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Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution

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Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution



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"Average, personally disappointed"
2 stars"

I'm a huge fan of the Civ series and nearly wet my pants with excitement upon hearing that Civ was coming to the console… er, again (have CivII on psx). I eagerly anticipated some Civ-esque length battles and micro managing every detail of every city and it's drones… bwahahaha! Even “hands-on” previews couldn't deter me from getting this game.

Sometimes blind faith can equal stupidly spending some hard earned cash on something as fun as having a dirty wet rag thrown in your face. This game felt more like a prequel to the Civ series than an extension of it. The core elements are there but gone is the “just-one-more-turn” factor. It seems to have been designed for people who can't sit still for long periods of time as victory comes pretty quick – even on the harder modes. I've played this game for a total of 9 hours over 3 days (trying to drag out some campaigns), and now I feel like shelving it. Some casual gamers or newbies to Civ may enjoy it longer than I, but I wished now I had waited for the demo on PSN.

9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.
"Not as challenging as previous CIV games."
2 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

I was pretty excited to get my hands on this game and maybe that's why I felt a little let down by it in the end.

Most of the Civ games I have played involve some sort of strategy although with this game I found myself clicking about two buttons and just watching my Cities overflow. There was no management aspect and I felt as though the game was designed for much younger players. It wasn't really focused building a Civilization. I played the game through multiple times on all the difficulty levels and the longest game I had was a mere 4 hours.

It's a great game to kill a few hours but it's not something I'd recommend for a serious gamer or a fan of the series.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
"Fun while it lasts"
3 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

I haven't ever owned a Civilization game before, and when I played this it was fun and very addictive. However I quickly ran out of different things to try and do. Also due to the reletively short length of matches it became repetitive.

If you have never played a game like this before, Civilization Revolution is a very good place to start. However if you think you are a veteren, Civilization Revolution's PC brothers might be more suitible.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution is a watershed game, offering players a chance to experience the epic empire-building world of Civilization in an all new accessible, visually immersive, and action-packed world specifically designed for the console and handheld gamer. Delivering Civilization’s renowned epic single-player campaigns featuring vast re-playability and unmatched addictive gameplay as well as revolutionary features like real-time interaction with leaders and advisors, extensive multiplayer capabilities and integrated video and voice chat, it will completely transport the Civilization series to a level of gameplay that fans have never seen before.

  • CHOOSE YOUR CIV - Choose from 16 Civilizations throughout history (from Africa to Germany to America to China) to lead to victory. Each time you defeat a rival civilization you'll add an exhibit to your Hall of Achievements paying homage to your great accomplishments. With so many Civs and Leaders to play, you'll have a new and exciting experience with every game.
  • LEAD YOUR CIV - When you choose a Civ play as one of the world's most famous historical leaders (like Abe Lincoln, Otto von Bismarck, and Mao Tse Dong) and compete against the other leaders as you strive to create your own history in this epic game. Each leader will have 4 special abilities giving their Civ unique advantages throughout the ages.
  • REAL-TIME INTERACTION - Leaders and advisors will actively communicate with you - even turning and pointing to things in the world as they speak - making the interactions more realistic and engaging than ever before.
  • EXPLORE THE WORLD - Your quest to explore and discover will have you traversing the globe in search of long lost relics, rival civs, technologies, barbarians and much more.
  • FAST-PACED ACTION - Accessible maps and streamlined time scale will deliver quicker games and constant action.
  • INTENSE COMBAT - Triple your strength by combining up to three units into one powerful army and destroy your enemies. When your units win tough battles, they will become veterans and then elites. You can then choose from a list of powerful upgrades that will give elite units even more strength to dominate in war. Your Army will wear a distinct uniform representing your Civilization, so you will easily see them on the screen as you lead them into battle.
Release date NZ
June 18th, 2008
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