Rated 9 out of 10 by Deerock81 Great, but lacks a few things
I love this game, and other than a few things that are lacking, it's an all around great game. My few complaints are, that they never came out with expansions, would have been nice to see a few more types of civs, maps, and more scenarios added. My second complaint is that, you can't make your own games, like choosing the map, ways you can win, and the civs you play against... You can choose a scenario, but it's not the same. Plus a map editor would have been killer too. My last complaint is about units, every civ gets the same units, other than a few specials units, but only a few of the civs have special units. I would have like to have seen special units for every civilization, even if it was only a couple per civ. I also would have liked to have seen a little more difference between the special units, and the regular ones. Maybe with different abilities. I think if these minor things were different, this game would be a 10, but I guess I just need to be happy that they actually made a civ game for a console in the first place.
Rated 10 out of 10 by crobe18 Great Game for first run on gaming console
I have this game for my PS3. The graphics are incredable and the gameplay is exactly like the computer version. The one problem I have had is when you get into the later years of the game and have many cities with a lot of units, the game seems to the lag. This happened a lot when I used to play the computer version also. Other than the small lags, the game is great. The one thing I wish they would have added to the console version was the ability to pick how the world you play on is. On the computer verion you caould pick the year, the shape of the earth, how the terrain was, the amount of other civilizations and their country. I guess that you do have to give them some slack since this is the first version ever to hit a gaming console. I give the game a 8.5 out of ten for the lag and missing pieces from the computer version. But, I give it a 10 out of 10 on graphics, animations, and storyline. I played this game for 8 hours after I got it and am still waiting to get home and play more.
Rated 8 out of 10 by jharm360 Finally, a Civ for the current consoles
The classic PC game showed up at my store under PS3, wow. After trying this one out, found it to be good for what it is. The classic strategy game is remastered to fit with the use of a game-pad controller. However, after a few times through, I felt that more could have been added. My only problem with all of the Civ games have been that they only have a handful of civilizations to choose from. With Civ4 & Civ5, downloadable and create-able content can be added to improve the lasting appeal. With the PSN and other online networks, I expected there to be addable Civs, instead only addable scenarios and wonders that can cost up to five bucks each. Also, I am still waiting for Sid Meier and Firaxis Games to be brave enough to create add-on packages that include "evil" or unlikable civilizations: Hitler's Nazy Germany, Stalin's Soviet Russia, or Caligula's Rome. Give it an "M" rating if you have to. Just think it would be fun to battle against history's least liked figures too.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Manshoon A Very good game.
I downloaded the demo and I must say I was impressed with how utterly addicting this game is. Each time I've played I did not stop until the demo ran out of turns. I'll break it down for you all: Pros: Graphics, sound effects, AI, depth, difficulty. Cons: These are more specific. It doesn't warn you when a city of yours is not building something, discovering the world map is painstakingly annoying and slow, other civilizations always seem to attack you when you're engaged with a different enemy even if you're at peace with them, there doesn't seem to be a way to gauge the defensive capabilities and strength of a city before you attack, switching between units to control is a chore, it seems like it doesn't tell the user if there's a unit that hasn't been utilized before it asks to end the turn. Perhaps these cons are due to the fact it is a demo, or that I don't have the instruction booklet. We'll see. All in all it's a very good very addicting game that I intend to buy.
Rated 6 out of 10 by Commisioner Gully I'm Over It!
I'm really disappointed in this game, I had high hopes. I played for 3 hours and the game automatically ends and whoever has the most "points" wins? What kind of world domination is that. Why can't you play until you destroy everyone else. Just when I got my nuke and built up my empire, the game ends. This game is nowhere as deep as it should be and is geared towards children. It looks nice and is kind of fun, but you have no control. You can only bring in so many people to fight at once, so that's very limiting when trying to over-run a city. Don't buy this game, rent it and be done with it. I really don't like how all the characters speak gibberish like on the Sims and I don't like how your characters don't mimic the country you chose. If you pick Japan and you have a bunch of generic characters, that's kind of weak. Yea they call them "Samurai Warriors", but come on. Also, only 4 time periods that aren't even that different? Maybe I'm missing something, but I'm not impressed. Sid Meier, sir, you should be ashamed.
Rated 7 out of 10 by aco612 Just not the same ...
As other reviewers have mentioned, this is NOT Civilization V; it is a console version of the long-popular strategy game and as such should be graded differently than a PC version. For what it is, it is pretty good. The HUD is easy to digest and the controller functions are mapped very well. The promotion system for military units is simple but effective, and the cultural/economic/religious inputs for your civilization are dense but easy to figure out. So why only a 7? Because it simply feels dumb. The Sim-gibber that your advisors spit out seems childish. The animations are silly, the "cute" touches are superfluous, and on the whole the game appears less serious than it actually is. Those are just cosmetic issues, though, so my main beef is that when held up against the PC versions of Civilization this one is just lacking depth. That may be a harsh method of grading, but when you expect filet mignon and get hock ... the taste is disappointing. If you have never played Civ on PC, then by all means try this as a taster. If you have, then this is a paltry (and pricey) substitute.
Rated 8 out of 10 by Orange&Black Good game
I was expecting a lot out of this game. Having played Civilization for more than a decade now, I really wanted this game to add on more than Civ4. Sadly, I was disappointed. They took out all options on customizing the world you want to build. You can no longer shape the continents or terrain the way you want. They also took a step backward in many other aspects of the game, the lack of resources for unit production, diplomacy, technology and other aspects of past civilization games that made them great. They completely took out the worker so you can't build mines/irrigation, everything is pretty much done for you and if you want a road you have to pay gold to build it (no railroads either). If you are a 1st time civ gamer you WILL enjoy this game if you enjoy strategy games. I am sad to say it was dumbed down for the console. Do yourself a favor if you enjoy this game, go out and buy Civ 4.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Anima Great Game!
I have had this game since the day it came out. It is the best laid out RTS on a console that I have played. Whether you are a veteran to the series or this is your first time you will have a blast. The graphics are great and the gameplay is perfect. At first I had an issue with the game because after the year 2010 I believe the game caps out. At first I thought they would fix this due to a lot of people complaining about it on the forums, but this was an intentional part of the game. Now I love it. It makes you be focused and organized on what you are doing and keeps the games from lasting 4+hours which it very easily could do. After playing this game non-stop for a week I went out and bought Civ IV for my PC that came out in 2005 and I must say it too is amazing. If I wouldn't have played Civ Revolution I probably would have never played the best RTS in my opinion to date and that's CIV IV.
Rated 9 out of 10 by jamminmadrid Great for newbies!
Recently I have been very disappointed in the games that have been coming out for the PS3, so I felt that I was taking a risk in buying this game. Now, after I have bought it, I am not regretting it. I tried to play earlier versions of the series on the PC but I just found it to difficult even on the easiest levels. There was to many buttons to remember, but since the PS3 uses a controller I was able to quickly start dominating the world. My only problem that I have is the length of the inidividual games, though I have not messed around with the settings to make it an open ended game. Other than that I have been having fun playing the game. The only reason why I have stopped was to play other awful disappointments for the PS3. But I think that I am going back home tonight to continue my conquest of the world. I have more nations that I need to play with.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Champion525 Intensed Strategy!
To play this game u must have a patient and stragetic mind. Its kind of like SimCity, Risk and Battalion Wars together in one. Also i could catch up with my history with the Civilopedia categories, it gives tips in the game and talks about the famous people back then from ancient times to the 1900's and different types of history. The strategy part is not only having a strong army but also having a good economy, population, currency, and research. This game will not tolerate wreckless and arrogant attitudes, in other words, if u just try to build an army (not caring about ur own cities, population, culture, and research capabilities) and attempt to destroy every city u lose the game out of irresponsiblity. As i said u need patience and strategy and u dont have to be a world power to win the game. But this game is really fun and keeps u thinking while playing it.