Civilization VI once again allows players to conquer the times and defeat their competitive civilizations through a variety of ways. You’ll be able to decide how you want to play (and win), thus shaping what you do. This leads to many outcomes, strategies, and memories, and is one of the reasons why Civilization VI reigns supreme in the strategy genre. This time around, you can win in five different ways: science, culture, domination, religion, and score. Let’s go over each one, and you’ll be the one to decide which victory suits your playstyle best.
Science Victory in Civilization VI
The science victory makes its return, but it doesn’t work the same as it did before. Now, you’ll need to work through the tech tree and get to Rocketry, where you will have the ability to build Spaceports. These are necessary for the victory conditions, as they’re what will allow your city to work on the first project and step necessary to win: launch satellite. Do that, and you’ll be one out of three steps ready.
After researching Rocketry, make sure you now make your way to researching Satellites. Once you do, you can then do project Moon Landing in the city (or cities) with a Spaceport. That’s step number two.
The final step will have you colonizing Mars and is a bit of a doozey in the technology department. You need to research Robotics, Nanotechnology, and Nuclear Fission in order to be able to then produce the necessary parts of the spaceship: Reactor, Habitation, and Hydroponics Module. It’s good to have multiple cities with Spaceports, as it will allow you to build all of these parts simultaneously without waiting.
Once you’ve launched them all, congratulations, you won the space race and the game. This is by far the longest victory in Civilization VI, so it might be smart for you to set off other victory conditions in your game settings, to allow you the time to win by science.
If you need in-depth tips on the Science Victory, check out our guide.