Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth

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Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth is a new science-fiction-themed entry into the award-winning Civilization series.




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  • Strategy  
  • Aspyr Media
  • 11/26/2014
  • English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Traditional Chinese
  • Single-player
Alcohol Reference
Fantasy Violence
Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth is a new science-fiction-themed entry into the award-winning Civilization series. Set in the future, global events have destabilized the world leading to a collapse of modern society, a new world order and an uncertain future for humanity. As the human race struggles to recover, the re-developed nations focus their resources on deep space travel to chart a new beginning for mankind.

As part of an expedition sent to find a home beyond Earth, you will write the next chapter for humanity as you lead your people into a new frontier and create a new civilization in space. Explore and colonize an alien planet, research new technologies, amass mighty armies, build incredible Wonders and shape the face of your new world. As you embark on your journey you must make critical decisions. From your choice of sponsor and the make-up of your colony, to the ultimate path you choose for your civilization, every decision opens up new possibilities.
  • Seed the Adventure: Establish your cultural identity by choosing one of eight different expedition sponsors, each with its own leader and unique gameplay benefits. Assemble your spacecraft, cargo & colonists through a series of choices that directly seed the starting conditions when arriving at the new planet.
  • Colonize an Alien World: Explore the dangers and benefits of a new planet filled with dangerous terrain, mystical resources, and hostile life forms unlike those of Earth. Build outposts, unearth ancient alien relics, tame new forms of life, develop flourishing cities and establish trade routes to create prosperity for your people.
  • Technology Web: To reflect progress forward into an uncertain future, technology advancement occurs through a series of nonlinear choices that affect the development of mankind. The technology web is organized around three broad themes, each with a distinct victory condition.
  • Orbital Layer: Build and deploy advanced military, economic and scientific satellites that provide strategic offensive, defensive and support capabilities from orbit.
  • Unit Customization: Unlock different upgrades through the tech web and customize your units to reflect your play style.
  • Multiplayer: Up to 8 players can compete for dominance of a new alien world.
  • Mod support: Robust mod support allows you to customize and extend your game experience.


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CPU TypeIntel Mac Only
CPU Cores2
CPU Speed2.2 GHz
System RAM4 GB
Drive Space10 GB
Video RAM256 MB
Video (ati)ATI Radeon HD 4850 *
* Unsupported Video Cards: ATI Radeon X1300, ATI Radeon X1600, ATI Radeon X1900 XT, ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT, ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro, ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT, ATI Radeon HD 4670
Video (nvidia)NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M *
* Unsupported Video Cards: NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500, NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600, NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300, NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT, NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT, NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS, NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M, NVIDIA GeForce 9400, NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT, NVIDIA GeForce GT 120, NVIDIA GeForce GT 130, NVIDIA GeForce 320M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Video (intel)Intel HD Graphics 4000 *
* Unsupported Video Cards: Intel GMA 900, Intel GMA 950, Intel GMA X3100, Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 3000
Important Notes:
  • Requires Steam and a Steam Account to play.

Downloadable Content For This Game (DLC)

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  1. Teen loves it ... me "It's ok"
    by Karl F. Davie Burgdorf, USA - Dec 25th 2016

    My teenager loves this version of the Civ series. He likes the new environment and different gameplay from the other Civ games. I, on the other hand, didn't find it as fun as I'd hoped. It required more energy to figure out the differences in the games ... (I know that's my fault, but if you're used to the way Civ normally plays it may drive you nuts, too).

    The idea is fine, I just find something missing ...

    Still, good game overall.

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  2. Super cool strategy game
    by nelsonmab, Switzerland - Dec 22nd 2016

    This game is a must for everyone that love strategy games.
    Still have a few points that can be improve like, IA and graphics, but nothing that will stop you to enjoy during long hours.

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  3. Okay spacey version of Civilization V
    by Carl Carter, USA - Oct 4th 2016

    Better graphics than Alpha Centauri (1995?) but not a lot of change in game play. You can fight with the aliens on your new world, or with other colonists, or both. It really needs the Rising Tides expansion to make it worthwhile..

    My biggest gripe is that whatever world you settle on, the alien biosphere is identical. Life out there should show some diversity. Instead, we have worlds of monsters and one world of humans. Maybe we aren''t the chosen folk?

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