How to Win a Technology Victory in "Civilization Revolution" for the Xbox 360
By M. Wade
Updated September 22, 2017
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Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution
Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution for the Xbox 360 is a turn-based strategy game that puts you at the helm of one of 16 great civilizations. There are four ways to win the game: domination victory, cultural victory, economic victory, and technology victory. The key to winning a technology victory is to research enough new technologies to build a space station before you run out of turns.
Build multiple cities early. Build a settler unit when your first city reaches level three population. Each time one of your cities reaches a level three population, build another settler unit and create another city. Having at least five cities will make production of the space station, which is necessary to win the technology victory, much quicker.
Increase production. Research technologies that increase your production output, such as iron mines, factories, and railroads. Building a courthouse in each city early in the game is also helpful. Courthouses increase the number of production squares you can use.
Develop technologies that increase science. Increasing science will enable you to research new technologies more quickly. Build a library in every city to double your science production, then build a university in each city to increase science production by 50 percent. You can press the “Y” button in the City View screen to alternate your priority settings between science and gold.
Research Space Flight. You will need to research Electronics, Advanced Flight, and Nuclear Power in order to research Space Flight. Space Flight, which is necessary to win the technology victory, also unlocks the Apollo Program Wonder. This wonder will reveal all previously undiscovered technologies to you.
Build SS Propulsion and SS Fuel. Once you have researched Space Flight, dedicate all cities to the production of the space station units: SS Propulsion, SS Fuel, SS Habitation, and SS Life Support. Build four SS Fuels and three SS Propulsions to get your space station to Alpha Centauri quickly. Build only one or two SS Habitations and SS Life Supports.
Launch the space station and wait for it to reach Alpha Centauri. Once your space station is assembled, press the “A” button to launch it. The right bottom of the screen will tell you how many years it will take for you space station to reach Alpha Centauri. Once the appropriate number of turns have passed to allow your space station to reach its destination, you will win the technology victory.
Try to avoid engaging in wars and appease the other civilizations’ demands for technologies or gold so that you do not spend too many turns developing battle units. Have a sufficient number of battle units, especially Tank Units, in every city. The closer you get to reaching the technology victory, civilizations will initiate wars against you to prevent you from achieving the victory.
M. Wade is a licensed attorney and writer. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and University of Louisville and has been published in the University of Louisville Law Review, The Brand, and Blackline. She has been a writer for Demand Studios since August 2008.