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Sid Meier's Civilization - Play Online

DOS - 1991

Alt names シヴィライゼーション 新・世界七大文明, 文明, Civ, Civ1, Civilization, Civilization I, Civilization: Shin Sekai Shichidai Bunmei, Sid Meier', s Civilization: Build an Empire to Stand the Test of Time, Wenming
Year 1991
Platform DOS
Released in Germany, United States (1991)
Australia, Brazil (1992)
United States (1993)
United States (1997)
Germany (1999)
Genre Strategy
Theme 4X, Generated Levels, Managerial, Turn-based, Turn-based strategy
Publisher Hasbro Interactive, Inc., MicroProse Software, Inc.
Developer MPS Labs
Perspectives Isometric, Top-Down
Dosbox support Fully supported on 0.73

For small DOS games like Sid Meier's Civilization, you can play online immediately with your browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer...). This feature is still experimental, the game may not work properly. Warning: game save should work, but you should try it early! Also, be careful to select the right game executable in the list below.

Emulator configuration

You can choose which game version you want to use, then you have to choose the right game executable and press PLAY.

To exit fullscreen mode, press escape. Playing experience can be poor due to your browser or your computer. Download Sid Meier's Civilization and launch it with DOSBox to have the best playing experience!

If the game is too fast or too slow, try hitting CTRL-F11 (slower) and CTRL-F12 (faster).


fiddler 2024-04-15

so happy it's back! I love the original graphs.

LIVAC 2024-04-05

This game is so good i love it...i dont

jiceel 2024-03-12

hi to everybody. what happened to the screen ? did you change anything ? it's now very small on my computer, anykind of broswer i used. did someone change anything ? so sorry... :(

BOB 2024-01-19

Thanks a lot.

Toph 2024-01-10

Phew. What a lucky thing I remember the research tree and can answer the copyright protection... :-)


Thank you for saving and allowing us computer illiterates to be able reminisce with our first computer games. Any way you can help us with our first girlfriends too?

dan 2023-10-10

thank you website people

Marc! 2023-10-09

After some maintenance today (monday, 9 october), the website is now again up and running, but the game fails to load.
Plz take a look at it again.

civ I fan 2023-10-03

It works, (in my Laptops has), but Crashes, Please do something about it I´d even buy it if it would work in any ways to play.
I can Maybe once a year get My space shuttle into half way done before it crashes. once i got it off and then crashed I did not mind that:))) Sometimes it crashes before year 1900.
Please, Please do something about it.

Jeilani 2023-09-15

This game works and its good

civilization builder 2023-05-22

Can game save work if your device is switched off as saved games are lost when device is switched off

David Tye 2023-05-04

This doesn't even work.

Dennis Zeitgeist 2022-11-19

I laugh at the people who think part of the game is a 'quiz'. The questions are there to check you have a legitimate copy of the game which would include the handbook - in which all the answers are given.

ttrr 2022-08-12

well really a nice game. but the quiz, similar answer options, being laughed on, oh myy what a shame:((

Scott 2022-06-23

June 23, 2022. CIV 1 has failed to load for 2 days now.

Marco 2022-06-23

the game have an "ERROR", today 22-june-2022.
I can't play... :_(

Zaratustra 2022-01-31

My best score ever: 172 % !!
The trick is to kill everyone before year 0

Jme 2021-12-18

@SALO I'm pretty sure you can skip the intro by pressing either space or enter/return ;D

Robot Geoff 2021-11-27

IMHO: if you didn't memorize the quiz/tech tree 30 years ago you don't deserve the game now.

kaskas 2021-11-08

For quiz, try this link.

Me 2021-10-30

The quiz part is shit. I don't know my history that well and I am hust to dumb. I JUST WANT TO PLAY MY CIVILIZATION.

Abby Chandler 2021-09-09

it said mount it Furst

Steve Hoyland 2021-07-29

Works perfectly well when I play online through my PC. I had problems at first and If you are having them too, this may help. For me, the game kept reverting to a DOS screen before It was fully loaded. The screen showed C:\CIV, and It wouldn't accept any input, so I was left with a useless DOS screen. The solution will appear a bit strange, I can understand that - but It solves the problem! Trust this old git!
Whenever the opening options give you a numbered choice, choose No.1.....that's all there Is to It! It means, of course, that you have to play without sounds but, on a game of this type, It really makes no difference! (I normally listen to my fave music through my headphones when playing these kind of games, anyway, as I'm sure most retro-gamers do!). For what It's worth, I think It's the sound options which are causing the problem. Options 2 - 6 are all obsolete sound hardware & drivers, so I'm pretty sure that our PC or other hardware gets 'locked up' because they're searching for these non-existent drivers. This Is only a personal view and I may be completely wrong, but please, If you're having problems playing this game online, first try loading with "1. No Sound" and If this alone fails to work, choose the same number one for each (numbered) option. GOOD LUCK and I hope this helps! Please comment If this helps (and feel free to 'shout' at me If It doesn't)!

Lirialys 2021-07-22

Unfortunately I have a problem with the game. There is a system which asks to answer questions (I imagine that it is used to avoid illegal copies) .. I can answer correctly, then there is a message wondering where the game is in my computer and from there the game is over and I have to restart everything. An idea ?

leao 2021-07-13

it´s freezing after a (long) while for me, too.

Salo 2021-06-30

this game works perfectly for me, chrome browser, start, click, 1-1-1, click, customize world, every choice is ok, but I prefer small landmass-cold-wet-5 billion years, click, now you get the intro which can't be skipped really, I click and press space multiple times, get something to drink and when I come back choose difficulty and how many opponents, now you are ingame, then I click away the 2 messages you get about the settlers, file-options-uncheck everything except last one is for getting palace if citizens are pleased with you. Animations sometimes causes crash, thats why uncheck.
Great game takes me back a long time, windows 3.11 no internet ballmouse.

3.14 2021-06-29


Lol 2021-05-21


Will 2021-05-09

It's still crashing. Can those who say it's working, tell me what game they're playing - (ie Tribe, difficulty level etc). All the ones I've tried, freeze about an hour in.

Marc 2021-05-03

Thanks for fixing this! Works again fine.

Michael 2021-05-02

Hooray!!!! Our lives were ruined, now they're saved. It's working again

Steve da Balls 2021-04-28

Yo Yo Yo..... This game is AWESOME SAUCE!!!

Will 2021-04-25

Great nostalgia kick, sadly crashes too much.

Akashtehlari 2021-04-13

i wish it wouldnt crash in mid game and than i have to load like wayyy back :(

buddookan 2021-03-30

Best Game

daezzzer 2021-03-15


Lao Mu 2021-02-03

If think about the good old times....then Civilisation 1 is my second thought. So much stressless fun I never had again. :)

Joe 2020-11-30

I wish it didn't crash on city improvements.

Steve da Balls 2020-11-16

This game is awesome!!!!! Much Much better than the newer versions of Civilization! Excellent game!

acid 2020-11-08

Amazing, nice to play after 25 years...

WAR 2020-11-05

After playing Civ VI a great deal, this game is unbarebly bad

Steve da Balls 2020-10-18

This game ROCKS!!!

LittleLeader 2020-10-12

This is one of my favourite games- strategy, simple gameplay, and the satisfaction of capturing a city!

jim 2020-10-07

It's brilliant! I just wish it didn't crash when the game gets to an advanced stage - I'm having my best game ever and it crashes every few turns :(

Khan 2020-08-23

Web version worked great! Played a full game through colonization of alpha centauri without issue. Thanks!!

82 2020-07-05


Salibard 2020-06-15

The game fail to load.

Evebo 2020-06-15

Failed to load game file....

Cade 2020-04-25

Great game. Except the emulator craps out usually around the year 1400-1500 due to data overflow/locking up. Save often, so otherwise you don't lose your progress. And yes, you can save on here.

Terrortula 2020-04-20

Hello Paul, Thanks. But I mean Sid Meiers Civilisation II. Where can I find the answers on the cicilisation quizes of CIV 2?

Paul 2020-04-20

Hey Terro.. just type CIV 1 Manual into Google you can see all the techs & how you get them & will Abe able to answer the question easily.

Terrortula 2020-04-19

I hate the Civilisation Quiz. If you are wrong, you lose al your elements. Is there a way to ignore this, or is there a page with al the sollutions?

El_Cid 2020-04-15

I cannot get this to download (read install) properly on a windows system. Any advice from anyone?

bobby 2020-02-27

amazing game, always has been. but oh my the battleship getting smashed by a phalanx ..... just boils the blood. the ai gets so many artificial advantages

pete 2020-02-09

the strongest get rext with the weakest im almost done no im not stupid guys trying to kill me eh wait until I one shot them all HA PIG BRIAN

rimpopo 2019-12-20

Browser cookies. Clear history, or play in private mode -and the next time your saved game is not there.

Joe 2019-11-08

Where does it save?

Emma 2019-05-01

Uncheck in the option: Instant advice, Autosave and Animations. After this I can finally enjoy the game without freeze.

jim 2019-03-28

good game

Dave Smith 2019-03-28

To fix the game freeze during production, go to Options and uncheck the advice option when you start the game.

Old Fart 2019-03-14

Sometimes when you go to change production the game freezes when the military adviser suggest a production. You cannot unfreeze the game and have to restart. VERY frustrating.

Joe 2018-12-21

Is there anyway to retrieve the saved game I was playing online and use it for the downloaded version?

NIKHOMON 2018-08-21

The game cursor did not work on my computer either, until I found these settings, for perfect results:
- Game only works in FULLSCREEN mode (blue menu on top of the screen)
- only works with the MOUSE (not a stylus)
- I block the SHIFT key, to allow shortcut with the keyboard (ie: B for build a new city, R for build road, F for fortify, etc.)
- At the beginning of the game (yellow letters on black background), press 1, 1, 1 for each question.

Dyagser 2018-05-12

Seria possible poder juegar en el ipad?

Paleologos The Great 2018-05-10

Ready to fight for world domination

tov 2018-03-09

the best game

heyo 2018-03-05

Game is sooo much fun, i am terrible at picking government types though :P

kavik 2018-02-24

top game worth playing accept theres no save so you cant leave game and come back later real shame i would love to play this game after 20 years a real nostragia was addicted in its day have played civ till 3 or 4 cant remember till life got in the way.

Dirk 2018-01-30

great game works on chrome book if you select mouse and keyboard and you can slightly adjust the mouse to click on cites and you use alt+one of the leters that opens up the sub menu to access stuff like Game and Orders.

8997 2017-10-31

this game is awesome

lawlesslars 2017-10-28

wrote this comment somewhere else probably before I hit play browser game Have a Samsung Chromebook and can't get cursor to work. Tried keyboard only nd cannot find keyboard command to let me get into my city to change or buy what it is working on so I keep spewing out militia until 1500AD and my city is reduced and so the program goe in on its own

Holyshit 2017-10-19

Its awesome!

mydude 2017-10-17

call of duty is better

Seb 2017-09-30

Works perfectly fine on windows 10 Chrome. Random quiz is actually anti pirate protection from back in a day. Answers were in a manual supplied with the original purchase. Funny enough these are just questions about what do you need to invent something. Most of it is common sense.

bandit 2017-09-13

Don't bother with this, it decides to randomly throw quizzes at you & then cancel your game if you guess wrong.

yes 2017-08-17

game is playable but occasionally there is a bug where you cant exit the city view and it gets stuck and you have to start a new game, if you use the saved files they tend to be corrupted too after you get stuck in a city view in the same city.

Segway Mike 2017-01-14

You have to hit 1 repeatedly after hitting start. Working better in Firefox, was working in chrome.

Burgundy 2016-12-01

Doesn't work. Unplayable

wtf 2016-06-27

i cant even get it past the loading screen

PLS HELP ME 2016-06-18

Got Stuck In The Color Selection Screen.

Libertarian 2016-06-03

Can some one tell what to do if it freezes and nothing works?

Libertarian 2016-02-25

If the torch doesn't take, forget it!!! It will have you onlu building malias until some one attacks and kills you. You may as well kill the game and start over! You can use youtube before you start the game or anything else that requires the uses of the cursor! You have to cut it off until the game starts.

The Bob 2016-02-20

Doesn't work

Libertarian 2016-01-22

I will work for awhile, but it will suddenly stop or go goofy!

ft 2016-01-21

never mind quick replay works fine

Also, at the loading screen, press "1 4 1" and you'll have sound

ft 2016-01-16

You only need to hit 1 a couple of times, then stop. Then the game is playable.

After you win (:P), do not click on any replay as it shows nothing except for 4000 B.C. unless there is a certain key you have to press that I overlooked.

Segway Mike 2016-01-05

Those guys are right. Just hit 1 repeatedly as the game is loading.

Libertarian 2015-12-27

This game is unplayable on an Apple. You can't change what you are building in your city and can't move military unites.

jimbobjoebo 2015-12-18

yea just spam the 1 key during loading

Sid Meier 2015-11-11

I got it working by continuously bashing "1" when it says "game loading".

Stupids 2015-09-15

The game doesn't work . The color choose doesn't work. Stupid fucking freaks.

Sub 2015-08-24

Yeah game not working, cant select a colour

MEOWMIX 2015-06-30

same here

corinag 2015-06-01

cannot game to start because i can not select color quality??

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