Before you go Beyond Earth, you should know what you are getting into.
Yes, we know, we know. In the absence of our review for Firaxis’ Civilization: Beyond Earth (we’re working on it, we promise- you need to give us just a little more time), you’ve been wondering whether the game is actually worth a purchase. We feel you. It’s a great question. And while we still will direct you to our review when it goes live, you can make up at least part of the decision for yourself by playing the new, free demo for the game that is now live on Steam.
It’s 5GB in size, obviously, offers a much more limited take on the full game; nonetheless, it should be sufficient to answer some of your questions, such as how the new mechanics play, or such as whether the game will even run on your setup.
Civilization: Beyond Earth is out now on Windows PCs. A release for Mac and Linux computers will follow this holiday season.