Sid Meier’s Civilization: Revolution wins‘Best Strategy Game’ award at 2009 Video Game BAFTAs

Wednesday 11th March/...2K Games is happy to announce today the success of Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution in the Best Strategy Game category at yesterday’s 2009 GAME British Academy Video Games Awards ceremony in London. Producer Barry Caudill from Civilization Revolution developer Firaxis was present to accept the award.

This achievement is testament to years of dedicated effort at Firaxis and 2K, and demonstrates that classic strategy gaming is as relevant today as it ever was– if not more so. The latest current-gen console incarnation of the traditionally PC-based Civilization series, Civilization Revolution beat off stiff competition from other noted strategy titles, including Advance Wars: Dark Conflict and Command And Conquer: Red Alert 3.

About Civilization Revolution:

In 1991, Sid Meier put computer gaming on the map when he delivered Civilization to the PC gaming world, launching the "God Game" genre and creating one of the most award-winning and addictive strategy series of all time. Built specifically for console and handheld systems, Civilization Revolution features the franchise's fastest pick-up-and-play action to date and still honors the most beloved elements from the core series: strategic global reign and encounters with history's most intrepid leaders. An intuitive tutorial has been designed to ease newcomers into the world of Civilization Revolution while varying difficulty levels are included that provide challenges to players of all skill levels. Civilization Revolution also takes advantage of the console architecture, providing a graphically and acoustically advanced experience that immerses players in the world of Civilization. Civilization Revolution for Nintendo DS™ delivers an experience that shares the same game core and features as its console counterparts

In the new streamlined and intuitive multiplayer component, players can log on to the PLAYSTATION®Network, Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network or Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection and challenge other fans worldwide to determine the greatest ruler. PLAYSTATION Network and Xbox Live users will also be able to download multiplayer maps and scenarios, and all three platforms support the Game of the Week online feature which provides new challenges every week after launch.


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