Civilization: Beyond Earth
Developer: Aspyr Media, Inc.
Current Version: 1.1.4
Last Updated: 8 months ago
Download Size: 5.8 GB - Download
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.
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IMPORTANT NOTICE: Currently, Civilization: Beyond Earth for the Mac App Store is currently a single player experience.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Civilization: Beyond Earth does not utilize Steam for encryption and will not work with Steam Beyond Earth DLC.
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In order to run the game with satisfactory performance, your Mac must meet these minimum system requirements: 2.2 GHz CPU Speed | 4 GB RAM | 8 GB free disk space | (ATI): Radeon HD 4850; (NVidia): GeForce 640M | (Intel): HD 4000 | 512 MB VRam
NOTICE: The following video chipsets are unsupported for Civilization: Beyond Earth
• ATI Radeon X1000 series, HD 2400, 2600, 3870, 4670, 5770, 5870, 6490, 6630, 7950
• NVIDIA GeForce 7000 series, 8600, 8800, 9400, 9600, 320, 330, GT 120
• Intel GMA series, HD 3000
NOTICE: This game is not supported on volumes formatted as Mac OS Extended (CaseSensitive)
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Minor bug fixes
Most Helpful Reviews
Reskinned and Polished Civilization 5 IN SPACE! - This game is VERY similar to civilization 5. The geometry is the same, the balancing of resources is similar (most things from Civ 5 have analogs here), unit types are the same. What’s different? The overall feel is different, the storyline is different, and the art is VASTLY different and quite interesting. The spy mechanic seems like it is integrated better - though it could just be that I got used to it in the Brave New World expansion. They also added the quest mechanic whereby the player can choose the bonuses of certain buildings. This combined with how brutally deadly alien attackers are to early and mid-game military units and how hard it can be to accumulate energy (the gold analog) is likely what makes this game feel hard. The above 3 things force micromanagement and planning that - especially on easy - could be ignored in Civ 5. Edited: Upon playing more I would also like to add that another new cause of difficulty is likely that in order to be successful research needs to be almost hyper focused. There is sometimes (depending on your opponnents) very little time for researching things outside the goal. Even on easy, this gives gameplay a different tenor that players of civ 5 will likely not be used to.
Don’t buy yet - I am extremely disappointed with this game thus far. For starters, it takes approximately 10 minutes just to get off of the loading screen (the one that says Civilisation: Beyond Earth on it). From there, even on the lowest possible settings, the game will run at a snail’s pace (it will take forever just to move a unit). Furthermore, the graphics are just “glitchy”, my units don’t even show up on the map (all I see is the circle under them, they are essentially invisible to me). I really and truly believe that Aspyr should refund all of the people who bought this game before the time of my writing this. They released an unfinished, sub-par product without advertising it as such (never at any point in the purchasing process was I warned that this was essentially a Beta) and therefore should have the common decency to refund their disgruntled costumers (such as myself).
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I Regret It - I ignored the negative reviews and now wish I hadn’t. Civ 5 is definitely superior, this is really just a remasking of that game and WAY more confusing. Significantly more confusing, in fact, so much so that I ended up just researching random stuff because the tech ‘tree’ is now a ‘web’ that is incredibly hard to navigate. Save the money and wait for Civ 7. This really was disappointing.
Extremely unstable later in the game - I can never get to a point where I can complete the game. After around 200 turns the game becomes very unstable and crashes about every 2 or 3 turns. It’s very frustrating. I’ve played it on two different iMac computers and it’s the same on both. This version is the worst they’ve released. Do not buy it/upgrade until they release some stability fixes.
Extremely fun! - This game is so freaking fun! OK, so obviously there is a learning curve. If you are looking for a simple iPhone style game where you only use like 3 buttons or gestures, this is not the game for you. Expect to have to study the online wiki a bit to get good at the game. The intricacy and randomness keep things fresh each game. For example, I reloaded a saved game and made like 3 different moves than before and the AI responded completely differently and attacked me much earlier than before. I think of it as a very, very elaborate game of chess. I am the nerdy sort, and I use this as a way to unwind in med school. Anyways, different people have their different preferences, but if long intricate games are your thing I recommend this one.
Lots of fun. An interesting game with nice eye candy. - I purchased this game because I am a player of the original DOS based version called Alpha Centauri. I wasn’t disappointed. I also purchased the Rising Tide and map set adding to this game, they definitely make it better. The only thing I miss about the old Alpha Centauri game is the cool video clips, artwork and animations when completing technology research. In this game a quote appears and is spoken when you achieve new tech. For some reason, this game reminds me of the holographic chess game played by R2D2 and Chewbacca in the original Star Wars movie, the athestic is very similar which is cool. A couple of years later I’m still playing this game wheen I have the time for it. I always have one or two games saved that I can go back to at my convenience. There is a bug I’ve recently encountered: late in the game when I try launching a Phasal Transporter over an annexed city the game crashes (tried it several times.) Maybe once the city is out of the civil unrest phase I will then be able to place the phasal transporter over it. Come out with an upgrade to this game!
Why this game is the way it is - Its quite apparent from the other reviews that many of these people have not played SM Alpha Centauri and Alien Crossfire. This version integrates and modernizes that game. Many of the features are exactly the same as Civilzation V. That seems a bit lazy on the developers part. The tech web is interesting, and again makes sense to those that have played Alpha Centauri and Alien Crossfire. I was a fan of the old series and was wondering how it would be revived. Its done nicely, in my opinion. I have not yet pleyed the expansion; I look forward to doing so.