Civilization Revolution – How to Win on Deity Mode
This is a run-down on how to get ahead in the most difficult strategy game of all time.
Without a doubt, Sid Meier’s Civilization has always been the utmost definition of the term ’strategy game’. It’s latest incarnation Civilization Revolution (sometimes known as Civ-Rev) has proven to be a real challenge for even the most hardened Civilization veterans.
The Deity difficulty mode isn’t just a harder version of the game, it also gives other nations an unfair advantage. This technically means that you’re fighting a losing battle whenever you play on Deity mode. Fear not though, there are ways to beat the game (without cheating), this tutorial will show you how.
Before You Begin
The first thing to consider is choosing your nationality. Each civilization has certain advantages over others that normally don’t impact the game very much in other modes. However in deity mode these traits can sometimes be the only thing to tip the balance in your favour. For example, the easiest civilization to use on deity is the Aztec. I would recommend using the Aztec because their units heal after every battle… something no other civilization does in the game. This means you can withstand an onslaught of enemies one after another (and believe me, you will) without your units taking on damage.
Next you should decide which type of victory to aim for. You should acknowledge that certain victories are easier to gain than others. These are:
Economic Victory (easiest)
Culture Victory (not so easy)
Science Victory (very hard)
Domination Victory (extremely hard)
I’d suggest trying for an economic victory first, that way you can at least get a taste for it. Once you’ve sorted this out, you’re ready to begin the game.
Starting the Game
The placement for your first city is probably the most important step in the game. Make sure it is by the sea, as you’ll need these squares to produce science. You should have at least one production square, preferably two i.e. hills, or forest squares and you should also make use of any resources (gold is always a good resource regardless of whichever victory you’re aiming for).
Build your first city.
Your next step is to collect as much exploration cash as possible. You do this by plundering as many barbarian villages and artifacts as possible, before they’re taken by other civilizations. The best way to achieve this is to set your city to maximum production to produce three or four warriors quickly. Use there units to explore in different directions on the map. Occasionally, instead of gold, you’ll receive a spy unit or a horsemen unit. Don’t worry about keeping these units, just use them to explore the map, as they have better movement than your warriors. After creating your units, set your city to maximum science and start building Stonehenge.