Civilization: Beyond Earth

Developer: Aspyr Media, Inc.

Current Version: 1.1.4

Last Updated: 5 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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Release Notes:

Minor bug fixes


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.0.1
Review by MathiasTolerain

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.

Found helpful by 34 out of 39 people
Version 1.0.1
Review by Zakk176407

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).

Found helpful by 61 out of 150 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.1.4
Review by exploringfox

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.

Found helpful by 9 out of 12 people
Version 1.1.4
Review by Marmota

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.

Found helpful by 7 out of 9 people
Version 1.1.4
Review by N8rium

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.

Found helpful by 6 out of 6 people
Version 1.1.4
Review by Asp217

Middle of the road game - This game is pretty middle of the road. I wasn’t a huge civilization fan anyway, but this just doesn’t seem to get it quite right. You’ll need to play about halfway through your first game in order to get the hang of how this works. Game also takes a really long time to load, you’ll think it is hanging, but really it’s just taking 5 minutes to load a map, very odd. This is true even though I have a solid state drive. My computer can boot in 15 seconds, but it takes minutes to start Beyond Earth, some sort of bug is going on here.

Found helpful by 5 out of 8 people
Version 1.1.4
Review by joel7608

game keeps crashing - Has anyone else been experiencing this while playing? My computer is all up to date and I don’t know what else to do,I have uninstalled and install the game several times, but it steals crashes on me. It’s very frustrating

Found helpful by 5 out of 7 people