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Game Vortex Review: Sid Meier's Civilization: Revolution

Matt Hanchey reports:

''Sid Meier is known for his deep and complex Civilization games on the PC and he is back for his first game built exclusively for consoles. Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution is available on Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and the Nintendo DS. The DS version of the game is far and away the most addictive and uses the DS's strengths to create a dangerously time-consuming gaming experience.

Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution presents itself extremely well in a 2-D environment. All of the sprites are very detailed and the battle scenes are animated to great effect. The use of vibrant color helps to tell all of the civilizations apart and the world map looks just like screenshots from Civilization 2, so it works really well. The most interesting thing to note is that all of the infantry troops in the game are void of any facial features. It is a little off-putting at first, but as time goes on, it sinks in that these are the faceless metaphors for an empire. A civilization is only as good as the backs of its citizens in which it was built upon, after all.''

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