[edit] Background

Civilization Revolution is a stategy game from the Civilization series where the player takes on the role of a civilization with the aim of growing it into a strong nation over the course of the game.

It was developed by Firaxis Games and published by 2K Games for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Nintendo DS in 2008. It was later released for iOS devices in 2009 and for Windows Phone in 2012.

[edit] Gameplay

There are 16 civilizations available for the player to take control of and each one has special abilities that grants them a unique bonus. The game starts in pre-history and continues on to the near future as the player controls their growing nation through the different ages.

The player is able to form new cities using settlers, the cities can be improved and upgraded over time to increase productivity which is needed for growth. Technologies can be researched to provide new buildings and upgrades for cities, it can also provide the player with new military units and Wonders. Wonders provide large bonuses to the civilization that builds it, these can include bonuses to military units and to growth.

There are a variety of military units in the game which can be unlocked through researching new technologies; each unit has a different role, some are suiting for offence, others for defence and some units are purely for exploration. Units can be used to attack units controlled by other civilizations and also cities; rival civilizations can be enemies, allies and trade partners however each civilization in the game is competing with each other for land and resources. Barbarians are NPC units which will attack the player regardless of their strength.

Players have four victory conditions available to them in this turn-based game and each civilization is better suited to specific victory conditions. For a Domination victory, the player must capture the capital cities of all civilizations in the game and must hold them all for one full round however this doesn't require the player to destroy or capture other cities. To get a Culture victory the play must build the United Nations Wonder and collect a mixture of 20 different Wonders, Great Persons and Converted Cities. An Economic victory requires the player to build the World Bank wonder and also have 20,000 gold. Finally, the Technological victory requires the player to build and launch a space ship to Alpha Centauri.

Several single player scenarios are available to the player which modify the game rules slightly by adding extra barbarians to the game or by unlocking all of the technologies. There are some multiplayer options also which allows players to fight in friendly and ranked games; multiplayer games can have up to four players in one instance in free-for-all fights, one-on-one duels and two-on-two team battles.

[edit] Features

16 civilizations – Play as any of the 16 nations and compete against others to win

4 victory conditions – Become the richest nation, the most influential nation, visit the stars or take over the world in order to win the game

Single player scenarios – Each one modifies the game slightly and makes it a bit more challenging

Multiplayer – Compete online against other players in friendly games and ranked matches

[edit] Players Liked

  • Great graphics
  • Good replay value
  • Decent civilization variety

[edit] Players Didn't Like

  • Multiplayer is bad
  • Lacks content
  • AI on higher difficulty levels seem to have unlimited armies

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Microsoft's March 'Games With Gold' adds Civilization Revolution and Dungeon Defenders

Oh no, that old Dungeon Defenders addiction is coming back

Feb 28, 2014, by Rory Young | 11 comments

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bit childish but quite fun SidMeiersCivilizationRevolution
Jul 21, 10 10:11am
3/5 SidMeiersCivilizationRevolution
Aug 25, 09 6:09pm
An interesting twist on the old format, but perhaps too childish (Wii-esque). SidMeiersCivilizationRevolution
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takes a long time but its fun SidMeiersCivilizationRevolution
May 4, 09 11:15am
I really like this game! SidMeiersCivilizationRevolution
Jan 22, 09 5:22pm
4/5 - Great strategy game but needs bigger maps SidMeiersCivilizationRevolution
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pure AWESOMNESS!!! SidMeiersCivilizationRevolution
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3 stars I was hoping for more since this was my first Civilization game SidMeiersCivilizationRevolution
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Release Dates
  • North America:
    • Aug 10, 2009 (iPhone)
    • Jul 8, 2008 (PS3)
    • Q2 2008 (Wii)
  • Japan:
    • Dec 25, 2008 (PS3)
    • Dec 11, 2008 (DS)
  • Europe:
    • Jul 8, 2008 (DS)
    • Jun 13, 2008 (PS3)
  • Australia:
    • Jul 25, 2008 (DS)
    • Jun 13, 2008 (PS3)
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