There are thousands of Civ 6 mods online of all flavors and it can be quite overwhelming. If you can’t be bothered to dig for treasures, don’t look any further and check our recommendation of top Civ 6 mods.
If many consider Civilization VI the best turned-based strategy game out there, it is in no small part thanks to a great community that kept fixing bugs and adding content. Let’s see then which mods can help you have a better Civ 6 experience.
The Essential Civilization VI Mods
This mod aims to make city development more important in every playthrough. Since vanilla Civ 6 doesn’t offer many options in terms of specific focuses that a city could follow, City Lights works precisely on this.
It’s possible to specialize every founded city as either Urban or Rural: urban cities tend to focus more on science, culture and faith production; rural cities can be considered granaries. Both kinds are important and sustain each other, giving whole new importance to city positioning and development.
Extended Diplomacy Ribbon
Sometimes the best mods are the simpler ones and EDR is one of those. It simply allows one to see all relevant diplomatic information when hovering over relevant icons. For example, one can visualize ongoing trades with another civilization just by hovering on the trade icon. This saves quite some time as the alternative is to go through a few panels to reveal the same information.
The mod is very light and compatible with virtually any other mod.
Perfect World 6
Some of the maps generated in Civ 6 don’t make much sense in terms of distribution and positioning of water bodies, deserts, tundra and grassland. Perfect World 6 changes all this allowing the creation of maps that follow the weather and geological patterns.
The resulting maps are gorgeous and truly help with immersion. On the downside, the map generation time increases a little but the results make it worth it.
CQUI – Community Quick User Interface
This UI-focused mod greatly improves the game experience and make our life as leaders much easier. The list of features is quite long as CQUI revolutionizes the information provided by all sorts of visual interfaces in the game. The aim is similar to EDR in terms of making information more accessible without having to look for it through different panels.
CQUI takes care of improving: city banners, units, pinning and resources, to name a few affected elements.
Zegangani’s: Real Allies
Another small and simple yet unmissable mod that fixes a silly problem. In vanilla Civ 6, being suzerain of a city-state was not enough to discourage your allied civilizations to attack it. Thanks to this mod you can revert this and avoid losing your subordinates to the ones that should be your allies.
This mod also prevents the player from attacking city-states that are under one of his/her allies’ protection.
A quality-of-life mod that makes trading much more immediate and saves a lot of time. In the vanilla version, you have to open each civilization panel, check if interested in trade, note the price and repeat the same for all other civs.
Quick deals shows you all possible offers from all civilizations in one panel with the possibility to accept or negotiate. At the beginning of each turn, it also notifies of new possible trades.
Sukritact’s Global Relations Panel
Simply put, Sukritact’s Global Relations Panel allows seeing the relations between all civs in-game. In this way, it’s possible to check who’s allied with whom, what’s their alliance type and level, and so on. It’s another very light and simple mod that improves the diplomatic aspect of the game and allows for better strategies.
You should now be settled for a new playthrough but if you don’t know which civilization to choose, don’t miss our recommended picks to ensure your victory!