Galactic Civilizations is a space based strategy game in which you are in control of humanity's destiny.
All Reviews:
Mixed (70) - 44% of the 70 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Aug 14, 2012

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November 12

Galactic Civilizations III - Heroes of Star Control: Origins DLC is now available!

Plays as some of your favorite Star Control: Origins races with new traits, leaders, music and more

New Alien Civilizations bring their own ship styles, unique race traits, diplomatic quirks, AI personalities, and more!

Check out the overview trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bPuLHeKZhk

The Star Control Heroes DLC pack introduces four major new civilizations to Galactic Civilizations III. All of the new alien factions come equipped with a unique leader, ship, music, and traits that make each civilization look and play differently from the existing major civilizations.

Play as or against the Tywom, the lovable, needy slugs, or as the kind (but surprisingly aggressive!) aquatic Mu'Kay. You can also play as the naive-but- deceptively powerful Mowlings with their god-like protector, "Jeff," or the recently liberated and mysterious Trandals.

Get the Heroes of Star Control: Origins DLC today for 10% off: https://store.steampowered.com/app/954810

Galactic Civilizations III is the most popular space-based turn based strategy of all time. Your civilization has just achieved faster-than-light travel and the galaxy awaits you. But you are not alone and must deal with alien civilizations through diplomacy, trade, cultural hegemony, or military conquest either against the computer or against friends online.

MAJOR RACES IN HEROES OF STAR CONTROL: ORIGINS


The Tywom - Hello, best friends!
These yellow slug-like aliens would like a hug. They’re slimy, and you don’t want to give them one, but still - it’s all they really want. The Tywom want to be friends with everyone, which makes them great diplomats, and their constant desire for approval gives them a bonus for any other factions who happen to love them.



The Mu'Kay - Greetings, Federation members!
Founders of the Federation for Allied Species, the Mu’Kay are intelligent cephalopods who live entirely in aquatic environments. Their natural intelligence makes them excellent researchers, and their polite (if occasionally condescending) manner lends itself well to diplomacy. Unless you’re a fish. Then prepare to be eaten.



The Mowlings - All hail the mighty Jeff!
The Mowlings are small, bear-like creatures who worship a mysterious deity they call Jeff. Frankly, they’re a little lost without him, so they spend their time finding new ways to worship him. The Mowlings get a special Temple of Jeff improvement (one per planet) that grants bonuses to influence and approval, and in return Jeff orbits their planets protectively.



The Free Trandals - Cast off the shackles of the Overmind!
The Free Trandals are the escaped faction of a race that has been enslaved by a malevolent AI known only as Overmind, who uses their bodies to advance its own nefarious purposes. Now, the Free Trandals work to free their brethren and rebuild their lost culture with what little they have left. Possessing a surprising capability (and healthy paranoia) for advanced technology, the Free Trandals are far from helpless both on and off the battlefield. Their warrior instincts may be long buried, but their ships, while few in number, are enormously effective against silicon and synthetic based life forms.


Additional Features in Heroes of Star Control: Origins
  • Dozens of new ship parts inspired by Star Control: Origins for building and modifying your own ships
  • Several new music tracks from Star Control: Origins
  • New faction traits
  • New ship designs, colors, and styles



In addition to the release of the new DLC, v3.1 is also available today. This update adds some important AI and quality of life changes, as well as the ability for players to design their own color palettes for custom factions. With v3.1, players will be able to adjust the color scheme for the UI, maps, and ships as well. Full changelog here: https://steamcommunity.com/app/226860/discussions/1/1752358461524097202/
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October 1

New racial trait and quality of life improvements arrive in Galactic Civilizations III v3.05



Happy Fall, everyone!

The Galactic Civilizations III team has been working on some updates and adjustments to the core edition that they’re excited to share with you… in the form of a poem. You can thank Kael for this one.

Features
  • Added a new racial trait, Aeroponics which allows that race to build a special low yield farm on any terrain with the Xeno Adaptation technology (requires Crusade).
Fixes
  • When you willingly start a campaign,
    A fleet may be spawned without name,
    If you click on that fleet - the result, bittersweet,
    Will engender a crash in our game.
  • Fixed the Trial by Fire achievement.
  • Fixed the Perseverance so it can now correctly colonize extreme worlds even if the player doesn't have the tech.
  • Fixed an issue scavenging a trade ship where it wouldn't have a home port anymore.
  • Fixed an end turn crash (thanks for all the reproducible saves!).
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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 This 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 10 / 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

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