It’s always kind of a toss-up as to whether 2K Games will update their iOS library or not whenever that need arises. With the 32-Bit Appocalypse arriving alongside the release of iOS 11 in September, one of the victims was 2K and Firaxis’ Civilization Revolution 2 ($9.99), which launched in 2014 and hadn’t seen an update since mid-2015. Would this be an XCOM situation where 2K would step in to save the day or a BioShock situation where they’d stick their fingers in their ears and shout LA LA LA LA LA LA LA? Well, I’m happy to say it’s the former as today a 64-bit compatibility update has arrived for Civilization Revolution 2, and as an added bonus, the game now also supports the full screen of the iPhone X!
If you’re not familiar with the series, the original Civilization Revolution launched way back in 2008 and offered a more streamlined, mainstream-friendly take on Sid Meier’s long-running Civilization 4X strategy game series. That first game was also released on iOS back in 2009 and translated extremely well to the touchscreen. In 2014 2K and Firaxis released this sequel originally as an iOS exclusive, though it did eventually make its way to Android and the Playstation Vita as well. The most dramatic upgrade was from the original game’s sprite-based visuals to the full 3D visuals of the sequel, along with some additional scenarios and parameters to play under. It feels a BIT dated by today’s standards but is still probably the most approachable 4X strategy game on iOS, and for existing owners it’s very good news to see 2K supporting Civilization Revolution 2 with compatibility updates.