2K Games has announced it will release Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution 2 for Android, but a specific release date and price has yet to be revealed.

Despite the title, Civilization Revolution 2 will in fact be the first game in the long running turn-based strategy series that is being developed from the ground up specifically for mobile devices. The original Civilization Revolution was released for game consoles first in 2008 before being ported to iOS in 2009 and Windows Phone in 2012. However, 2K Games did not release that game for Google's mobile OS. Therefore, the launch of Civilization Revolution 2 will in fact be the first game in the series to be released for Android devices.

Developed by Firaxis Games, Civilization Revolution 2 will feature a user interface created for touchscreen devices. 2K Games added:

Staying true to the series, Civilization Revolution 2 will allow players to lead a civilization from the dawn of man to the modern age, and go head-to-head with history's most intrepid leaders as they wage war, conduct diplomacy, discover new technologies, and build the most powerful empire the world has ever known in a race for ultimate supremacy.

The game will have all of the 16 historical leaders that players encountered in the first Civilization Revolution, such as Abraham Lincoln, Gandhi and Napoleon. It will also let players interact with some new famous figures such as Winston Churchill and John F. Kennedy. 2K Games has yet to announce any specific hardware or OS requirements for the Android version.

What do you think of 2K Games finally planning to release a Civilization game for the huge Android marketplace?

There are 25 comments

seanjenkins says:

William Churchill. Honestly


stevedo says:


Via a cool AC App on a great Nexus 4


Big Willy Churchill, a famous man indeed. Excited for this game on Android nonetheless, as addicting as any I've played.

Stu Alsford says:

Just curious - Your URL seems to suggest July 2nd, yet your post states no release date?

Edit: It also states iPhone and iPad, so I presume copy paste woes. Sorry.

yeah yeah says:

Maybe the iOS version?

Stu Alsford says:

Yeah, I realised that after I posted - Similar post on iMore.

Finally! A worthy replacement to Great Big War Game!

I've played Civ since version 1 on an Amiga 2000. Always enjoyed the many permutations to game play. I thought IV was a bit over the top with eye candy at the expense of the game play, but I think I might actually like this.

Robb Nunya says:

Heh... Civ was the 1st game I got for my Packard Bell 386. My Hard drive crapped out and had to be sent in for warranty work, and I had Civ on a 5.25 floppy, so I booted to 3.5 and played Civ for 2 weeks until the HD made it back.

Robb Nunya says:

You could just give me the full version of Civ 2, updated with a better control scheme for fingers, and I'd buy.

This. My phone is more powerful than the computer I used to run CIV 3 (and 4) on. Just port that to mobile and let me play it...

photojazz says:

If you have an Android device, FreeCiv is based on Civ2. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=pl.org.zielinscy.freeciv

Is this version based closely on any particular version of the desktop games? What is the level of complexity compared to Civ 1-4?

These are the guys who did XCom: Enemy Unknown, yes? If so, they do nice work. I'm looking forward to this...

Theodroid says:

If it's roughly the same game that's also on iOS and WP (And DS, PSP, etc.), then it's quite good, but it's a lot simpler and not as complex as Civ 4 or 5... Plays a lot faster, if I remember well (played it more than 3 years ago...) you can play a full game in about 3-4 hours. Not the same depth as XCom unfortunately...

alainlafond says:

Yes! And when?
I've played all versions on PC...

Hoping it's a little more robust than the first Revolutions. I've been considering buying a Surface to play Civ 5 on the go, among other reasons.

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cerebasan says:

Can't wait!!! Loved the first one on iOS.

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Theodroid says:

About time!

Celtic Fury says:

can't wait! have played civ series since the first game back in my university days over 20 years ago. hope sid brings out pirates! and railroad tycoon too!

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JanPierewiet says:

IAP? May work for me without IAP.

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user7618 says:

I really wish that they would just port over a proper Civ title.

Android: It will make you a sexual tyrannosaurus, just like me.

dahem0n says:

Amazing! fist Civ V available for linux and now this!

Awesome news! This is going to be sweet on my Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition. Hopefully they have it take advantage of high resolution screens.

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Russ Smith says:

If it's freemium, it can suck my lolly pop.

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scholaryoshi says:

I can't wait for this! But I have to :(