The AI is dumbed down on Mobil 1/5
I love civ games and actually own a hard copy of CIV 2 from back in the day. That’s how I know for a fact that the AI is dumbed down for this Mobil game. It just takes the fun out of it. Even on deity it’s way to easy.
Games trash 1/5
Literally the game is trash. In harder modes the enemy cheats. Literally is able to built wonders make more then 2 troops in each city per turn and build other stuff. Utter trash.
The Game Randomly Ends! 4/5
First, Ive loved the Civilization games for years… and I really do enjoy playing this game… BUT… I get so frustrated when the game randomly tells you there are only 5 turns left… It doesn’t matter if your mid war, still have tech to research, getting pummeled, or poised to dominate… the game just shuts you down. Past that, good game play and very fun.
Fun and challenging! 4/5
The games take forever, but other than that it’s the best TBSG I’ve ever played.
Huge Civ fan 5/5
Of the OG Sid Meier versions. Mostly 2 and 3. The latest version 6 is a bit sluggish for me and don’t love the extra complexity.
This version is comparatively very basic but has enough of the civ DNA to keep me playing. It’s never been buggy for me, only crashed maybe 2 or 3 times in years of playing and the auto save only sets me back one or 2 moves.
The game play, opponent behavior, is a little predictable after a while but that’s ok. The other variables like land and resources make it interesting regardless.
My only minor gripes are the silly character animations and sounds they make. A bit cartoony and goofy but some may love that. Also wish there was an option to turn off battle animation or simplify.
Omg love it 5/5
Not as great as the home games, but a bit challenging
Leader choice are limited 2/5
I try to choose some leaders and it keeps saying that it is locked so idk what to do
Love this game 3/5
I’ve been playing on and off for years and am currently motivated to complete all achievements for those badges. I don’t know if some of those are buggy but I’ve flipped plenty of cities with culture, both with and without a great artist, and yet none of those flips register in my Revolutionist achievement category. Not much help online either. It kind of disincentivizes me from working on my badges, knowing at least one of them will likely never be done.
Sloppy programming 1/5
Auto save is broken. So when it crashed, I was out of luck.
I’m playing on the hardest mode and it’s as if it’s on the easiest mode. There’s no AI & challenge. It is a dumbed down versionOf the versions I played on other consoles.
I picked seven civilizations and somehow there’s only 5.
Trading has been reduced to a brain dead level, and there seems to be no functioning diplomacy regarding other players
Enjoyable but bugs 3/5
I was nearing an end of a game, upgraded troops with leo’s workshop- reset a troops attack to negative 24 and looped the attack sequence when a barbarian attacked it. No autosave feature. Im out 2 hours of an unfinished civ game.
Fix the bugs. It plays like a civ lite.
Bring back the original 1/5
They had a hit with the original port to IOS. I happened across an old iPad with the original Civilization on it, and it reminded me just how fun and well it played. Civilization Revolution ruined it with hard to move characters, they ruined it. Which is sad.
Civ revolution 5/5
Great for a fast paced civ game, I love it.
Strategy game 5/5
No longer works 1/5
By Real Xenophile
This game was great! But no it no longer works, just gets stuck at the loading screen. I guess they’ve given up on maintaining it
This game is extremely addictive and extremely FUN!!!
Happy fun 5/5
I really enjoy this simpler version of the Civ games. It has a lot of replayability. I find myself going back to this one time and again, especially while traveling when I have lots of time to kill.
Mixed review. 5/5
By chris boisvert
Game is buggy. Movements of units are jerky and I think they may give me seizures.
Invading countries with Russia is difficult because you can’t build roads. Great game mechanic. 5/5 stars.
Great Game, why no updates? 5/5
I enjoy this version more than the expensive and complex Civ 6. It’s intuitive and I can pick it up and play without hours of careful planning. Why not keep it updated and or make a newer version of this “small screen” version of the game?
It’s good but 2/5
I enjoy this game a lot, but to keep it short I wish the turn limit would go away. I enjoy building up my cities and military, but when I’m about there the game ends. I wish you could “continue to play” after the turn limits are over like in the old computer games.
IF that could happen it would be the best game on my phone.
Horrible UI 1/5
the gameplay is d the us is confusing etc
Chill game 5/5
Cool game reminds me of the ps3 Version
Love but…. 4/5
By Jroc Da Don
Wish it had controller support. I love playing the first game on my PS3 back in the day, this one could benefit from it.
Best Game Ever 5/5
By Stewster Ninja
I have all Civ games on my PC and love this one too.
Just some stuff that should be added! 😀 4/5
By RPG Player 101
This game is great. But I loved how in the old game you could make formations (By changing where the troops were facing). I also loved how upgrading changed the troops look and that helped with finding your elite troops. I also wish you could make Special Forces AND Modern Infantry to mix it up a bit. Otherwise I love this game!
Easily my favorite phone game 5/5
What could I have accomplished if I had never discovered Civilization Revolution? With the time I have spent playing it, I’m sure I could have become fluent in 3 or 4 languages. Or maybe I would have become a full stack developer, perhaps even designing and building games like this. No regrets, though, I have enjoyed every minute of it. It has given me a much-needed respite from a sometimes discouraging world.
I love the variety of available civilizations, each with unique strengths. I love that there are other ways to win besides Domination (though I seem to default to that). If you prefer a more peaceful outcome, you can choose to win a Cultural, Technological, or Economic victory.
I like the use of terrain for tactical advantage. I like the way units gain skills as they gain experience. I only wish there were an advantage to a combined arms attack featuring infantry, artillery, and mobile units in the same space. That is a pretty fundamental principle of military strategy.
Overall, a thoroughly enjoyable game. Thanks for the memories!
Gang Banged 3/5
The downside to this game is getting gang banged on the higher levels. It’s common to have 3 countries attacking you all at once while the sleeper is going for the tech victory. They never seem to attack each other, but only you. Sometimes I quit the game about a quarter in because I can see it’s going to be trying to fend off 3 countries at once. I’ll usually go for it if it’s 1 or 2 countries, but 3 is usually a loosing battle. It would be a better game if the countries fought between themselves, and not just gang bang me.
Unplayable on iPhone 11 2/5
Some of the menus cannot be seen on iPhone 11, which makes the game unplayable. It’s pretty disappointing as this is definitely one of my favorite games on the phone.
Weird Remake Of Civ Rev 5/5
I was a huge fan of the original Civ Rev on XBOX 360 and PS3. I heard this game was originally released in Chinese handheld markets and was envious. My imagination swelled at how it could improve on the original. The game was released to American smart phones years ago and I’m just finding it and it is, for the most part, and direct port of the original with a few new rulers and countries. The strangest part for me is that the game has gotten rid of unique units and instead added new general units. Like most ports, the controls are different and it can take a minute to figure out how to get the game to do what you want it to. If there is one flaw in the game it is that few things are labeled and there isn’t much hand holding in the game which is fairly complex. The other big change is that the game doesn’t allow you to make armies from combining three of the same unit. This does make the combat strategy different.
A couple of major improvements I’ve noticed is that the naval combat adheres to the numbers as there seemed to be a glitch where naval combat seemed to pick the winner at random. The game also runs much smoother with way fewer obnoxious load times.
If you haven’t played Civ Rev before and are a fan of the civilization series, there seems to be a real split in the fan base. This is much less complicated than any iteration of Civ. It is relatively short with games not lasting than an hour or two at the longest. It is probably much more combat heavy with plenty of variation with only four means of victory. The play variations with different civilizations is less varied and more generic. It really is a very different kind of game but one I greatly prefer.
If you have never played Civ, and you are willing to take your time learning a game with not much instruction, this is a great turn based game
This is been my favorite game for the past 20 something years. Highly recommended 5/5
By Morpheous suoehproM
That’s game I’ve ever played!
Not as good as Android Version 2/5
I know this game is old, but I played it every day on my Pixel 4a. For whatever reason, the screen and portions of the UI are much tinier on the iPhone 13. Must be scaling issues. The movement is also jerkier. Kinda disappointing for a much more powerful phone.
Great Adaptation 5/5
I’ve enjoyed the Civilization games on my PC from Civ 2 thru 5 and am amazed they were able to port it to mobile devices. This version has elements of Civ 2 and 3 mostly. It is a simplified and sped up version of the PC game. I think most of the simplification was probably necessary to get it to play on mobile without crashing devices, but I found it still plays surprisingly well. Eliminating workers actually enhances game play, I think. Not sure how confusing it would be for players not already familiar with the game concepts but I am enjoying it a lot. (In contrast, I deleted Civ 6 in a couple days.) They do provide a tutorial and, of course, the Civilopedia. The maps are fairly small with snaky land masses and islands. I wish they let us reduce the quantity of ai opponents so they could be farther apart and we don’t find them so quickly. I appreciate the custom game settings. Sometimes it’s nice to just play in “no war” mode.
I can't tell you how much I enjoy being able to stack units again!
Totally Unbalanced 2/5
I’ve played every iteration of Sid Meier’s Civilization from II and up. They’ve all been generally well-conceived and engaging, with notable improvements for every iteration and also some annoying flaws, which is understandable for such a complex and variable sim-scenario franchise.
This version, however, has persistently shown itself to be horribly unbalanced, often at tragically inopportune times. This is primarily the case when any of the opposing/competing civilizations miraculously leap miles ahead in any key area; research, army building, city building, wonder building etc., inconceivably outpacing the user by a seemingly 7/8/9:1 ratio in these areas with no logical basis for their advantage. I’ve played this version for years since it’s release - I know all the tricks, tips, tweaks, ideal gameplay progressions etc. and avail myself of them ALWAYS - and I often end up rage-quitting when the game’s artificial advantage overruns my carefully executed strategy.
1) Twenty-ish turns into a game (very early, when no country should have any significant advantage yet), just after founding my second or third city, a neighboring single-city country declares war, plows overwhelming force numbers (8 armies!!) on me, decimates the two armies I’ve struggled to procure in such a short time and captures my second city. How did the enemy manage to evolve 8 armies (ARMIES! Not mere units!) with one city in 20 turns?? Impossible.
2) Again around 20 turns into a game, a competing country has somehow already managed to complete three wonders. This means they not only researched the relevant tech but also somehow are generating such copious building resources that churning out wonders is a cake-walk, TWENTY turns into the game!
3) While attacking a non-wealthy enemy’s city, that same city pumps out armies while I attack it turn after turn and said city somehow also manages to complete major buildings at the same time. Huh??
…I could go on but I’m actually going to stop there because even writing about it is infuriating. And I know there are no updates to hope for.
This version is not up to par with Sid Meier’s other Civ games. Save your money and sanity and buy a better civ sim. I’m finally deleting this game.
Good enough 5/5
By crazy catmom
I have always enjoyed the civilization series of games on pc. I own this one on both android and iOS. Why can’t there be more games like this one? I much prefer it to all of the “casual” games that have flooded the market for gaming.
By Jose 86
Old game 3/5
Still a little interesting
Great Causal Game 5/5
A very good no hassle casual game. Somewhat sophisticated, decent graphics and many option to entertain for some time.
Good but has some issues 3/5
By Patrick Wes
Good game, best for people who like shorter form civ games. However, the combat is bugged. I’ll have 80+ troops lose to a troop with 30 combat power.
How I remembered! 5/5
Very much like the ps3 game. The controls took some time to get use to- but I did it quick and I’m an old guy. I like how I can play for 20 minutes, then come back to it later in the day. A more convenient way to play. No in app purchases, just fun.
Really good 5/5
I have played civ rev for a very long time and just downloaded this one. I love it. It is more like an expansion of the original game. That said, either one cannot sell units or I haven’t figured out how to.
Best one player strategy game on market for years
I love Civilization but can’t do this one 2/5
- Civ Rev on my phone
- Some new content (new leaders)
- Visually the game doesn’t look to bad for mobile
- Terrible gameplay mechanics, can’t control units and production very well. It does too much “auto turn ending” which doesn’t allow micromanagement.
- The entire game doesn’t fit on the screen. I’m not sure why never have had a problem like this with any other game, but for some reason this game doesn’t fit onto my phone screen.
- I read people have experienced bugs but I can’t attest to that because I got so tired of it after like fifteen minutes of gameplay I deleted the app.
Overall, this game is DEFINITELY NOT worth $5. It’s basically copy and paste but with worse controls, bugs, and screen doesn’t fit.
Its An Ok Game 4/5
By 8-0 Blue Boy
Of course its not a PC game but its fun! Details are decent. I guess the reason of not giving it a 5 star for one I like the dominating part of the game. I think there should be more ICBM that can be made to attack the enemy with! I also don't like the fact that a musket men can shoot down a bomber. The last think I can think of at the moment is like what someone mentioned already and its the automatic shutdown towards the end of the game or actually where it kicks you off. Yes it did have a continue button but it kicked me off 3 times thats kinda annoying. If they would change those thing it would be a 5 star for me!
Only playable on iPad sized screen 5/5
But I still deeply appreciate not having Ads at all!! Thank you!
Good but 4/5
I loved this game. It’s was perfect to play on a plane ride or laying in bed. The only 2 issues I have are not having a good way to see the items you place on defense and the game only has so many turns before it just ends.
Leaderboards, Tournaments, Friends??? 4/5
By AODTmike on Twitch
This game is great. I love the concept of Civilization and glad they brought it to IOS/mobile. But the only thing I find saddening and kind of disappointing is having a friends system but not being able to add /or play with a friend.
My father and I bought this game for $4.99 wanting to play together / against each other but we have come to find out that you cannot do so. I know it’s been years so this review more than likely won’t get looked at. But it would be awesome if they added in a multiplayer system wether it was playing with AI’s and playing with a buddy over LAN.
Thank you for the game 2K and I’m happy/impressed with what you did for us Civ mobile gamers. But not having a multiplayer option anywhere is kind of boring and disappointing. Would be a cool last little update :) fairly easy to do so aswell!
First time playing Civ on my iPad, but long time lover of the game in general. Although not as intricate as PC series, it’s still a great shortened version that shouldn’t be dismissed. There are a few minor annoyances, and to be fair I may have just not discovered them yet. 1.) Can’t have units “wait a turn” which leads to fortifying with the possibility of a turn skip if it autos. 2.) The auto turns — I don’t mind this so much in the beginning, but as things are heating up it’s very easy to have several strategy maneuvers delayed. 3.) Can’t put cities into non-production mode and solely producing science/gold. This is very tedious towards the end stage where you don’t necessarily need to continue building, yet majority of the turn is spent bouncing from a plethora of cities just clicking something before doing the actual strategy for the round.
Overall I love being able to play Civ on my iPad and just a short and sweet game that focuses on my favorite parts.
Great game not much different then console civ rev 5/5
The console version was probably the most replayable game of all time. This version extended that to mobile devices. The only problem is once you figure out a few key techniques you’re owning on deity every game. There should be a harder difficulty imo. I also think they should make a rev 3 because a lot of people don’t want to sink a couple weeks into an overly complicated civ6 style game and with a few tasteful improvements, harder difficulty and removing things like air attack animations and adding back overrun it would be great. Nobody want to watch any of those attack animations and those could easily be speeded up at the very least.
CPU has No contact with other civilizations 4/5
It’s weird how other civilizations don’t know about each other .. you try and pay another civilization to fight with each other like on the previous versions on home consoles but they can be literally right next to each other and they will never met through out the whole game .. small simple detail that would help a lot