Civilization Revolution condenses human history into a strategy game with 16 civilizations rapidly developing through mud-and-sticks beginnings to space-faring world domination. An average game can encompass human history in about four hours. You'll build cities, explore the world with military units, forge alliances and kick the butts of various cultures. The game can be won by destroying all the other civilizations, achieving cultural supremacy, using science to be the first to Mars or pulling off economic domination.
The victory conditions are the same as the past PC versions of the game, so the real "revolutionary" part of the game is that Revolution is the first Civilization game to be designed exclusively for the Xbox 360, PS3 and DS. It's trying to keep the controls streamlined and emphasize action for console gamers, without forgetting about the deeper strategy that made the PC versions so popular.