How is the score calculated in Civilization 5



  • I was wondering on the exact composition on the score in Civilization 5. It seemed to correlate roughly with the size of the civilization, but not always. I would be useful to know the details to estimate the strength of the other civilizations.

    I've investigated already a bit and I'll put my preliminary results below as an answer. I would appreciate any additions and corrections.



  • The patch released on 15 December 2010 change some values, the values for non-standard map sizes are not updated

    The mouseover for your own score helpfully shows from which categories how much of your score originates.

    I've experimented a bit and my preliminary composition of the score is the following:

                 Score
                 Duel    Tiny    Small    Standard  Large
    City         21      13      11       10        6
    Population   6       4       3.5      4         ~1.5
    Land         2.11    1.35    1.15     1               (water tiles don't count, the city hex does)
    Technology   4       4       4        4         4
    Wonder       40      40      40       25        40
    Future Tech  ?       ?       ?        ?         ?
    

    These results are from the start of a game, I assume they don't change but I can't be sure yet. It seems some things count for fractions of a point, so the numbers here may be rounded. The numbers also seem to be always rounded down, not to the nearest number.

    Units and Gold do not seem to have any effect on the score.

    Wonders count for a lot at 40 point per wonder. But also new cities (at standard map size) result in 19 points (10 for the city, 3 for 1 population and 6 for the land). Technology seems to be rated pretty low at 4 points, you have to research 5 technologies to get more points than one new city.



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