Sid Meier’s Civilization looks beyond Earth and to the stars [Deals]

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The newest Civilization installment and its expansions leaves Earth far, far behind.
The newest Civilization installment and its expansions leaves Earth far, far behind.
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If you grew up around computers, you’ve encountered Sid Meier’s epic Civilization series, the singular strategy game that put players at the helm of humanity’s history. But as time has gone on the series has moved on, and in Civilization: Beyond Earth – The Collection, the gaze of these games is now pointed at our future among the stars. This bundle of Civilization: Beyond Earth, the Exoplanets Map Pack and the Rising Tide Expansion, an interstellar adventure you can embark on today for $29.99.

The heart of this turn-based classic is replaced from its historical context and set instead in the future, beginning with the mission of colonizing a new alien planet. In the Rising Tide expansion, the oceans are opened for exploration and conquest, while the Exoplanets map pack opens six new massive maps and countless strategies that make for endless replay value. Choose among eight expedition sponsors to define your culture’s identity, explore dangerous terrains, exotic resources and hostile lifeforms, and advance your civilization’s technology in a way that ensures your dominance and safety as time goes on. Satellite systems, leadership traits, upgrade trees, new factions, artifact systems and hybrid units count among the many factors you can juggle and manage as you play with up to 8 players online, making this a game as vast and varied as the stars themselves.

Get Civilization: Beyond Earth, the Collection for $29.99, a full half off the normal price.