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Civilization released for iPhone

Civilization released for iPhone

Civilization Revolution isn't the same as the original Civ - it's a slightly more mass-market interpretation of the series.

2K Games has delighted gamers and Apple-fanatics everywhere today by releasing an iPhone and iPod Touch version of the much-loved strategy game, Civilization.

Sadly though, the game isn't a port of the original Civilization, nor one of the more faithful sequels. Instead, it's a port of the more accessible and cartoony revamp of the series, Civilization Revolution.

Released last year for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Nintendo DS, Civilization Revolution was a deliberate attempt to give the strategy series more mass-market appeal and actually wasn't that bad. If nothing else it was a nice introduction to the series, though you can read more info about the game in our full Civilization Revolution Xbox 360 review.

2K has already released a lite version of the game alongside the full release, so even if you're a Civ sceptic then you can still check it out for free.

We've only played a handful of turns in the lite version ourselves, which limits you to progressing as far as the Modern Era as one of three nations, but so far it looks like a pretty solid port of the Nintendo DS version of the game, with an optimised interface.

Are you a big Civilization Revolution fan? Then let us know your thoughts on the game in the forums.

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Skiddywinks 10th August 2009, 13:17 Quote
Civ Rev was great fun. I still only have one achievement missing from the 360 version (Damn you Great People! DAMN YOU TO HELL!).

Having said that, even though it is a good game, the originals were amazing, and leagues ahead. I could spend hours telling myself "Just one more turn!".
Blademrk 10th August 2009, 13:40 Quote
Really enjoyed the 360 version, tempted to pick up the PC version ('twas on sale in Tesco for £10).
Ape 10th August 2009, 13:57 Quote
Wish I could get excited about this but I played Sim City on the iPhone and it was diabolical.

Maybe when it son offer I'll give this a go because like the other posters, I love Civ games.
perplekks45 10th August 2009, 18:58 Quote
Civ was, is and always will be the God of turn-based strategy.
Elton 10th August 2009, 21:06 Quote
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Originally Posted by Ape
Wish I could get excited about this but I played Sim City on the iPhone and it was diabolical.

Maybe when it son offer I'll give this a go because like the other posters, I love Civ games.

Well Sim City is now pretty much dead, especially after SimCity 4 and Societies.
Ape 11th August 2009, 14:36 Quote
Sim City 4 and Societies are on iPhone?

I'll have to check them out and see if they've improved the handling then.
docodine 11th August 2009, 16:26 Quote
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Originally Posted by Elton
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ape
Wish I could get excited about this but I played Sim City on the iPhone and it was diabolical.

Maybe when it son offer I'll give this a go because like the other posters, I love Civ games.

Well Sim City is now pretty much dead, especially after SimCity 4 and Societies.

+1, iPhone Sim City was trash.. CivRev was just as fun as Civ4 IMO and I'll download the lite version as soon as I find my Touch.
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