CIVILIZATION VI – First Look: Sumeria

CIVILIZATION VI – First Look: Sumeria


Gilgamesh leads Sumeria in Sid Meier’s Civilization VI. He was said to be two-thirds god and one-third man. Gilgamesh was the hero of history’s oldest known work of literature, but we’re not sure if he was a living person, or a legend. Sumeria’s Epic Quest ability means that every time you capture a Barbarian Outpost, you also get a Tribal Village Reward. Sumeria’s Unique Unit is the War Cart. It’s very strong for an early game unit, suffers no penalties against spearmen or anti-cavalry units, and gets extra movement if it starts in open terrain. The Ziggurat is Sumeria’s Unique Improvement. It provides Science, as well as Culture when it’s adjacent to a river, but you can’t build it on a hill. Gilgamesh is an eager ally in war, and his ability is called “Adventures with Enkidu.” When fighting a joint war, Sumeria shares pillage rewards and combat experience with the closest allied unit within 5 tiles. Succeeding with Sumeria means getting off to a strong start. War Carts and Ziggurats are available right from the start of the game, and the Ancient Era Civic “Foreign Trade” gives you the diplomatic option for a joint war. If you’re playing as another civ, you’re going to want Sumeria as an ally. Gilgamesh is a loyal ally and enjoys reciprocating friendships. A shared war can be profitable for both your civs. Will your fame resound through millennia? How will you lead Sumeria in Sid Meier’s Civilization VI?

100 thoughts on “CIVILIZATION VI – First Look: Sumeria

  1. Da fuq is Sumeria???? I mean why? Later on in the game it will be weak as fuck. Also is it me or doesn't the art style of the leaders look silly and childish? It was fine how it was in Brave New World

  2. Da fuq is Sumeria???? I mean why? Later on in the game it will be weak as fuck. Also is it me or doesn't the art style of the leaders look silly and childish? It was fine how it was in Brave New World

  3. This is clearly not historically accurate, everybody knows Gilgamesh spoke Japanese, was a disdainful prick and that his unique unit was a portal he can launch swords out of. Sheesh come on Civilization.

  4. EINE RIESEN SAUEREI!!!!!!!! RUSSLAND BISHER NICHT VORGESTELLT!!!!!

    WAS SOLL DAS?????

    DIE HÄTTEN WENIGSTENS UNTER DEN ERSTEN ZEHN GEWESEN SEIN MÜSSEN!!!!

  5. Is there anywhere to find out the reasoning for choosing Sumeria/Gilgamesh and their traits/bonuses? Been trying to find out more about Gilgamesh and Sumeria and not many of these things seem to correlate with my findings.

  6. Why Gilgamesh over Sargon? Sargon was a real leader and created the Akkadian empire. Gilgamesh was a legend who may or may not have existed.

  7. 0:37 I don't recognise the colours of the civilization with the spearman above gilgameshs' unit. They have a cow skin shield, so is this zulu confirmed? Or is it just another civ colours that I've forgotten? There was that zulu cat on the leader portraits thing that got leaked.

  8. I was sure I had heard the name Gilgamesh before.
    There is a guy in the anime ¨Fate/Zero¨ who goes by the same name.

  9. WHERE'S MY FUCKING LUGALZAGGESI! HE'S THE ONLY ENSI I WILL EVER RESPECT YOU FUCKERS AND YOU TOOK HIM AWAY FROM ME GODDAMNIT!

  10. " He was two-thirds god, one third man,
    The form of his body no one can match
    Eleven cubits high he is, nine spans his chest "
    – The Epic of Gilgamesh, 2100 BC

  11. His special should be "Blood of Humbaba" or "Bull's Earthquake." I don't know what they'd do, but they sound awesome.

  12. Where in the game do the characters move like from 0:07 to 0:18? All I have are still shots in Civ 6. These videos implied that the characters would move when you interacted with them similar to Civ 5.

  13. new details and demonstration on the interactive play and your user and heavy users. CIV VI ( new era of renovation and interaction on people around the world) next deal course to Brazil !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. dna haplogroup j are Iraqi lebanese syrian are sumerian. even modern lebanese girl look more sumerian goddess

  15. The world's first civilization, invented the wheel, writing, agriculture, sewers, calendar, time, school, beer etc etc, but its only in Civ 6, and civ 3 and 4 had it as DLC!! mind blown!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zXNLAFAg_I

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