Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth for PC
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Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth

Oct 24, 2014
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Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots

About this game

Developer: Firaxis Games
Content Rating: Everyone10+


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.

System Requirements


  • 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)


  • 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.

Critic Reviews

51 Reviews
Now GamerOct 23, 2014
Civilization: Beyond Earth is at once familiar and unfamiliar, and that’s enough to make it a valid, separate release outside of the standard Civilization vein. Yet its biggest success is its dynamism, making for subtly varied games each time you restart.
Angelo M. D'ArgenioNov 03, 2014
Overall, I would say that Civilization: Beyond Earth was fun, at least as fun as Civ 5. It just wasn’t mind-blowing, which is a shame because all the Alpha Centauri fans out there were kind of hoping for that. The game almost feels like a Civilization 5 sci-fi mod, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. ...For now, however, the game is simply fun, and that is probably enough to warrant a purchase for most. Just don’t expect this game to give you the stars.
Kat BaileyOct 23, 2014
I was worried going in that Civilization: Beyond Earth would be little more than a re-skinned Civilization V with a few added bells and whistles; but thankfully, the flow, structure, and overall feel of the strategy makes for a very different game. At the same time though, it embraces its roots, while also playing its sci-fi inspirations to the hilt. Firaxis Games can still take the concept further, but ultimately, I like the foundation they've laid with their latest foray into science fiction strategy.