Fans of Sid Meier's Civilization series can look forward to this week's release of Civilization: Beyond Earth. As the name suggests, the turn-based strategy game sees players lead an expedition into space to colonize a new planet. Decisions made early in the game will have a large affect on subsequent gameplay.
Beyond Earth was announced six months ago during PAX East. The game marks the first time a Civilization game explores the future of the human race, as opposed to playing in the past. Beyond Earth's science-fiction setting will undoubtedly be familiar to fans of Firaxis' 1999 hit, Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri, as both share a similar, humans-on-an-alien-world premise.
For more details on games out at Australian retailers this week, check the list below.