Beyond Earth extended the Take-Two Sid Meier's Civilization franchise from its historical setting into the possible futures of science fiction. Rising Tide extends Beyond Earth to undiscovered frontiers on the planet's surface and beneath its seas, adding even more choices and diplomatic options as you continue to build toward a new vision for the future of humanity.
After the first wave of great colony ships departed Earth, the jubilation of humanity was short-lived. Those left behind fell into a violent struggle over the quickly-diminishing resources on their barren home world. From this tumultuous time, two new factions arose. These newcomers were grounded not in the idealism of their predecessors, but on opportunism, resilience, ruthlessness, and above all a commitment to their own survival. Now, many decades after their first landfall on a new planet, the proud survivors of the first expeditions beyond Earth look up to see the skies darkened by a new breed of pioneers.
Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth - Rising Tide is rated RP for Rating Pending.
Initial installation requires one-time Internet connection for Steam authentication; software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client, Microsoft Visual C++2012 Runtime Libraries, and Microsoft DirectX.