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Civvie 11 (also known as Civvie's Dungeon) is a Youtube channel focusing on video games. Civvie reviews mostly retro games from the First-Person Shooter genre or modern shooters inspired by retro FPS games. He also reviews the occasional film, typically adaptations of the games he's covered.

Another notable series of videos is the "Pro" series, which features humorous overviews of Civvie's experiences playing certain games. In other words, they're a scripted hybrid of a review and Let's Play.

Most of the videos in channel follow a loosely strung narrative where Civvie, or CV-11, is incarcerated in a facility of some description where he is treated inhumanely, but has access to a computer system and an unseen editor (CV-16). Intros, outros, and various beats in between the actual game review are usually punctuated by gags about the facility.

You can find his Youtube channel here and his Twitter here.


Civvie 11 provides examples of:

  • A Date with Rosie Palms:
    • At the beginning of his Super Seducer review, he jokes that he's been stuck in the dungeon for a while.
    • Also cracks a joke about this at the end of the Island Peril, video when he finds out Atlantean made a fighting game starring scantily clad women.
      H4MMER: "Pro Catfight" when, Civvie?
      Civvie: Listen, I'm not any good at fighting games when I'm usin' TWO hands, okay?
  • And Now For Something Completely Different: His reviews of Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, and The Crow: Wicked Prayer.
  • April Fools' Day: On the 1st April 2019, Civvie uploaded a "Pro Brutal Doom" video... which turned out to be a review of Wario Land for the Virtual Boy.
  • Apocalypse How: According to what Civvie says, the world above might be a wasteland. It's never explained how the world died, or even why he's still incarcerated. Thanks to some Lampshading on Civvie's part, he notes the fact he has far too many subscribers for the world to actually be over.
    • Potentially Played for Laughs, as he still reacts to incoming news regarding the failed launch of Fallout 76 in his Terminator: Future Shock review.
  • Arch-Enemy:
    • Capstone Software, for putting out nothing but terrible games. Often followed by Civvie sarcastically saying their tag line, "The Pinnacle of Entertainment Software", every time he mentions their name or some variation including "The Pinnacle of..." followed by a joke or major flaw common in their games.
    Civvie (reviewing TekWar): "Capstone... they fascinate me at how utterly incompetent they were at making games".
  • Badass Boast: Given his writing style and subject matter, there are a few of these every so often.
    Civvie (playing Duke Nukem 3D): "You were Schwarzenegger. You were Stallone. You were the baddest motherfucker alive".
  • Body Horror: During his review of Blood 2: The Chosen's expansion pack, The Nightmare Levels, his ability to use his patented Gordon Ramsay quotes is replaced by two buttons. AX3 assures him that one of the buttons will play one of the clips. When Civvie presses one of them, a gunshot is heard. Civvie screams in pain and begins to react in shock. The show then cuts out for what an intermission card says to be six months with a newfound unwillingness to press the button.
    • In fact, a lot of the show's comedy stems from Civvie making a bad pun or angering his guards and being punished for it. There are copious references to 'the cold room', being flayed for the duration of an ad spot, and electric shocks. It would be gruesome if Civvie never really reacted beyond the immediate moment of pain.
  • Down the Drain: It's fair to say Civvie isn't a big fan of sewer levels. Look at Running Gag below.
  • Elaborate Under Ground Base: The titular Dungeon, which comes off as a SCP-style laboratory/prison.
  • Everyone Has Standards: While it's unclear whether or not Civvie has done some questionable things, he openly objects to violence against children in his Shogo: Mobile Armor Division review.
  • Freak Out: Happens occasionally when he finds a glitch or some other issue so bad, so blatant, that words fail him. For example, in his Hunt Down The Freeman video when he finds out the path he's supposed to take is blocked by an invisible wall, or in the second part of his Blood 2 series when he finally acquires the Napalm Launcher (one of the most devastating weapons in the first game) only to see it has been nerfed to oblivion. Expect a cavalcade of edited Gordon Ramsay shouting and swearing whenever this happens.
    Civvie (In said Hunt Down The Freeman video): "I'm not gonna freak out about this. I'm not..."
  • Hitscan: Civvie usually despises enemies that use this attack type, especially if they have a rapid fire weapon.
  • Japandering: Staunchly averted when he claims he doesn't like the 'Annie-Mays' in his Shogo: Mobile Armor Division review. When brought up again, he is promptly flayed. It isn't mentioned afterwards.
  • Manipulative Editing: Done as a joke in his Hatred review, his editor making it seem like he's saying something that he's not in response to Civvie asking her to carefully edit the blood to be green to make sure it doesn't get flagged on YouTube.
  • Old Shame: Some of his older videos have an '(old and crap)' tag amended to the title, usually due to their bad audio mixing.
  • One Steve Limit: In his Hunt Down The Freeman review, he says that Gordon Ramsay (see Running Gag) is the only Gordon we'll see in that video, since Gordon Freeman is nowhere to be found in that game. Subverted when Civvie later finds out that one of the alternate endings has not one, but seven Gordon Freemans.
  • Robot Buddy: Played with with his cell guards, AX3 and H4MMER. While both have their moments of playing along with Civvie's gags, AX3 is neutral to the whole ordeal, and H4MMER remains outright antagonistic whenever he can reasonably get away with it.
  • Running Gag:
    • The counting gag that counts every single Sewer Level he comes across. The count hits eleven by Episode Thirteen (Si N: The Movie).
    • Clips of Gordon Ramsay shouting "It's fucking raw!" from Hell's Kitchen most of the times he comes across a glitch or bug that could have easily been fixed if the game got a few more months of development time. Used heavily in his Blood II: The Chosen and Hunt Down The Freeman reviews.
    • Whenever a really awkwardly-done model comes around, it's met with a clip of Beetlejuice shouting "Nice fuckin' model!" and honking his crotch, sometimes skipping right to the honking.
    • Whenever Civvie takes a cheap shot at someone, like William Shatner in his TekWar review, or John Romero, a little Steam Achievement looking icon pops up in the bottom right corner with the person he's talking about with the title "Cheap Shot".
  • Squee!: In the third part of "Beneath DUSK", his reaction when he finds out that Stephan Weyte (the voice of Caleb) voices the final boss.
  • Take That!: Cancer Mouse is essentially one to content creators with alt-right talking points.
  • Talking to Himself: He voices several of the characters on his show, including the people holding him captive and Cancer Mouse.
  • That Came Out Wrong: Civvie's description of a Revenant assault in Pro Doom II takes a wrong turn after he begins describing the tight situation.
    Civvie: The bit where you're plowing through Shotgunners and get assaulted by Revenants, it's intense, its uh... its really a butt clincher, as are all situations where you get ambushed by these boners. It's a real pain in the ass, leaves you sore and tired I'll tell you what. (beat) You know what, just cut all of that, that was garbage.
  • We Really Do Care: Shortly after Blood's remaster came out, Civvie quickly reviewed it and lashed the remaster for its lack of polish. When the game updated to fix many of the stated issues, Civvie uploaded another video showing how grateful he was that the people behind the project really cared.
  • Who Even Needs a Brain?: Two quarters of Civvie's brain were extracted to power AX3 and H4MMER's systems. He's not dead, but he seems kind of perturbed by thinking about it too hard.
  • Worth It: Civvie takes a cue from a narrative device from Starship Titanic, the ability to adjust robot's behaviour to make them more compliant, as an excuse to beat up H4MMER for a bit. He knows he's going to pay for it but it felt good, and sure enough, damaging government property ends up being the excuse to keep him imprisoned in a later episode.


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