iOS Universal, Android •
While Civilization Revolution 2 isn’t exactly the highpoint of Sid Meier’s influential Civilization series, it’s the only one we’re likely to ever get on our phones, so it will have to do. If you’ve updated to iOS 11 since its release in September, however, you’ve had to do without. Civ Rev 2 was one of the victims of the App-ocalypse, remaining 32-bit when it needed exactly twice that many bits. It took 2K Games three months to fix the problem, and today they updated Civ Rev 2 to be 64-bit complian,t meaning we can all redownload it at our leisure.
Civ Rev 2 plays much like many of the PC versions of the series, but dumbs it down enough so games don’t last 12 hours and completely drain your phone. There’s a tech tree, units, city improvements, wonders, exploration, warfare, all wrapped up in a cartoony graphical style.
The only real problem Civ Rev 2 has is that, every time I load it up, I realize I’d rather just wait until I can get to my laptop and play Civ VI instead. That’s not Civ Rev 2’s fault, and it’s not bad for what it does. If you are really jonesing for a Civ experience on the go, Civ Rev 2 will do the job.
This new update simply updates it to 64-bits so it will work with iOS 11. There are no other bells or whistles added, so if you loved playing the game but haven’t been able to since September, today’s your lucky day. If you haven’t picked it up yet, it’s only $10 for a fairly decent Civ game, which isn’t a bad deal.
- Civilization Revolution 2 for iOS Universal, $10
- Civilization Revolution 2 for Android, $10 (Google Play links not working for me today. Anyone else?)