Civilization Revolution 2 released in 2014, offering an even slimmer, stripped-back take on the Civ formula than its predecessor. It was reasonably well-received, but unlike that first game, it seemed content to play things safe. The difficult second revolution, I guess.
You're not a true strategy gamer unless one of your tank battalions has been destroyed by a Roman legion. It's practically a rite of passage as, since 1991, the Civilization series has been giving strategy gamers the world over the opportunity to lose battles against under-equipped, technically inferior opponents. Pikemen have stabbed at aeroplanes. Barbarians have battered battleships. Musketeers have shrugged off stealth bombers. While the series has introduced all sorts of checks and balances to mitigate this, I'm delighted to report that Civilization Revolution 2, its latest instalment, still allows the occasional victory using what I can only imagine are Ewok tactics. And, really, would we expect anything else?
Price and availability
iOS (iPhone 4S, iPad 2 and later): Ł10.49
2K Games has announced Civilization Revolution 2, a premium mobile device exclusive.
It's due out on the App Store for iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini and iPad Touch on 2nd July 2014. It's down as "coming soon" for Android devices.
Civ Rev 2 is the first game in the strategy Civilization series to be developed exclusively for mobile platforms, 2K said, and builds on the first Civ Rev, which launched on console before heading to mobile devices five years ago.