Not exactly an article as such Eventually I'll probably do it as on once I'm finished(assuming Ision doesn't return etc) Heres Isions list he left us. 1st tier - Mayans, Persia, China, Inca, Greece, Babylon, Iroquios, Celts, Ottomans, Arabia, Netherlands 2nd tier - America, Egypt, Sumeria, Byzantines, Aztecs, Zulus, Japan, Germany, Russia, France 3rd tier - Vikings, England, Mongols, Carthage, Korea, Hittites, Rome, Spain, Portugal, India For comparisons sake heres my list of civs and the tier they're in. Note that I do have a different opinion/playstyle than Ision and theres no real right or wrong ansewer. I agree with probably around 70% of his list. 1st tier - Mayans, Persia, Egypt, Greece, Babylon, Iroquios, Celts, Ottomans, Arabia, Netherlands, Sumeria 2nd tier - America,China, Inca, Byzantines, Aztecs, Japan, Germany, Russia, France, India 3rd tier - Vikings, England, Mongols, Carthage, Korea, Hittites, Rome, Spain, Portugal, Zulu What can I say I like Egypt Egypt, Arabia, Babylon are on the bottom of the 1st tier list while Iroquis,Sumeria, and the Dutch are at the top. In the 2nd tier China, Inca, Byzantines,France are at the top, Aztecs, Germany, Russia are at the bottom. And finally the 3rd tier. The top of the list is England, Rome, Carthage. At the bottom Portugal, Zulu, Mongol Overall best civ: Iroquios and the absolute worst civ in the game PORTUGAL but I'm just about willing to call a tie with the Zulu. Note that this is my opinion which in the grand scheme of things doesn't really matter.