Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution

Dec 6, 2007

Yeah, console gamers are total morons… wait, no we’re not! So why do the best PC games invariably receive a total dumbing-down in their transition to the box sitting by your TV? Battlefield - complicated on the PC; dumb as a bag of dead clowns on 360. Far Cry - smart and stealthy on the PC; run-and-gun-and-eventually-not-much-fun on 360.

As much as developer Firaxis would like you to think of their Civilization port as ‘streamlined,’ the truth is that the game we played is a straight simplification of everything Civ PC does, stripping off fluff and guff that makes the PC version a nerdfest for the stat-obsessed, and speeding up gameplay to make for more accessible online gaming.

Above: All images are from the 360 version