Sid Meier's Civilization: Revolution Reviews (Xbox 360)
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Gaming Age (Aug 18, 2008)
Most importantly, we're happy to report that the ebb and flow of the game, the technology race, the expansionistic urges, the cycle from martyrdom to world conqueror and back, have been expertly captured in Civilization Revolution.
Gaming Nexus (Jul 28, 2008)
In comparison to the amount of fun you have, those are middling problems at worst. Civilization Revolution is easy to learn, hard to put down, and a blast to play.
Game Vortex (Aug, 2008)
Overall, Civilization has changed very little over the last 18 years. I mean, why should you mess with something that is already wonderful? The few things that they have changed just reduce cheating. If you've liked any of the previous incarnations, I highly recommend you go get Civilization: Revolution today. If you've never played it, you should go to the store right now because you're missing out.
Game Informer Magazine (Jul, 2008)
Online games move at a nice brisk pace, and Civ's "just one more thing then I'll quit" addictiveness will keep you playing long past dinner, bathroom breaks, and sleep. You've been warned.
Eurogamer.de (Jun 13, 2008)
Die große Tiefe im eigentlichen Spiel blieb unangetastet, nur presste Firaxis sie diesmal in ein zeitgemäßes, lockeres Design, das immer wieder zu einer Runde einlädt, für die Ihr Euch nicht mehrere Tage Zeit nehmen müsst. Ihr baut schneller, kämpft schneller, erobert schneller, siegt und verliert schneller. Nur noch einen Zug, nur noch eine Einheit bauen, nur noch ein Weltwunder, nur noch eine Runde. Civilization hat sich dem Mainstream geöffnet, ohne dafür seine Seele verkaufen und verraten zu müssen. Ein fast perfektes Strategiespiel mit Tiefe und Anspruch, vor dem sich trotzdem niemand fürchten muss. Ein kleines Kunstwerk und ein echter Sid Meier.
The Review Busters (2008)
Civilization Revolution is a blessing in disguise. If you were second guessing yourself about buying another Civilization game on a console then you better get ready to shell out the cash. This is a fun game that you can pick up and play whenever you’d like. Online play is great and as of now we are promised downloadable content. Revolution marks the return of the Civilization series to the consoles in a whole new way.
Game Informer Magazine (Jul, 2008)
My longstanding love affair with the Civilization series is well documented, and I approached this console re-imagining of the PC franchise with no small amount of trepidation. Sid Meier and the talented team at Firaxis Games have proven me wrong and crafted a unique and compelling strategy game that retains Civilization's core ideals while stream-lining everything about the gameplay. Civilization Revolution can't hold a candle to the labyrinthine complexity of Civ IV, but the experience is none he worse for a certain measure of simplicity.
PlayDevil (Aug 22, 2008)
As ever, despite being technically average- fairly simple graphics, nothing special sound wise, no speech, the Civ series has again delivered a cracking game with "Civilization Revolution"thanks to some superb gameplay. The amazing thing is that almost all of the depth of the PC titles has been brought across, yet the game is simple and intuitive to play, faster and more accessible, and features some excellent multiplayer too. There are some gameplay flaws- the game is perhaps a little too combat focused (this could easily be fixed in a patch), and the smaller maps mean you can't have a massive empire, which was always very satisfying! But, for a first attempt on a console, this is a remarkable achievement and a worthwhile addition to any collection!
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) (Jul 14, 2008)
Civilization Revolution is een uitstekend strategiegame en laat elke keer je het speelt andere strategische overwegingen toe. Je bent zo verslaafd aan het vloeiende ritme van expansie en evolutie. Sid Meier en Firaxis Games hebben fantastisch werk afgeleverd om de pc-topreeks naar de Xbox 360 te brengen; het is misschien wat 'eenvoudiger' dan Civ op pc, maar de kenmerkende gameplay van de reeks druipt er nog steeds af en mag de pc-fans zeker niet afschrikken. Voor nieuwkomers is het een waardige kennismaking met de Civilization-fun.
Gameplanet (Jun 12, 2008)
All in all, Civilization Revolution is an absolutely fantastic game which has lifted all the best attributes of previous Civilization titles, and left behind the majority of the bad. If turn-based strategy games must be ported to the console market then they can't do much better than this, so if you're an old Civilization freak who has made the switch to console gaming, this is an absolute must-play.
Wonderwallweb.com (Jul 02, 2008)
Games like this normally scare me, the instructions are huge and the menu’s bewildering with so many different options to select and change I would rather not play them. I can say with confidence however that this is a great RTS with plenty of pick up and play appeal, perfect for the console generation, the programmers have really worked hard on this great title and I would love to see more RTS games in this ilk rather than something just cloned from it’s PC counterpart.
Gamestyle (Jul, 2008)
With a demo free to download on the Xbox Live marketplace there’s no excuse not to check out Civilization Revolution before making the plunge. Even if this isn’t your genre of choice try it and like us you may find yourself pleasantly surprised. There’s plenty of depth and challenge that even the best strategist may find hard to conquer. Controlling a civilization has never been so fun.
TeamXbox (Jul 08, 2008)
As I’ve said before, I’ve been in the game industry a long time, yet never really took the time to play a Civ game before this, but CivRev is showing me in quantity what I’ve missed. And, in fact, my immersion in the gameplay experience is a good part of why this review is going up a bit later than planned. I often had a tough time pulling myself away from the playing to write this up. That might have slowed up the posting of the review, but it’s ultimately a tribute to the game’s attraction. Frankly, I’m looking forward to getting a final copy of the game and, after next week’s E3 show is finished, spending some time playing it just for fun. Isn’t that how a good game is suppose to make you feel?
Worth Playing (Jul 11, 2008)
Revolution's biggest issue is that it really does simplify things to the point where it might turn off loyal Civilization fans. Games are quicker, shorter, and on the whole, less tactical than those played on the PC. This makes it a perfect fit for console gamers, but eager Civilization fans looking for a fix might be disappointed by these changes; if they're willing to accept a different kind of game, they'll find lots of fun in Civilization Revolution. Newcomers will simply find a grossly addictive game that will eat hours and hours of their lives, both on- and offline.
GameSpot (Jul 11, 2008)
Played against human or AI opponents, Civilization Revolution is an excellent game that will let you plumb different strategic depths each time you play. It's incredibly easy to get engrossed in the rhythm of expansion and evolution, and you can happily lose hours and hours at a time. Sid Meier and Firaxis Games have done a fantastic job of streamlining many of the key game mechanics, and they've cut out some of the micromanagement without gutting the strategic options. If you enjoyed Civilization on the PC and are worried that this version might feel stripped down, fear not. Although it does seem simpler at first, you'll soon realize that it's the same signature gameplay you know and love. If you haven't played a Civilization game before, you should get your hands on this worthy new entry in the Civilization canon.
Cheat Code Central (Jul, 2008)
When all is said and done, Civilization Revolution is an exquisite experience for strategy junkies. PC purists may turn up their noses at it, but I dare them to play through multiplayer with a pair of headsets on and not get giddy. It’s true, Civ Rev is not as deep as its PC counterparts; in fact, there are only five levels of difficulty (what happened to Sid difficulty?), and the maps can feel somewhat uninspired. Nevertheless, advancing through the four eras of history, developing your civilizations, dominating the battlefield, and setting off for Alpha Centauri is an experience that console owners simply should not miss!
ZTGameDomain (Jul, 2008)
Those new to the series will likely discover a tantalizing world of possibility, and while they may never leap over to the PC, Civ Rev provides a largely satisfying and successful iteration, only marred by longing for more. I'll vainly encourage my hardcore strategy-loving brethren not to dismiss the game, but love it for what it is. Compromised might be the suggestion, but compromise has won the day and much of the changes in Civ Rev are of the give and take variety ultimately streamlining gameplay with little sacrifice.
Gamervision (Jul 23, 2008)
If you’ve never played a real-time strategy game before, but were interested to see what one was like, this is without a doubt the best place for you to start. The simple interface, and relative ease of the first few tiers of difficulty will have you hooked in no time. Fans of RTS’s should take note of this game as well. It does a phenomenal job of bringing the PC experience into the living room. While the upper difficulties have a steeper learning curve, after a few days with the game, you’ll be fighting off the masses on all levels. Do I have what it takes to rule the world? I don’t know. But I can’t wait to finish writing this so I can find out.
Console Monster (Jun 24, 2008)
Civilization Revolution is how all console strategy titles should be. Fun, easy to pick up with a good degree of difficulty. Civ Rev pulls out all the stops and the input of Sid Meier himself really shows within the game. I'm sure that this game will appeal to gamers that aren't really a fan of strategy titles because it is a lot less complicated than most strategy titles. Not only that but the promise of weekly downloads in the form of "Game Of The Week" will provide endless amounts of enjoyment, making this game well worth your money.
Gamer 2.0 (Jul 11, 2008)
Civilization Revolution is a benchmark in the turn-based strategy series for console games both now and in the future. With so many options available for you to peruse over, and the ability to crush enemies with a simple click of a button, dominating the world has never been this easy and fun. PC gamers might find the lack of certain features a bummer, but console gamers will find this iteration of the Civilization series the best they could have hoped for and so much more.
GameZone (Jul 22, 2008)
Fitting right at home on the console, Civilization Revolution is a genuinely addictive simulator that will not fail to impress and please fans of the Civ series. There are only a few missing elements that could have put this game at the very top but what is here is done right. Fans of strategy and simulation games should definitely not miss this game.
GameLemon (Sep 04, 2008)
In spite of its flaws, Revolution succeeds in bringing a great strategy experience to consoles and providing plenty of all-around fun. With sixteen different civs, four different victory modes, five difficulties and a number of pre-made and weekly scenarios, you can play this game for months and never get bored. Series veterans will love all the excitement and challenge that comes with the franchise, and newcomers will be able to jump right in and get their feet wet with what has been, until this point, a very user-unfriendly game. Make no mistake: this is a fun, accessible game which every single strategy gamer should try out.
Extreme Gamer (Jul 31, 2008)
I could go on and one probably for pages talking about all the ins and outs of Civilization Revolution. Civilization for the consoles might be dumbed down, but compared to other console titles there is a lot to get into... Bottom line, if you enjoy strategy games then you can not miss out on Civilization Revolution. Civilization Revolution packs the strongest elements from the long run PC franchise while keeping the pace quick and graphics to a console friendly audience. Hardcore Civ fans might want to give Revolution a glance, but it will never replace your love for the PC version of this iconic strategy game. Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution is the most immersive strategy game on the consoles to-date that can offer up this much fun, offline or online and for multiple skill levels. Now back to my latest addiction... it’s time for one more round.
IGN (Jul 02, 2008)
This is the console game Civ fans have been waiting for. Although Civilization Revolution lacks much of the depth its PC progenitors are famous for, it mostly makes up for that in economy, personality and speed. Not to cop out here, but gamers of various stripes are going to be all over the map on this one. The hardcore PC nerds will be disappointed, truly casual gamers may still be overwhelmed, and some will probably fall neatly in the middle. The developers of Civ Rev made some tough but smart compromises, which resulted in a great console strategy game that could do with just a bit more depth. Overall though, this one’s a winner.
XboxAchievements (Jun 18, 2008)
Fun, simple and addictive, this game is a worth-while addition to the 360 roster, but is a little light. Hardcore Civ fans may want to stick to the PC versions, but newcomers will feel right at home. Still, it’s probably better to pick this up cheaply if possible, as the longevity mainly depends on how well you deal with the inevitable repetitiveness.
Gamesmania.de (Jun 19, 2008)
Ein Rundenstrategiespiel auf PS3 und Xbox360, zumindest leise Zweifel, ob das gut gehen kann, waren im Vorfeld sicherlich schon berechtigt. Doch Civilization: Revolution zerstreut die Vorurteile schon nach wenigen Minuten. Mit der tollen Steuerung habt ihr eure Zivilisation stets unter Kontrolle und schnell kommt das typische Civ-Spielgefühl auf, so dass man seine Konsole am liebsten gar nicht ausschalten möchte. Für die Konsolenversion sind die Einschränkungen gegenüber dem PC-Original zudem geglückt. Nur langjährige Civ-Fans werden sich, empört über die Einschnitte, wieder Civilization IV auf dem PC zuwenden. Genreeinsteiger und Gelegenheitsspieler bekommen mit Revolution aber den vollen Spielspaß auch ohne große Einarbeitungszeit und dank der schnellen Rundenzeiten macht selbst der Mehrspielermodus viel Laune.
Video Game Generation (Jan 06, 2009)
Civilization Revolution is a good way to bring over the overarching concepts of the Civilization series to an audience that may have been turned off by the depth and complexity of the series. The stripped down interface has its highs (no workers) and lows (foreign policy, governments), and I suspect we’ll likely see some of these changes ported over to future Civilization titles. Fans of the PC series may be turned off by the simplistic and bare-bones style, whereas newcomers will likely enjoy this title. By keeping it simple and designing the game around a quick-fix notion, Firaxis has successfully introduced the Civilization series to a console audience.
Xbox World Australia (XWA) (Jul 21, 2008)
Civ: Rev is a great game, and I think most people will have a great time with this game, both online and offline. For the uninitiated, this is a fantastic introduction to the Civilization series and the concepts therein. Traditional Civ fans may be a little disappointed by the level of depth, but those like me who find they don't have time for day long sessions will really enjoy the quick turns and fast action. The only people who may be disappointed with this game are a Civ IV fan who likes the depth and complexity involved in that game, but they should probably stick with Civ IV and it's add ons on the PC anyway. Everyone else, if you've been noticing more and more strategy games hit the Xbox 360 and been wondering which one to get, this is it!
The Video Game Critic (Aug 19, 2008)
I was expecting to play this game in short bursts, but whenever I fired it up, I was hooked for hours. The streamlined user interface is nice, but sometimes it's hard to figure out how to do basic things like examine the contents of a ship. Revolution keeps the world map small to minimize navigation, but one side effect is cluttered cities that all look very similar. The pace of the game really picks up in later stages, and sometimes it feels like a runaway freight train. Even so, Civilization Revolution packs a lot of punch into its short campaigns, making world domination both fun and easy!
1UP (Jul 03, 2008)
But Revolution's greatest omission is testament to just how addicting the game is. It's disappointing not having the option to play "one more turn..." after a victory condition is achieved and continuing to build (or rebuild) your empire. Yes, I may have lost the space race to Catherine the Great, but my battleship fleet is itching for a little payback from a dustup 600 years ago. You want to keep playing it well past the completion of any objectives or reasonable bed time -- that's Civilization's hallmark, and Revolution cultivates this same addiction.
Middle East Gamers (MEgamers) (Jul 23, 2008)
This game is a dream come true for console gamers who enjoyed the series on the PC so much. It is simple, very easy to access and offer almost everything the PC game had to offer in a simple casual form. The only way you will find out if you will enjoy this game or not is by playing it yourself. If you loved the series for its detailed options and classical controls, than loving CR might not come by easily. If you just want the same Civilization atmosphere presented in a less complicated fashion than this game is made for you.
Games TM (Jul 10, 2008)
However, to dismiss Civ Rev solely because it lacks the depth of its PC siblings somewhat misses the point. Firaxis has released one of the most enjoyable strategy games to hit consoles in a very long time, and as a result, you can see this being an online favourite for many months to come.
Giant Bomb (Jul 31, 2008)
While Sid Meier has been quoted as saying that this is the Civilization game he always wanted to make, Revolution's got plenty of shortcomings, and the scope of its vision can sometimes outstrip its mechanics. That said, this is a really satisfying strategy game, and though it might be old hat for PC players, there are few experiences quite like it on consoles.
4Players.de (Jun 13, 2008)
Ich liebe Civilization IV am PC. Und ich mag dieses Civilization - vor allem eine kleine Welteroberung zwischendurch mit Freunden. Sid Meier inszeniert ein lebendiges Theater mit 16 Völkern und voll animierten Figuren von Napoleon bis Kleopatra. Und das Schöne ist, dass die Stärken des Rundensauriers teilweise aufblitzen: blindes Erobern ist nicht möglich, man kann auf vier Arten gewinnen. Aber alles geht hier so verdammt schnell. Alleine vergeht mir nach zwei, drei dieser strategisch komprimierten Couch-Speedruns die Lust. Es ist auf der Konsole einfach nicht mehr das, was mich am PC jahrelang so begeistern, so fesseln konnte. Diese unterm Strich gelungene Auskopplung hat zwar etwas sympathisch Buntes und Humorvolles an sich, aber leider auch etwas unfreiwillig Kitschiges.
Power Unlimited (Jul 10, 2008)
Het is allemaal wat simpeler en minder diepgaand, dus PC fans van de franchise hebben hier weinig te zoeken. Voor de console gamers biedt Civilization Revolution wel een aangename frisse wind in hun portfolio.
Thunderbolt Games (Aug 13, 2008)
To PC gamers this will feel like a tutorial for the “real” thing, but for everyone else Sid Meier has breathed fresh air into the console market with a title that lets you kill and maim in a completely different way. Put down the first person shooters and instead lead your civilisation from its tiny dwellings into a global superpower with some strategic thinking instead of a trigger-happy finger.
UOL Jogos (Sep 09, 2008)
"Civilization Revolution" é um ótimo exemplar da clássica série que chega aos consoles, tentando agradar aos fãs antigos e, ao mesmo tempo, conquistar novos jogadores, inclusive aqueles chegados a experiências mais casuais. Ainda que se apresente de uma maneira bem menos complexa do que nos computadores, o jogo ganha uma agilidade inesperada e mantém o interesse prolongado através das partidas multiplayer e conteúdo online.
Killer Betties (Aug 31, 2008)
The game itself is easy to play and has a number of tutorial hints to help you play it as you go along. The graphics for it are somewhat campy and cartoonish but that doesn’t distract from game play at all. It is a fun game that moves right along and should be a hit with most gamers. It’s a nice game and worth your time. The music is excellent and features songs from many previous firaxis games.
Gamezoom (Jul 13, 2008)
Viele kennen es, Civilization von Altmeister Sid Meier. Der Einzug des neuen Civ-Teiles auf die Konsolenplattform Xbox 360 wurde Anfangs sehr skeptisch betrachtet, hat sich aber als ausgesprochen gut gelöst präsentiert. Wer sich nicht vorstellen kann, ein rundenbasiertes Strategiespiel statt mit Maus auf einem Gamepad zu zocken, der würde sich wundern wie angenehm gut dieser Kritikpunkt gelöst wurde. Doch damit das Spiel nichts von seinem Flair verliert, musste ordentlich geschnipselt und getüftelt werden. Herausgekommen ist ein eng geschnürter Ableger, der es nur bedingt mit der PC-Variante aufnehmen kann. Doch alle Hauptaspekte und wichtigen Grundkonzepte wurden weitestgehend beibehalten und sogar noch ein bisschen verbessert. Zugunsten der Konsolen-Zocker kann man sagen: nicht 100% Civ, doch nahe dran und gut gelöst.
JustPressPlay (Sep 18, 2008)
As the days of one play games are always around this one triumphs in its own fashion. All of you achievement whores out there this is something you will enjoy. Getting achievements is fun and something that you won’t mind doing all day. The online play is one of the best features this game has and keeps you playing longer. The difficulty is awesome and you will fall in love with the tactics you must use to defeat your opponent. This game has great value and to add to it great online!
X-Box Gamer (Jul 30, 2008)
Pas très attendu au passage, Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution parvient à créer la surprise en cette période estivale. Disposant d’un joli moteur graphique, jouable en ligne et proposant un gameplay tout en finesse, alliant diplomatie, gestion et stratégie, le titre de Firaxis se distingue clairement des autres productions du genre et démontre surtout qu’il est possible de créer un jeu de stratégie spécialement conçu pour les consoles. Malheureusement, aucun réel mode solo n’a été intégré, raison pour laquelle ceux qui ne disposent pas d’un accès à Internet risquent de vite tourner en rond… Dommage, car le titre ne souffre d’aucun autre défaut de taille…
HardGamers (Jul 27, 2008)
Civilization Revolution ne réussit pas exactement à réduire le score suffisamment pour que le mode multijoueur soit rapide, mais le réduit considérablement trop pour un joueur expérimenté. Ne vous méprenez pas, Civilization Revolution est une excellente addition aux jeux sur PS3 et Xbox 360 et je le recommande vivement à n’importe qui n’ayant pas joué à Civilization sur PC par le passé. Cependant, si vous avez déjà joué sur le PC, vous risquez de vous ennuyer et trouver le jeu fort limité en terme de possibilités.
GNT - Generation Nouvelles Technologies (Jul 22, 2008)
Les développeurs se sont attaqués à un complexe défi qu’est le portage vidéoludique dans l’objectif de s’adapter pleinement au support, sans pour autant dénaturer le concept. La mission est largement accomplie pour 2K Games qui a effectuée plus qu’un simple portage, une telle instinctivité saura très largement vous faire oublier ces quelques absences.
JeuxVideoPC.com (Jun 18, 2008)
D’un point de vue ludique, Civilization Revolution est une vraie réussite. Firaxis a réussi le tour de force de transposer une licence 100% PC sur consoles de salon, sans sacrifier la profondeur légendaire de la licence. Une question se pose cependant : à qui se destine cette version ? Si les aficionados du PC préféreront toujours le combo clavier/souris, les joueurs consoles vierges en matière de stratégie au tour par tour, parviendront-il à s’intéresser à un titre complexe au premier abord ? Une chose est sûre : ceux qui se laisseront tenter risquent d’y perdre de nombreuses heures de sommeil. Et ils vont aimer ça.
Eurogamer.net (UK) (Jun 11, 2008)
Unfortunately, I'd be lying, as the many punches Civ Rev pulls means its exhilaration is so often followed by slight dissatisfaction. An 8 may not be enough to convince cynical minds to suck it and see, which is a terrible shame. This slick new Civilization may be more reduction than Revolution, but it's easily one of the most distinctive games on 360 and PS3. I can't see myself playing much more of the single-player, but I genuinely cannot wait to war over landmass with a few like-minded chums.
Gameplayer (Australia) (Jun 13, 2008)
As it stands we’d have no worries in recommending Civ Rev to a patience-imbued console gamer looking for a gameplay holiday, and we’re sure the veterans, while initially skeptical, will get caught up in the familiar old ‘just-one-more-turn’ addictiveness of the proceedings.
videogamer.com (Jun 24, 2008)
Civ Rev is certainly a game that console-owning strategy fans should at the very least try out. We also reckon fans of the PC versions should give it a go, especially for the online multiplayer, which is a vastly different beast to what they will be used to. There's definitely room for improvement and, if Civ Rev proves a success, perhaps Firaxis will get the opportunity to refine the Civilisation console experience even more in follow up titles. For now though we're happy to dip in and out of this re-imagination of one of the greatest, most durable strategy games ever released, and have some innocent, no nonsense fun. Put that in your online FPS pipe and smoke it.
MS Xbox World (Jun 30, 2008)
If you like strategy games and playing god, then I can fully recommend this game as it offers hours of strategic entertainment. However, for those of you with less patience, then I will say that there's quite a steep learning curve compared to more accessible games. The game may lack the semi realistic graphics and high production values seen in some RTS games, but I found the cartoon approach to be charming and offering it's own take on the genre. The slow pace also works in the game's favour, as planning moves in a turn based manner, feels like you have more control all the time, rather than having unknowns suddenly appear from out of the blue and take you out of the equation. Civilization Revolution isn't a game for everyone, but for gamers looking for something different from the norm, then I would highly recommend this title. Although be warned, it's not a quick fix game as you can get sucked in for hours as you strive to conquer all.
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) (Jun 30, 2008)
Sid Meier's Civilization: Revolution is easily the most effective and most addictive strategy game ever to be released on a console, and is worth a shot for anyone interested in the franchise or genre at all.
AceGamez (Jul, 2008)
Sid Meier's Civilization: Revolution may not be world beating but in the land of the consoles it's certainly a march in the right direction. It presents a solid, fairly streamlined experience that's accessible to console players while still providing an engaging layer of depth. Playing with friends, as with most games, seems to be its lasting legs, as the standard single player affair is a fairly limited experience. No unique content is provided in the sit-alone sessions - just a shackled sandbox environment. The fact that success is narrowly defined as the soldiers with the sharpest sword is a surprisingly refreshing experience and offers those who love god games a long sought after experience, and one that's impossible to find anywhere else on console.
Computer Bild Spiele (Jul 02, 2008)
Der revolutionäre Gedanke, eines der besten Strategiespiele auf Konsolen zu übertragen, hat also nur in Grenzen funktioniert. Der beliebte Effekt "noch mal eben ein paar Runden spielen" tritt zwar durchaus in Erscheinung, doch der rigorose Abmagerungskurs reduziert den Spielspaß deutlich. Ein Ziel wurde allerdings erreicht: Der vereinfachte Spielablauf macht Online-Partien gegen andere "Civ"-Fans erfrischend unkompliziert. Gut gelungen und dem abgespeckten Spielablauf angepasst ist die Steuerung per Gamepad. Wer Strategiespiele mag, Konsolenfreund ist und gerne mal eine schnelle Runde Civ spielen möchte, ist mit Civilization - Revolution "gut" bedient.
Planet Xbox 360 (Jul 20, 2008)
Civilization Revolution is a solid game that deserves your attention, but the lack of depth makes it a more likely candidate as a rental than a purchase. Thanks to a slow, unbalanced Live experience, the game falls well short of delivering the kind of replay value that the price-tag demands.
Game Revolution (Jul 29, 2008)
However, whatever the notable flaws in the PS3 version, they obviously weren’t enough to keep us from playing several times on each of the difficulty levels (although some of those brutal ‘Deity’-level solo games ended pretty damned quickly). It’s decidedly a slight depth-step down (up?) from the micromanage-o-rama PC precursor, but it’s still your best current bet for couch-general strategy. If you want to be any more comfy than this while forging an empire through the chaos of human history, you’ll have to check out the admirable Nintendo DS version from the Dorito-dusted, comforter-draped folds of your Sleep-Number bed, probably in your skivvies—and frankly, if you’re gonna go that route, we don’t need to know about it.
Jeuxvideo.com (Jun 13, 2008)
Malgré certaines concessions inévitables en matière de jouabilité, Civilization Revolution sur Xbox 360 reste le jeu de stratégie complet et prenant que nous avons connu. On apprécie d'ailleurs particulièrement que la profondeur de jeu n'ait pas été sacrifiée sur l'autel de l'accessibilité. Il reste que certains défauts gênants, comme ces ralentissements systématiques dès qu'un grand nombre d'unités sont présentes à l'écran, l'empêchent de devenir sur console la référence qu'il était sur PC. D'un autre côté, la concurrence ne se bouscule pas au portillon : vous auriez donc tort de vous priver.
NZGamer (Jun 23, 2008)
For new players, it may be a stepping stone to true greatness. Fans of the older Civ games may enjoy it for nostalgia. It may also serve as a 'nicotine patch' for megalomaniacs; a healthier alternative to wasting whole days taking over the world. The serious Civ fans, however, should keep to their PCs: this one isn't for them.
UGO (UnderGroundOnline) (Jul, 2008)
That's Civilization Revolution. Fans of the PC versions had best prepare for a shock, because the series' usual practice of adding features to sequels is reversed here. The game in its console form is streamlined, perhaps excessively so, for better or for worse. On the whole, what's included outweighs what's diminished but longtime fans may still be turned off by the changes. Civilization Revolution isn't the best entry in the series, but it manages to be the most unique while maintaining all of the fundamental features of a Civilization game.
GameSpy (Jul 07, 2008)
While Civilization Revolution does a great job of introducing the concept and gameplay of Sid Meier's classic PC series to the consoles, it falls just short of true greatness due to a lack of depth in the AI and multiplayer options. It's still lots of fun, but that fun is somewhat stunted in terms of its long-term appeal. So while Civ Rev definitely delivers an addictive gameplay experience in the short run, there are only so many games you can play before the underlying mechanics become completely transparent in much the same way that you eventually realize that The Sims is just an elaborate facade for what is really a game about keeping status bars full. Even so, the console-friendly analog stick-based interface is nothing to scoff at, and as the first and only game of its type to make the transition, Civilization Revolution makes the jump fairly well, if not as gracefully as we might have hoped.
AusGamers (Jun 25, 2008)
With fairly fast-paced single-player campaigns on offer and a stout multiplayer option, Civilization Revolution is a pretty neat investment for anyone who likes this type of game. It suffers from a lack of depth due to its direction of accessibility and pace and could have stood to spend more time in the tightening stages of development for some polish, but for the most part is an enjoyable romp that will likely keep you busy for a few months both on and offline. If you pick this up for the first time and like what you see, it’s very much worth your time to jump into the PC iterations to see what the real fuss is about.
Cyber Stratege (Sep 09, 2008)
Ce dernier épisode de Civilization est tout sauf une révolution. Du point de vue d’un joueur PC, le gameplay est sans doute trop épuré et reprend des mécanismes antérieurs au quatrième épisode. Plus gênant encore, la réalisation est à la traîne. Cela dit, ce jeu reste le meilleur (car le seul) produit de cette ampleur sur console.
Gamekult (Jun 20, 2008)
Difficile de cerner complètement ce Civilization Revolution tant le public visé semble bien différent de celui qui passe ses nuits sur Civ IV. Même s'il ne s'agit pas pour autant d'un Civ pour casual gamers, cette version console manque quelque peu de personnalité malgré, ou peut-être à cause, de l'emballage cartoon en demi-teinte. En fait, le contenu traditionnel de la saga a beau être présent, la profondeur semble s'être quant à elle envolée à cause de la simplification du jeu, qui, d'une part, retire certaines responsabilités au joueur, et d'autre part, amoindrit l'influence de ses choix, mais permet aux néophytes de s'essayer à la série de Sid Meier. Heureusement, la magie Civilization opère malgré tout et l'on se plaît toujours autant à tenter de conquérir le monde, d'autant plus que le mode en ligne promet de bons moments.