I haven't been too interesting in playing a modern Civilization game in some time. I enjoyed playing many hours of the original Civilization on DOS and had a really fun time with Civilization: Revolution but haven't found a love for a modern PC version. I have Civilization V and all the DLC waiting, but I haven't taken the plunge to actually try it out yet. That said, I saw a video for the new incarnation of Civ, Civilization: Beyond Earth that looks really intriguing. Taking a tip from Alpha Centauri, Civilization: Beyond Earth extends the scope of the typical Civilization game up the tech tree to sci-fi and other planets. Something sounds really exciting about a sci-fi Civilization game and Beyond Earth really looks like it delivers.

Civilization: Beyond Earth will drop October 24th on PC and later be ported to Mac and Linux.