Game Revolution writes: "In a virtual world of global domination and diplomacy, there's just no 'diplomatic face' to put on this: I have seen the PC version of Civilization just ruin people. We're talking lost sleep, malnutrition, late arrivals at work, neglected and eventually lost girlfriends-the Whole Nine Ages. Such stories are legion in the gaming world. So what does developer Firaxis do? Why, naturally, they commence to make the bulk of the Civ experience even more accessible, even more addictive, even more of a 'gateway game'!
Of Civilization Revolution, Sid Meier has been quoted as saying, "This is the game I've always wanted to make"… but it's just as easy to imagine him saying, 'Hey, relax… the first one's free.'"
+ Engaging, open-ended strategy
+ Streamlined for console play
+ Cool, informative Civilopedia
- Some visual glitching
- Can chug very badly