Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution

Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution Achievements

Absolute Power is Kind of Neat

Win without changing governments on King difficulty or higher.   

Follow the guide for Power Never Takes a Back Step, but do not change your government. If you want you can use another civilization, such as the English as they start with Monarchy, or any other civilization. Just don't and I repeat do not change your government and you'll get the achievement.

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Comment #1 by Savage12anahalf
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @ 01:14:55 PM

so i tried this twice following the guide and nothing, can anyone offer some more help?

Comment #2 by Delphan Rane
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 08:12:41 PM

Same here, tried twice. First time was England in Lightning scenario, 2nd time was England (Deity) for Domination achievements. Nothing.

Comment #3 by IrishFX
Friday, March 25, 2011 @ 03:22:05 PM

You have to do it as a Despot. Start as the Greeks on King. Switch from science to gold. Basically follow what the walkthrough. Just have to be a Despot to start and stay.

Comment #4 by WIN308ROB
Sunday, April 15, 2012 @ 12:57:32 PM

thanks IrishFX for the tip.

Comment #5 by Juggernaut21351
Sunday, April 06, 2014 @ 09:06:22 PM

I just won on king difficulty without changing my government and it didnt give me the achievement.

Comment #6 by REfan001
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 @ 05:24:15 AM

same with me, just beat it with England and nothing

Comment #7 by Hou1ie
Thursday, May 08, 2014 @ 04:21:33 PM

The original post is slightly wrong. To get the achievement you must remain as a Despot (hence Absolute Power is Kind of Neat). You can't get this as England as they start as a Monarchy. Can't get it as Romans or Greeks either.

Comment #8 by Spiral 462
Wednesday, July 09, 2014 @ 04:30:03 AM

Yeah I also tried as the guide said as the English, and no achievement.. #7 is right, you can do this achievement as any Civilization except for the English (who start with Monarchy), the Greeks (they start with Democracy), or the Romans (they start out Republic). Any other Civilization outside of those 3 will start with Despotism, and you have to start and finish with Despotism for this achievement, so just don't change governments during gameplay and it will pop when you win.

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Europe June 06, 2008
Japan June 03, 2008

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