Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth is a new science-fiction-themed entry into the award winning Civilization series. As part of an expedition sent to find a home beyond Earth, lead your people into a new frontier, explore and colonize an alien planet and create a new civilization in space.
User reviews: Mixed (14,403 reviews) - 52% of the 14,403 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 23, 2014

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November 30, 2015

The Wonder War and Chungsu's New Colors: Changes to Beyond Earth - Rising Tide



There is a new update available for Rising Tide. This update introduces the Wonder War, allows for Domination-focused plundering of an opponent’s final city, adds additional information about Artifact rewards, expands the Black Market Covert Op, and makes additional bug fixes and UI improvements. And last but not least, we’ve updated the colors for Chungsu.

The full patch notes are far too long to paste here, so please refer to the Civilization blog below for the full list of changes.

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October 29, 2015

Spoils of War and Black Market now live in ‪Rising Tide‬



There is a new update available for Rising Tide. In addition to bug and UI fixes, this patch introduces changes to the War Score system and combat resolution, Covert Ops, and Trade Units that will have a major impact on the game.

The full patch notes are far too long to paste here, so please refer to the Civilization blog below for the full list of changes.

http://www.civilization.com/en/news/2015-10-spoils-of-war-beyond-earth-rising-tide/

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Reviews

“A must play for strategy fans”
9 out of 10 – GAME INFORMER

“Successfully injects new life into Sid Meier's long-running strategy series”
9 out of 10 – POLYGON

“Stellar”
9 out of 10 – DESTRUCTOID

About This Game

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.

Features

  • 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.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® Vista SP2/ Windows® 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 64 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB ATI HD3650 or better, 256 MB nVidia 8800 GT or better, or Intel HD 3000 or better integrated graphics
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c‐compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: Other Requirements: Initial installation requires one-time Internet connection for Steam authentication; software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client, Microsoft Visual C++2012 Runtime Libraries and Microsoft DirectX.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® Vista SP2 / Windows® 7
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz Quad Core CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD HD5000 series or better (or ATI R9 series for Mantle support), nVidia GT400 series or better, or Intel IvyBridge or better integrated graphics
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c‐compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: DirectX: DirectX version 11, or Mantle (with supported video card)
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.9.5 (Mavericks), 10.10 (Yosemite)
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 (2.2 ghz)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon 4850 / nVidia 640M /Intel HD 4000
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: NOTICE: It is possible for Mac and PC to become out of sync during updates or patches. Within this short time period, Mac users will only be able to play other Mac users. NOTICE: The following video chipsets are unsupported for Civilization: Beyond Earth (Mac) • ATI Radeon X1000 series, HD 2400, 2600, 3870, 4670, 6490, 6630 • NVIDIA GeForce 7000 series, 8600, 8800, 9400, 9600, 320, 330, GT 120 • Intel GMA series, HD 3000
    Minimum:
    • OS: SteamOS, Ubuntu 14.04
    • Processor: Intel Core i3, AMD A10
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 260
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Don't meet the above requirements? That doesn't mean your configuration wont run Civilization: Beyond Earth. Visit the Beyond Earth community page to share your experience with other Linux players and learn about how to send bugs to Aspyr. Your feedback will help us improve Civilization: Beyond Earth Linux and future AAA Linux releases!
Helpful customer reviews
671 of 772 people (87%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 15, 2015
People described this game as a mod for Civilization 5 and I can see where they are coming from. The way the game plays and the interface are mostly the same and it has all the same windows (diplomacy, economic overview, etc.). Most of the changes are on the surface level: gold has been replaced by energy, social policies by virtues and archers by rangers.

The main shortfall of CivBE is that is has no character/personality. The maps and menus look bland and your opponents are completely interchangeable. Another thing that's missing is context. You know about Hiawatha and the Iroquois and what a lighthouse is, but you don't know who Élodie is and what a xenomass well does.

All in all, this would have been a GREAT mod for Civ5, but as a standalone game it doesn't compare well to it's bigger brother.

If you didn't play Civ5, play that instead. If you have played Civ5, this feels like a step back.
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344 of 400 people (86%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
80.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 20, 2015
NOTICE: I have not played the Rising Tides expansion. It seems pretty cool, but my review is more focused towards vanilla Beyond Earth.


It took a lot of DLC and updates to make Civ V what it is now. It also took huge bundle deals on expansions to make the game worth the cost. I love Civ V, by the way.

I don't hate BE. I just don't think it'll be worth playing until it's more polished and has more content. Even then, I would never recommend buying day 1. Just wait until the expansions are included and everything is on sale. It's essentially the same deal as Civ V was.

"but the company has to get money somehow!"

Yeah, well, make a better product. Make me WANT to buy right away.
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287 of 338 people (85%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 2, 2015
Sadly, as many other reviewers before me have said, this game had potential. Firaxis decided to milk it like they did with Civ V and put it out unfinished. Even the developer knew it was a mess and apologized for the poor, and bland, gameplay. So they decided to fix it, and instead of patching the game, they've turned it into a $30 DLC, 30 DOLLARS!? There are better games out there being sold complete for 15 bucks.

An absolute travesty that this is what the gaming industry has come to. Do NOT buy this game or the DLC until it is complete and "on sale" for what it's worth in the first place. Only by putting our money where our mouth is will the gaming industry wake up and realize that you can't buy a good reputation, you have to earn it.
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210 of 288 people (73%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 4, 2015
I have been playing Cvilization for almost 25 years already. I was addicted to CIV I as a kid, played CIV II A LOT when I was in college, then Civilization Call to Power which was also pretty good. I did play CIV III a bit, but went quickly on to CIV IV which I played for years and years and years, with all official expansions, and installed and played A LOT of community mods, some of which were absolutely fantastic (thinking of Fall from Heaven II and Caveman2Cosmos and sooooo many others). I played CIV IV Colonization and throughly enjoyed it as well in its relative simplicity.

The Civilization series altogether are the games I played the most in my life. Every new version that would come out was better than the previous, more complex, more accurate, more fun.

Then came this trend of the past few years to simplify games, make them more mobile oriented, more mass consumable by people who play for 20 minutes then buy the next game.

This trend is extremely noticeable in CIV V and also on CIVBE. Even the expansions of these games only bring back concepts that were included in previous versions of CIV, sometimes even on the basic "vanilla" ones. There is almost nothing new in these two games with few exceptions (like the tech tree in CIVBE, which is still only tiny when compared to CIV IV with Caveman2Cosmos mod)

I bought CIV V Complete and played some hours, then didn't even bother and only tried CIVBE during a free weekend, and I say with my decades of experience with Civilization: go play CIV IV, install all mods, try them. Then you will never even want to look at the newer versions again.

Call me old fashioned... but I do wish Civilization would go back to its roots of being among the most accurate and complex games around. Sid Meier lost it along the way. What a pity....................................
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66 of 85 people (78%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
138.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 1, 2015
I cannot recomend this game until they fix the idiotic diplomacy system. As soon as AI settles one single settlement near your territory, even on the other side of the planet, they threaten you to stop expanding near them. If you dig up artifacts for find sattelites near them they tell you to stop, but they can dig up anything near you and there is no option to tell them to stop. If you ignore them they declare war, but your only option is to declare war without warning first. After 138 hours of gameplay I am giving up. This is not a good heir to Alpha Centauri and pales in comparison.
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