Xbox World 360 writes: "While PC gaming's cup runneth over with strategy titles, it's a cruelly under-represented genre on consoles. Mapping a menu-laden control system to a pad then convincing trigger-happy 360 gamers that these are games they should play has obviously proved a task of Herculean proportions. Indeed, you can count the number of decent and successful console strategy games in the last ten years on one hand. Doffed caps to Firaxis, then, for making such a good fist of bringing its legendary turn-based empire-builder to 360.
For the uninitiated, in a nutshell Civilization sees you take control of a race of people in the year 4000BC and lead them through to the year 2050. Along the way you expand your domain by building cities and increase your knowledge by researching new technologies, which in turn allows you to build increasingly sophisticated buildings and military units."