My pessimism was for naught. The giant 42-player, AI-only Civilization V game that had seemed doomed has in fact been saved, and the surviving Civs are free to resume soaking the dirt with the blood of their enemies.
England is obvious. So too Japan, and China, and Egypt. But there have been a lot of Civilization games featuring a lot of Civilizations, so let's take a look at a map (made by sirprizes) showing every nation that has made it into the series and those who, sadly, have not.
Is Robin Williams the reason Sid Meier's Civilization is called Sid Meier's Civilization? I was just rereading our profile of the iconic game designer and stumbled upon this anecdote, which seems appropriate to share again now:
If you think about it, the world of the popular anime Attack on Titan, where people live behind giant walls, would fit into Civilization V really well. So it was only a matter of time that someone added Eren Jaeger of The Walls as a civilization for the game.
There's little in common between StarCraft II and Civilization V, yet a modder on Steam decided to add StarCraft units and lore to Civilization. Finally, we can beat up rival countries with Kerrigan's psionic powers or with Terran siege tanks.
Warcraft and Civilization may contain two completely different game worlds with distinct game mechanics, but modder Bamington's Civilizations of Warcraft mod pack for Civ V—a huge project designed to add as much from the Warcraft universe as possible—fits like a glove.