Become a Patron to help us improve MobyGames!

Sid Meier's Civilization: Revolution

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
84
...
Xbox 360
83
3.4
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 Xbox 360 Set city goals for future turns.
Sid Meier's Civilization: Revolution PlayStation 3 Main menu.
Sid Meier's Civilization: Revolution Xbox 360 Title screen.
Sid Meier's Civilization: Revolution Xbox 360 Advisors ask for your decisions on civilization growth.

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

One step forward and ten steps back Xbox 360 Pixelspeech (953)

The Press Says

GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Xbox 360 Jul 14, 2008 90 out of 100 90
Worth Playing Xbox 360 Jul 11, 2008 9 out of 10 90
GameZone PlayStation 3 Jul 03, 2008 8.7 out of 10 87
The Video Game Critic Xbox 360 Aug 19, 2008 B+ 83
Gameplayer Xbox 360 Jun 13, 2008 8 out of 10 80
AceGamez PlayStation 3 Jul, 2008 8 out of 10 80
HardGamers Xbox 360 Jul 27, 2008 80 out of 100 80
PlayFrance PlayStation 3 Jul 01, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Computer Bild Spiele Xbox 360 Jul 02, 2008 2.11 out of 6 78
GameSpy Xbox 360 Jul 07, 2008 3.5 out of 5 70

Forums

There are currently no topics for this game.


Trivia

There is no trivia on file for this game.


Related Web Sites

Contributed to by Sciere (234435)