To celebrate the upcoming release of Civilization in space - otherwise known as Civilization: Beyond Earth - Civilization V is available to download for free from Steam until the morning of October 23rd.
Steam users are able to download and play the full title until Thursday. Unfortunately, the trial doesn’t include any of the wonderful expansions, but it does give you a taste of Gandhi’s destructive power if you haven’t played the title before. And it may give you a game to keep an eye out for at the right price.
Civilization: Beyond Earth will be released on Friday. In it, players will lead their people on an expedition tasked with finding a new home. Players must explore and colonise an alien planet, create a new civilization in space, and deal with the threats that will inevitably be thrown at them.
Civilization: Beyond Earth is now available to pre-purchase on Steam. A Classics Bundle is also available, which includes Civilization III Complete, Civilization IV, Civilization V and Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth.