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DomiNations Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on April 8th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: ENJOYABLE STRATEGIES
DomiNations combines many popular strategy games, and mostly succeeds.
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Sid Meier's Starships Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Rob Rich on March 12th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: BRIGHT STAR
Sid Meier’s Starships is as much fun as you’d expect from the mind behind Civilization and Pirates!, but it’s a bit of a rocky start.
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A New Challenge and Leader Arrive in the Latest Civilization Revolution 2 Update

Posted by Jessica Fisher on September 4th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: MORE REDUX THAN REVOLUTION :: Read Review »

2K has released version 1.2.0 for Civilization Revolution 2.

The strategy game now includes a new French leader, Charles De Gaulle, an enhanced event system with leaderboards, and a new tournament. The new Guadalcanal historical challenge has players taking on the role of America as they fight against the Imperial Japanese Navy.

You can download Civilization Revolution 2 for $14.99 on the App Store.

148Apps Gets Some Hands-On Time with Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution 2

Posted by Rob Rich on June 30th, 2014

It was announced recently that there will, in fact, be a Civilization Revolution 2, and that it will be a mobile-only release. Seeing as Civilization Revolution is a great game, and a slightly more streamlined version of the strategy juggernaut actually seems like a really great fit for mobile anyway, this is exciting news.

What’s even more exciting is that it’s every bit as much of a time-devouring black hole as the original.

The improvements made to mobile hardware over the past couple of years has Civilization Revolution 2 looking good. Almost as good as the original game did on consoles, actually. The interface has also been significantly improved and functions pretty much the same way you’d expect: tap to select a space to move a unit to, tap again to confirm movement, tap to navigate through menues, etc. An interesting addition is the End Turn button that’s actually more of a switch. To help prevent players from accidentally ending their turn prematurely, you actually have to hold the button down and drag it to the left - not unlike shutting down an iPhone or iPad, actually.

New maps, wonders, special scenarios, and technologies like Modern Warfare and Information Technology are available, as well as two new leaders (JFK and Churchill) that can be unlocked. Multiplayer, however, has been cut out entirely. It seems as though it wasn’t much of a draw on mobile, which means more time and resources for developing the campaign so it’s difficult to get upset over.

If you just can’t wait to get your hands on Civilization Revolution 2, you’re in luck! The game is out this Wednesday, July 2, and will be available for $14.99.

Fate of Nations Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Rob Thomas on June 4th, 2014
Our rating: starstarblankstarblankstarblankstar :: FATAL FLAWS
Fate of Nations tries to offer a free-to-play 4x experience, but just delivers a big muddy heap instead.
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Get Along Little Extra-Terrestrials, the Space Frontier Awaits

Posted by Rob Rich on December 8th, 2011
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

The year is 2150. The Earth's resources have been completely drained, so humanity is forced to seek out a suitable replacement in the vast emptiness of space. It's a song and dance any sci-fi fans is familiar with, but one that's often overlooked as a backdrop for a video game. Space Frontier takes that backdrop and turns it into the game's entire basis for existence.

Thirty different planets are out there to colonize, with a total of forty stages to complete. Each habitable world has its own special circumstances and conditions, so what might make for a successful settling on one may not work on another. Factoring in the various missions and scoring that's based on a player's speed of completion, and we have ourselves one consistently playable little space adventure.

Anyone anxious to start their own space-age real estate business can give Space Frontier a look right now. $3.99 is all it'll take to get the ball rolling.

Egypt: Engineering An Empire HD Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Chris Kirby on April 22nd, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: Crumbles
Want a great civilization-building game? Don't look here.
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Civilization Revolution for iPad Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Chris Kirby on May 16th, 2010
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: AN EVOLUTION
Accompanied by very little fanfare, 2K Games launched the iPad version of Civilization Revolution. It's a spectacular game that seems finally fully realized thanks to the iPad's beautiful, large screen.
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Civilization Revolution

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Will on August 11th, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: DEEPLY ADDICTIVE
Despite far from perfect controls and interface along with mediocre graphics, Civilization Revolutions comes with the best strategic gameplay as yet seen on the App Store, and for the amount of content it delivers, it's a steal at $4.99.
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App Store News Round-Up For August 10th

Posted by Jeff Scott on August 10th, 2009

While AT&T was quietly changing your contract in their favor, of course, we've been scouring the tubes for app store news.

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[/caption]SId Meier's Civilization Revolution comes to the iPhone. We teased the release of this game on Friday, and now it's here (a day early). We first saw Civilization Revolution during WWDC. 2K Games came down to San Francisco to show it off to press under a strict embargo. What we saw then was impressive, but we couldn't talk about it. This is actually the real thing. The real Civilization Revolution by the real Sid Meier. Civilization Revolution, for those unfamiliar, is a long play turn based strategy game and is the latest in a long line of games of this genre from Sid Meier. Released last year for the XBox 360 and PS3, it has now been ported, with some reduced graphics, to the iPhone. But they were very clear that it's the full game, just with iPhone optimized graphics. The controls on a game like this are always fairly complex and due to that, the controls on the iPhone are a little cramped. Good news is that you can get used to them fairly quickly. There are also some early reports of sluggish gameplay on older devices. We'll have a full review up real soon. If you try out the free lite/demo or full version, let us know what you think in the comments. Also, SlideToPlay has posted a hands on video to YouTube, take a look.

Where To? Updated - Where To? Two? One of our favorite early release apps for the iPhone was Where To? A 2.0 update has been released today to take advantage of a couple featured of OS 3.0 and in the end make the app even more useful. Now included are integrated maps that show your search results and they also update in real time on the map as you are moving. You can also email, sms, or copy results to the clipboard. Now for the bad news. This app was sold by it's original developer to FutureTap early this year. Due to this, if you purchased it before June 23rd, you can't upgrade for free. The app had to be transferred to a new developer on iTunes therefore breaking the upgrade path. For full details, check FutureTap's Upgrade page.

To celebrate this new release and to give previous purchasers a chance to upgrade cheaply, the app has been put on sale for only $0.99 until August 23rd. A great bargain for an app this useful. Take a look on their site for a video walkthrough of the app.

Red Bull X-Fighters Motocross Game from iPlay is looking pretty impressive. It's not in the app store yet but you can take a look at a gameplay video preview on YouTube. The in-game graphics look good, but we'll see if it can deliver.

Bumper Stars is running just a bazillion giveaways right now. The most important one, of course, is the one they are running with us to give away an iPhone 3GS (enter soon, the giveaway will be this week). For full details on that contest, check out the contest page.

They are also giving away a $100 iTunes gift card every week and now launched a new promo where they will give away from 25 to 100 $15 iTunes gift cards. Check it out you freebie junkies.

Someone's got a case of the Mondays. Will posted his weekly column on the app store this morning. And as usual it's a good post with a (lot of) opinions on recent happenings in the app store and the apps available. Please give it a read and leave a comment if you haven't already.

Hidden Gem: Lunarcy is an arcade, puzzle orbit simulation game. It's a little odd, but I'm digging it so far. It might be priced a little high for the current market, but only time will tell.