Reviews for Revolution Under Siege

92

A deep, deep game

Cooberstooge | Sept. 10, 2012 | See all Cooberstooge's reviews »

This is one of the best all-encompassing strategic games I've ever played. It covers the Russian Civil War, something that way too many other games of a similar type tend to completely avoid. Keep in mind, though, that this is hard core strategy to the max, so casual players may not find much to like here.

The graphics aren't the best, but they have a certain folksy style that makes Revolution Under Siege instantly recognizable. The hand-drawn map look of it all is quite easy on the eyes, and it makes positioning and movements pretty straightforward. I've never once run across any visual bugs in the game either, so that's a nice plus. Sound-wise, it gets the job done, but not much more than that - you don't really notice the sounds anyways when in a serious fight against the AI, so I usually just play with it off.

Now then, the AI...is insane. Take the best brains from all walks of life, stuff them together, and you might barely approach the intelligence in this game. It knows everything you're going to do, it would seem, and knows how to all turn it around to bite you. Yes, you'll often lose, but it's a satisfying loss, not like in most other titles where it's just quirky AI.

One of the best games of its kind, and one I easily recommend to any fan of the genre.

65

May not be worth it

hotmando1 | July 20, 2011 | See all hotmando1's reviews »

For thirty dollars, you can get a lot of higher quality strategic games. Well..as the name implies: it's a civil war within Russia. Pick a side, it doesn't really matter: it just advances the "plot" or history. Visually speaking, it could be better. It looks almost polished but not quite. It is not visually stunning to say the least and there are better world maps than this. However, the core focus of the game is in the gameplay. The ai is one of the best I've seen. Your going to need to use your wits to survive. Some pet peeves in this game can be the load times...the turn times.. etc. Sometimes you'll get into a battle without knowing too. If you feel like your Russian history is lacking, I suggest getting this game. But for thirty dollars..maybe less.

80

Best of its kind

keeveek | April 5, 2011 | See all keeveek's reviews »

Do you know AGEOD games? If not, it's the best time to get to know them. Revolution Under Siege is the most complete piece of art ever created by this company. Player can choose several sides, like Whites or Reds to play through the most violent revolution in history. Revolution that eventually created USSR. Graphics looks good - well drawn map and beautiful pictures of leaders and units for me look better than 3D models in other games. In this particular game, player needs to be a very good tactician - AI is brilliant and far more complex than in any AAA titles these days - and it's the mayor advantage of this game. Turns are counted rather slow because of that (2-3 mins of waiting can be pain in the ass) but it's worth it if youre a demanding strategist.