Its decent. I would have preferred a function that allows for a better "God's Eye" view of the game (straight down vice at an angle). Civ Rev 1 allowed to u to switch between the 2, so why not this one? The way you select units makes it harder to manage your troops. Why do i have to hold down to select them vice just selecting them in Civ Rev 1? Well, thats $10 ill never see again.
Stripped down version of Civ, much better suited for mobile. Great fun, looks good. But seems to run heavier than it should. HTC One M8 has no issues, older Transformer TF300 has some slowdown here and there, and I've run much better looking games better on it, slight disappointment there. Game does have tutorial, and "Civopedia" for other info for those having issues.
I absolutely love this game. I've been playing this on my 360 for years and it's very similar to the app version. Don't play it on 360 anymore because I now have a xbox 1. There is a glitch in the game were you can't go to your city options and build or reset workers. You have to save back out and restart. If they can fix this I will give this game a 5 star. I can't wait for them to add more and work out all the bugs.
Love this game. Worth the
I've been playing this game for a few months now, and I love the game. However, like with all games there are minor bugs, which you'd expect. I paid over £11 for this game, I must of been drunk at the time, as I would never pay that much for an app ever. Fair enough if it was £5, but not over £11. Also, the games are too short and time goes by too quickly. When on an easier level you are able to wipe out all other civilisations, however on a harder level you don't have enough time to do this.
Works well enough I suppose... not many differences between this and the 1st game. But I'm just glad to have civ back in my life. Any way I'm writing this review to report a bug. Not sure what triggers it but the city panel doesn't work sometimes... the camera snaps to the city and acts just as it should... I can pinch/spread like normal but the menus/buttons just aren't there... saving, closing the app, and restarting fixes it for a little while so I guess it aint that big of a deal.
If you're an achievement hunter prepare to be bored. Almost every achievement involving a civ requires a culture victory like 10 out of 16. "win as Arabs with culture. Win as Aztec with culture" AND it's like the development don't even know history, like the Russians achievement requires you to have an American great wonder and the Spanish require a Greek wonder. It's a bit easier than original mobile civ rev which is nice (civ rev 1 was stupid hard) but a little too much easier.
No idea why the Farmville quote is a top comment, almost made me pass, but glad I didn't... this is nothing like Farmville, and exactly like civilization (or pretty close to pc versions ) if you like regular civ then you should like this game if you're not a fanboy/girl that's going to pick at the differences (comon guys it's mobile, not a gaming computer) oh and important facts: no pay walls or IAPS to speak of that I've seen (yay)... played like 3 whole games in a day... worth it for time/$ ratio for me
I'm enjoying the game, especially at the sale price but it's very buggy. The city menus disappear all the time and trying to click the icon above units stops working. Every time I have to reboot the game but that doesn't always fix the issues. If they'd fix the bugs and keep the price point low this would be a 4-5 star game for sure.
This game, although playable, takes all the core mechanics of civilization that we know and love then dumbs them down to the point that this game starts to have little to no strategy involved in it. If you're looking for a good strategy game and have a powerful device if recommend 2k's much truer port of xcom.
I know its not as detailed as the PC version its not supposed to be. I want something I can play on a tablet without difficulty. This does that. Only issue is IMO it hasn't been improved enough since v1 5+ years ago. Could have done with more than a few units and buildings. Great game though.
Great job on this, very similar to the console version (this is 2.0 afterall). For those upset it's not like the PC version....ummm yeah, and? The console version was diff too. They're more streamlined which is good for these platforms. A full game only takes around 2-3 hr. On the pc it was rare to finish an full game (unless you took out all your opponents early) in under 4-6 hr. I like the depth of the pc better but otherwise mobile & console are still good! BTW, Farmville is the knock off of civ (duh!)
If you liked the console version (CIVILIZATION REVOLUTION) you will enjoy this as well. Most bad reviews complain its not like the Civilization games. ITS NOT A CIVILIZATION GAME. ITS A CIVILIZATION REVOLUTION GAME. It's awesome. Better than the console version. I play it on the Samsung Galaxy View. Works great, no bugs that I can tell. Runs smooth as silk. More leaders and wonders to play with. BUY IT! How can you pass it up, especially since the price went down.
Good game. Runs smooth. I have no issues with it. Has very similar gameplay as PS3 version civ lV. I wouldn't expect gameplay to be like PC version, that's just dumb. Other reviews say it freezes or force close, I have a cheap phone (LG Stylo) and played for hours once downloaded, no issues yet. Then again Im running with 2 gigs of ram. Sometimes its the app, sometimes its the phone.
Can't load any units into the new transport aircraft, bug? Also when starting as America, JFK, cant produce archer units even after researching bronze,, bug? Please fix, because I'm a fan of the civilization series and would love to give 5 stars but just can't under the circumstances. Update: appears fixed.
Sometimes can't see the menu when you go into the city, have to save and reload. My biggest pet peavey for the game is I can't seem to unlock any leaders in the game no matter how many times I successfully complete the objectives. Please fix this and I will give 5 stars.
So yeah it's not a full fledged Civ4 or sth. But honestly I wouldn't want to play Civ4 on a phone, so I think they made the right call to make this game more casual, more streamlined. It's still one of the best strategy games available for phones so thumbs up Devs :-)
Don't listen to people who say it stinks. I grew up on civilizarion. I played the first revolution and this game plays exactly like that version. Only difference is better mobile phone graphics and added new tech and characters. The game play is amazing. It will be different from civilizarion v or iv but you have to understand this is revolution a,different genre.. of civ games. Made by the same producers but different. I have it on my ipad, note 3 and my note 12.2 pro. I highly recommend it.
Without the option to play others online this game gets boring very quickly. I stopped playing shortly after buying and probably won't pick it up again unless that option is added. What a terrible mistake to omit such a feature. **UPDATE 12/07/2015** Just confirming that I have not touched this game in a while because of the lack of multiplayer.
This is an expensive app, no question. Civilization is an incredible game, and this is a good version, but it's very full of bugs, runs battery, and hasn't had an update since I bought it. I expect more for this price. This would be 5 stars if 2K would at least appear to be fixing bugs. UPDATE: they've now updated it with more units. And more bugs. I'm on a Nexus 5.
I love this game, but... There are a few issues. The city interface does not come up if I turn my screen off and back on (Just save and reload to fix). The worst part though. None of the achievements are working. There are new Great Leaders to play as which is exciting at first... Until you find out you cannot unlock any of them.
This game is amazing. Please keep making them for Android, and I will buy every one. This game does have it's fair share of bugs. Every once in awhile you will not be able to see the city view anymore. To fix that SAVE your game then return to the main menu and load it again. Problem fixed. A bug fix would be greatly appreciated, but I love this game either way.
This game is awesome. My only gripe is that there are bugs that haven't been fixed in months. One is when the phone goes asleep and you wake it up to return to the game you'll find the city menus gone. Also, the swipe to end turn image goes into super fast animation. Overall, great game! Fix bugs for 5 stars.
Great game, definitely worth every penny. Can't stop playing it. My only concern (the reason I'm not giving 5 stars) is that it does freeze from time to time, so I have to close it and restart. Overall, would love it to also have a multi player function be it on the same device or (and even better) from other devices.
"I loved this simplified Civ from the 360 days. Portable is even better I can play anywhere. Touch controls are good. I'm glad that Google achievements are used. Not used enough on Android games." That was before going back to play it after several months to find I cannot access the city screen or change the tech that is learned. Make it great again!
Great game. For those that haven't play Rev before it's not as in depth as the original game, but a single game can be finished in around an hour. It has all the components as the original, but things go fast. Build armies, research new techs, get great people, build culture, and then fight. It's the best civilization experience on mobile.
I think this game is great, it's just like civ rev 1 but with more stuff. My only problem is that once you've acquired all the leaders, there's not much to do. This really needs multiplayer so that you can keep up the fun even after you've done everything.
It's laggy, drops frames, doesn't load city menus half the time so queues get stuck on empty, and now it arbitrarily breaks battle protocol to score bullshit victories where it's not even possible. My defense value 18, their attack value 1. Somehow I lost the battle and the newly acquired city. Fix it. Now. I paid for this game, I expect excellence.
I would give this game 5 stars, but it crashes constantly. When a turn only takes a minute at the beginning of a game, you can get in a few turns, but once you get another city and have a few units, it's difficult to get through even a single turn. I want to uninstall it and get a refund, but they won't do it. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS GAME.
Good job developers. Keep at it. I rated 5 stars because this version of civilization, simplified significantly, is made to be operational on an android smart phone. It runs very smooth on my Motorola and plays as the console version. Anyone that leaves a bad review on this game needs to either upgrade their phone or get over the simplification.
Very well done. Plays exactly like Civ Rev 1. I like the new additions. Yes the city screen disappears when you lock your phone but after saving and restarting all is well. For $2.99 it was very well worth it. Note this does not play like the Civ games on PC. If your looking for that this may not be for you. If you liked Civ Rev on consoles you'll really enjoy this.
Nothing like civ 4 and 5. It works very well and but isn't very fun to play. It feels very watered down, like the first civ rev. Lacking in diplomacy and economics. The worlds are timy, but that could be due to many devices' limitations. I wasn't a fan of the first revolution and i wish this was more like the pc games, but it works as advertised and is okay. The price seems steep, but I'd rather a high price and no in app purchases... can't stand that stuff.
I enjoy the Civ series and thought this would be nice for slow nights at work. Seemed fun until the game froze on my nexus 7. Okay, maybe it was just a freak bug. Started a new game... same thing probably a hundred or so turns into the game. I was enjoying it mostly up to that point but until this gets patched I can't give it anything better than 2 stars.
Error 905 won't install. .. want my money back... then I waited a few month's and they fixed it...... had to give it five star.... great game.... wish there was unlimited turns so you can actually build most of the wonders before the game ends.... but it's as close to civ that I've seen on android. .. well done... civ fans well worth the money. ..
Runs very hot on nexus 4, freezes & dies after a time. Continually asks for off-line account access. Improved controls and menu stability over previous versions. Free play after victory would be great. Better but still not good enough for the price.
The controls were different. But over all the gameplay is smooth. However major parts of the game are missing such as multiplayer. That makes the game boring. And the ai is just to easy. Also it needs open game mode. With unlimted play. Where you can play as long as you want. Also id like a map creation mode. World editor or whatever its called. The maps are boring. But over all a good game.
I just bought the game this morning, and I was eager to get home and start playing, so I did that as soon as I got home and 1min into the game it forced closed. I didn't think much of it, so then I started playing again and this time about 30 sec in it did it again ,and again, and again so now I just want my money back and don't want this game anymore.
it keeps on closing on me I want a refund because I'm not wasting 10$ on a game I can't even play. 3 days later and I still haven't got a response from the developers. If I do not get my refund or a response by the next week I am going to make a complaint that the developers are taking people's money
I have tried to play this many times since i bought it and all it does is crash no matter what i try. not worth the money
It's good for a fun mobile game like any other strategy but there problems it seems like you can't trade or team up you only get attacked by every CPU in the game go play the first one then this one you will know what I mean