If it ain’t broken don’t fix it 1/5
They had an awesome game. They completely killed it with all the new changes. I’m no longer a fan of this game.
Awesome Phone Game 5/5
I'm so glad they brought this to the iOS platform. This game is addictive
Hmmm...I’m thinking of a word for this game that rhymes with trunk 1/5
The only feasible way this game could have won an Editor’s Choice is if the editor thought it was Opposite Day. Let me first start by saying that I really liked the first Civilization Revolution. It was easy to navigate, the controls were simple, and the gameplay was enjoyable. Let me now continue by saying 2K clearly got a bunch of cats, gave them whisky, and let them randomly push a bunch of buttons that eventually by the miracle of randomness and probability, created the garbage you see here. Here are some highlights of what you’ll be missing if you value your money and sanity:
1. Much like the Onion’s MacBook Wheel, everything is just a few thousand clicks away. I mean listen. It now takes you two taps to get anywhere whereas in the first game, it was a simple drag to the space you wanted to go to. Also now the drag motion takes you around the world. But who needs simplicity, consistency, reliability, and usability? My understanding is that through 2K’s state of the art social science research division, they must have finally determined that people are most happy when they’re frustrated about utility and regretful about a purchase. Besides, I also heard it through the grapevine that 2K just had a really really really bad month. Here’s what I think happened. Apparently after months of being so hyped to see 50 Shades of Grey, the programming team was super let down after the company afternoon retreat was actually a surprise break room viewing of the film. Distraught over what could have been, they sobbed into the only napkin that had everything good about the first game written on it. "Oh no!" said Brawndo, the lead programmer and part time biologist and avid Mountain Dew fanatic who tried to convince everyone he was from a town called Smallville and the show was actually a biography about him, "Civ Rev 2 will be ruined." But just then, the hero of our story and leader of the 2K team, Bob, found an old VHS of The Notebook and with the power of Nicholas Sparks, they decided to remake the game using only raw emotion. So while every step that was simple in the first game is now a complex map of incoherent and confusing actions akin to figuring out who still uses MySpace, I know that when I can’t understand the reasoning behind my inability able to fortify a Great Person anymore, it’s not because the programmers or 2K wanted to rush out a Windows Vista version of Revolution, it’s really because they cared too much.
2. I’m told that at the age of 2 that I decided to throw a bunch of paint, wood chips, glue, hair, and other things against the living room wall in my parent’s apartment. I didn’t think anyone was looking, but clearly the graphic designers of this game were. While from afar, my attempt looked like colorful modern. When you got up close, it looked a mule who had a head made out random stuff laying under any couch cushion kept running into the wall. Similarly, this version of the game reminds me of a Rembrandt, if that Rembrandt was repainted by the woman who decided to paint over the Mona Lisa.
3. If you absolutely love random windows and clutter getting in the way of you ability to simply select what you want, then this is a game for you my friend. I mean who hasn’t really wanted so much stuff on the screen that they couldn’t tell if there were actual units that were part of the game? I mean I know I haven’t.
All in all, this version is like getting beaten by a cucumber while picturing John Oliver nude rather than getting beaten by a steel rod by a nude Rush Limbaugh.
... John Oliver is awesome by the way, just not naked in my head awesome.
BRING THIS TO THE XBOX! 5/5
By Original Fable Fan
Far better than the 1st one; more leaders, wonders, units etc. But it’d be nice to have this on the Xbox as well just like the last one with backwards compatibility.
Quick but fun 4/5
There are many things I do not like about this game. I would like to be able to play longer. That being said, I have not put my phone down since I got it.
Help game doesn’t work! 1/5
Love love love this game but for some reason it won’t work anymore, game will get to the load screen and freeze and I’m even on the newest iOS please help! Make this work again or give me a refund and I’ll change this one star to five.
Need more STUFF 5/5
By Listener 9
I love the game but we the people need more LEADERS
And different civilizations BUT YOU NEED TWO INCLUDE GENREL GORGE WASHINGTON
Civ 6 2/5
Not nearly as god as civ 5; very animated and childlike. Who designed this a 12year old?
Do not buy 1/5
They took a solid strategy game that translated well to the iPad and ruined it so they could say they had true “3D graphics” in the App Store. Avoid this game at all costs.
I bought this game so long ago for 10$.. I loved it.. until the update .. now I can’t even play it.. please fix my favorite game for me
Just doesn't scratch the itch fully 4/5
By Infamous PR
I'm a huge civ fan. This game retain the core mechanics of Civ Rev on console minus a few details. The graphics scale down is disappointing. The world is also very small in area and you run into other players very early so expect a very accelerated game pace. Other than that it's a perfect quick on the go civ experience. Has all the elements of a true civ game however.
Please take off turn based strategy.
Great game 5/5
Awesome game but could use a few improvement.
I just wish that the AI would recognize other AI players. When you play on higher difficulties it is 4 vs 1 because the computer does not see any other players so it doesn't fight itself. it makes domination victories easy because its you vs the world (pun intended) but early on its difficult because the AI wreaks havoc on your units/cities.
A good game suffering from a bit of neglect 4/5
I love Civilization, and CivRev isn’t bad, but it’s so obviously less than it was intended to be. After three years on the market, some features of the game still have not been implemented, while others have been abandoned.
It’s no longer possible, if it ever was, to share game results on the leaderboards, find friends who play the iOS game, or pursue group challenges.
And as other reviewers have noted, the AI players’ diplomatic knowledge of one another was simply never implemented, so certain diplomatic actions always lead to dead ends. (In the desktop and console versions of the game, these actions allow the human player to bribe AI allies into declaring war against shared enemies.)
There are innumerable Achievement awards available in the game, but they are not well documented; one must research Xbox and PlayStation game forums for CivRev2 to figure out how to access many of the achievements. And sadly, wins and trophies can’t be shared with other players.
There are two glitches that I have frequently suffered in CivRev2. First, a lock-up that happens no more than once per game, in a late stage of the game with an advanced civilization. But it’s easy enough to force-quit the game and then resume where one left off, thanks to an auto-save feature. Second, many Achievements are glitched on all platforms (iOS, Xbox, Android, and PlayStation) and have been for years, such that they cannot be won unless you know the workaround which again requires one to research the game forums.
It shouldn’t be difficult to either finish building out the AI diplomacy and the social game-sharing, or at least remove the unsupported features and fix the Achievements glitches, but 2K doesn’t seem to mind leaving these portions of the game in a tattered state.
Loved the game on my iPhone sad I can't play anymore 1/5
By William cunningham
Very sad when iOS 11 came out and I could not play on my phone anymore. Any ETA on the 64 bit version? Kinda chaps me that I can't use purchased software anymore 😡. Would have rated 4 stars if I could still play.
Civilization 2 Forever 5/5
I have been playing Civilization from the 1990’s and still have the pixelate DOS version. I loved the time when the people would build a palace in gratitude of my excellent leadership. This version is easy to play and the interface is sweet. Thank you for this very well designed game and app. Loyal to you forever!
Played all civ games and while this isn’t a great game it is decent and worth $10 if you enjoy Civ type games.
Good but not great 4/5
Great game. Better than most. AI is to easy to figure out. Wish there was an option to continue the game after winning just for like fun.
No longer works 1/5
This used to be my favorite game. Now it is no longer working. Is this not supported any more?
Not fun like the PC version, is there a way to get my money back?
Great game 5/5
Years later, I’m still playing.
Some leaders don’t unlock after accomplishing achievement. Specifically, One mistress, no master to unlock Churchill.
Needs update 3/5
In some ways not as good as Civ Rev 1, but still glad to have it as Civ 1 doesn’t work on IOS 11. Numerous bugs - great general stuck on ship, please spread message keeps popping up in cities, various ease of use issues - but nothing that couldn’t be solved by a good update. I hope the devs keep working on it!
Unplayable on iPad Pro 1/5
This game freezes so often it’s unplayable. It was fun though for the first 30 or so turns but I don’t anticipate an update that makes it functional. :(
It’s an ok game 3/5
By BTG Science Fiction Reader
It’s fun, a little slow. I guess that is to be expected with so much going on. Not sure if it’s worth the $9.99 price tag. With that said, it’s nice that I am not required to make purchases to advance, like some of the other games out there.
Civ rev2 5/5
A little glitchy, but AWESOME overall improvement from the first game. The new graphics are fun, and I like the cities’ new look and definitely the new buildings like the recycle plant and nuclear plant. I highly recommend this game.
I’ve been playing the old one for years on iPad. This one seems to hard to figure out how to operate controls. I just keep making warriors. Can’t view city controls. Not saying I wasted my money. But not pleased.
Too slow animations 1/5
By Girino vey
This used to be a nice game, but after the last update, it is no longer pleasant to play on my old iPad 2. Animations are too slow, every battle takes up to one minute. Sometimes it stays stuck for longer than that. Very disappointing.
Terrible balance. 1/5
You have no shot at taking enemy cities without massively over powering them. Meanwhile your defensive units are easily destroyed by their units. It’s like the devs couldn’t make the A.I. work properly so they just made the enemy units win. Your attack/defense stats and bonuses are meaningless. It took me half a dozen stealth bombers to destroy one group of riflemen. Total waste of money.
AI is poor 2/5
The usability is fine and the game structure is a decent reflection of the PC game. However, AI is poor to an extent that measles the game boring.
AI doesn’t expand aggressively, AI doesn’t attack, AI diplomacy is non existent so you end up crushing the game even in deity in a very straightforward way.
If you are a civ fan that wants to blow some steam in iPhone, you will be extremely disappointed
This game is very very good it has a lot of replay ability and is just a great time.
Updated version: runs much smoother in what I’ve played so far, still just as great as always give it a shot you won’t be disappointed.
Still a Civilization game 4/5
Long time Sod Meier’s Civilization fan, and there are definitely gameplay elements that I miss in this pocket version. But I find the core to still be true to the heart of the game, and an improvement over the first Revolutions game.
I took a star off the review for the current version of the app, had some glitches that I was able to resolve by deleting and redownloading. With other reviewers, I also have become frustrated with the economics of Civ games, hefty buy-in for each new game and then paid updates for expanded content to fix and expand gameplay. For me, it’s still a Civ game and I’ve lost hours to the addicting gameplay. Still a positive review, then.
Ehhh needs work before i feel they should charge for it 2/5
By Mr.serotonin Mann
This game dosent feel complete. I love Civ games and I find the AI to be horrendous for a civ game:/ i can only play with 3 other civs and i have no option to choose which civs i play with. even the civs that i play with don’t give much diplomacy leeway. None of them ever meet so i can’t even use the option to make one AI fight another AI... why put something in a game if i can’t even use it????? it needs a “turn off fight animation” button, like i understand it took a lot of work to put the fight animations in the game but that being said the novelty of watching a firefight between 3 people wears off after about the 3rd take and sometimes i don’t have the time to watch those over and over again i just want to get through a game. and finally, the wait one turn button would be great. Overall however, this game has potential to be 5 stars but with some updates.
I went after this game for the same reason I purchased the Civilization game for my pc. Although the pc version is more abundant in challenges, CivRev is a great game to have as it is a fun gave for my phone, keeping you entertained a good companion for you go shopping with your better half....
Does not work on iPad 2 anymore 2/5
Although it says it's still compatible.
It will download but upon gameplay will immediately lag really bad and eventually close.
Handheld Version 5/5
I was skeptical at first as to how the game was going to turn out but it is just like a shorter handheld version of the PC game. It is a lot of fun and I couldn’t put it down.
By Miss 305
I like the game but I wish it had a multiplayer option to be able to play online with other players 😩
Can't play 1/5
I just realized today when I launch the game it stuck at loading screen where it says "Civilization Revolution 2" and won't progress further so I cannot play. This happens on both iPad Pro 2 12.9" and iPhone 6s Plus, both running iOS 10.3.3. Am I the only one having this issue? I can't upgrade to iOS 11 since I'll lose 80% of apps I bought that cannot work under iOS 11. I really hope the devs can fix this.
Good game 5/5
I have played this game in its different versions for decades. At the core it is q good game as always.
I’m a long-time Civ player, and while I can’t say I’ve ever been thrilled with the Revolution version of the game, the iOS version seems to be mostly debugged. I haven’t had any crashes, although it can be a little choppy. This game murders my 6s+ battery, but that’s to be expected.
The controls are my chief complaint - I had to click a few extra times to get some units to select and move. I don’t think this minor inconvenience detracted from the games overall experience, so no starts off.
Bottom line - while $10 is pricey, I could easily see myself investing a few hours into this over the year. Doing the math, it’s worth it.
Great game. 5/5
Game has kept me entertained for hours on end!
Addictive as hell 5/5
About as close as you can get to Civ 3. Great game play. Only complaint is that it bogs down in the end game, as the battle animation takes too much time and gets repetitive. Include an option to disable that animation and it's a perfect game.
Auto end turn function is supremely annoying 1/5
The auto end turn feature proceeds without your permission whenever all of your units are done moving, even when enemy units are within one turn of your city, meaning you often lose cities that could be saved by rushing a unit. This could be fixed simply by allowing the function to be toggled (or even just programming it so that auto end turn doesn’t happen when units are close to your cities). This also prevents last minute switches to city production once you have moved all your units.
UPDATE THE APP ALREADY!
Fun and pretty.
iPhone X users read first 2/5
The game is fun, but needs to be optimized for iPhone X. A lot of the menu items are partially covered by the notch on the iPhone X.
Does NOT work on iPad 2 1/5
By Stolen Login
Despite the stated minimum requirements, it does not work on an iPad 2 - it'll crash every time you try to start a game.
Do not buy unless you have something more recent
Poor game 1/5
I’ve played this game on my computer in the past, but this version is very poorly engineered. Advanced technology is not rewarded, riflemen can defend a city from bombers, and stealth bombers and you can’t destroy them. Complete fail. What is the point of having advanced military units if they can not defeat a unit protected by a wall. Please fix this design flaw.
Time limits 4/5
I’ve always loved the civilization franchise. That being said, I’ve also always hated the timeframe limitations on the game play. There should be an option to remove/ turn off the limitations and restrictions .
It can steal hours 4/5
By Homer Sativa
I have to say I’m already a fan from Cids civilization games. This is a great game and this newest version fore the iPhone is just what I was looking for. You pay for the game once, you play, it’s has potential for days of different types of play time. You loose time as it pulls you in. As opposed to all those other games that you have to pay every time you want to keep the game going. Like Dominations, makes it just fun enough you pay .99 cents to get a bucket of crowns so you get the upgrade. $20 later and your still in the same situation. Need more crowns to get upgrades.
This game is honest and lots of fun!!! With continuous play and unlimited scenarios, I hope this developer continues to release games like this.
Finally a game with no micro transactions 5/5
No micro transactions, great graphics, easy to pickup and play, and oh yeah did I mention no micro transactions..