Rated 8 out of 10 by Anton 13 good game
This is overall a pretty good game. Though I have played the full retail version yet (one of those signed-up-for-it and-was-busy-playing-something-else-when-it-came-out-games) the demo is awesome. While the graphics aren't great, you have to look at them and appreciate what they actually are; in this case, they are not realistic but rather cartoony. The sound is mediocre; it's probably the games weakest technical feature. It really annoyed the heck out of me when every time I did anything I got some weird music. The advisor's are another annoying aspect. They don't talk and they often block the words on the screen so you don't get the full message. The interface rocks; everything is quickly accessible at the click of a button or a flick of a thumbstick. I could continue to gripe or praise the tiny aspects of the game, but the would really just be petty. While it's not Sid Meir's best ever work, it should keep the gaming pop (especially turn based strategy fans) entertained for quite some time.
Rated 10 out of 10 by B-Ri store 729 Great Pick-Up-and-Play
Lots of people are saying that they don't like this because it's not as good as other Real Time Strategy games. Personally, this is the only RTS I have ever played, and I loved it. I think if you are really into PC RTS games, this is not for you. But any of you who just want a new, fresh game should get it. It's very fun and is easy to Master. Using a Nuclear Bomb for the first time is very satisfying, and the fights are always different. This game is very easy to set up a Civilization and play, and the game has tons of replay time because each of the civilizations is different. When I finally got the game, I spent roughly 4 hours in one sitting playing it because, for an RTS, it is very fast paced. It's a challenge to simply conquer each Civilization, so each Civilization has its own strengths and weaknesses. This game is one of my all-time favorites. I only can wish for less graphical glitches and for a storyline of some sort that would make it more interesting.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Spongebob! A good review!
WOW! this game is my favorite of all my games! first of all the Ai isn`t good because all you ever get is threats from other countries wich gets very annoying. The graphics are ok and it`s very colourful and all the regions are square. The game is very educational to every body because it has an enclyclopedia (civilopedia). the replay value is incredible because every new game you start has a different Earth. In every new game you start off in 4,000 B.C with a bunch of nomads/settlers. You then use them to find a spot you like to build you capital city at. There are 16 different countries and each has their own abilities,perks,colours,emblems, and style cities.you can choose governments from communs to democracy and pick technologies to research from bronze working,mathematics, and space flight. evey game is different like you don`t know who you will be competing with or what the world will look like or who will win a certain war. this has been by fact the greatest strtegy game in the history of console gaming.
Rated 4 out of 10 by Crev Lost Potential
I played the demo, and was obsessed with this game. The game is dumbed-down so anyone can pick-up and play. You can adjust the difficulty from moderate to impossible. Yet, I was disappointed. The fight scenes were stupid. They seemed totally unrealistic. It looked like the outcome was already decided. Also, they give you your chance of winning the fight. Even if you are 10x more likely to win, you seem to lose more often than you should, making strategic planning hard, and frustrating. Upgrading through the civilizations and the different civ choices is pretty cool, and the online gameplay is shaky at best. Having four different victory paths and two main resources seemed to be the right amount, and the different researchable topics and troops is varied and immense, yet not too confusing. Unforunately, there is no storyline, no battles to win. If you have enough patience to complete all the Xbox Achievments, you will probably never play this game again.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Cardoweth Great addition to the Civ franchise
Please don't listen to what the others are saying that this a dumbed down version of the classic Civilization games that we have come to know and love. In its own way Civilization Revolution moves the series forward in a brilliant new direction, while some aspects were left out (micromanaging workers and such) it doesnt detract from the overall feel of the game, I mean when you get down to it you are still playing a Civilization game. My only gripe about the game is the lack of Diplomacy options, however it is not enough to make me not touch this game, I bought it on release day and have not stopped playing it yet. Multiplayer is a blast if you don't mind devoting some time to it, some will say it doesnt last as long as the Civ IV but I have to say I dont have a week to play a game, 3 hrs for a match is good if you ask me. What it boils down to is if you want a great Civ experience on your console pick this up, or better yet try the demo.
Rated 8 out of 10 by Crackerbox24 Civilization Revolution
Civilization is more than a game. It's a nation-running simulation. You start from the stone age, and lead your civilization to Technological,Dominational,Economical,or Cultural victory. Each are very differrent. There are plenty of civilizations to play as, and each have their own special abilites. Single player and multiplayer are alomost identical, and both very fun. One game of single player will probably take about an hour and a half, but a multiplayer game will probably take 2 to 3 hours. Mainly because it's a turn-based stradedgy game. In multiplayer, you must wait for everyone else to proceed before you can. It's all very fun though. You can have up to 4 human players in one multiplayer game . Fun.Fun is one word that describes this game. I've actually learned quite a bit from it too. I've learned more about chinese, and Arab civilization from this game then I have from school. It's the only game that I learn from that is actually fun! If you're a fan of stradedgy games,constipated chinese people, and war, then this is the game for YOU!
Rated 9 out of 10 by Joe46 A pretty good game
This game is not a failure but i wouldn't call it a success. Overall if you have ever played civilization you know its a very addicting game. If you have never played a strategy game before this is a great one to start with so don't shy away from it if you think its to complicated because its not the whole game is dumbed down a bit. If you are a hardcore shooter fanatic strategy games are not your thing they take alot of patience and if you would rather blow em up then show em up don't play strategy games. Another thing that is bad about the game is the computers are always asking for crap and usually its almost all of your money and if you don't give them it they go to war probably 80 percent of the time. One other thing you may think that you choose a civilization and play for a long time growing your empire typically the games will last hours not days. And on that bombshell I conclude this review thanks for reading.
Rated 3 out of 10 by tersquad454 repeatitive
this is my first civilization game and i think in my opinion its dumb its not a good game. there is no storyline at all. all it is a repeatitive online play vs AI only there no campaign mode only play now and online not many extra features the people mumble jumble even after you research alphabet and writing which i think doesent make sense. there is not enough time to get to space flight you hardly get to tanks befor the game automaticly ends and ive played games that i just did technology. but once you get to space there nothing special you dont really go to space you go to your spaceship flying thats it. and if you research mannhattan project A,K.A atom bomb you need to what like 50 turns each turn about 60 seconds. once you get a nuke none else can get a nuke and only one in game and one town is really nothing online. and the races i think are poor if you get romans you pretty much won its the best race its even in the demo! ive played RTS befor and i'd rather Command And Coquer Red Alert better my opinion Sid Meier stick to something else not a RTS
Rated 0 out of 10 by link5688 Best game ever!!
At first I saw my friend playing this demo, and wow, that demo is finally out because I had looked at it before. So I downloaded it on my xbox360 and I was blown away. I always go for the tech victory. I am able to get to the modern era and have 25+ techs EVERY time. I even was able to build battleships, subs and riflemen. But it is such a pain when you play on warlord and all the time you are having war declared on you. So the solution is to sell ALL of your allies/foes the tech democracy. Most of the time they will adopt the type of government that you sell them so don't sell them the code of laws, monarchy, etc. But lately I have been getting the culture victory and the do that build the building temple in EVERY city then build the wonder stonehenge if you do this your people will be sophisticated in no time. Using this I had only 9 wonders or great people left for that victory. So to sum it up THIS GAME RULES!
Rated 10 out of 10 by Jdude AWESOME
Though I have only bought the demo and am currently saving for the real thing....The demo is awsesome. I originally thought of getting the DS version but when i saw the graphics and the way it was played I decided not to get it. GOOD thing I did. The turns are good and sometimes very annoying. I am a huge fan of Civ on the PC and love how they made a PC game into a wonderful PS2 360 and PS3 game. They made it very easy to learn the way to move around and view different things. The guides are very useful to new players since they give just the right amount of information. Thought their voices are annoying the player can lovver the volume to 0 on the guides so they dont hear them.They leave the player to learn on their own which i beleive is good. When I get the full game I will love making up a huge and powerful army. This game is so worth the money. The rating of E means everyone should buy this game and play it.