Sid Meier's Civilization: Revolution (Nintendo DS)

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Sid Meier's Civilization: Revolution is a handheld version of the console ports, based on Civilization IV for the PC. As a turn-based strategy game it features all the key features of its related versions: exploration of a world map, development of one's own civilization and diplomatic encounters, trade and war with rivalling nation leaders. All playable parties are based on real-life nations past and present.

To make up for the Nintendo DS limited controls, smaller screen size and weaker processing capabilities some game features were condensed or cut; e. g. landscape tiles surrounding cities are not developed by worker units anymore, diplomatic options were slightly simplified, unit variety reduced and victory conditions altered.

The game makes use of the Nintendo DS unique features by offering stylus controls and using the top screen to relay important unit, tile and city information and combat animation.


Sid Meier's Civilization: Revolution Nintendo DS Selecting a civilization.
Sid Meier's Civilization: Revolution Nintendo DS Title screen with main menu.

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  • "Sid Meier's Civilization: Revolution DS" -- In-game title

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Critic Reviews (UK) Sep 22, 2008 9 out of 10 90
gamrReview Jul 22, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Cheat Code Central 2008 4.2 out of 5 84
GamingXP Oct 22, 2008 84 out of 100 84
1UP Jul 03, 2008 B+ 83
Game Shark Sep 24, 2008 B+ 83
IGN UK Aug 29, 2008 8 out of 10 80 Sep 12, 2008 75 out of 100 75
Cyber Stratege Sep 09, 2008 7 out of 10 70
The Video Game Critic Aug 26, 2008 C 50


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Kit Simmons (242) added Sid Meier's Civilization: Revolution (Nintendo DS) on May 22, 2010