Galactic Civilizations III is the largest strategy sandbox ever made. Start with a single world and expand across the galaxy through diplomacy, trade, cultural hegemony, or military conquest in this single-player or multiplayer 4X strategy game. How will you rule your galaxy?
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วันที่วางจำหน่าย: 14 พ.ค. 2015

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64-bit Windows Required

You must be running 64-bit Windows 7 or later to play Galactic Civilizations III. This requirement allows us to create the largest, most advanced, strategy game possible.

ซื้อ Galactic Civilizations III


ซื้อ Stardock Bundle 2016

มี 8 ผลิตภัณฑ์: Galactic Civilizations® III, Sorcerer King™, Sins of a Solar Empire®: Rebellion, Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes, Dead Man's Draw, Galactic Civilizations® II: Ultimate Edition, Galactic Civilizations® I: Ultimate Edition, Demigod



"More of a refresh than expected, but still hands down the best modern way to conquer unknown space."
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Multi-Language support and bug fixes in the latest Galactic Civilizations III’s update!

Hallo! Bonjour! Здравствуйте! Stardock is excited to announce that our latest update to Galactic Civilizations III includes language support for German, French, and Russian!

Here's a little note from our CEO, Brad Wardell, about the new language support: "With over a hundred thousand words, translating Galactic Civilizations III is like translating a book. It was important to us that every civilization in the game have their own technology tree and its own diplomatic dialog. But doing so made it a real challenge to translate it."

In addition to our new multi-language support, the 1.31 update contains updates to some of our key features, see the full changelog here:

  • Stability for Custom Factions: There are now checks to prevent crashes when a human player or AI uses a custom faction that has bad or missing data.
  • Multiplayer: Stronger, better, faster - multi-player matches will now take less time to load!
  • Enhancements: AI Improvements, balance changes, and a few bug fixes.
  • Battle Viewer: Corrected so that the battle properly reflects the results that are posted.
We appreciate our community feedback and hope that you enjoy the new features that 1.31 has to offer! Auf Wiedersehen! Au revoir! До свидания!

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New DLC Now Available for Galactic Civilizations III

Galactic Civilizations III - The Revenge of the Snathi DLC is available now for $4.99 through Stardock or Steam.The Snathi have risen from the ashes of their Precursor prison world. They have only one goal: revenge. The Snathi have vowed to put down those who kept them from taking from their rightful place as the heirs of the Dread Lords. No race is safe from the true face of EVIL... even if it is as cute as a button.

DLC Features:

  • The Snathi Revenge - The Snathi are an ancient race of extremely intelligent and bloodthirsty squirrel-like creatures. They were created by the Dread Lords as the ultimate weapon, but were locked away…until now.
  • Revenge of the Snathi Campaign - Lead the Snathi as they break free from their prison world to take their place as the face of evil in the galaxy.
  • New ships - Completely new Snathi ship styles and ship parts.
  • Scavenge Faction Ability - The “Scavenge” ability allows Snathi to salvage the ships of their vanquished foes..
Available now!

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“The new gold standard in 4X space strategy”
9/10 – GameWatcher

“Such a wealth of victory conditions and customization options that the experience feels new with every playthrough.”
8.6/10 – IGN

“A mix of familiar mechanics and new ideas that can keep both fans and newcomers occupied for a frighteningly long period of time.”
9/10 – Softpedia

Design your own ships!


Never the same game twice, Galactic Civilizations III is the largest strategy sandbox ever made. Each new game offers an array of options as you set it up - choose your map size, abundance of planets and resources, frequency of events, and more for a unique play experience every time. Galactic Civilizations III also removes linear victory conditions and offers you multiple objectives that you can choose to pursue in order to win, such as military conquest, cultural domination, technological ascension, or political alliances. The new multiplayer capabilities also allow you to expand your challenges and fights beyond an AI in order to face off against fellow players. All of this, topped with a rich and in-depth custom ship designer ensure an immersive and exciting experience as you decide how to rule your galaxy.


  • Never the same game twice: Play in the ultimate sandbox where each game has a unique map, worlds, and challenges to face -- all on a massive scale. Play against 16 to 100 opponents.
  • Multiple paths to victory: Win through military conquest, cultural domination, technological ascension, or political alliance.
  • Story-based campaign: Get brought up to date on the 20-year story arc behind the rise of humanity in the 23rd century.
  • Massive technology tree: Research a technology tree with immense breadth and depth. Each playable faction has their own unique specializations. Your choice determines how you play and win.
  • Faction & Ship Customization: Create a civilization with its own look, ships, technologies, and even options for how the AI will use them.


  • Multiplayer: For the first time, Galactic Civilizations is a multiplayer game with full support for custom civilizations, saved multiplayer games, and much more.
  • New Battle System: Assign your ships specific roles to play in combat. You can now view fleet battles in a cinematic style to see your designs in action.
  • New Colony Manager: The location of a planetary improvement now matters. Adjacency bonuses and planetary resources make a major impact on what a planet is strong (or weak) at accomplishing.
  • Planetary Governors: Utilize individual planetary leaders to govern your worlds, deciding what improvements to build and when, which leaves you to focus on larger strategic goals.


    • OS: 64-bit Windows 10 / 8.x / 7
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo / AMD K10 Dual-Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB DirectX 10.1 Video Card (AMD Radeon HD5x00 Series / Nvidia GeForce 500 Series / Intel HD 4000 or later)
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 12 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    • OS: 64-bit Windows 10 / 8.x / 7
    • Processor: 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5 Processor or Equivalent
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB DirectX 10.1 Video Card
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 15 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
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UPDATE 9/20/15: The changes I expect will be coming in 1.4 are going to radically change how the game plays. The AI is probably going to be tougher, and the planet management is going to be less cumbersome. If true, this review will be mostly irrelevant as my only big annoyance left will be constructor spam, which I expect they will address in 1.5. I promised I would change my review when the game got fun, and that may be happening soon.

Stardock is not going to like this review. I had delayed my review, expecting to eventually write a positive one, but watching the latest dev stream I was discouraged. I know such streams are a double edged sword, and I appreciate that you do them. Unfortunately I now see what has been a long time coming: the game isn't ready.

You can see that I have over 200 hours playing the game. "So how can you give it a negative review after playing it for so much time?" you might ask. The vast majority of that time was spent finding bugs and providing feedback during the beta phase. That is time spent trying to help improve the game, not time spent having fun. Shortly after release, I stopped playing. The game has not reached the "fun" point. It's not a matter of the game getting stale. It's not a matter of the game being fundamentally no good. Through the many hours I found many annoyances that have reached a level where I just don't want to play the game. Were a friend to ask me whether I would recommend they play this game, my answer would be no, and that is reflected in my "thumbs down" review. The game in it's current state is unfinished, and I'm about to prove it. This game needed six more months of beta development. Given that extra time, I think the game is going to be great, and I will recommend it. But I do not subscribe to the philosophy of recommending something that is not good now but promises to be good later. That is not fair to people trying to make a purchase decision.

The game is fundamentally a good one. It is a big step up from GalCiv2 in many ways, while keeping to the formula that makes GC2 a fun game. Absolutely humungous hex maps, better graphics and battles, more complex battle mechanics, a focus on planetary specialization, more complex diplomacy and trade. All these things plus more make the game concept very exciting. That's not even mentioning the plans they have for DLC and expansions, which will make the gameplay even more rich. I've been playing and providing feedback since Beta 1, have watched all the dev streams live or same day. I've seen the game improve significantly, and I fully expect in six months this game will be absolutely awesome.

But as I said the game is not ready for a 1.0 release. There are a lot of things they wanted to do in beta, but couldn't finish in time, so the gameplay has many weak points. Below are specific things that should have been addressed prior to release. These are mainly things that the devs said they wanted to accomplish, but didn't, but also things that, cumulatively, I have found to be major hinderences to my personal enjoyment of the game.

1. With all of the planetary bonus features, the game practically screams at you to specialize your planets (manufacturing/research/wealth) with the planetary production wheel. Yet once you get past 10 planets, managing those specializations becomes prohibitively unwieldy. They promised governors, but they are still on the post-release roadmap. The state of the game at release is that they want you to specialize, but they make it too time consuming and repetitive.

2. If you specialize manufacturing, but want to reduce your micromanagement workload, you can make use of planetary projects. Unfortunately, numerically research/wealth projects are practically worthless. Manufacturing-specialized planets should be set to 100% manufacturing. But if you run a research project, you will get 0 (zero) research. To get some research you need to adjust the production wheel, which negates the micromanagement reduction purpose. Furthermore, you would get the most research by setting the production to 99% research, 1% manufacturing, and really that only provides a 10% boost to what you would be getting if you just set it to 100% research, where the project is not being utilized at all. That needs to be reworked. It should have been ironed out during the beta.

3. Constructors and starbases are a big deal in this game, bigger than previous versions, mostly due to the abundance of map resources. It's not uncommon to have 10 starbases on a tiny map, feeding each one several constructors for upgrades. You're going to want to have lots of upgraded starbases. Managing the constructors is one thing. They have a "Request Constructor" button that is supposed to help, but unfortunately it requests the most expensive constructor, so most times you are better off managing the constructor sending yourself. They wanted that system to be better, and they should have made it better during the beta. Once you get your constructors to the starbases, you then have to manage the upgrades. No governors there yet. The wanted to get that done in the beta too.

UPDATE: Read my 1.2 Update in the comments on 8/7/15

4. The AI on normal, the setting where the AI is using its best algorthims without cheating, is trivial to absolutely obliterate. It is simply terrible at managing its planets and making tactical military decisions. I know it's a work in progress, but I had hoped it would be beyond just pure dumb by release.

5. If you have standard galaxy settings and are in later stages of the game having scouted most of the galaxy, you can zoom out to get a big picture of what's going on. Unfortunately the map is absolutely cluttered with various fields and clouds, resource icons, and the starbases to mine them. There is no way to declutter the map, making it extremely difficult to really get the context of the galaxy. I frequently find myself lost, not knowing where the front lines or hot spots are. They never promised a declutter capability, but at this point I wish they had it.

6. The govern screen and production wheel UI has not changed much since early beta. We were promised a "UI pass" to improve its capabilities, but that never happened. Here are the two most annoying things about it: a) While changing your production wheel, you get no immediate feedback on how your changes are affecting the build times for planets, shipyards, or research. You have to exit the govern screen, check the turns to completion, then go back and adjust in a click-heavy cycle. b) In beta 5 they implemented one-turn overflow, so you do not lose left-over production upon completion of a building, ship, or technology. Unfortunately the only feedback you have this is actually happening is if you hover over the queue. This lack of good feedback has resulted in many new forum topics by new players complaining about lost production. The UI for this should have been fixed in beta.

I have a few other issues on my list, but I'm holding back on them for now because they are difficult to explain.

My expectation is that the issues above will hopefully get resolved in the next six months. The dev team knows these are problems, in fact knew they were problems during beta and had hoped to have resolved them, but ran out of time. I will be keeping a distant eye on this game over the coming months and years to see how they have progressed. Stardock, I promise you this: once you get this game much closer to the state it should have been in at release, I will change my "thumbs down" to a "thumbs up". Now it's your turn to make sure that happens. I have full confidence you can do it.

1.2 Update: Read my comment on 8/7/15

1.3 Update: Read my comments on 9/10/15
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ก่อนหน้าที่ Galactic Civilization III จะวางจำหน่าย
ถ้าคุณถามผมว่าเกมแนว 4X Turn-based เกมใดคือเกมที่ดีที่สุด
ผมก็สามารถที่จะตอบให้แก่คุณได้โดยที่ไม่ต้องเสียเวลาคิดเลยว่า เกมนั้นคือ...
"Galactic Civilization II"
แต่ถ้าคุณถามผม ณ ขณะนี้ คำตอบคงจะเป็นอื่นไปเสียมิได้เลยนอกจาก...
"Galactic Civilization III"

โอเค สำหรับเกมเมอร์โดยทั่วไปที่ไม่ค่อยได้สัมผัสกับเกมแนว turn-based สักเท่าใดนัก คุณอาจจะไม่ค่อยคุ้นหูกับชื่อของเกมนี้สักเท่าไหร่ ถ้าคุณเป็นหนึ่งในเกมเมอร์เหล่านี้ ผมก็ขออธิบายโดยย่อว่า "Galactic Civilization" เป็นเกมแนว 4X Turn-based ที่จะพาคุณบินทะยานออกสู่จักรวาลอันไกลโพ้นในอนาคตอันใกล้ ซึ่งหน้าที่ของคุณนั้นก็คือการนำพาเผ่าพันธุ์ของคุณให้กลายเป็นหนึ่งในจักรวาลอันกว้างใหญ่แห่งนี้ (ตัวเกมมี Story Mode ด้วย ซึ่งผมขอไม่เอ่ยถึงเพราะค่อนข้างยาวและซับซ้อนพอสมควรอีกทั้งยังคาบเกี่ยวกับภาคก่อนหน้าด้วย สำหรับ Campaign ของเกม ถ้าใครเคยเล่นภาคก่อนแบบ Full Expansion มาก่อนจนจบ ผมบอกได้เลยว่าแค่ได้เห็น 1st Fleet โผล่มาในฉากแรกก็ฟินแล้ว เป็นการกลับมาที่ยิ่งใหญ่มาก)

รูปแบบการเล่นโดยรวมของเกมนั้นก็จะคล้าย ๆ กับเกมแนว 4X เกมอื่น ๆ ที่คุณนั้นต้องขยับขยายอาณาจักรของคุณออกไปไม่ว่าทั้งด้วยการทูต เศรษฐกิจ หรือการทหาร ระบบต่าง ๆ ของเกมนับได้ว่ามีความลึกพอสมควร แต่ก็ไม่ยากเกินความเข้าใจ เพียงแค่ผ่านระบบ Tutorial ของเกมและลองเล่นดูสัก 2-3 กระดานคุณก็น่าจะเก็บรายละเอียดต่าง ๆ ในส่วนของการเล่นแบบครบถ้วนได้ไม่ยาก ซึ่งถ้าใครชอบเกมแนว 4X ที่มีค่อนข้างจะฮาร์ดคอร์อยู่สักหน่อย คุณจะต้องชอบระบบของเกมนี้อย่างแน่นอน

และแน่นอนว่าจุดเด่นที่อย่างไรเสียก็ต้องเอ่ยถึงของเกมนี้ก็คือ "การออกแบบยานอวกาศ" ซึ่งยังคงทำออกมาได้ดีไม่แพ้ภาคก่อนเลย คุณสามารถที่จะสร้างยานอวกาศที่เป็นเอกลักษณ์เฉพาะตัวได้โดยการประกอบมันแบบชิ้นต่อชิ้น โดยสมรรถภาพของมันนั้นก็จะปรับเปลี่ยนไปตามชิ้นส่วนที่คุณได้ติดลงไปให้แก่มันด้วย และแน่นอนว่าคุณจะได้มีโอกาสเห็นยานรบที่คุณออกแบบบินเข้าสู่สงครามและยิงถล่มกันในรูปแบบ 3D ด้วยนะ

สำหรับแฟนบอยจากภาคเก่า ๆ คงจะนึกสงสัยว่า GCIII แตกต่างจากภาคก่อนอย่างไร ผมก็ต้องขอบอกว่า "มันยอดเยี่ยมกว่า GCII ในทุก ๆ รายละเอียด" แน่นอนว่ารูปแบบการเล่นหลัก ๆ ยังคงคล้ายคลึงกัน แต่รายละเอียดปลีกย่อยนั้นแตกต่างไปจากเดิมมากสมควร (ในทางที่ดีขึ้น) อีกทั้งตัวเกมยังมีการเพิ่มเติมระบบ Ideology เข้ามา ทำให้ตัวเลือกการตัดสินใจของคุณในคราวนี้ส่งผลโดยตรงต่อการพัฒนาอาณาจักรของคุณด้วยไม่ได้ส่งผลแค่ทำให้มุมมองของ AI เปลี่ยนไปเพียงเท่านั้น

โดยรวมแล้ว "Galactic Civilization III" ก็คือสุดยอด 4X Turn-based ที่ผมกล้าพูดได้เต็มปากว่า "ดีที่สุดเท่าที่เคยมีมา" (ซึ่งต้องขอกล่าวเพิ่มเติมว่า "ในมุมมองของผม") สำหรับคอ Turn-based มันคือหนึ่งในเกมที่คุณ "ต้องไม่พลาด" ด้วยประการทั้งปวงครับ

10 / 10

+ เผ่าพันธุ์หลัก ๆ ต่าง ๆ ที่มีปูมลึกปูมหลังและเอกลักษณ์ที่แตกต่างกันอย่างชัดเจน
+ ระบบออกแบบยานสุดล้ำที่ ณ ปัจจุบันยังคงไม่มีผู้ใดตามทัน
+ รูปแบบการเล่นที่ซับซ้อนมาก กระนั้นก็เข้าถึงได้ไม่ยาก
+ ระบบต่าง ๆ จากภาคเก่ายังคงอยู่ แต่ถูกนำกลับมาพัฒนาให้ก้าวล้ำไปในทุก ๆ ด้าน

- สำหรับเครื่อง 64-bit เท่านั้น เพราะตัวเกมเขมือบทรัพยากรสูงมาก แนะนำว่าควรมี 8 GB เป็นอย่างน้อยถ้าคุณต้องการเล่นเกมนี้
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I can not currently recommend this game for the full $50 price. Maybe later when the price drops or some patches come out to fix some things.

There is just some real irritating flaws in the game that when combined with the other problems drop the game down the the blah level. Most could be fixed easily. Two and five probably will never change which is what will keep this game not much above the blah level.

1. Capitals on a planet, The AI places them at random wherever it wants. Considering capitals give bonuses to surrounding buildings it makes a big difference on where it was placed. It seems to me that if I find an unsettled planet I should be able to choose the location of the capital. So because the AI chose a dumb spot for a capital you lose those bonuses because they go to waste. The best example would be if hexes were about the size of Australia and you were to colonize a planet with land masses like Earth, why would you place your capital in Australia and forfeit all bonuses?

2. No retreat option for combat. Similar games (Master of Orion and Endless Space) at least gave you the option to retreat during combat, meaning you could take some damage and/or losses but at least have a chance to run away. So later in game if the enemy is bigger and faster then you do not stand a chance of getting away. At that point you might as well concede the game. Simply because a fleet can attack as many times as it has movement points.

3. You can draw production in a shipyard from multiple planets over long distances to build colony ships, but somehow people just can not make that same trip. Yet these same people are going to climb into that ship you just built and travel ten times that same distance. So now you have to waste multiple turns just putting people into your colony ship.

4. Technology specialization. What was the point in this feature? The specialization technologies can traded and you can find the specialized in anomalies. Which if you receive a tech you have no made a choice, you lose that choice. So if you wanted to specialize in a certain bonus, but a friendly AI gives you a different specialization tech, then maybe next game, unless you get lucky and find another AI to trade for it. The fact that you lose your choice of specialization is extremely lame. Never mind how it can get exploited in multiplayer.

5. Battles are either "quick result" or "watch battle" meaning you have zero control on that battle. All of the battle tactics are based on what job tags you gave the ships in your fleet. Which means no singling out a target to kill first. The battles for the most part are not worth watching anyways because either option is going to give you the same outcome.

6. Construction ships and using the station option to call for one. Someone had a great idea to be able to have a space station go "Hey I need a construction drone to build another module" and you click that button. Then a construction drone will be built and sent to that station. Sounds cool right? Real cool up to the point that this feature will clear any orders an existing drone currently has. So if you manually sent a drone to build a new station, it wont reach it. So that means you have to wait to use this feature until your manual drone is done. This feature will clear orders a drone already has, but will not clear guard or sentry, so makign them in advance and planning on using this feature does not work.

7. Excess research and production is lost. When the game calculates the end of a turn if it finishes building or researching something any points over that mark are NOT carried to the next project, the points are just gone. This just seems to make the game drag on and it also makes specialized manufacturing planets nearly pointless because so much can go to waste.

8. Ship designer spamming designs. Whenever you get new technologies the ship designer will spit out new ships designs, which later in the game leads to having way too many designs to sort through. Stardock solved this in previous versions and other games by adding a feature able to turn off the auto-designer. Considering that feature exists in multiple other Stardock games the feature should exist here.

9. Cultural expansion is ridiculous. It expands faster than you can explore early on. If you never explored it then how is your culture affecting it? About equal to the Roman Empire holding cultural sway over North America before they even knew it existed. The only way to catch up later is you disposable scouts with stacks of engines, lifesupport, and scanners which is about mid game. Since I have only played insane maps, then smaller maps probably run a higher chance of culture flipping.

10. Rush production is really flawed. If you rush a production in queue then no other production points are gained from that planet or shipyard for that turn. On top of that rushing production is a set amount, even if you have the production item almost complete.

11. The pirates are pointless. Four hundred turns in on a insane map size and I am discovering the same low tech pirates that were encounted in the first dozen turns. This makes them nothing but a nuisance, one that apparently the AI ignores. Not even sure if they attack the AI or not because the pirates will not attack anything stronger than them. So basically then end up as nothing but clutter to make your end turn processing longer.

These are the just the basic things I can think of that should have been ironed out during the beta.

Now for the technical aspects.

1. The sound for cut scene movies. Apparently someone forgot to include cut scene movie volume with the sound options in the game. So it just comes out as a bunch of mumbling.

2. End of turn processing on large map. This is really what kills the gaming mood. I made it up to around 400 turns on an insane map before it was just too ridiculous to play. The time to process became about 2-3 minutes a turn, which really sucks if the only thing you do on your turn is spend a few seconds to click next turn.
The other issue is every time the end turn process it kicks in all the fans in my computer into overdrive just to keep up with the processing. Meanwhile you can not touch much with getting the "not responding error" from Windows. Which by the way if you are seeing that blue circle between turns, it aint a Stardock logo thing, that is Windows saying "hey this program aint responding." Which leads me to wonder if running the game is really good for the computer.

3. Ship designer, great feature (seriously.) One tip though, you might want to save your game before using it. Otherwise you could be sent back to your last autosave it decides to crash.

4. I received the achievement for the completing the first part of the campaign game simply by clicking to start it. Sounds petty and nitpicking, but think about it for a moment. That is really sloppy coding and testing. Where else in making the game were they sloppy? I think the first patch today fixed this along with a dozen other achievements, which basically proved my point.

5. After about 200 turns the text on the UI starts disappearing. Which is really annoying with diplomacy options.

I was one of those customers burned years ago by Stardock with Elemental: War of Magic. This release reeks of the same issues. The whole "release it and patch it later" attitude. About the same effect as buying an early access game when they are on the .8x builds.

So in short, if you are on the fence on buying this, let me knock you off it. Wait and watch, in the mean time take a browse through the forums. Sure in six months of patch it might be a decent game, but news flash I doubt it will still be $50 price tag on it.

If you are mainly thinking about the game mainly because of the ship editor then do yourself a favor and go find a free 3d animation program like Blender and learn something in the process.
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General features (can be viewed as pros):

-Race customization is fairly detailed
-Ship designer is good, even better because you can use pre-existing models and modify them to your own tastes
-Certain resources are linked to certain celestial bodies eg antimatter surround black holes, elerium in nebulae, etc. So a savvy player, upon seeing a nebula knows to explore it fully incase there is elerium and that a black hole is likely to have some antimatter surrounding it.
-powerful resources like antimatter are more limited, but using them is non-destructive so there wont be buyers remorse, ie you'll get the resource back if you destroy the building/ship that uses it. This also allows you to use resources early in buildings tech, and then recycle it when a better option arrives, meaning that a player who can manage his resources well will do better than one who just holds onto resources until a "top tier" usage for them is unlocked.
-massive maps are possible, so with the right settings it doesnt feel like a "small" galaxy or that you're running out of space (until late game)
-starbases used intelligently can give an edge at all points in the game, especially economic starbases. eg rather than waste a building slot on your planet to raise approval, just get the approval upgrade on the starbase linked to the planet.
-able to finely control research/economy output/dedication on planets individually, but also with the "govern" tab you can do this en mass, saving time. Same applys for upgrading ships, etc.
-every planet has an event, which some may find annoying, but I think is good, allows you do add a slight layer of uniqueness to each planet as well as develop your ideology.
-its actually more beneficial long terms to dabble in all ideologies to some extent, as long as your primary ideology has most points you wont have an ideological shift. This means you dont have to do the unrealistic option (as in some games with ideologies/religions) and devote 100% to an ideology. This also means, if desired, you can play on the basis of the moral choices involved for events/planets and still do OK in terms of ideological benefit (as opposed to number crunching the statistical/numerical benefits for each choice planet, etc)

- diplomacy at first seems well developed, but that's only for early game. Late game diplomacy is at best, shallow, at worst, buggy. "Benevolent" ideologies seem to hate pragmatic ideologies as much as "malevolent" ideologies, which is silly and means that as a pragmatist, you need to kill anyone else who isn't a pragmatist and can only really form alliances with other pragmatists. This makes a diplomacy victory in a large game close to impossible without a decent military (because you need to kill anyone who refuses to ally with you), which means its always going to be predominantly a conquest based game.
--continuing on for diplomacy: enemies will gladly colonise planets within starsystems you have partially colonized and there's no warning to tell them to ♥♥♥♥ off (as in games like CIV 5), and the same for resources. Early game is basically en-mass resource grab if you dont want to be screwed over mid/late game.
-pirates/barbarians in 4X games are normally some kind of great equalizer early game to prevent a military/expansion snowball (eg sins of a solar empire, civ, etc), but in this game they're just annoying and dont do much besides kill the occasional scout. also, AI dont appear to be bothered by pirates, so its just a player handicap.
-once you start going balls to the walls crazy large military, the game will start glitching out your "military power" parameter, which means for the purposes of diplomacy, one turn later everyone will think you're the weakest, declare war/♥♥♥♥ with you even though you could wipe them out. this also contributes to the impossiblity of a diplomacy victory (without killing loads of people)
-terraforming in the incorrect order can cost you between 1-3 tiles per planet, which is a fair amount. eg if you use a higher grade terraformer on a "easy" tile, you wont be able to terraform the "harder" tiles, as late game you can terraform as many "easy" tiles as you like, meaning its better long term to hold off on terraforming until you've researched it fully as it isnt always clear which tiles are "easy" or "hard".
-money is weak, it can take anywhere between 5-15 turns to be able to afford to rush construction (pretty much the only use of money, besides upgrading your military ships) whereas focusing on manufacturing allows you to build anything in 1-3 turns. Basically as long as you break even with your economy, you can just focus on manufacturing and research. Its actually usually better to just decommission old ships and build news ones rather than upgrade them (which will make you bankrupt quick if you have a large army)
---In other words with the diplomacy + economy balancing, there is no viable economy based strategy or peaceful based strategy. No matter what, you will always need the strongest military regardless of your intended method of victory (unlike some other 4X games, where you could have an adequate military and with good diplomacy/economy still obtain most victory types you desire). And basically to get the strongest military you need to focus on research and manufacturing.
- united galaxies is but a shallow addition to the game, furthermore, if someone ever defies (which is almost always), they are permanently booted, which can lead to the ridiculous situation of having a united galaxy meeting of 2 members, while the other 6-10 races are "defiant" (yet have not formed another united galaxies).

meh features:
-culture. you must have decent culture to stop other races culture from "flipping" your planets, it also creates territorial space and (I think) it allows your ships to fly further into enemy space. problem is that if your culture is too strong it flips the planets of other races, including that of your allies. this makes your allies weaker and it entirely possible for them to be wiped off the map (further adding to the difficulty of a diplomacy victory). It also may land you a bunch of crap planets that you dont want to deal with. Fortunately you can give the ♥♥♥♥ planets to the minor races (who are immune to culture flipping)

note: most of these issues dont apply to multiplayer games, this is predominantly a critique of single player. although culture flipping feature will suck when playing co-op with friends.

Do I regret buying the game at full price? a bit
am I enjoying the game? yes
should you buy this game full price? only if you plan to win/enjoy by conquest every time or if you only care about multiplayer
should you buy this game on discount? yes, if it were at 25% discount it would be a good price
it should be noted that stardock have a good trackrecord for improving/patching their games post release, so I anticipate that some of these issues I have raised will be gone in the future.
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It is the night before release. I have spent a lot of time over the past 14 months with this game. I loved Galactic Civilizations 2. I had high hopes for version 3. In the last few weeks of the beta things really started to fall in place. If you enjoyed playing GalCiv 2, then this is the game for you. If you enjoy building an empire, exploring and establishing relations with other species, crushing them under your heels, building an economic monster or just spreading the wonder of you then you will enjoy this game. If you enjoyed the ship designing in Galciv 2. You will find the offset and mirroring tools to great additions.

The support through the beta has been first class and they had indicated that they will to produce new content for a long time.
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