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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 These barbarians are putting up a fight.
Sid Meier's Civilization: Revolution PlayStation 3 Starting the game.
Sid Meier's Civilization: Revolution PlayStation 3 Checking the advantages of a newly discovered technology.
Sid Meier's Civilization: Revolution PlayStation 3 Building roads between cities seriously saves your units their movement points.

Promo Images

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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Critic Reviews

Worth Playing Jul 11, 2008 9 out of 10 90
IGN Jul 02, 2008 8.8 out of 10 88
GameLemon Sep 04, 2008 8.8 out of 10 88
gamrReview Jun 28, 2008 8.7 out of 10 87
GameZone Jul 03, 2008 8.7 out of 10 87
Fragland.net Jul 11, 2008 86 out of 100 86
Gamesmania.de Jun 19, 2008 85 out of 100 85
PlayLipse.fr Jul 30, 2008 16 out of 20 80
Computer Bild Spiele Jul 02, 2008 2.11 out of 6 78
Game Revolution Jul 29, 2008 B- 67

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Trivia

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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