Is there any way to browse the Civilopedia for Civilization V without entering the game, for example by browsing some online source or opening some file?

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    You beat me to this question. I was looking at this question and I thought to myself "I'll just look through Civilopedia and help this guy out." Except I don't own the game...
    – tzenes
    Sep 27, 2010 at 16:35

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I made this online version of the civilopedia.

  • very cool, is it complete? Is this your own site?
    – kazzamalla
    Oct 28, 2010 at 17:55
  • Yes it is my site. It is not complete, but I hope in the nearest future I will make all parts Oct 28, 2010 at 19:55
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    Very nice work! Though unfortunately it is very outdated since all data seems to be correct only to the unpatched version and all DLC-only civs and units are missing.
    – Oak
    Jun 28, 2011 at 19:56
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    The link is dead as of this comment's posting. Aug 12, 2013 at 23:06

I have never seen this for any version of Civilization, having played since Civilization 2. This is why I keep linking to the Manual everywhere.

What's worse, in Civilization 4, you could view the Civilpedia from the main menu. However, this appears to be missing from Civilization 5?


As of September 2010, there is currently no way to see the Civilopedia without starting up the game, and in addition, having to actually start playing a game to access it. Though Civ IV had an option to access its Civilopedia from the menu, that feature is missing in Civ V.

Something to keep an eye on would be Wikia's Civ V article, which seems to have a good start on their Leaders and Buildings articles, but is sparse in most other areas. The CivFanatics website also had a complete Civilopedia on their site for Civ IV, so I imagine it will also be a good resource in the future.

As of the June 2011 update, the Civilopedia can now be accessed through the main menu under "Other."

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    "CivFanatics website also had a complete Civilopedia on their site for Civ V" do you mean Civ IV? Sep 27, 2010 at 17:44
  • Oops, yep, edited to fix. Silly typos.
    – FAE
    Sep 27, 2010 at 17:53
  • As of the June 2011 update, you can now access the Civilopedia from the main menu. Jun 27, 2011 at 21:58

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