Sid Meier's Civilization: Revolution (PlayStation 3)

84
Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
2.7
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.
Not an American user?

Description

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 Top 10 cities.
Sid Meier's Civilization: Revolution PlayStation 3 Researching technologies.
Sid Meier's Civilization: Revolution PlayStation 3 Checking the advantages of a newly discovered technology.
Sid Meier's Civilization: Revolution PlayStation 3 Reaching an economic milestone... gathering 20000 gold pieces will yield an economic victory.

Alternate Titles

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

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

There are no reviews for the PlayStation 3 release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.


Critic Reviews

Game Informer Magazine Jul, 2008 9.25 out of 10 92
Cheat Code Central Jul, 2008 4.5 out of 5 90
GameLemon Sep 04, 2008 8.8 out of 10 88
IGN Jul 02, 2008 8.8 out of 10 88
Extreme Gamer Jul 31, 2008 8.8 out of 10 88
gamrReview Jun 28, 2008 8.7 out of 10 87
AceGamez Jul, 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
GameSpy Jul 07, 2008 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

Forums

There are currently no topics for this game.


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.

Related Web Sites

Sciere (306728) added Sid Meier's Civilization: Revolution (PlayStation 3) on Jul 12, 2008
Other platforms contributed by Sciere (306728)