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  • Summary: After the initial wave of great colony ships departed Earth, the jubilation of humanity was ephemeral. Those left behind fell into a violent struggle over the quickly-diminishing resources on their barren home world. From this tumultuous time, 4 new factions arose. These newcomers wereAfter the initial wave of great colony ships departed Earth, the jubilation of humanity was ephemeral. Those left behind fell into a violent struggle over the quickly-diminishing resources on their barren home world. From this tumultuous time, 4 new factions arose. These newcomers were founded not in the idealism of their predecessors, but on opportunism, resilience, ruthlessness, and, most importantly, 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. [2K] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
  1. Oct 8, 2015
    95
    Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth Rising Tide is a well developed, superbly balanced, and refined evolution of the original.
  2. Oct 8, 2015
    90
    Fans of CivBE will want to pick this one up. While nothing groundbreaking has been added, the new features flesh out some gameplay from the original, and add the new frontier of aquatic colonization. Perhaps a little heavy on the micromanagement, the overall pace of the game retains that “one more turn” quality.
  3. Oct 13, 2015
    85
    This Beyond Earth expansion offers many more hours of rebalanced gameplay to the saga's fans.
  4. Oct 8, 2015
    80
    Rising Tide enhances Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth to the point that it's difficult to imagine the game without it; in fact, the regular Civilization series should take a few cues from Rising Tide.
  5. Oct 16, 2015
    80
    All in all, Rising Tide is a decent addition to Beyond Earth, and yes, it finally feels like a game that has achieved escape velocity and left the atmosphere and gravitational pull of planet Civ 5.
  6. Oct 9, 2015
    75
    Civilization Beyond Earth: Rising Tide is a good expansion for the fanbase.
  7. Nov 18, 2015
    60
    Rising Tide sometimes feels all wet, but Civilization’s ship can still be righted.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 20
  2. Negative: 5 out of 20
  1. Oct 9, 2015
    10
    This adds a huge amount of content and makes the first half of the game worth playing over and over again. I actually want to play this gameThis adds a huge amount of content and makes the first half of the game worth playing over and over again. I actually want to play this game now. That said, it's going to need some hot patches and patches for balance and bugs. For a one expansion Civilization game, this is a fantastic game that I expect to invest an unreasonable number of hours in. Expand
  2. Nov 23, 2015
    10
    This add on makes the game better. I liked the first installment, even being clear that it was a work in progress. Nothing wrong with that, itThis add on makes the game better. I liked the first installment, even being clear that it was a work in progress. Nothing wrong with that, it was a base where to grow based on players feedback and mods. (But hey, it could have been a little cheaper because of that, right?) Great idea, a way to make the game lasts and be tuned by the ones who actually play it.

    Virtually everything on the game was upgraded. For better. The only thing I still miss is a clear indication of what developments will create Wonders. This was on the most popular mods for the first version, why wasnt added to the game?
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  3. Oct 9, 2015
    10
    Best. Great addon. Firaxis as always make bad game but great expansions. Absolutly worth buying for everyone who already spend their money forBest. Great addon. Firaxis as always make bad game but great expansions. Absolutly worth buying for everyone who already spend their money for CIV:BE and for all CIV fans. Expand
  4. Jan 5, 2016
    8
    Whilst this is a dlc headed in the right direction, the game still lacks that allure that drives you into playing over an extended amount ofWhilst this is a dlc headed in the right direction, the game still lacks that allure that drives you into playing over an extended amount of time, like its predecessor Civ 5 possesses. Balance changes has been made, making the game more of a challenge based on the difficulty you choose, making me actually fear the alien wildlife more than I would've were this the normal Civ:BE.
    However, the new diplomatic system and the personalization options are either too complex or uninspired to give such a new mechanic any form of legitimacy as an alternate form as opposed to previous Diplo systems.
    By all means, it is a good game, but I personally would not spend the amount of time I've invested in Civ 5 on this dlc.
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  5. Nov 11, 2015
    8
    This expansion significantly improves the original game, but with this being said, the game is still lacking. I still prefer Civilization 5.This expansion significantly improves the original game, but with this being said, the game is still lacking. I still prefer Civilization 5. Rising Tide feels linear somehow and also quite static/boring. Expand
  6. Oct 22, 2015
    5
    Do not trust the reviews, it's mediocre 4x game, with unbelievably bad AI.

    The gameplay is slightly improved with this expansion, but
    Do not trust the reviews, it's mediocre 4x game, with unbelievably bad AI.

    The gameplay is slightly improved with this expansion, but remains generic, boring, without sense of progression, and devoid of any attachment to the colony or you neighbors. Another turn oh i guess i'll build another +1 food building with generic name, oh i guess i agree to new worthless diplomatic treaty.... I have 6 cities, should i build another one? Nah more micro every turn, besides it doesn't matter, because with every city techs cost more, also virtues cost more. After some initial challenge with aliens you just stop caring, and pray for game to end, or just stop playing.

    As in Civ 5, AI is just plainly stupid, non competitive. It can be somewhat compensated by huge bonuses on high difficulties, but it's never fun to play asymmetrical game. The funny thing is that devs didn't invest any resources in AI development instead they brought aliens as a nation which has unlimited resources and units to compete with player. It makes you wonder if there will be any normal AI opponents in next civilization installment or only asymmetrical enemies like aliens in this game.

    Stay away from this tittle, developers somehow managed to copy civ5 mechanics and create an uninteresting game to play.
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  7. Nov 1, 2015
    0
    Sid Meier has come a long way since Civilization 1 and 2.

    When game play and being the more innovative game was awarded has long passed and
    Sid Meier has come a long way since Civilization 1 and 2.

    When game play and being the more innovative game was awarded has long passed and they release half ass games which should of been DLC for half the price, they release a reskin of a game as a new game.

    2K and Civilization game series is dead to me.
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