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Revolution is a turn-based strategy game about development and territorial expansion, with sixteen distinct civilizations from prehistoric times to the future. Not counting Silent Service, it is the second console-only Sid Meier branded game, the first being Sid Meier's C.P.U. Bach, and it is the first in the Civilization sub series to be released on console platforms.

Specifically built up with console controls in mind, the original gameplay is intact but with stripped-down complexity. The available civilizations include America, England, Japan, Aztec, China, India, Mongolia, Rome, Egypt, France, Arabia, Greece, Spain, Germany, Zulu and Russia, each with their own leaders (e.g. Julius Caesar, Abraham Lincoln) and specific perks. Another civilization, the Barbarians, is not playable and they constantly wage war with the other ones. Gameplay sessions are generally shorter with fewer victory conditions and simplified city management. The possible strategies are still very open, as the four victory conditions are Domination, Technology, Economic and Cultural. Players can either build vast armies and try to dominate the other civilizations to capture their cities (Domination), or use a more subtle, diplomatic approach to gain the upper hand. There is a technology tree to eventually move into space and be the first to reach Alpha Centauri (Technology), players can try to create a World Back earn 20,000 gold (Economic), or build twenty wonders (Cultural).

Units are often specific for a certain civilization and gain experience, as well as through research, to access upgrades. That way, a catapult can eventually become a tank. The focus is as usual on micromanagement. The two single-player modes allow for straight matches against AI players or rather fixed scenarios to complete. Multiplayer is supported for up to four players, free-for-all or with teams.

Screenshots

Sid Meier's Civilization: Revolution PlayStation 3 You can combine three same type of units into an army.
Sid Meier's Civilization: Revolution PlayStation 3 Zoom in on the city to see individually build buildings and wonders.
Sid Meier's Civilization: Revolution PlayStation 3 As you fast move throughout the map, the view will zoom out giving you better perspective of an overall globe.
Sid Meier's Civilization: Revolution PlayStation 3 Checking the advantages of a newly discovered technology.

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Sid Meier's Civilization: Revolution Screenshot
Sid Meier's Civilization: Revolution Screenshot
Sid Meier's Civilization: Revolution Screenshot
Sid Meier's Civilization: Revolution Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "シヴィライゼーション レボリューション" -- Japanese spelling

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Playstation Illustrated Aug, 2008 96 out of 100 96
V2.fi Aug 15, 2008 87 out of 100 87
Fragland.net Jul 11, 2008 86 out of 100 86
1UP Jul 03, 2008 B+ 83
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Jun 30, 2008 8 out of 10 80
PlayLipse.fr Jul 30, 2008 16 out of 20 80
AceGamez Jul, 2008 8 out of 10 80
4Players.de Jun 13, 2008 80 out of 100 80
Jeuxvideo.com Jun 13, 2008 15 out of 20 75
Game Revolution Jul 29, 2008 B- 67

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1001 Video Games

Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

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