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Civilization: Beyond Earth free on Steam this weekend, expansion drops October 9

It's a very good time to try out Civilization: Beyond Earth.

Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth is free-to-play on Steam this weekend, which is pretty tasty.

The trial comes at a pretty excellent time, as 2K and Firaxis have whacked a release date on upcoming expansion, Rising Tide. It drops on October 9 and brings with it a number of new features, lovingly detailed in the video below.

If you try Beyond Earth this weekend and like what you see, it's 50% off. You could also grab the base game, a pre-order for the expansion, and the Exoplanets add-on in a bundle at 17% off the regular price. Standalone Rising Tide pre-orders are 10% off.

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