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Sid Meier's Civilization: Revolution

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
84
2.7
Xbox 360
83
3.4
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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 Attacking the Indian capital.
Sid Meier's Civilization: Revolution PlayStation 3 Starting the game.
Sid Meier's Civilization: Revolution PlayStation 3 Main menu.
Sid Meier's Civilization: Revolution PlayStation 3 Keep your units over the enemy occupied fields to halt their resource and food gathering.

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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The Press Says

GameZone PlayStation 3 Jul 03, 2008 8.7 out of 10 87
Fragland.net PlayStation 3 Jul 11, 2008 86 out of 100 86
Video Game Generation Xbox 360 Jan 06, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Gamesmania PlayStation 3 Jun 19, 2008 85 out of 100 85
Gameplayer Xbox 360 Jun 13, 2008 8 out of 10 80
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) PlayStation 3 Jun 30, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Computer Bild Spiele PlayStation 3 Jul 02, 2008 2.11 out of 6 78
Game Revolution Xbox 360 Jul 29, 2008 B 75
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox 360 Jun 13, 2008 15 out of 20 75
Gamekult Xbox 360 Jun 20, 2008 6 out of 10 60

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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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