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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.


Sid Meier's Civilization: Revolution PlayStation 3 Certain forests, rivers and deserts can be named once discovered.
Sid Meier's Civilization: Revolution PlayStation 3 Achieving multiple victories with a single unit will let you upgrade it as it becomes more veteran.
Sid Meier's Civilization: Revolution PlayStation 3 Visiting friendly villages always yield some kind of benefit for your civilization.
Sid Meier's Civilization: Revolution PlayStation 3 The invention of gunpowder will let you produce riflemen and cannons.

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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
1UP Jul 03, 2008 B+ 83
Eurogamer.net (UK) Jun 11, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Gamereactor (Finland) Jun 23, 2008 8 out of 10 80
PlayLipse.fr Jul 30, 2008 16 out of 20 80
4Players.de Jun 13, 2008 80 out of 100 80
videogamer.com Jun 24, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Computer Bild Spiele Jul 02, 2008 2.11 out of 6 78
UGO (UnderGroundOnline) Jul, 2008 B 75
GameSpy Jul 07, 2008 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70


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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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