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BackArrowGreen Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth

There are 64 Steam Achievements for Civilization: Beyond Earth, that can be organized into a number of categories:

Faction, Difficulty, Map Size, Map Type, Victories, "Research" (Tech, Affinities, Virtues), and Other.

Note that Steam Achievement wording for Map Sizes are: Duel, Tiny, Small, Standard, Large, whereas the in-game options for these Map Sizes are: Duel, Dwarf, Small, Standard, Massive.

There are an additional 26 achievements for Rising Tide.


Tracking your achievement processEdit

Some achievements require you to do a series of tasks in order for to unlock them. A good example of this is the Valley of the Time Tombs achievement that requires you to build all wonders. Which ones have been built and which ones do you still need to build? Luckily it's easy to check:

  1. Open your Steam library, find Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth
  2. Right-click it, select Properties
  3. From the Local Files tab select Browse local files...
  4. In the file browser that opens, find a folder or a shortcut named Logs and open it
  5. In this folder find the file named achievements_debug.log and open it

Now, this file lists all of your achievement progress. A part of it may look something like this:

   [1583394.767] DBG: Steam Stat: ESTEAMSTAT_ARCHIMEDES_LEVER = 1
   [1583394.767] DBG: Steam Stat: ESTEAMSTAT_MARKOV_ECLIPSE = 3
   [1583394.767] DBG: Steam Stat: ESTEAMSTAT_PROMETHEAN = 7
   [1583394.767] DBG: Steam Stat: ESTEAMSTAT_TECTONIC_ANVIL = 0
   [1583394.767] DBG: Steam Stat: ESTEAMSTAT_QUANTUM_COMPUTER = 3
   [1583394.767] DBG: Steam Stat: ESTEAMSTAT_NANOTHERMITE = 3
   [1583394.767] DBG: Steam Stat: ESTEAMSTAT_ARMASAIL = 1
   [1583394.767] DBG: Steam Stat: ESTEAMSTAT_XENOMALLEUM = 1

This would tell you that you have built the Tectonic Anvil zero times, so it's the wonder you are still missing. The other parts of the file are pretty much self-explanatory too when you know what you are looking for.

Beyond EarthEdit

Steam achievement 42 (CivBE)
42
Research All Techs
The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything in Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
Steam achievement 8 Days or Bust (CivBE)
8 Days or Bust
Win a game on Gemini Difficulty
A reference to the slogan on the original insignia patch for the Gemini 5 mission.
Steam achievement A Fistful of Dollars (CivBE)
A Fistful of Dollars
Unlock All Tier 1 Virtue Synergy Bonuses
A reference to the 1964 Clint Eastwood movie of the same name.
Steam achievement A Planet the Very Brother of Your Own (CivBE)
A Planet the Very Brother of Your Own
Win game on Terran Map
A reference to a line from the 1923 H.G. Wells novel Men Like Gods, which described a parallel Earth that was a utopian society.
Steam achievement Aim to Misbehave (CivBE)
Aim to Misbehave
Win a game on a Duel Map
Closing words of a speech by Captain Malcolm Reynolds in Serenity.
Steam achievement Beep… Beep…. Beep... (CivBE)
Beep… Beep…. Beep...
Win a game on Sputnik difficulty.
The achievement icon depicts the Sputnik-1/PS-1, Earth's first artificial satellite, the sole payload of which was a battery-powered two-frequency radio beacon transmitting simple beeps, hence the name.
Steam achievement C'mon you apes, you wanna live forever? (CivBE)
C'mon you apes, you wanna live forever?
Fully explore the Might virtue tree
A line from the 1959 Heinlein novel Starship Troopers, delivered by one of the eponymous troopers. This line was itself a reference to a famous line uttered in World War I, "C'mon you sons of bitches, you wanna live forever?" The Mobile Infantry (and, indeed, much of the ethos of Starship Troopers) aligns well with the Might virtue.
Steam achievement Chief Extraterrestrial Officer (CivBE)
Chief Extraterrestrial Officer
Win a game as Fielding
This achievement is a pun on the common corporate title of Chief Executive Officer.
Steam achievement Cylon Computer Virus (CivBE)
Cylon Computer Virus
Win a multiplayer game
A tactic used by the Cylons in the 2003 reimagining of Battlestar Galactica.
Steam achievement Cruel and Unusual Geography (CivBE)
Cruel and Unusual Geography
Win game on Equatorial Map
A subject taught at Unseen University in Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels.
Steam achievement Enemy Within (CivBE)
Enemy Within
Kill an enemy spy
This is probably a reference to Firaxis' own expansion pack XCOM: Enemy Within, which introduced intelligence and counterintelligence activities (among other things) to the original XCOM game.
Steam achievement Energize (CivBE)
Energize
Develop a city to produce more than 100 energy per turn
This achievement title almost certainly makes reference to the command regularly given by Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation when activating the transporter.
Steam achievement Father of Nations (CivBE)
Father of Nations
Win a game as Barre
Most probably a tribute to African Leader Nélson Mandela, proclamed as Father of African Free and Independent Nations
Steam achievement Fearful Symmetry (CivBE)
Fearful Symmetry
Win a game on a Skirmish Map.
This is a reference to a line from William Blake's poem, Tyger.
Steam achievement For A Few Dollars More (CivBE)
For A Few Dollars More
Unlock All Tier 2 Virtue Synergy Bonuses
This achievement title makes reference to the 1965 Clint Eastwood movie of the same name.
Steam achievement Gagarin's Legacy (CivBE)
Gagarin's Legacy
Win a game as Kozlov
A reference to Russian Yuri Gagarin, the first human in outer space.
Steam achievement Game over, man! (CivBE)
Game over, man!
One Hit Kill
The achievement title is a quotation from the 1986 James Cameron film Aliens. The line is delivered by Hudson, one of the Colonial Marines.
Steam achievement Godspeed (CivBE)
Godspeed
Win a game on Mercury Difficulty
The title of this achievement is a reference to a transmission made by Scott Carpenter to John Glenn during the launch of Friendship 7, part of Project Mercury.
Steam achievement Grand Galactic Inquisitor (CivBE)
Grand Galactic Inquisitor
Win at least one game with each leader
The Grand Galactic Inquisitor is a phenomenally obnoxious character on The Venture Bros. who yells "Ignore me!"
Steam achievement Homo Aliena (CivBE)
Homo Aliena
Achieve Max Level in Harmony
This is a reference combing the scientific name for humans (Homo sapien) and the word
Steam achievement I'm in the middle of some calibrations (CivBE)
I'm in the middle of some calibrations
Play with a Mod
A phrase spoken by the character Garrus Vakarian in the video game Mass Effect 2, which achieved memetic status as the character would repeatedly use it to deflect attempts to start a conversation, and was even heavily self-referenced in Mass Effect 3.
Steam achievement I'm On Another Boat (CivBE)
I'm On Another Boat
Embark a unit
This achievement makes reference to the Civilization V Steam Achievement I'm on a Boat!, which is a reference to the Lonely Island song.
Steam achievement I've made a lot of special modifications myself (CivBE)
I've made a lot of special modifications myself
Download a mod
The achievement title is a quotation from Star Wars (specifically, A New Hope), said originally by Han Solo in reference to the Millenium Falcon, his ship.
Steam achievement It's Full of Stars (CivBE)
It's Full of Stars
Achieve Transcendence
A line from Arthur C. Clarke's novel 2001: A Space Odyssey. Just as Dave Bowman is being drawn into the Monolith, he exclaims "The thing's hollow — it goes on forever — and — oh my God! — it's full of stars!"
Steam achievement Just Like Voskhod 2 (CivBE)
Just Like Voskhod 2
Win game on Taigan map
Voskhod 2 was a Soviet manned space mission.
Steam achievement Light This Candle (CivBE)
Light This Candle
Launch an orbital unit
A quote from Alan Shepard, the first American in space, from just before his launch on May 5th, 1961. Reportedly, after repeated delays, Shepard said, "Why don't you fix your little problem and light this candle?" The quotation later appeared in the film The Right Stuff, a film about test pilots including Shepard.
Steam achievement Live Long and Prosper (CivBE)
Live Long and Prosper
Fully explore the Prosperity virtue tree
The achievement title is a Vulcan phrase (accompanying a one-handed salute) from the Star Trek franchise.
Steam achievement Logic is the beginning of wisdom (CivBE)
Logic is the beginning of wisdom
Fully explore the Knowledge virtue tree
The achievement title is a line from the 1991 movie Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. The line is delivered by Captain Spock to Lieutenant Valeris, and in full, is "Logic is the beginning of wisdom, Valeris, not the end.".
Steam achievement Making Way for a Hyperspace Bypass (CivBE)
Making Way for a Hyperspace Bypass
Raze 100 Alien nests
A reference to the beginning of Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, in which contractors inform Arthur Dent that his home (and the planet Earth) must be demolished to make way for a hyperspace bypass.
Steam achievement Mark II (CivBE)
Mark II
Upgrade a Unit
(Is this a reference to something in popular culture? Please add the information here!)
Steam achievement Mighty Fine Shindig (CivBE)
Mighty Fine Shindig
Develop a city to produce more than 100 culture per turn
A line from the episode Shindig from the TV series Firefly. The line is delivered by Captain Mal Reynolds to Inara.
Steam achievement Moksha (CivBE)
Moksha
Win a game as Kavitha
In Indian religions, Moksha means means emancipation, liberation or release.
Steam achievement Never Surrender (CivBE)
Never Surrender
Win a game as Bolivar
A line from the Star Trek parody film Galaxy Quest. In full, the line is "Never give up, never surrender!"
Steam achievement No bucks, No Buck Rogers (CivBE)
No bucks, No Buck Rogers
Fully explore the Industry virtue tree
This achievement's title is a line from the 1983 film The Right Stuff, delivered by Gus Grissom in reference to funding required for the space program.
Steam achievement Once Upon A Time In Space (CivBE)
Once Upon A Time In Space
Unlock All Tier 3 Virtue Synergy Bonuses
"Once upon a time" is a stock phrase used to introduce a narrative of past events, typically in fairy tales and folk tales. It has been used in some form since at least 1380.
Steam achievement Order of Lenin (CivBE)
Order of Lenin
Win a game on Soyuz Difficulty
The Order of Lenin, named after the leader of the Russian October Revolution, was the highest decoration bestowed by the Soviet Union.
Steam achievement Pale Blue Dot (CivBE)
Pale Blue Dot
Win a game on a Standard Map
This achievement shares its title with a famous photograph requested and titled by the astronomer Carl Sagan. The image is of Earth, as viewed from the Voyager space probe at a distance of six billion kilometres - a single pale blue dot in a vast expanse of space.
Steam achievement Patent Pending (CivBE)
Patent Pending
Steal a tech
A reference to the term Patent Pending, used in order to defer copying of an idea.
Steam achievement Phone Home (CivBE)
Phone Home
Achieve Promised land
The achievement title makes reference to the 1982 film E.T. the Extraterrestrial.
Steam achievement Planned Obsolescence (CivBE)
Planned Obsolescence
Achieve Emancipation
Planned obsolescence is a policy of planning or designing a product with an artificially limited useful life, so it will become obsolete, after a certain period of time
Steam achievement Poseidon's Children (CivBE)
Poseidon's Children
Win game on Atlantean Map
This achievement shares its title with a hard science fiction novel series by Alastair Reynolds. The series includes augmented humans living beneath the sea (from which the title comes).
Steam achievement Resistance is Futile (CivBE)
Resistance is Futile
Achieve Domination Victory
This achievement's title comes from Star Trek: The Next Generation, as the catchphrase of the recurring villain race, the Borg.
Steam achievement Rules of Acquisition (CivBE)
Rules of Acquisition
Purchase 1000 Tiles
The Rules of Acquisition are intended to ensure the profitability of businesses owned by Ferengi in the Star Trek universe.
Steam achievement Shining Path (CivBE)
Shining Path
Win a game as Daoming
(Is this a reference to something in popular culture? Please add the information here!)
Steam achievement So Say We All (CivBE)
So Say We All
Achieve Max Level in Purity
This achievement's title is a concluding response to prayer in the Twelve Colonies of the Battlestar Galactica franchise.
Steam achievement Steely Eyed Missile Man (CivBE)
Steely Eyed Missile Man
Achieve one of each other victory.
Compliment paid to NASA flight controller John Aaron, who restored the Apollo 12 flight telemetry system after the spacecraft was struck by lightning in flight.
Steam achievement That New Planet Smell (CivBE)
That New Planet Smell
Win game on Protean Map
This is a reference to the term That New Car Smell
Steam achievement That's No Moon (CivBE)
That's No Moon
Win a game on a Small Map
This achievement title is a line from Star Wars. The full line, delivered by Obi-Wan Kenobi, is "That's no moon. It's a space station."
Steam achievement The Art of the Infinite (CivBE)
The Art of the Infinite
Win a game as Élodie
(Is this a reference to something in popular culture? Please add the information here!)
Steam achievement The Big Payoff (CivBE)
The Big Payoff
Win a game as Hutama
(Is this a reference to something in popular culture? Please add the information here!)
Steam achievement The Eagle Has Landed (CivBE)
The Eagle Has Landed
Win a game on Apollo Difficulty
First uttered by Neil Armstrong during the Apollo 11 mission when the lunar module Eagle landed on the moon.
Steam achievement The Machineries of Joy (CivBE)
The Machineries of Joy
Build any wonder
The achievement title makes reference to the Ray Bradbury short story of the same name.
Steam achievement The Only Good Bug is a Dead Bug (CivBE)
The Only Good Bug is a Dead Bug
500 Aliens Killed
This achievement's title is one of the taglines for Starship Troopers.
Steam achievement The Sound of Inevitability (CivBE)
The Sound of Inevitability
Achieve Max Level in Supremacy
This achievement's title is a line from the 1999 movie The Matrix, delivered by Agent Smith - fittingly, an Artificial Intelligence construct.
Steam achievement The View is Tremendous (CivBE)
The View is Tremendous
Win a game on a Large Map
The title of this achievement makes reference to a comment made by John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth in 1962.
Steam achievement There is no Try (CivBE)
There is no Try
Get beaten to wonders 10 times
This achievement's title references one of Yoda's lines in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.
Steam achievement Tiny Big Planet (CivBE)
Tiny Big Planet
Win a game on a Tiny Map
This achievement's title is a reference to the Media Molecule game LittleBigPlanet.
Steam achievement United Federation of Planets (CivBE)
United Federation of Planets
Win at least one game on each map size and type
The United Federation of Planets is a republic from the Star Trek franchise.
Steam achievement Valley of the Time Tombs (CivBE)
Valley of the Time Tombs
Build all wonders
This achievement's title comes from the Dan Simmons novel Hyperion, where the valley so named contains a collection of (appropriately) wondrous artifacts.
Steam achievement Walk Without Rhythm (CivBE)
Walk Without Rhythm
Killed Siege Worm
A reference to the Dune universe, where walking without rhythm is necessary in the desert in order to avoid attracting a sandworm, from which the Siege Worms are derived.
Steam achievement We Are Not Alone (CivBE)
We Are Not Alone
Achieve Contact Victory
Though the title of this achievement is often used to make reference to the potential existence of aliens, in the context of other achievement titles, it is likely a reference to the tagline of the 1977 movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
Steam achievement What Was Once Only Imagined (CivBE)
What Was Once Only Imagined
Develop a city to produce more than 100 science per turn
The title of this achievement is a popular misquotation of a line from the William Blake work The Marriage of Heaven and Hell. The actual line is "What is now proved was once only imagin'd.".
Steam achievement When Maui Came To This World (CivBE)
When Maui Came To This World
Win game on Archipelago Map
This is a reference to Maori mythology.
Steam achievement Поехали! Pojexali! (CivBE)
Поехали! Pojexali!
Win a game on Vostok Difficulty
The name of the achievement is the famous quip by Yuri Gagarin at the takeoff of the Vostok-1 mission, the first manned spaceflight.

Beyond Earth: Rising TideEdit

Steam achievement Ahimsa (CivBE)
Ahimsa
Win the game without declaring war.
Ahimsa a word originally from the Jain religion that roughly translates as: never harm anything
Steam achievement Best of Both Worlds (CivBE)
Best of Both Worlds
Build an ultimate hybrid unit
Common phrase used to describe something that excels in two things, not just one.
Steam achievement Fortune and Glory (CivBE)
Fortune and Glory
Find an Artifact
A line from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Steam achievement It Belongs in a Museum (CivBE)
It Belongs in a Museum
A line from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Steam achievement Let's Make a Deal (CivBE)
Let's Make a Deal
Make a diplomatic agreement.
From the popular American game show: Let's make a deal!
Steam achievement Liberty Bell 7 (CivBE)
Liberty Bell 7
Complete an Expedition on an aquatic crashed satellite.
Liberty Bell 7 was a manned NASA space capsule that sunk shortly after splashdown in the Atlantic ocean in 1961. It wasn't recovered until 1999.
Steam achievement Lingua Franca (CivBE)
Lingua Franca
Make 100 (or more) diplomatic capital a turn
A lingua franca is a non-native spoken by two people for the purpose of communication, usually trading.
Steam achievement More Than Meets The Eye (CivBE)
More Than Meets The Eye
Unlock a Hybrid affinity level
The title to the Opening Song of the 1980's The Transformers cartoon
Steam achievement Neptune's Glory (CivBE)
Neptune's Glory
Build all the aquatic wonders.
Neptune was the Roman God of the sea.
Steam achievement Ramming Speed (CivBE)
Ramming Speed
Kill a unit by moving an aquatic city onto it.
A common phrase in movies where a ship (or spaceship) purposefully crashes into another ship (or spaceship).
Steam achievement Salam (CivBE)
Salam
Win as Al-Falah
Salam means peace in Arabic.
Steam achievement Shadow and Light (CivBE)
Shadow and Light
Win as Chungsu
Shadow and Light is the literal translation of Yin and Yang
Steam achievement Shai-Hulud (CivBE)
Shai-Hulud
Leash a Colossal Alien
Referencing the Sand-Worms from Frank Herbert's Dune. In the series they are called Shai-Hulud by the Fremen of the desert planet Arrakis
Steam achievement Silent Service (CivBE)
Silent Service
Kill 10 units with invisible units.
Silent service is a 1995 submarine simulator game designed my Sid Meier and published by MicroProse.
Steam achievement Splashdown (CivBE)
Splashdown
Found an aquatic city
Common phrase referring to a spacecraft or vehicle landing in the sea.
Steam achievement Terror From the Deep (CivBE)
Terror From the Deep
Win without controlling any land cities.
X-COM: Terror from the Deep is a strategy video game developed and published by MicroProse in 1995 for the PC.
Steam achievement The Frontier is Everywhere (CivBE)
The Frontier is Everywhere
Win a game on a primoridal planet.
A quote from Carl Sagan optimistically lamenting the shortcomings of humanity.
Steam achievement The Halls of R'lyeh (CivBE)
The Halls of R'lyeh
Complete all Marvel quests
R'lyeh is a fictional lost city that first appeared in the H. P. Lovecraft short story: The Call of Cthulhu
Steam achievement The Prince (CivBE)
The Prince
Get maximum fear and respect with a rival.
Title of a political treatise written by Niccolò Machiavelli that states an ideal ruler should be feared as equally as loved.
Steam achievement The Stuff of Legend (CivBE)
The Stuff of Legend
Complete a marvel quest
The Stuff of Legend is a comicbook that tells the story of toys that go on a grand quest to save their owner.
Steam achievement The Voyageur (CivBE)
The Voyageur
Move aquatic cities 50 times.
The voyageurs were French Canadian indentured servants who engaged in the transporting of furs by canoe.
Steam achievement Thy Sea So Great (CivBE)
Thy Sea So Great
Win as Northern Sea Alliance
'Oh, thy sea is so great and my boat so small' is a line from 'the' Breton Fisherman’s Prayer.
Steam achievement Willing is Not Enough (CivBE)
Willing is Not Enough
Win the game as INTEGR
A quote from Bruce Lee.
Steam achievement Winter is Coming (CivBE)
Winter is Coming
Win the game on a frigid planet
Famous Words of House Stark from George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire
Steam achievement 'X' Never Marks the Spot (CivBE)
'X' Never Marks the Spot
Collect 50 Artifacts
A quote from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989): "X" never, ever marks the spot.
Steam achievement You Have Chosen Wisely (CivBE)
You Have Chosen Wisely
Cash in an Artifact of each category
A famous quote from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
Civilization: Beyond Earth [Edit]
Games: Base Beyond EarthRising TideStarships

Lists
Aliens • Artifacts (Alien, Old Earth, Progenitor)† • BiomesBuildingCargoColonistsOrbital UnitsPersonality Traits† • PlanetsQuestsResourcesSponsorsSpacecraftTech WebTerrainTile ImprovementsTrade Agreements† • UnitsVirtuesWondersYields

Affinities

Harmony (CivBE) HarmonyPurity (CivBE) PuritySupremacy (CivBE) Supremacy

Concepts
Alien gameplayAquatic gameplay† • Artifacts System† • BuildingCitiesCovert Operations • Diplomacy (Base BE, Rising Tide†) • ExpeditionsMarvel System† • MiasmaOrbital LayerStationsTech WebTradeUnitsVictory

Misc.
Starting a new gameStarter GuideStrategy GuidesSteam AchievementsModsUpdatesSoundtrackStarships UnlockablesExoplanets Map PackCivilopedia

† Introduced in Rising Tide‡ Spin off game based in the same fictional universe

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