Civilization VI Gandhi

The true test of Civilization VI? Playing against multiple Gandhis.

Mahatma Gandhi is a name associated with peace and nonviolence. However, the case is not true for the Civilization series. During development of the first Civilization game, the programmers inadvertently made Gandhi the most aggressive leader in the game. They intentionally did this for all subsequent Civilization games, meaning players (especially those on higher difficulty modes) would eventually have to go to war with the person they least expect to fight on the battlefield. RTGame took this a step further, creating an all-Gandhi Civilization VI match.

RTGame, in typical Civilization-style Gandhi fashion, developed nuclear weapons via the Manhattan Project. For you history buffs, the Manhattan Project produced the first nuclear weapons in history. It culminated in the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in World War II. The bombings were the only time in human history that a nation used nuclear weapons in warfare. Since then, nations have reduced their reliance on nuclear weapons.

RTGame’s response to any sort of aggression from the other Gandhis was to use a nuclear weapon against them. In theĀ CivilizationĀ games, they perfectly simulate the scenario of mutually assured destruction (MAD). This is a military doctrine that states that two or more sides who use nuclear weapons against each other will result in total destruction of not only the defender but the attacker as well. Since this has never actually happened in history, the all-Gandhi Civilization game could be studied to see what happens in that scenario (even if Gandhi’s aggression is just an in-game joke the developers have been rolling with for over 20 years of Civilization releases).

What do you think of this all-Gandhi slugfest in Civilization VI? Do you plan to make your own ridiculous scenario with your friends? Let us know in the comments below!