Sid Meier's Civilization V Cheats - PC

Cheats and secrets for Sid Meier's Civilization V on the PC.

Sid Meier's Civilization V
Firaxis Games / 2K Games / Aspyr

The use of cheat codes in Civilization 5 requires editing a game file, therefore it is recommended that you make a backup of any file you intend to edit first.

Locate the config.ini file within the game folder, usually found in Documents\My Games\(game title). Remember, make a backup of this file.

Edit the config.ini file. Find the section that says "DebugPanel = 0" and change it to "DebugPanel = 1", be sure to save the edited file. Next, begin a new game and press the tilde key ( ~ ) on your keyboard to bring up the debug panel. From there you can select reveal all to reveal the entire map.

Steam Achievements

The following achievements can be unlocked in the Steam version of the game:

Unlock A Magnificent Victory
How to unlock: Beat the game on any difficulty setting as Suleiman.

Unlock A Woman's Work
How to unlock: Beat the game on any difficulty setting as Wu Zetian.

Unlock Age of Empire
How to unlock: Beat the game on any difficulty setting as Darius.

Unlock All for All Super Brawl
How to unlock: Have every Civ declare war on you at the same time.

Unlock All Roads Lead to Rome
How to unlock: Build a road with a Roman Legion.

Unlock Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka
How to unlock: Beat the game on any difficulty setting as Ramesses II.

Unlock Arab Trader
How to unlock: Trade a luxury resource to another Civ that you earned through a city with a Bazaar.

Unlock Arabian Knights
How to unlock: Beat the game on any difficulty setting as Harun al-Rashid.

Unlock Baby Steps
How to unlock: Beat the game on the Settler difficulty level.

Unlock Barbarian Warlord
How to unlock: As Bismarck, convert the Barbarians from 10 camps to your side.

Unlock Barbary Pirate
How to unlock: As Suleiman, accumulate a navy with 10 Barbarian naval units.

Unlock Battlefield Earth
How to unlock: Beat the game on an Earth-type Map.

Unlock Blood and Iron
How to unlock: Beat the game on any difficulty setting as Bismarck.

Unlock Bollywood
How to unlock: As gandhi, win a cultural victory with 3 or fewer cities in your empire.

Unlock Can't We All Just Get Along?
How to unlock: Play and win a game without ever declaring war on another Civ (does not preclude them from declaring war against you).

Unlock Cat Fight
How to unlock: As a female leader, defeat all other present female leader in a single game.

Unlock Charming. Really.
How to unlock: Beat the game on the Prince difficulty level.

Unlock City of Gold
How to unlock: Develop a city to produce more than 100 gold per turn.

Unlock City of Lights
How to unlock: Develop a city to produce more than 100 culture per turn.

Unlock City of Science
How to unlock: Develop a city to produce more than 100 science per turn.

Unlock Connoisseur
How to unlock: Rate a Mod.

Unlock Conquest of the World
How to unlock: As alexander, defeat every known player by 350 bc.

Unlock Death Before Shame
How to unlock: Fully Explore the Honor Policy Track.

Unlock Diplomacy by Other Means
How to unlock: Fully Explore the Autocracy Policy Track.

Unlock Diplomat
How to unlock: Hold a Defensive Pact with another civilization for at least 50 turns.

Unlock Do You Want to Super Size That?
How to unlock: Beat the game on a Large Map.

Unlock Eighty-Eight Miles per Hour
How to unlock: Fully Explore the Rationalism Policy Track.

Unlock Empire of the East
How to unlock: Beat the game on any difficulty setting as Ramkhamhaeng.

Unlock Engineer
How to unlock: Build a Wonder.

Unlock Enlightened Ruler
How to unlock: Unlock all Social Policies, across any number of playthroughs.

Unlock Expansionist
How to unlock: Download a Mod.

Unlock Experimenter
How to unlock: Play a game with a Mod.

Unlock Exterminate! Exterminate!
How to unlock: Win a Domination Victory.

Unlock First in the Hearts of Your Countrymen
How to unlock: Beat the game on any difficulty setting as Washington.

Unlock First of the Mohicans
How to unlock: Beat the game on any difficulty setting as Hiawatha.

Unlock Flawless Strategy
How to unlock: Beat the game on the Deity difficulty level.

Unlock Flying Fortress
How to unlock: Bomb an enemy city with a B-17.

Unlock Forty-Niner
How to unlock: Build 1000 mines, across any number of playthroughs.

Unlock Freedom Isn't Free
How to unlock: Fully Explore the Freedom Policy Track.

Unlock From Archaemennid to Safavid
How to unlock: As Darius, start 5 Golden Ages in a single game.

Unlock Gardens of Lake Texcoco
How to unlock: Build a Floating Garden in a city with a lake tile in its radius.

Unlock Give Peace a Chance
How to unlock: Beat the game on any difficulty setting as Gandhi.

Unlock Go Boldly Where No Man Has Gone Before
How to unlock: Win a Space Victory.

Unlock God Is Great
How to unlock: Construct 1000 Temples, across any number of playthroughs.

Unlock Going It Old School
How to unlock: Beat the game on a Pangaea-type Map.

Unlock Gotta Catch 'Em All
How to unlock: Beat the game on all standard map types and sizes.

Unlock Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
How to unlock: Upgrade a Unit.

Unlock He Threw a Car at My Head!
How to unlock: Have any city ransomed by Barbarians.

Unlock Here Ends the Noble Savage
How to unlock: Raze 100 Barbarian camps, across any number of playthroughs.

Unlock Hundred Years War
How to unlock: Be engaged in a single war for 100 or more consecutive turns.

Unlock I Can Has Nukes?
How to unlock: Drop a Nuke on another Civ.

Unlock I Have the Power
How to unlock: Win 20 battles with a single unit.

Unlock I Need More Elbow Room
How to unlock: Beat the game on a Tiny Map.

Unlock I'm on a Boat!
How to unlock: Embark a Unit.

Unlock Inconceivable!
How to unlock: Lose a Game to someone not on your friend's list.

Unlock Island Hopping
How to unlock: Beat the game on an Archipelago-type Map.

Unlock It's Just You and Me, Kid
How to unlock: Beat the game on a Duel Map.

Unlock It's Standard Issue
How to unlock: Beat the game on a Standard Map.

Unlock It's Super Effective
How to unlock: Destroy an enemy unit in just one hit.

Unlock Kamikaze Attack
How to unlock: Kill an enemy unit attacking with a Japanese unit with just 1 HP remaining.

Unlock Knowledge Is Good
How to unlock: Hold a Research Pact with another civilization for at least 50 turns.

Unlock Land Baron
How to unlock: Purchase 1000 tiles, across any number of playthroughs.

Unlock Last Man Standing
How to unlock: Win any Multiplayer Match.

Unlock Living in Smallville
How to unlock: Beat the game on a Small Map.

Unlock Lux Perpetua Luceat Eis
How to unlock: Fully Explore the Piety Policy Track.

Unlock Magellan
How to unlock: Prove that the world is round by uncovering a connected loop of tiles around the circumference of the world.

Unlock Manifest Destiny
How to unlock: Completely control and have contiguous borders around your starting continent.

Unlock Marco Polo
How to unlock: Be the first to explore and uncover 1000 tiles, across any number of playthroughs.

Unlock Master of the House
How to unlock: Fully Explore the Tradition Policy Track.

Unlock Master of the Universe
How to unlock: Beat the game on any difficulty setting with each leader.

Unlock Merchant King
How to unlock: Trade 100 resources, across any number of playthroughs.

Unlock Model of a Modern Major-General
How to unlock: Train all Units, across any number of playthroughs.

Unlock Money Doesn't Grow on Trees
How to unlock: Fully Explore the Commerce Policy Track.

Unlock Montezuma's Revenge..
How to unlock: Beat the game on any difficulty setting as Montezuma.

Unlock Moving on Up
How to unlock: Earn a Unit Promotion.

Unlock My Little Pony
How to unlock: As Catherine, research Horseback Riding before any other Civ.

Unlock Neighborhood Bully
How to unlock: Annex a previously puppetted City State.

Unlock One to Rule Them All
How to unlock: Beat the game on any difficulty setting with only one city.

Unlock Panzer "Shafernator" General
How to unlock: Spawn over 100 Great Generals, build an army of over 100 standing units, and beat the game 100 times.

Unlock Paul Bunyan
How to unlock: Chop down 1000 forest tiles, across any number of playthroughs.

Unlock Peace and Prosperity
How to unlock: Begin a Golden Age.

Unlock People of the Longhouse
How to unlock: Build a longhouse in a city with at least 4 unchopped forests in its radius.

Unlock Plate Tectonics
How to unlock: Beat the game on a Continents-type Map.

Unlock Riddle of the Sphinx
How to unlock: Rush a wonder as Egypt with a Great Engineer.

Unlock Rising Sun
How to unlock: Beat the game on any difficulty setting as Oda.

Unlock Ruler of the Seas
How to unlock: As elizabeth, sink and destroy 357 enemy naval units, across any number of playthroughs.

Unlock Ruler of the Twelve Colonies
How to unlock: Beat the game on a Huge Map.

Unlock Say Hello to My Little Friend
How to unlock: Reach Ally Status with a City State.

Unlock Second City
How to unlock: Found a second city.

Unlock Seriously?!?
How to unlock: Have another Civ beat you to completing a Wonder 10 times.

Unlock Six Degrees to Sid
How to unlock: Play a multiplayer match with another player who has this achievement (starting with Sid).

Unlock Star of the North
How to unlock: Beat the game on any difficulty setting as Catherine.

Unlock Sun Tzu's Art of War
How to unlock: As Wu Zetian, earn a Great General through battle.

Unlock Taking off the Training Wheels
How to unlock: Beat the game on the Chieftain difficulty level.

Unlock Team Player
How to unlock: Fully Explore the Patronage Policy Track.

Unlock The African King
How to unlock: Beat the game on any difficulty setting as Askia.

Unlock The Alexman
How to unlock: Beat the game on the Warlord difficulty level.

Unlock The Appian Way
How to unlock: Build 1000 roads, across any number of playthroughs.

Unlock The Best State of a Republic
How to unlock: Win a Cultural Victory.

Unlock The Elephant Battle
How to unlock: Destroy another Civ's unique unit with a Naresuan's Elephant.

Unlock The Explorer
How to unlock: Discover 100 natural wonders.

Unlock The Golden Path
How to unlock: Beat the game on the Emperor difficulty level.

Unlock The Man Who Would Be King
How to unlock: Beat the game on any difficulty setting as Alexander.

Unlock The Once and Future King
How to unlock: Beat the game on the King difficulty level.

Unlock The Paul Murphy Award for Excellence and Attractiveness
How to unlock: Read 500 articles in the Civilopedia.

Unlock The Pen is Mightier
How to unlock: Win a Diplomatic Victory.

Unlock The Wonder Years
How to unlock: Build all the Wonders, across any number of playthroughs.

Unlock The World Is a Mess, and I Just Need to Rule It
How to unlock: Beat the game on the Immortal difficulty level.

Unlock Three Musketeers
How to unlock: Kill a unit with a French Musketeer when two other Musketeers are providing flanking bonuses.

Unlock To Stand the Test of Time
How to unlock: Beat the game with all victory conditions.

Unlock Tomb Raider
How to unlock: Pillage gold from an Egyptian city with a burial tomb in it.

Unlock Treasure Hunter
How to unlock: Discover an ancient ruin.

Unlock Two Men Enter, One Man Leave
How to unlock: Completely defeat another Civ and remove them from the game.

Unlock Veni, Vidi, Vici
How to unlock: Beat the game on any difficulty setting as Caesar.

Unlock Video et Taceo
How to unlock: Beat the game on any difficulty setting as Elizabeth.

Unlock Vivre La Revolution
How to unlock: Beat the game on any difficulty setting as Napoleon.

Unlock War Canoe Attack
How to unlock: As askia, conquer a city on another continent.

Unlock We Have the Technology
How to unlock: Fully explore the Tech Tree.

Unlock With an Iron Fist
How to unlock: Fully Explore the Order Policy Track.

Unlock With Liberty and Justice for All
How to unlock: Fully Explore the Liberty Policy Track.

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