- If you go online with your PlayStation 3, you have a wealth of options available to you. Well, a few. Okay, so you usually have just the one option and that's running around a small arena ramming the business end of your shotgun down your enemy's throats while crying about lag and half-thinking of jumping to the Quit Match option as you'll know you'll never steal the lead that pwnedurmom69 has built up.
Okay, okay, so the likes of MotorStorm, Skate et al have been ignored for the sake of argument. The point is, Civilization Revolution offers a refreshing change of pace and direction, with its old-school strategy design moulded into next-gen accessibility. You start by picking a race to represent - the Russians, the Indians, the Americans, the Chinese, the Arabs, the Zulus and so on.
Each has its own advantage, with the English benefiting from the eventual invention of Longbow Archers and Spitfire Bombers while Monguls are strong horseback soldiers and can mine resources from the mountains the fastest. The French probably have more white flags than any other nation, but no-one's going to play as them.
Brains over brawn
Then the game begins proper and so does the strategy. You build your main city, then a wealth of options open up for you. Do you build warriors to try and divide and conquer...