Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Jul 9, 2014
    Civilization Revolution 2 is a solid and entertaining strategic experience that’s worth the download if you’re in a strategic state of mind. I’ve had a few failed moments as a ruler, but I’m not exactly disappointed.
  2. Jul 4, 2014
    Civilization Revolution 2 is a wonderful interpretation of the turn-based strategy genre for mobile, offering consumable two hour blasts of its world domination gameplay.
  3. Jul 9, 2014
    It feels like an adaptation of the original game, but it is still a solid, fun and engaging experience.
  4. Jul 7, 2014
    Solid new entry for iOS devices of one of the most popular strategy franchises out there.
  5. Aug 24, 2014
    No multiplayer is a blow, but this off-shoot's return is otherwise compelling. [Oct 2014, p.67]
  6. Jul 9, 2014
    Civilization Revolution 2’s flaws don’t detract from its addictive nature.
  7. Jul 11, 2014
    Is a new 3D coat of paint worth spending $14.99? In this case, probably not...
  8. Jul 10, 2014
    In the end there’s no denying that there’s fun to be had in Civilization Revolution 2. If you’ve played the original, you can safely avoid this one.
  9. Civilization Revolution 2 isn’t a terrible game by any stretch, but I’ve a feeling it will be long forgotten within minutes of sinking my teeth into a full-featured Civilization game set in space.
  10. Jul 7, 2014
    It's still a very fun game and one of the more accessible games in the 4X genre, and I'll never get tired of pretending everyone is their respective character from Clone High, but I can't confidently recommend this game to anyone who already has the first game, unless those graphics really mean a lot to you.
  11. Jul 3, 2014
    It's hard to recommend Civilization Revolution 2 to those who already played the original. But if this is your first dose of Civ, you're in for a treat.
  12. Jul 3, 2014
    Civilization Revolution 2 brings with it a visual overhaul, new leaders and some new units, but ultimately, it’s largely the same game that suffers with the same issues of older Civ games.
  13. Jul 10, 2014
    As a Civilization fan with thousands of hours played in the series, it’s difficult for me to get into the simplified design of Civilization Revolution 2. That doesn’t make it a bad game – it offers good controls and variety in leaders, maps, and scenarios, and can easily keep the momentum going for several hours of grand strategy.
  14. 60
    A solid mobile game, a shoddy Civ game. It gets boring after a measly two hours session, which is a subpar effort for this type of game. [Issue#244]
  15. Jul 10, 2014
    And here we come to the main problem of Civilization Revolution 2: it’s a sequel. If the original didn’t exist, then I’d be praising Rev 2 for bringing the Civilization series to mobile. Instead, this is a game that doesn’t need to exist.
  16. Jul 9, 2014
    If, like the developers seem to have done, you ignore the more complex facets of the game, there’s still a lot of Civilization-like fun to have. It’s just a lesser experience than even the first Revolution was.
  17. 60
    Civilization on a smartphone (or tablet) is still an enticing prospect but this so-called sequel shows very little improvement over the original and is now missing a major play mode.
  18. Jul 8, 2014
    As a tidy-looking package, Civilization Revolution 2 ups the ante in almost every way. It's bold and colourful, and looks fantastic on iPad's gorgeous Retina display. If you're a veteran fan of the series like me, then this mobile sequel might put you off at first. It feels constricted to the mobile world, without the sense of epic scale you get zooming out on your huge empires in the PC games.
  19. Jul 18, 2014
    I am certainly not disillusioned by the fact that I only get a Civ light on the tablet. But rather by the little progress the game has made in five years and the price politics: You’ll get the in most aspects better predecessor for free. And while you’re at it, you might want to check out Desert Fox, Eclipse or Ravenmark.
  20. Jul 9, 2014
    An over-simplified equivalent of the console Civilization game that doesn't even beat its predecessor.
  21. Jul 15, 2014
    It's tough to recommend Civilization: Revolution 2 in its current state. It makes few meaningful improvements to the original game, and in some ways its even takes a step back. Depending on your taste for 2D art, I would actually recommend the original Civilization: Revolution over this version. This sequel that feels like a missed opportunity to improve on a good idea.
  22. Jul 11, 2014
    Civilization Revolution 2 does some things well and others poorly. Its relative simplicity within the series will deter many Civilization fans, but this same distillation will make it more palatable to players who want a quicker and pacier game.
  23. Jul 8, 2014
    Civilization Revolution 2 just doesn’t live up to the price tag for fans of the series as it doesn’t add much at all. It’s also not that appealing for newcomers as it falls off the tight rope of in depth strategy, and accessibility making it one to skip.
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 3 out of 6
  1. Jul 8, 2014
    This is an absolute joke... An iOS port from the 7th generation of consoles that took four years to make... It plays exactly like the first Civilization Revolution. No improvements, no bug fixes, the computer players still cheat half the time... Wow. Full Review »
  2. Jul 8, 2014
    So they wanted to grab another amount of cash from iOS users and came with a great idea - why not take a 6 years old console game, and just port it to iOS devices? excellent idea!
    Its the save game as CIV revolution 1 but with console graphics. Costs 15$
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  3. Jul 14, 2014
    Horribly disappointing cash grab, not worth a single euro. If you are a Civ fan like me that owns all the games and you bought this game on good faith of the Sid Meier name then you will be gutted too to find out that 2K could release such a product. I am very weary now of Beyond Earth and will definately wait for a sale on that since apparently the Sid Meier name doesn't mean much anymore. Full Review »