Civilisation V Leaders, Ranked

Civilisation V Leaders, Ranked

44) Attila

43) Casimir III

42) Dido

41) Suleiman

40) Ashurbanipal

39) Haile Selassie

38) Ahmad al-Mansur

Civilisation V Leaders, Ranked

37) Gandhi

36) Augustus Caesar

35) Isabella

34) Bismarck

33) Washington

32) Catherine

31) Wu Zetian

30) Darius I

Civilisation V Leaders, Ranked

29) Elizabeth

28) Sejong

27) Genghis Khan

26) Enrico Dandolo

25) Harun al-Rashid

24) Montezuma

23) Maria Theresa

22) Hiawatha

21) Askia

19) Maria I

Civilisation V Leaders, Ranked

18) Harald Bluetooth

17) Alexander

16) Napoleon

15) Pacal

14) Nebuchadnezzar II

13) Pachacuti

12) Oda Nobunaga

11) Pedro II

10) Ramesses II

Civilisation V Leaders, Ranked

9) Pocatello

8) Shaka

7) Theodora

6) Ramkhamhaeng

5) Gajah Mada

4) William

3) Kamehameha

2) Gustavus Adolphus

1) Boudicca

Civilisation V Leaders, Ranked

Comments

    Luke.
    For god's sake, WHERES THE CRITERIA?!
    Is this list ordered by attractiveness?
    Ordered by height?
    Ordered by how often they go to the cinema with you?

    Are you for real right now?

      Pretty sure looking at whatever is dangling out of Boudicca's skirt that it's ranked by manhood...

        Kilt mate. You know, skirts for men.

        Pretty sure Boudicca's a chick but I've been to Thailand before so I can't really tell anymore

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boudica

        So that's the tip of what, her clit?

      We can eliminate height. I heard that Napoleon was a little fellow.

        A lie spread by the British. At 5'6" he was roughly average for Europeans at the time and only three inches shorter than the current French average.

      This is the third god damn ranking list that Kotaku has thrown without any sort of context, foreword, etc. Just numbers and pictures.

      Pasting my reply from below:

      Haha. Just a heads-up, there is no context. When Kotaku AU pulls our posts over from the US site the "tags" are stuck down the bottom, On the US site they're marked with the headline, and would have identified this more easily as one of our "underexplained lists".

      (that's not a PROBLEM with either site, just a different way of sorting content...with our tags at the top of a post, though, we often write headlines and ledes to accomodate them)

      http://kotaku.com/tag/underexplained-lists

      They're part-parody of lists, part-discussion starter. You're free to read any criteria into this you want, that's kinda the point!

        Thanks for an explanation. Now that we actually understand where the hell these things are coming from, may I make the suggestion that we no longer pull these posts? I understand the need for Kotaku AU to have some sort of content from the parent site, but I've found that us folks that read the AU site absolutely hate utter trite like this.

        Articles of substance take times yes, but these lists have got to be some of the worst "filler" content I've seen in the years I've been on Kotaku AU, and that's saying something considering the Ashcraft's articles (they've far improved) and the one liners. But even then those "Bashcraft" articles at the very least had some sort of non-ambiguous point that didn't leave readers trying to piece a puzzle together. There have been four of these lists (I forgot the DBZ one from months back) and three have only served to annoy readers, only the Destiny one had some semblance of warm reception, which I probably attribute to the freshness of the game.

          Disagree good sir, to each their own. I find these lists funny.

        You can also do a series of articles where you shit on an old game disc and post a picture.

        But you shouldn't.

    Not sure I can support Boudicca as number 1 for any criteria, except perhaps the accent (I love hearing her talk). Ghandi, now, Ghandi is awesome.

    "Hello, I am Ghandi, the poster boy for world peace and harmony, now WATCH ME NUKE THE CRAP OUT OF YOUR CITIES".

      In every Civ game I played Ghandi is the biggest war monger out there.

    Boudicca is a bit of a bro. At least, she is in the most recent game I played.

    And Horrible Histories did that pretty great song about her.

    Wow. Plunkett strikes again.

    Civilisation V Leaders, Ranked... in order of Luke wanting to do butt stuff with.

    *fixed*

    I think Luke is taking writing lessons from Diaz over at Gizmodo

    Haha. Just a heads-up, there is no context. When Kotaku AU pulls our posts over from the US site the "tags" are stuck down the bottom, On the US site they're marked with the headline, and would have identified this more easily as one of our "underexplained lists".

    (that's not a PROBLEM with either site, just a different way of sorting content...with our tags at the top of a post, though, we often write headlines and ledes to accomodate them)

    http://kotaku.com/tag/underexplained-lists

    They're part-joke, part-discussion starter. You're free to read any criteria into this you want, that's kinda the point!

    Last edited 20/10/14 7:30 pm

      That doesn't excuse the fact that this is barely content. Why not elaborate your choices here? You've just listed a bunch of characters in an order that could be completely random, for all we know. You haven't even explained why they're listed in this order. You can't just say "oh, you guys don't get it, it's SUPPOSED to be completely meaningless, we just put it here so you guys can talk about it". Why don't you write something with some actual substantial content so that we can discuss that?

      And no, this does not seem to be explainable by the old "oh we just port everything over from Kotaku US that's why everything looks terrible". People appear to be complaining about it over there by the look of the comments.

        Agreed. Isn't that the whole point of the 'Tell Us Dammit!' Series of articles? You provide a discussion point and ask for an opinion, these no context lists are just leaving people confused, we don't know that you guys want us to discuss stuff. It just looks like u fucked up.

      This could have been useful if you had mentioned this somewhere in the post, and I should also point out that not everyone reads comments so quite a few will miss this, *OR* "Discussion: Make up the criteria that would make this list relevant". Otherwise, it just looks like spam.

      Toasty_fresh got it bang on the money there Luke, you can't create a list without any form of context. Leaving your audience to create a context based off of YOUR list doesn't make sense, how are we going to discuss something that it in itself isn't even discussed?
      Even if it is a problem over different sites, it doesn't excuse a lack of content in the list IF you have posted it for people to read HERE!
      This even has its own tag now! 'underexplained lists' Oh yes, because that's what we want, a bunch of characters randomly listed in a way that makes absolutely no sense. If you're going to grab these lists form the US servers, at least make sure the whole article makes it through, and if not, consider just re-doing the article to fit the AU format?
      This is a casual, gaming, news website, but there's a fine line between casual and laziness, and unfortunately it's been crossed with this semi-finished article.
      All of your other work is pretty good though, so keep that up!

    Must just be personal opinion based on unknown criteria.
    As far as I remember, the 4 God-tier Civs in Civ 5 are ranked 43rd, 28th, 15th and 14th on this list whereas the lowest rank Civs are ranked 2nd, 7th and 18th on this list.

    Though these tiers are generally open to some debate there is generally wide consensus especially with Theodora and Casimir.

    Last edited 20/10/14 9:08 pm

    Why was this published? that has no context to the ordering criteria. Never played as Boudicca but i wipe her off the map with ease when against her on level 5. Kamehameha is my favorite. Boats right off the bat and an awesome name :)

    Last edited 20/10/14 8:26 pm

    What did Boudicca ever actually do? Get some Romans out temporarily? Augustus Caesar (historically good) or Ghandi (NUKES, NUKES!) would be my number one.

      If it's by play-style it might be because Boudicca is easily the best civ for getting an early start on religion since her settlers have a bias towards spawning next to forest which she gets faith per turn on when they're next to her cities. If Boudicca's in a game she's practically guaranteed to be the first to found a pantheon.
      Otherwise though she's not that amazing, her unique unit isn't anything special and neither is her unique building.

      Last edited 20/10/14 11:13 pm

    Can some brave soul crack this code?! What is this article about! Luke has outdone himself this time.

      Best scenery I assume. Or most well equip with weapons/armour.

      Last edited 20/10/14 11:56 pm

      He's basically admitted that it's a completely arbitrary/random list designed as clickbait.

    Well, at least it has more words and context than the usual 'briefly...' links

    I'm judging the list based on a criteria of which is the nastiest in the sack since there is absolutely no substance here other than the thought of why Boudicca is No.1 cause you know what would happen if you didn't please her.

      But I've also contradicted myself because Dido is ranked so low.

      Zapp: "Kiff, we have a conundrum"
      Kiff: "Uggh"

    Is this an incomplete article he published by accident? I really hope it is because this is an all new low....

    so this is just a list of Civ 5 leaders. what is it based on?

    Jesus people, is this your first time at a Gawker website? No one ever bitches when Jalopnik posts unexplained lists. Guess all the buttholes hang out here.

    Also this list is wrong, Nobunaga is number 1 due to full strength units at all times, so suck it

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