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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 Screenshot
Sid Meier's Civilization: Revolution Screenshot
Sid Meier's Civilization: Revolution Screenshot

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Pocket Gamer UK Sep 12, 2008 9 out of 10 90
GameSpot Aug 13, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
3D Juegos Sep 12, 2008 8.3 out of 10 83
Game Shark Sep 24, 2008 B+ 83 Sep 14, 2008 8 out of 10 80
GamesRadar Jul 09, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Modojo Jul 30, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 Sep 08, 2008 15 out of 20 75 Sep 18, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Retro Gamer Nov 06, 2008 70 out of 100 70


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Kit Simmons (264) added Sid Meier's Civilization: Revolution (Nintendo DS) on May 22, 2010
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