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Galactic Civilizations is a space based strategy game in which you are in control of humanity's destiny.
Release Date: Aug 14, 2012
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Packages that include this game

Buy Galactic Civilizations Complete Pack

Includes 2 items: Galactic Civilizations II: Ultimate Edition, Galactic Civilizations I: Ultimate Edition

Buy Stardock Pack 2014

Includes 6 items: Galactic Civilizations II: Ultimate Edition, Demigod, Sins of a Solar Empire®: Rebellion, The Political Machine 2012, Galactic Civilizations I: Ultimate Edition, Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes

Reviews

“The A.I. in this game is capable of some remarkably human-like behavior.”
90/100 – Computer Gaming World

“An understated, thoughtful game that is highly replayable and continually challening - the sort of game that will still be on your hard drive when all the other games you are playing right now are gathering dust on a shelf. ”
90/100 – Computer Games Magazine

“GalCiv is easily the best 4X game right now and the best that we’ll see for years to come.”
88/100 – Firing Squad

About the Game

Galactic Civilizations is a space based strategy game in which you are in control of humanity's destiny.

The year is 2178, the Terran Alliance has invented a new technology -- Hyperdrive. But the secret has leaked to the other civilizations starting a race for all the inhabitable worlds in the galaxy! As leader of United Earth, you must research new technologies, build an economy, create a powerful military force, all the while carefully balancing your political, diplomatic and trade skills.

Galactic Civilizations I: Ultimate Edition combines the award-winning Galactic Civilizations with the Altarian Prophecy expansion pack to create a stellar adventure.

Key Features:

  • Replayability - Galactic Civilizations is readily playable by casual gamers and includes a powerful, sophisticated AI and game mechanics that make each gaming experience different and highly addictive.

  • Immersive Storyline - Playing as the leader of humanity, you have a rich and deep heritage to lead the human race and become one of the principal species of the universe.

  • Multiple, Balanced Paths to Victory - Achieve victory using military strength, economic might, or political power.

  • The Metaverse - Gamers with a Stardock account can be part of the "metaverse," where victories, defeats and campaigns can be recorded, allowing players to share their gaming experience.

  • A Map editor that allows players to design their own custom maps.

  • A scenario editor that enables players to create specific game environments.

  • A Campaign editor allows users to create a set of games that are linked together to tell a story.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows 8 / 7 SP1 / Vista SP2 / XP SP3
    • Processor:600 MHz Processor
    • Memory:128 MB RAM
    • Graphics:8 MB DirectX 8.1 Compatible Video Card
    • DirectX®:8.1
    • Hard Drive:700 MB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 8.1 Compatible Sound Card
    Recommended:
    • Processor:1 GHz Processor
    • Memory:256 MB RAM
    • Graphics:16 MB DirectX 8.1 Compatible Video Card
Helpful customer reviews
8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
101 products in account
24 reviews
59.4 hrs on record
Fun past time

While this game is clearly old its still quite a bit of fun. The user interface has a few issues but they are managable. the biggest downside was figuring out how to play the game which for me meant making the AI very dumb …. well below the beginner level ai for a game, figuring out some core mechanics then notching up the challenge after figuring a few things out.


Posted: December 28th, 2013
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
119 products in account
43 reviews
2.9 hrs on record
Yes, a mini masters of orion, extremely simplified....i recommend for being a good game, a 6 of 10 game if you know master of orion and a 8 of 10 if you just like strategy....
but then, the most amazing discovery, there is the Galactic CIVS II! Soooo i am heading there =P . 3h of the old one are enough, lets now check the second.


overall a 6 of 10 game, i would buy it on the time of release, nowadays...go for the II.
Posted: December 25th, 2013
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1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
36 products in account
1 review
4.2 hrs on record
Just like Benjamin 005 said, this game seriously lack tutorial. Not to mention, the game literally HANG when the enemy ship attack my ship or vice versa. I can not colonize a planet that was colonized by the enemy even if I destroy the defense but the enemy can colonize your planets. WTF!

If anyone experience this problem and found a solution, please tell me.
Posted: December 29th, 2013
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7 of 21 people (33%) found this review helpful
57 products in account
3 reviews
0.5 hrs on record
Whilst i am not one for saying never play a game this is one that comes very very close. From the start far too much is given to you and a lack of useful tutorial leaves you feeling lost or even failing. Once you figure out what to do a majority of the fun is lost and game simply doesnt invite you to play.

i give this game 2/10
Posted: December 2nd, 2013
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4 of 18 people (22%) found this review helpful
112 products in account
2 reviews
0.6 hrs on record
Don't ever run this game if you are on Win7. It freezes in the worst was so you can't even make Alt-Tab or invoke Task Manager, and only way to unfreeze it is hard reset. And it'll mess with your display settings - after running it I had my working display resolution 1280x960 to disappear from the list suggested by video card and still can't make it back!
Posted: January 22nd, 2014
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