Lead your people to a new frontier!
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. Challenge other players to become ruler of the world.
Other Requirements: Initial installation requires one-time Internet connection for Steam authentication; software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client.
Internet Connection and acceptance of Steam™ Subscriber Agreement required for activation. See www.steampowered.com/agreement for details
Probably only the absolute fans of the Sid Meier's games buying at the full price will be satisfied with the purchase, because while it is not a bad game for me it is just average, and from this series, I expect more than a lightly colored clone. It has not caught me in like CIV4 or CiV5 did in the past. The effect of 'one more turn' occurred only in the beginning and never came back. Very disappointing.
Do you remember Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri? Still considered the best space strategy by many, and often referred to as improved version of Civilization. It's been many years since the release of Alpha Centauri and since then no game was able to fill the place. And Civilization: Beyond Earth does just that - it is to Civilization V what Alpha Centauri was to the previous Civilization games. Is it as good as Alpha Centauri? Well, it's a difficult question, because it's easy to get biased. It's too easy to expect a clone of the previous game. or maybe even who-knows-what. Beyond Earth is not exactly a new Alpha Centauri and it's not exactly just Civilization V in space. It's a completely new game, which should easily suit tastes of fans of these games. Similar enough to feel familiar and different enough to avoid being just a clone.
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