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

Oct 24, 2014
2692nd of 25893

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
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.
Colin CampbellOct 23, 2014
Civilization: Beyond Earth is an immensely pleasing simulation of a future human society, struggling to survive on a new planet. It presents the player with a constant stream of challenging and intriguing choices. Packed with big ideas about science and science fiction, it meticulously interlocks dozens of strategic gaming systems that work together at a level that approaches genius.
Alex NavarroOct 29, 2014
It's a shame, because Beyond Earth offers up a tantalizing premise that, nonetheless, feels incomplete. Its best parts are aesthetic in nature, changes to a visual palette that evoke a world of futuristic possibility. Yet the game itself feels regressive compared to the many changes made to Civ V's formula throughout its lifespan. ...Beyond Earth is more a glimpse of potential greatness--the sort that would come from future updates--and less a great game in its own right.