War
Sun Tzu's Art of War
As Wu Zetian, earn a Great General through battle.
The Art of War by Sun Tzu was the quintessential military manual used by Chinese emperors for generations. It was held in secret for hundreds of years until a copy was smuggled to Japan.
Supreme Khan
Supreme Khan
Beat the Mongol scenario on the Emperor or harder difficulty level.
Each Mongol warlord was called Khan, so when Temujin united all the Mongols under his rule a new title had to be invented and given to him, Genghis Khan. "Genghis" does not translate to "supreme" but it is a good description of the fact.
Surviving Domesday
Surviving Domesday
Win scenario on Immortal (any civ)
Surviving Ragnarok
Surviving Ragnarok
Win scenario on Deity (any civ)
Surviving the Marquesas
Surviving the Marquesas
Win as Hiva
Taekwon-DOH!
Taekwon-DOH!
Lose as Korea.
Wordplay conflating the Korean martial art with Homer Simpson's iconic catchphrase.
Can only be obtained in the Samurai Invasion of Korea scenario.
Taking off the Training Wheels
Taking off the Training Wheels
Beat the game on the Chieftain difficulty level.
Referring to removing the training wheels from a child's bike. In America, it is also symbolic of a child growing up.
Tea and Crumpets for Everyone
Tea and Crumpets for Everyone
Win the New World scenario as England. Tea and crumpets are traditional English fare from Elizabethan times to today.
Team Player
Team Player
Fully Explore the Patronage Policy Track.
The African King
The African King
Beat the game on any difficulty setting as Askia.
The Alexman
The Alexman
Beat the game on the Warlord difficulty level.
The Appian Way
The Appian Way
Build 1000 roads, across any number of playthroughs.
The Appian Way was one of Rome's earliest roads connecting Rome to Brindisi. Called the "queen of the long roads" by Roman poet Statius.
The Best State of a Republic
The Best State of a Republic
The Choson One
The Choson One
Beat the game on any difficulty setting as Sejong.
A pun on "The Chosen One". Also, Sejong is the Korean leader in Civ V, and was a king of the Choson dynasty.
The Explorer
The Explorer
Discover 100 Natural Wonders.
The Golden Horde
The Golden Horde
Beat the game on any difficultly setting as Genghis Khan.
Refers to the vast 13th-century Mongol successor empire, and its army.
The Golden Path
The Golden Path
Beat the game on the Emperor difficulty level.
A reference to the Dune series, the Golden Path was the path through time God Emperor Leto Atreides led humanity to ensure it could never be ruled or contained again.
The Man Who Would Be King
The Man Who Would Be King
Beat the game on any difficulty setting as Alexander.
The Once and Future King
The Once and Future King
Beat the game on the King difficulty level.
The Pen is Mightier
The Pen is Mightier
Win a Diplomatic Victory.
Half of the now-common saying "The pen is mightier than the sword." Originally coined by Edward Bulwer-Lytton in his play Richelieu; Or the Conspiracy in 1839.
The Wonder Years
The Wonder Years
Build all the Wonders, across any number of playthroughs.
A reference to the 80's television show "The Wonder Years".
This achievement is not working with Brave New World. Disable it on the DLC menu when the United Nations is built.
The World Is a Mess, and I Just Need to Rule It
The World Is a Mess, and I Just Need to Rule It
Beat the game on the Immortal difficulty level.
A quote from Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.
This isn't Kansas
This isn't Kansas
Find Australia in a South Pacific map game
This is most likely a reference to The Wizard of Oz and Dorothy's famous quote "Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore," as Australia is typically referred to as "Oz."
This was their Finest Hour
This was their Finest Hour
Win as Anglo-Saxon England (any difficulty)
A reference to a speech by Winston Churchill justifying low levels of support given to the French. Ironic because of Anglo-Saxon England being conquered by the Normans.
Thoughtful Telemachus
Thoughtful Telemachus
Win on Prince in the Wonders of the Ancient World scenario.
Three Musketeers
Three Musketeers
Kill a unit with a French Musketeer when two other Musketeers are providing flanking bonuses.
A reference to the classic novel The Three Musketeers.
Time to Stitch a Tapestry
Time to Stitch a Tapestry
Win as Normandy (any difficulty)
To Stand the Test of Time
To Stand the Test of Time
Beat the game with all victory conditions.
Tomb Raider
Tomb Raider
Pillage gold from an Egyptian city with a burial tomb in it.
A reference to the Tomb Raider series of games.
Tout le Monde Francophone?
Tout le Monde Francophone?
Win the New World Scenario as France.
Translates to "All the world French-speaking?"
Treasure Hunter
Treasure Hunter
Discover an ancient ruin.
Turtle Power
Turtle Power
As Korea, sink an Ironclad with a Turtle Ship.
Taken from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film franchise.
This is a difficult achievement in 'normal' play as the Ironclad is only available for a short time and requires the player to have both Iron and Coal, therefore the AI doesn't build many Ironclads. Also, the achievement is not available in multi player mode. One recommended 'shortcut' is to build an Ironclad yourself and 'gift' it to a City State and then declare war on that City State.
Two Men Enter, One Man Leave
Two Men Enter, One Man Leave
Completely defeat another Civ and remove them from the game.
From the movie Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. This line was chanted by the Thunderdome audience as the two men inside fought to the death.
Veni, Vidi, Vici
Veni, Vidi, Vici
Beat the game on any difficulty setting as Caesar.
Famous quote reportedly spoken by Caeser when asked about his recent war victory. He responded "I came, I saw, I conquered."
Video et Taceo
Video et Taceo
Beat the game on any difficulty setting as Elizabeth.
A common phrase said by Elizabeth of her advisors, translating to "I see and say nothing." This means she would listen to the thoughts of her advisors but would not commit herself, politically or any other way.
Vivre La Revolution
Vivre La Revolution
Beat the game on any difficulty setting as Napoleon.
Translates as "to live the revolution". A pun on the battle cry "vive la Révolution" ("long live the Revolution") during the French Revolution that enabled Napoleon's rise to power.
War Canoe Attack
War Canoe Attack
As Askia, conquer a city on another continent.
We Have the Technology
We Have the Technology
Fully explore the Tech Tree.
A refrence to the opening of "The Six Million Dollar Man." A scientist, Oscar Goldman, utters this famous phrase when presented with the challenge of saving the life of Steve Austin, a fighter pilot who was in a deadly crash.
Where's the Biathlon?
Where's the Biathlon?
Enter a snow tile with the Norwegian ski infantry.
Biathlon refers to the winter sport that combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting and that originates from Norway.
With an Iron Fist
With an Iron Fist
Fully Explore the Order Policy Track.
This is not working with Brave New World expansion pack due to changes with this policy track is now an ideology.
With Liberty and Justice for All
With Liberty and Justice for All
Fully Explore the Liberty Policy Track.
The final line of the Pledge of Allegiance, an American oath to the flag commonly recited in public schools.
Wonderwall
Wonderwall
Build 3 Wonders in the same city in the Wonders of the Ancient World scenario.
A reference to the song of the same name by the band Oasis.
You The Conqueror
You The Conqueror
Win scenario on Emperor (any civ)
Yow Ming!
Yow Ming!
Win as China.
Can only be obtained in the Samurai Invasion of Korea scenario.
The name is a pun on Chinese basketball star Yao Ming.
Zeupiter
Zeupiter
As Rome, conquer a city with the Statue of Zeus.
A blend of Zeus - the father of the gods in Greek mythology, and Jupiter - the equivalent deity in Roman mythology.

Gods and Kings[edit | edit source]

The Gods and Kings expansion pack adds 52 new achievements.

Access Denied
Access Denied
Construct the Great Firewall wonder.
A catch phrase on giving a failed attempt to enter or try one thing.
Apocalypse Now
Apocalypse Now
As the Maya, nuke a city in the year 2012.
A reference of a 1979 namesake film directed by Francis Ford Coppola. The Mayans predicted that the year 2012 is going to end for the 12th cycle of the Mayan calendar.
Austrian Succession
Austrian Succession
Beat the game on any difficulty as Maria Theresa.
A reference of a 18th century conflict enraged on a battle between Europe, North America and India.
Baktun the Future
Baktun the Future
Beat the game on any difficulty as Pacal.
A reference to the movie Back to the Future. Baktun is a form of 20 cycles in the ancient Mayan long count calendar and turns every 394 years.
Capture of Brielle
Capture of Brielle
Capture a Spanish Coastal City with a Dutch Sea Beggar.
A reference of an uprising of Capture of Brielle during Eighty Years' War revolting a conflict of Spain and Dutch Republic. Brielle (Dutch: Den Briel) is a small town in present-day Netherlands.
Celtic Thunder
Celtic Thunder
Beat the game on any difficulty as Boudicca.
Celtic Thunder is an Irish singing and performing group.
Colonize This!
Colonize This!
Beat the game on any difficulty as Haile Selassie.
An example of Verb This!
Ethiopia is one of two African countries (the other is Liberia) that had avoided colonization by European strong powers.
Dancer, Actress, Empress, Victor
Dancer, Actress, Empress, Victor
Beat the game on any difficulty as Empress Theodora.
Defender of the Faith
Defender of the Faith
Beat the game on any difficulty as Gustavus Adolphus.
Double KO
Double KO
Capture both Rome and Constantinople in the same game in the Fall of Rome scenario.
Et tu, Brute
Et tu, Brute
Win the Fall of Rome scenario.
Dying words of the title character in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.
From Russia with Love
From Russia with Love
As Russia, kill an English spy.
Given a reference from From Russia, with Love, a novel by Ian Fleming, a 5th book of James Bond series.
Gad Zeus
Gad Zeus
Found a Pantheon.
Gentlemen's Agreement
Gentlemen's Agreement
Share intrigue with another player in the Empires of the Smoky Skies scenario.
Gimme Your Lunch Money!
Gimme Your Lunch Money!
Bully 3000 gold from city-states across any number of playthroughs.
Greek Fire
Greek Fire
As Byzantines, sink 10 Greek ships with a dromon.
Hannibal's Crossing
Hannibal's Crossing
As Carthage, Attack a Roman Unit with an African Forest Elephant from a mountain tile.
Holier Than Thou
Holier Than Thou
Become the dominant religion in an opponent's holy city.
Holy Father
Holy Father
Select the Papal Primacy Belief and Ally with 12 city-states.
I Missed That Day in History Class
I Missed That Day in History Class
Capture any Sassanid city as the Celts in the Fall of Rome scenario.
I Sunk Your Imperial Capital!
I Sunk Your Imperial Capital!
Capture Rome as the Vandals using a boat in the Fall of Rome scenario.
Indoctrinated!
Indoctrinated!
Lose dominant status in your holy city to an opponent's religion.


Notes

  • The player cannot indoctrinate themselves for this achievement (using other religion's prophets or missionaries to convert their own city).
  • This can be achieved by pressure or by conversion.
Intelligence Network
Intelligence Network
Share intrigue with a player who previously shared intrigue with you.
Junta for Red October
Junta for Red October
Use a spy to successfully stage a city-state coup.
Taken from The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy. A namesake paraphrase during the Russian Revolution of 1917 following the February Revolution earlier that year, which the Bolsheviks dominated the provisional government and establishing the Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic later that year.
Longest. Name. Ever.
Longest. Name. Ever.
Have the city of Llanfairpwllgwyngyll in your empire.

A reference to the infamous Comic Book Guy quote, "Worst. [Insert Noun.] Ever."

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch is well known as the longest place name in Europe and also is one of the longest in the world, having 58 letters.

Building this city must be done without the "Rename" function because "Llanfairpwllgwyngyll" is larger than the name field. It can take up to 33 cities founded to get it. However, you can rename captured cities with Celtic names, and newly settled Celtic cities will take the next Celtic name on the list. This will allow you to capture up to 32 cities and have the 33rd founded with a Celtic Settler to receive the achievement.
Lion of the North
Lion of the North
As Sweden, start a turn with your great general stacked with a Hakkapeliitta.
Mehmet the Conqueror
Mehmet the Conqueror
As the Turks, conquer Istanbul on Deity in Into the Renaissance scenario.
Missionary Man
Missionary Man
Spread your religion to an opponent with a missionary.
Modern Major-General
Modern Major-General
Win the Empires of the Smoky Skies scenario.
Never take our freedom!
Never take our freedom!
Win as the Celts on Emperor or Above in Into the Renaissance scenario.
Closing words of a speech by William Wallace in Braveheart.
No White Flag Here
No White Flag Here
Beat the game on any difficulty as Dido.
Given from White Flag by British singer Dido (no relation with the Carthaginian leader).
Nobody expects...
Nobody expects...
As Spain, Use an Inquisitor to remove another religion.
Pax Romana Aeternum
Pax Romana Aeternum
Win the game as Eastern or Western Rome on Deity and have all your original cities under your control in the Fall of Rome scenario.
Propheteering
Propheteering
Found a Religion.
Quite Accomplished
Quite Accomplished
Retain control of the same honorable title for the entire length of the game it is available in the Empires of the Smoky Skies scenario.
RAM Usage
RAM Usage
Research Satellites while playing as Attila on a huge map.
A pun on computer RAM used (huge map) and the Hunnic Battering ram.
Rastafari Messiah
Rastafari Messiah
As Ethiopia, earn 5 great prophets.
Reference from a Rastafari movement spiritual ideology in Afro-Carribean culture started in the 1930s, mostly in the former British colony of Jamaica.
Reconquista Who?
Reconquista Who?
Win as Almohads on Emperor or Above in Into the Renaissance scenario.
Renaissance Man
Renaissance Man
Win the Into the Renaissance scenario.
Richard the Lionheart
Richard the Lionheart
As England, conquer Jerusalem on Emperor or Above in Into the Renaissance scenario.
Scourge of Everyone
Scourge of Everyone
Beat the game on any difficulty as Attila.
Silent No More
Silent No More
Beat the game on any difficulty as William of Orange.
A reference to "William the Silent," one of William's sobriquets.
Sky Admiral
Sky Admiral
Destroy an enemy unit with a flier based at a sky fortress in the Empires of the Smoky Skies scenario.
Smooth Talking
Smooth Talking
Use a spy to gain influence with a city-state.
Sticky Fingers
Sticky Fingers
Use a spy to steal technology from a competitor.
The Last Crusade
The Last Crusade
Capture the city that built Petra using a Landship.
References the 1989 film Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, which was filmed in Jordan and includes a battle with a tank.
The Yokes on the Mongols
The Yokes on the Mongols
Win as Russia on Emperor or Above in Into the Renaissance scenario.
This is a reference to the period of Golden Horde rule in Russia, which is sometimes called "the Mongol yoke."
Turks Shmurks!
Turks Shmurks!
Capture Constantinople as any enemy power in the Fall of Rome scenario.
We are Family
We are Family
Become the dominant religion in every capital city on a standard-size or larger map.
Taken from a famous album and song by Sister Sledge from the late 1970s.
Currently bugged. Look to this post for a possible solution.
Whack a Mole
Whack a Mole
Find and kill an enemy spy.
A reference to the arcade game Whac-A-Mole.
Yoink!
Yoink!
As Austria, acquire a City-State with 15 or more units through Diplomatic Marriage.
An exclamation made when snatching, stealing, or pretending to steal something, popularized by The Simpsons.

Brave New World[edit | edit source]

The Brave New World expansion pack adds sixty new achievements.


Artistic License
Artistic License
Fully explore the Aesthetics Policy track.
Axis Powered
Axis Powered
Win a Diplomatic Victory using the Autocracy Ideology.
A reference to the alliance of fascist powers during World War II.
Better Red Than Dead
Better Red Than Dead
Win a Conquest Victory using the Order Ideology.
Reference comes from "Better dead than red", an anti-Communist slogan had been popular in the U.S. for to attempt to make peace with the Eastern Bloc allies in the 1950s.
British Invasion
British Invasion
Perform a Concert Tour with an English Great Musician in American Territory.
A reference from British Invasion, a phenomenon where British music was influential in the U.S. during the 1960s to 1970s.
Built in (Almost) a Day
Built in (Almost) a Day
Complete a Wonder in a city with three Trade Routes supplying production to it.
Referencing "Rome wasn't built in a day", the popular expression meaning "great things take time".
Dark Horse
Dark Horse
Win a Diplomatic Victory without ever being the host of the World Congress.
Discoverer
Discoverer
Playing as Italy in Scramble for Africa, earn the VP for finding two Natural Wonders.
Dr Livingstone I presume?
Dr Livingstone I presume?
Playing as Belgium, move your Stanley Explorer to within a tile of England's Livingstone Explorer.
References H. M. Stanley's first words after finding the missing David Livingstone.
Enemy Blade No More
Enemy Blade No More
As Indonesia, capture an enemy capital with a Kris Swordsman with the Enemy Blade promotion.
Everybody Wants to Rule the World
Everybody Wants to Rule the World
Win a Conquest Victory using the Autocracy Ideology.
A reference of the titled namesake song by Tears For Fears.
Flip-Flop
Flip-Flop
Propose to repeal an active Resolution which you had originally proposed to enact.
Games Without Frontiers
Games Without Frontiers
Win a Diplomatic Victory using the Freedom Ideology.
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Win the Civil War scenario playing as the Union.
Refers to the chorus of the song "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" and "John Brown's Body".
Greed is Good
Greed is Good
Have a city with the Colossus, Petra, a Caravansary, and a Harbor.
A famous quote made by Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) in the film Wall Street.
Herculean Effort
Herculean Effort
Complete all International Projects in a single game as the highest contributor.
Here's Looking at You, Kid
Here's Looking at You, Kid
As Morocco, airlift a civilian unit from Casablanca to Portugal's original capital.
Reference of a classic film of the namesake title, a quote where Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) touches his heart to Ilsa Lund (Ingrid Bergman).
Highway Robbery
Highway Robbery
Plunder a Caravan Trade Route.
A catch phrase given to a crime on the streets.
I Prefer my Africa Scrambled
I Prefer my Africa Scrambled
Win the Scramble for Africa scenario as any civ on any difficulty.
In Hoc Signo Vinces
In Hoc Signo Vinces
Beat the game on any difficulty as Maria I.
Translates as "In this sign you will conquer" in Latin. A reference used as a motto in Portuguese monarchy.
It Belongs in a Museum
It Belongs in a Museum
Have Artifacts from 10 different City-States in the Museums and Wonders in your civilization.
Stock phrase, popularized by its use in "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade", amongst others.
King of the Wisent
King of the Wisent
Beat the game on any difficulty as Casimir
Knowledge is Power
Knowledge is Power
As Assyria, use a Royal Library filled with a Great Work to train a unit that begins with a promotion.
Legends of the Hidden Temple
Legends of the Hidden Temple
Fully explore the Exploration Policy track.
A reference of Legends of the Hidden Temple, a popular children's game show.
Lingua Franca
Lingua Franca
Found the World Congress and remain its host for the entire game.
Losing My Marbles
Losing My Marbles
Extract 5 Artifacts from the territory of another major civilization.
Merchant Prince
Merchant Prince
Generate 200 gold per turn via Trade Routes
Nigerian Bank Account
Nigerian Bank Account
In Scramble for Africa, marry Sokoto or Bornu.
One Small Step
One Small Step
Win a Space Victory using the Freedom Ideology
Taken from "That's one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind," a famous phrase used by Neil Armstrong during the Apollo 11 Moon landing.
Ottoman Carpentry
Ottoman Carpentry
Win the Scramble for Africa playing as the Ottomans on Deity.
Pedro's Party People
Pedro's Party People
Beat the game on any difficulty as Pedro II.
Pickett's Recharge
Pickett's Recharge
Capture Gettysburg with a Confederate Infantry unit possessing the George Pickett promotion.
On the third and final day of the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863, George Pickett led a disastrous infantry assault against Union positions, a significant step in the Union victory both in the battle and the war.
Poland Can into Space
Poland Can into Space
As Poland, win a Space Victory.
A reference to the popular internet cartoon Polandball, in which it is joked that "Poland cannot into space."
Praise the Victories
Praise the Victories
Win the Scramble for Africa playing as the Boers on Deity.
Pyramid Scheme
Pyramid Scheme
Playing as France, get the Louvre to the maximum theming bonus of 16.
Wordplay conflating the Louvre Pyramid and the unsustainable business model.
Queen of the Adriatic
Queen of the Adriatic
Beat the game on any difficulty as Enrico Dandolo.
"Queen of the Adriatic" is the nickname of the city of Venice for being famous with trade routes across neighboring republics and other nations in the Mediterranean sea.
Radio Free Europe
Radio Free Europe
Adopt the Freedom Ideology and fill 10 Broadcast Towers with Great Works.
Radio Free Europe is an American-funded broadcasting organisation founded in 1949, broadcasting mainly to Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East, to some extent as a propaganda broadcaster against the Communist Bloc. It is also the title of the first single by American alternative rock band R.E.M.
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Have your American Archaeologist extract an Artifact from Egypt with a German Archaeologist within 2 tiles.
A reference from the first Indiana Jones film of the same title.
Red Badge of Courage
Red Badge of Courage
Win the Civil War scenario on Deity.
A reference to the Stephen Crane novel set during the American Civil War.
Rock the Kasbah
Rock the Kasbah
Perform a Concert Tour with a Great Musician on a Moroccan Kasbah improvement.
A pun of the 1982 song Rock the Casbah by English punk rock band The Clash.
Rocking in the Free World
Rocking in the Free World
Win a Cultural Victory using the Freedom Ideology.
A reference to the Neil Young song of the same name.
Run 50 Miles and Fight a Battle
Run 50 Miles and Fight a Battle
As Zulu, have an Impi earn all of the special promotions.
A quote from the 1964 film
Sacagawea's Legacy
Sacagawea's Legacy
As the Shoshone, discover 5 ancient ruins with the same Shoshone Pathfinder.
Sacagawea was a Lehmi Shoshone woman explored from North Dakota to Pacific Ocean during an expedition with Meriwether Lewis and William Clark.
Sheridan's Valley Campaign
Sheridan's Valley Campaign
As Union, control Winchester, Front Royal, Harrisonburg, Staunton, and Lynchburg.
Silk Road
Silk Road
Connect to the Arabs, China, India, the Mongols, and Persia at the same time using Caravans.
A reference of a real trade communication in the Asian continent connecting with east and west between trades within Middle East and Europe.
Soma Tablets for Everyone
Soma Tablets for Everyone
Reach a Happiness level of over 100 for your civ.
This references Aldous Huxley's novel Brave New World, in which the population was kept placated through the use of soma, a powerful drug.
Standing like a Stone Wall
Standing like a Stone Wall
Win the Civil War scenario playing as the Confederates.
References Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson, a Confederate general during the American Civil War.
Strength Through Joy
Strength Through Joy
Win a Cultural Victory using the Autocracy Ideology.
"Kraft durch Freude" (Strength Through Joy) was an organisation dedicated to leisure activities and tourism for Germans under the totalitarian, fascist Nazi regime. The world wonder unlocked by choosing the Autocracy ideology, Prora, was a Strength Through Joy project.
Tablet Tech Pioneer
Tablet Tech Pioneer
Beat the game on any difficulty as Ashurbanipal.
Wordplay conflating the ancient Assyrians' preferred method of keeping written records with modern "tablet" computer devices.
Tear Down this Wall!
Tear Down this Wall!
Force an AI player with the Order Ideology to switch to Freedom.
A reference of Tear down this wall!, a famous speech by American President Ronald Reagan in Berlin Wall on June 12, 1987 given a support to end communism in Eastern Europe (including Soviet Union and its allies).
That's XCOM baby!
That's XCOM baby!
Have your XCOM Squad go from 100 health to 0 in a single AI turn.
Reference to the high casualty rates in the popular strategy game, "XCOM: Enemy Unknown", which was developed by the same companies as "Civilization": 2K Games and Firaxis.
The Great Betrayal
The Great Betrayal
As Venice, capture the Holy City of the religion that the city of Venice follows.
A possible reference to the Fourth Crusade (1202-04), in which a Venetian-led Crusader army sacked the Christian (albeit Orthodox) city of Constantinople.
The Great Spirit
The Great Spirit
Beat the game on any difficulty as Pocatello.
The Java Script
The Java Script
Beat the game on any difficulty as Gajah Mada.
Java is the one of the main islands of Indonesia and the world's most populous island. Java Script is a programming language.
The Rhodes Colossus
The Rhodes Colossus
Playing as England in Scramble for Africa, complete a railroad from Cairo to Capetown.
A reference to the political comic of the same name, in which Cecil Rhodes, an English/South-African Mining Magnate/Politician/Imperialist strides over Africa; with a foot in Cairo and another in Cape Town.
This Desert Life
This Desert Life
Beat the game on any difficulty as Ahmad Al'Mansur.
Vote for Pedro
Vote for Pedro
As Brazil, win a Diplomatic Victory.
A reference to the 2004 comedy movie "Napoleon Dynamite", in which the titular character's friend Pedro runs for class president. 'Vote for Pedro' is the inscription of a T-shirt worn by Napoleon Dynamite.
Wanna Be the King of the Zulus
Wanna Be the King of the Zulus
Beat the game on any difficulty as Shaka.
What's Yours is Mine
What's Yours is Mine
As Portugal, construct a Feitoria in a City-State that is allied to another civilization.
Workers of the World - Unite!
Workers of the World - Unite!
Win a Cultural Victory using the Order Ideology.
References the rallying cry from The Communist Manifesto, a political pamphlet by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.
Yuri-ka!
Yuri-ka!
Win a Space Victory using the Order Ideology.
A pun of "Eureka" and "Yuri", named after the first human to journey into outer space, Yuri Gagarin.

Unimplemented achievements[edit | edit source]

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All for All Super Brawl
Have every civ declare war on you at the same time.
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Can't We All Just Get Along?
Play and win a game without ever declaring war on another Civ (does not preclude them from declaring war against you).

After a video of police officers beating Rodney King sparked the 1992 Los Angeles riots, King famously uttered this plea for peace on national television, and it has since become a common phrase.

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Cat Fight
As a female leader, defeat all other present female leaders in a single game.

A cat fight is a common term for a fight between two or more women, without the involvement of men.

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Diplomat
Hold a Defensive Pact with another civilization for at least 50 turns.

A diplomat is the official representative of a state, sent to another state to act on its behalf in matters of policy.

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Hundred Years' War
Be engaged in a single war for 100 or more consecutive turns.


The Hundred Years' War was a war lasting a little over 110 years. It pitted the French against the English.

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I Have the Power
Win 20 battles with a single unit.
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Inconceivable!
Lose a Game to someone not on your friend's list.


This is a reference to the movie The Princess Bride, where Vizzini made a habit of saying "Inconceivable!"

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Knowledge Is Good
Hold a Research Pact with another civilization for at least 50 turns.
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Manifest Destiny
Completely control and have contiguous borders around your starting continent.
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Six Degrees to Sid
Play a multiplayer match with another player who has this achievement (starting with Sid).
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The Elephant Battle
Destroy another Civ's unique unit with a Naresuan's Elephant.
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The Paul Murphy Award for Excellence and Attractiveness
Read 500 articles in the Civilopedia.
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