Terrain is a strange beast in Civilization games. For the most part, it is your greatest supply of resource; the more technology you unlock the more you can transform seemingly useless land into improvements that render quite a lot to your economy at a small, linear price. Terrain and Resources differ, but they refer pretty much to the same things. -- Jennie Rose 03:04, April 5, 2012 (UTC)

The World Around YouEdit

The TerrainEdit

These lists are condensed and combined lists from Civilization 4 and Civilization 5, since they are so simple and the concepts are applied so differently in the two games.

Base TerrainsEdit

  • Lake
  • Coast
  • Ocean
  • Ice
  • Mountain
  • Oasis
  • Desert
  • Floodplain
  • Grassland
  • Hill
  • Plains
  • Snow
  • Tundra
  • Forest
  • Jungle
  • Marsh
  • River

Natural WondersEdit

Natural wonders are only found in Civilization 5. They are listed here for completeness.

  • Cerro de Potosi
  • El Dorado
  • The Fountain of Youth
  • Krakatoa
  • Mt Fuji
  • Old Faithful
  • Rock of Gibraltar
  • The Barringer Crater
  • The Grand Mesa
  • The Great Barrier Reef