Civilization: Revolution is the sort of game you can play sitting in your armchair in front of the box, sipping a cool long drink, while the world outside passes by. But for the latest game, Revolution, Civ creator Sid Meier and his team at Firaxis have chosen to break with tradition and bring the series to console. Meier himself believes turn-based strategy needs to be there on consoles. "The audience is ready to step up to strategy gaming".
Rather than attempt to port an existing Civilization game on PC to console, Firaxis has built Revolution from the ground up. While much of the series' traditional heavyweight stats have been cut away for console, the core Civ gameplay remains intact.
Building, resource gathering, decision making, technology trees, Wonders, the ability to succeed/win through economic, diplomatic, military methods or via researching technology and being the first to reach Alpha Centauri, the exploration of maps - all the foundations are present, but delivered in such a way that you never feel bogged down by micromanagement.