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Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 11:22 am PT (02:22 pm ET)

Civilization Revolution 2 hits the App Store, Pac-Man adds new content

With the Independence Day holiday around the corner, iOS gamers now have a few new options for off-day entertainment as 2K Games officially released Civilization Revolution 2 and Namco Bandai updated Pac-Man with new mazes and content.




Civilization Revolution 2



Developed exclusively for mobile devices — a first for the blockbuster Civilization franchise — Civilization Revolution 2 is the sequel to 2009's Civilization Revolution for iOS. Players can choose from leaders including Abraham Lincoln, Gandhi, Napoleon, Churchill and Kennedy to command their forces.

The RTS gains new military units, including aircraft carriers, jet fighters, and special forces alongside new technologies like lasers, modern medicine, and information technology. Gamers can also grow new buildings and wonders such as a nuclear power plane, the Re Cross, and silicon valley.

2K Games says the game's 3D graphics take "full advantage" of iOS's graphics capability, allowing players to reenact historic events and battles in Scenario Mode with more graphical aplomb.

Civilization Revolution 2 version 1.0.0 is available now as a $14.99, 428-megabyte download from the App Store.

Pac-Man






Classic arcade game Pac-Man has been among the most popular since its iOS debut, and publisher Namco Bandi has added a raft of new content for the holiday weekend. Alongside a July 4th-themed app icon, players will also find three new mazes.

A "summer pack" of mazes is available via an in-app purchase for $1.99, and the company also promises "minor big fixes" along with the update.

Pac-Man version 5.0.6 is available now as a $6.99, 25.5-megabyte download from the App Store.