Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth

8.0 Overall Score
Gameplay: 8/10
Sounds: 7/10
Graphics: 7/10

Affinity system | Units new upgrade system

Steep learning curve | No replay value

In Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth, life as we know it is coming to an end. Modern society has come down and it is now time to find new life elsewhere. To do this, expeditions have gone out in search of planets habitable for life. These new planets come with their own unique challenges, from new terrain to unhappy residents, and you have to manage them all. To survive and to find new life amongst the stars, you will have to strategize, build, plan, and put everything you have into this. With so many options, and such a great design, this is going to be an exciting adventure for you.

If you played any of the other games in the Sid Meier’s Civilization franchise, then you probably have a few expectations set up. You know the game, the mechanics, the design, and basics behind the name. You know a lot about it, and you want this to follow with what you expect. Luckily, it does.


It gives you everything that you expect of a game from the Civilization franchise, but set in a science fiction universe. It is exciting and adventurous, taking you to new locations and through new experiences, without drastically changing what made these games so popular. For newcomers to the franchise, this will set you up for a lifetime of dedication to Sid Meier’s Civilization.

You start Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth by getting your team together. Choose your sponsor, get your craft, and get your crew and cargo. Get everything together so that you are ready to head out to new horizons. A great thing about Beyond Earth is that there are numerous options available, and they can all change how you play. The sponsors, as an example, will affect the gameplay. Each one comes with its own advantages and disadvantages, just like everything else. This will play a vital role in the strategizing of your game.


Your goal in all of this, of course, is to find new life on a new planet. On this new planet, however, you have more than just empty ground waiting for you. You also have local wildlife, relics, and intelligent and dangerous life forms. All of this, and the many other parts of the game, make for a difficult journey ahead of you. If you want to build the massive cities, creating life for your people, then you will have to figure out how to lower the threats to your people, make the most out of available resources, and get everything going in the right direction.


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Features are everywhere in Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth. You have more than just a basic set up, which is what you expect from the franchise. You can use everything from outposts to satellites to technology available to help you. Everything put together makes this a highly detailed gaming experience. With the multiplayer and mod support available, you can enjoy this massive world with friends and you can unlock its full potential for yourself.

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