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Sid Meier's Civilization
Civilization
Revolution is a 4X turn-based strategy video game, developed in 2008 by Firaxis Games
Firaxis Games
with Sid Meier
Sid Meier
as designer. It is a spin-off of the Civilization
Civilization
series. The game was released for the PlayStation
PlayStation
3, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS, Windows Phone, and iOS. A Wii
Wii
version was originally expected but was put on indefinite hold. The absence of a PlayStation Portable
PlayStation Portable
version was attributed to a lack of development manpower.[6] A demo was released on Xbox Live Marketplace
Xbox Live Marketplace
and the North American PlayStation Store
PlayStation Store
on June 5, 2008. The demo allows players to play until 1250 AD on a fixed map as Cleopatra
Cleopatra
or Julius Caesar, and also allows multiplayer play.[7] A similar demo ( Civilization
Civilization
Revolution Lite) was released for iOS that allows play until the "Modern Era" as Julius Caesar, Abraham Lincoln, or Genghis Khan. It is also available on Xbox Live Marketplace
Xbox Live Marketplace
as a digital download.[8] For two weeks in March 2014, the Xbox 360
Xbox 360
version of game was available as a free download for Xbox Live Gold subscribers.[9] A sequel, Civilization
Civilization
Revolution 2, was released on July 2, 2014.[10] The original game was removed from the iOS App Store on September 1, 2016.[11]

Contents

1 Gameplay

1.1 Multiplayer

2 Releases

2.1 Downloadable content 2.2 Wii
Wii
edition 2.3 iOS edition 2.4 Windows Phone

3 Reception 4 References 5 External links

Gameplay[edit]

The Xbox 360
Xbox 360
version

The main game of Civilization
Civilization
Revolution begins in 4000 BC, with a lone settler unit in the middle of a little-explored region. That settler has the capability to found a city, which, depending on its specific mix of geographical surroundings, begins harvesting food (for the continued growth of the city), production (for the creation of units and buildings), and trade (that can be then turned into either research points or wealth). In the early stages of the game, you will encounter uncivilized villages consisting of primitives such as barbarians and friendly villages. Over time, further settlers can be created, forming new cities; buildings can be built to improve each city's overall productivity; military units can be formed, focusing either on defense, offense, or exploration; technologies can be researched, allowing for newer buildings and units; etc. Buildings in a final category, "Wonders", provide major advantages to the civilization that builds it, either across their entire empire or just in the building city, depending on the Wonder. Meanwhile, rival civilizations are encountered, which can be both valuable trade partners, strategic allies, or dangerous enemies. Ultimately, each civilization competes for land and resources with the purpose of eventual military, technological, cultural, or economic domination. Civilization
Civilization
Revolution is a turn based strategy game, with every "turn" representing the passage of several years within the game, which changes from 100 years in the beginning to two years by the end, reflecting the faster pace of contemporary society made possible by technological advancements. Later-era units and buildings are also more "expensive" to build (in terms of production points) than earlier ones, which is matched with cities' increased efficiency and population. Where the early game tends to be focused on exploring and expanding one's empire, the later game is dominated by the interactions forced upon the player by rival civilizations. A victory can be achieved in four different ways. Unless specified in a scenario, all four victory conditions are open to be used. Different civilizations have distinct advantages over others depending on their bonuses.

Domination: The player must capture all of the other civilizations' capital cities and hold them for one full round; but they do not need to destroy or capture every city. Culture: Obtain a total of 20 great persons, wonders, and/or converted cities in any combination, and build the United Nations
United Nations
wonder. Economic: Acquire 20,000 gold and build the World Bank
World Bank
wonder. Technological: Research all technologies necessary to build and launch a space ship, and be the first to reach Alpha Centauri.

If the player's civilization is nearing one of the above-mentioned victory conditions other than Domination, all other civilizations will declare war on them in an attempt to delay or stop them from winning. The construction of the World Bank, the construction of the United Nations, and the launching of the ship to Alpha Centauri
Alpha Centauri
can all be stopped by capturing the enemy's capital and palace. Players can control one of 16 different civilizations, each with a different leader. Each civilization starts the game with a different special bonus that can be either a technology, a Great Person, or a special ability. As the game progresses through time, the civilizations also obtain new abilities after researching a specific number of technologies. In a given game each civilization can have up to four bonuses that vary from civilization to civilization. Many of the civilizations have specific specialized units that only they can build but unlike previous installments, Which can have bonuses to stats as well. (Ex: Spanish, conquistador vs. knight. The Knight has an "attack" of 2, "defense" of 1 and "movement" of 2, the conquistador has an "attack" of 4, "defense" of 2 and "movement" of 2). There are also NPC barbarians who will declare war on any civilization they encounter, regardless of that civilization's strength or their own. In contrast to the barbarians in previous installments of the Civilization
Civilization
series, the barbarians in Civilization
Civilization
Revolution live in villages and generally attack from them, although they occasionally venture toward nearby units or cities. Also, the level of barbarian activity cannot be adjusted as in previous installments, although the level of barbarian activity changes in certain scenarios. Multiplayer[edit]

Nintendo DS
Nintendo DS
version.

Civilization
Civilization
Revolution features multiplayer options, including match making and ranked games for up to four players (in free-for-all, one-on-one, and two-on-two team battle modes), as well as leaderboards and support for voice and video chat.[12] Although many critics and players agree that the multiplayer is slow, there is an option to turn on a turn timer such as in chess to attempt to make the game go faster and one can only use the diplomacy panel and the city screen during other players' turns. Neither split-screen nor hot-seat multiplayer is supported. During online play, you may move during other online players' turns but computer players will move when every human player has ended their turn. Releases[edit] Downloadable content[edit] For the Xbox 360, Nintendo DS
Nintendo DS
and PlayStation 3
PlayStation 3
versions, each week a new Firaxis
Firaxis
created scenario will become available to players for download. Players compete to earn the best Civilization
Civilization
Revolution leaderboard score for that scenario during that week. Firaxis
Firaxis
has also released DLC for PS3 and Xbox 360
Xbox 360
which includes wonders, relics, and even specific maps such as deserts, continent look-alikes and several others; new wonders include the Tower of Babel, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and several others which can be utilized in game like any other wonder.[13][14] Wii
Wii
edition[edit] On February 4, 2008 2K Games
2K Games
and Firaxis
Firaxis
announced that the Wii version of Civilization
Civilization
Revolution was put on indefinite hold due to lack of manpower and no PlayStation 2
PlayStation 2
or PlayStation Portable
PlayStation Portable
editions of the game to share assets with. Firaxis
Firaxis
programmer Scott Lewis explained, "CivRev was originally a Xbox 360/ PlayStation 3
PlayStation 3
project and was in development for over a year before the Wii/DS platforms were added. The result was that the time and effort it would have taken to remake a game built for higher-end hardware from the ground up would simply have been too costly."[15] On June 10, 2008, Sid Meier reaffirmed plans to develop a Wii
Wii
version, stating that Firaxis
Firaxis
had "no intentions of turning backs on the Wii
Wii
version."[16] iOS edition[edit] On 10 August 2009, 2K Games
2K Games
released an iOS version of Civilization Revolution in the App Store, available in various countries, including the USA, UK and Australia.[17] Multiplayer support was added on 21 February 2013. Windows Phone[edit] On 4 April 2012, it was released for Windows Phone.[18] Reception[edit]

Reception

Aggregate score

Aggregator Score

Metacritic (PS3) 85/100[19] (X360) 84/100[20] (DS) 81/100[21]

Review scores

Publication Score

Famitsu (DS) 28/40[22]

Game Informer 9/10

Game Revolution B-

GameSpot 9.0/10 [24]

IGN 8.8/10 [23]

OXM (US) 9.0/10

PSM 4/5

Award

Publication Award

IGN Best Xbox 360
Xbox 360
Strategy Game

The game received mostly positive reviews by critics. As of October 30, Metacritic
Metacritic
lists Civilization
Civilization
Revolution at 85% for the PS3, 84% for the Xbox 360,[19][20] and 81% for the Nintendo DS.[21] Average score for the iPhone version is 70%.[25] GameSpot
GameSpot
gave the 360 and PS3 versions a 9.0/10 and an editor's choice award, praising its gameplay and visual design but found the multiplayer to be slow.[24] Official Xbox Magazine gave the 360 version a 9.0/10 as well as an editor's choice award. It also won Strategy Game of the Year from OXM for 2008. The game sold 147,600 copies on Xbox 360
Xbox 360
in North America
North America
during July 2008.[26] The iOS version was the ninth best-selling game for the iPhone and iPod Touch in 2009.[27]

References[edit]

^ "Published Titles". Gamebryo. Retrieved 4 January 2015.  ^ "Sid Meier's Civilization
Civilization
Revolution for PlayStation
PlayStation
3". Gamespot.com. Retrieved 2010-01-26.  ^ "Sid Meier's Civilization
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Revolution for Xbox 360". Gamespot.com. Retrieved 2010-01-26.  ^ "Sid Meier's Civilization
Civilization
Revolution DS Video Game". Gamespot.com. Retrieved 2010-01-26.  ^ Buchanan, Levi (2009-08-10). " Civilization
Civilization
Revolution Live on iPhone". IGN. Archived from the original on 2009-08-13. Retrieved 2009-08-10.  ^ "Why the PSP Gets No Civ Revolution". Kotaku. Archived from the original on 2012-03-01. Retrieved 2007-07-17.  ^ GameSpot
GameSpot
News ^ " Xbox 360
Xbox 360
Games on Demand Adds Civilization
Civilization
Revolution Today". 1up.com. Retrieved 2010-01-26. [permanent dead link] ^ Kyle England (28 February 2014). "Games With Gold March 2014: Civilization
Civilization
Revolution, Dungeon Defenders". IGN. Retrieved 23 January 2016.  ^ "Sid Meier's Civilization
Civilization
Official Civ Site 2K". www.civilization.com. Retrieved 2016-04-10.  ^ http://support.2k.com/hc/en-us/articles/226498608 ^ Brian Ekberg (2007-07-11). "E3 '07: Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution First Look". GameSpot. Retrieved 2007-07-11.  ^ "Official Civilization
Civilization
Revolution Xbox.com page". Microsoft. Archived from the original on 2008-03-20.  ^ Wesley Yin-Poole (2008-05-23). " Civilization
Civilization
Revolution Hands-on".  ^ "Scott Lewis 1Up interview". 1up.com. Retrieved 2010-01-26. [permanent dead link] ^ "Sid Meier: We're not turning our backs on Wii". Joystiq. 2008-06-10.  ^ " Civilization
Civilization
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Revolution (ps3:2008)". 2008-07-11.  ^ a b " Civilization
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Revolution (Xbox360:2008)". 2008-07-11.  ^ a b " Civilization
Civilization
Revolution (ds:2008)". 2008-07-11.  ^ New Game Cross Review - シヴィライゼーション レボリューション. Weekly Famitsu
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Hong Kong. Vol.68. Pg.21. 6 February 2009. ^ Ryan Geddes (2 July 2008). " Civilization
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Revolution Review". IGN. Retrieved 23 January 2016.  ^ a b Chris Watters. "Sid Meier's Civilization
Civilization
Revolution Review - GameSpot". GameSpot. Retrieved 23 January 2016.  ^ " Civilization
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Revolution (iPhone:2009)". 2009-10-11.  ^ Yoon, Andrew (14 August 2008). "July NPD figures show PS3 still leading 360". Joystiq. AOL. Retrieved 23 June 2014.  ^ Cowan, Danny (8 December 2009). "Apple Reveals Top-Selling, High-Rated iPhone Games of 2009". Gamasutra. UBM plc. Retrieved 23 June 2014. 

External links[edit]

Official website

v t e

Civilization
Civilization
series

Video games

Civilization II

Conflicts in Civilization Test of Time

III

Play the World Conquests

IV

Warlords Beyond the Sword Colonization

Revolution V

Gods & Kings Brave New World

World Revolution 2 Beyond Earth

Rising Tide

VI

Rise and Fall

Board and card games

Civilization
Civilization
(2002 board game) The Card Game Civilization
Civilization
(2010 board game)

Predecessor games

Civilization
Civilization
(1980 board game) Advanced Civilization Incunabula Avalon Hill's Advanced Civilization

Related games

Sid Meier's Colonization Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri Call to Power

II

CivCity: Rome Sid Meier's Starships

Free games and mods

Freeciv C-evo FreeCol Rhye's and Fall of Civilization

Miscellaneous

Music

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