Civilization IV is a 4x turn-based strategy video game that was developed by Firaxis Games and published by 2K Games (Win), Aspyr (Mac). The video game was released on October 25, 2005. Due to German laws regarding references to Nazi Germany and Hitler the game was censored worldwide when using the German language setting. Note: In one of the scenarios, Desert War you can play as Germany in WW2 but your faction icon is using the Iron Cross not the Nazi Swastika. This could be due to German laws which make it illegal to have Swastikas in games.


International Censorship[]

(When the German language setting is turned on)

  • Hitler's name was changed to Dictator in the Fascist Tech, Mass Media Tech, Stalin, Churchill, Roosevelt, England and Germany civilopedia pages.
  • The word Nazi was replaced with German (in same cases it was just removed without any replacement) in the Russia, Churchill, Stalin civilopedia pages.

Where to find it uncensored[]

Using the non-German language settings make the game uncensored.