Heartwarming / Civilization

  • "Baba Yetu", the opening theme to Civilization IV is perhaps the most heartwarming and hopeful opening theme to a war-game ever. The lyrics are The Lord's Prayer, translated into Swahili.
  • Any of your cities celebrating "We Love The King Day" if you manage to keep them well-fed and happy enough.
  • The gentle, beautiful video that plays in Civ 2 when you discover the cure for cancer.
  • When you have "Complete Kills" on (requiring every unit as well as city to be destroyed before a Civilization is gone) and take every city of a civ, leaving just a few crippled units as all that's left of it in the world...and giving them a city.
  • Bringing a civ back from the dead by liberating them - from then on, they become near-permanent allies in gratitude.
  • Optimism was a key focus in V, but it's the opening to Brave New World that takes the cake, talking about humanity harnessing technology and arts to improve themselves, and of us putting aside differences to overcome challenges like wars and ambitious evil men. It's these kind of touches that brings tears to the anthrophiles among us.
  • The opening cutscene of 6 has a husband and wife discussing making their mark in history. While the husband is depicted as doing great feats throughout history, one wonders what his wife is doing. At the conclusion, it's revealed the wife is going on a manned mission to Mars - and has a picture of her husband on the pilot dashboard.