Follow the rise and fall of great empires as they face the challenges of history and see their civilizations either grow to lasting greatness or ultimately crumble to dust. As civilizations go through ups and downs, the player will reach historical moments and experience Dark or Golden Ages that provide different challenges or bonuses depending on the actions in the game. Those who successfully survive a Dark Age will then begin a more powerful Golden Age.
Cities have varying degrees of loyalty to the player civilization. If their loyalty sinks too low, low yields and turmoil results. The city might defect to another civilization or declare its independence. Unique specialization bonuses and promotion trees allow you to recruit, appoint, and upgrade characters to customize their cities and increase loyalty. An improved alliance system allows players to form different types of alliances and build bonuses over time. When the power of a civilization becomes too great, others can ally against it and receive rewards. A new timeline depicting the historical moments on the road to victory, lets you keep track of your civilization's history.
Rise and Fall introduces nine new leaders and eight new civilizations, each of which provide unique new bonuses and game elements. Additionally build eight new special units, two unique buildings, and two special districts. The opportunities for construction, conquest, and inspiration have never been greater. Will you be able to establish a Golden Age for your population or will you sink into a Dark one? In Civilization 6: Rise and Fall, you truly become a leader of ages.