One Paragraph Review: CivRev

by Mitchell Dyer

By streamlining the complexity of the classic PC strategy franchise, Civilization Revolution really lends itself to accessibility. Simplified controls let you effortlessly zip between pop-up menus with the Xbox 360/PS3’s triggers, making it easy to pile up legions of soldiers for a turn-based takeover of the cartoony world, build up your nation’s techno-prowess, and scope out your standings against AI or online opponents. Matches are short enough to wrap up in a single sitting, so you won’t need to commit to strategic domination for more than a couple hours at a time. In spite of the odd game-ending glitch that teaches you to save often, I was hooked enough to want to play four or five games per session, thus sating my lust for strategery straight through sunrise.

Rating: A