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Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution - Nintendo DS
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- For Play on Your Nintendo DS
- Published by 2K Games
- 1-2 Player Capability
- Game Genre: Strategy/RPG
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Experience the Epic World of Civilization
Sid Meier's Civilization® Revolution™ is the latest offering in the legendary award winning Sid Meier's Civilization® series of strategy games, featuring the famous "just one more turn" addictive gameplay that has made this one of the greatest game series of all time. Civilization Revolution gives you the opportunity to experience the epic world-building of Civilization in a brand-new way. Designed from the ground up by the legendary Sid Meier and his team at Firaxis, you'll enjoy new graphics, gameplay and control that take full advantage of today's leading gaming platforms.
Hall of Fame Game designer, Sid Meier, has been called "The Father of Computer Gaming" with such early hits as F-15 Stealth Fighter, Railroad Tycoon, and Pirates. He put computer gaming on the map however, in 1991, when he delivered Sid Meier's Civilization® to the gaming world launching the "God Game" genre and creating one of the most award winning and addicting games on the planet. Civilization remains one of the world's top selling PC game series with over 8 million units sold and is recognized by the press as one of the greatest game franchises ever created.
Platform: Nintendo DS
Top Customer Reviews
The graphics are a little crude, which is surprising considering how nice some other recent DS titles look and how well-designed the full version of Civ now looks. (As of July 10th, 2008, Amazon is showing the PC/console version of the game in the screencaps above, so don't be fooled.) I don't mind the cartoon look of the characters, but the pixellated edges and dull blue top screen image between turns looks less than stellar. That would never make me NOT play this game, though, ha ha.
In general, the DS version feels like it's something between Age of Empires for the DS and the console/PC version of Civ.
The game is very low in graphics as well as units and buildings. They hand picked one unit from each era for each type, ie one horseback, one defense, one offense, one catapult type. This is fine, as it keeps it simple, good for stacking armies.
What I dislike the most about this game is that it doesn't allow custom games which is how I normally play on the PC. Its allways snaking continents with some islands. You also don't have workers, which is good and bad, you just pay for a road from one city to the next. Expect to have fewer cities than your used to as well, I guess this is to help the game move faster.
Its a good game, but doesn't touch the last PC version. I have yet to see Revolution on another system, perhaps I will have different opinions about those.
Cons: Play ends after so many turns, the historical stuff is cringe worthy, minor touch screen issues.
This is probably one of the best titles available on the Nintendo DS. I've played it several times -- the replay value is very high because each time you play it, it is a different experience. There are four different ways of winning. You can win a Cultural Victory by obtaining a certain number Great Person, Wonders of the World, and converted enemy cities, a Technological Victory by obtaining a certain number of technologies, an Economic Victory by obtaining a certain amount of gold, or a Domination Victory by capturing enemy capitals. There is a lot of strategy involved in which civilization you choose to be as well because the different civilizations have different advantages. One civilization might start the game with a cathedral, giving them a cultural advantage, while another might start with stronger warriors, giving them a military advantage. You can also play scenarios in which the game works differently -- for example a scenario in which barbarians are more aggressive or a scenario in which naval battles play a larger part. The diversity of ways to play is probably this game's biggest advantage.
The game is a bit simplified from larger console versions, but this works well for a DS game. Playing through a campaign typically last a couple of hours which means that you can pick up the game a play it in an afternoon. The graphics aren't high end, but they serve their purpose well. The menus all work well making micro-managing your civilization a breeze.Read more ›
Each civilization has differences, so you'll want to try them all. There are four different ways to win the game, and of course, you'll want to try them all.
I also own the PS3 version, but all the extra animation and graphics on that version really don't add anything to the game-play, and only slow it down.
When my baby was only a few months old, I would have to sit with him to get him to sleep. This game was perfect for that because, unlike action games, it's turn-based and I could put it down to tend to him and then come right back without messing up my game.
True, the graphics are nothing special, but the map is clear, the icons are clear, and they don't get in the way. Truthfully, I play it with the sound off (even when I'm not sitting with the baby), so I can't comment on the sounds (assuming it makes them).
It has several difficulty levels so you can have a mindless, easy game or a challenge. There are also special scenarios or down-loadable games to try.
I'm a 38 year old gamer from the Atari 2600 days, and I like it!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It is Civ for the DS. Except the maps are 1 civ and you. you get one city. It is super limited and very short. Read morePublished on May 12, 2014 by Jamie
I had this a couple years on ps3, loved the game and the many levels of play. So i got this for my DS to entertain myself on a long flight. Read morePublished on February 16, 2014 by Bill
Carrying on the tradition of strategic world domination, Civ Rev (as my kids call it) is a great alternative to first person shooters. Read morePublished on January 7, 2014 by Kevin Faulkner
I quite enjoy this one and go back to it often just to kill time. On low-mid difficulty it becomes quite easy to make it through a session in little time. Read morePublished on October 10, 2013 by A to the K