At its best, the game can be challenging and it can be interesting, but it's not compelling. It's more of a distraction than the outright preoccupation that so many other Civilization games can become and, looks aside, it's no great advancement on the first Civilization Revolution.
Like its predecessors, every game of Civilization Revolution 2 is full of great moments worth recounting to your friends. Unfortunately, Civilization fans will discover that they’ve told many of these stories before.
It's really the same game as 2009's Civilization Revolution 1, albeit with an extensive facelift. That's not such a bad thing, given this is a smart and accessible rethink of an enduring formula, now updated for a more modern era of iOS gaming. High price or not, this deserves to be installed on a whole lot of iPads.