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Get the complete Galactic Civilizations II saga including the acclaimed PC strategy game of the year Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords, the award winning expansion pack Dark Avatar, and the newest expansion pack Twilight of the Arnor!
Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords: Galactic Civilizations II is the sequel to 2003's hit turn-based strategy game of the same name. The player takes on the role of the leader of a space-faring civilization and must guide its expansion in a hostile galaxy. Gamers must balance their economic, technological, diplomatic, cultural, and military power to forge alliances, fight wars, and ultimately dominate the galaxy. The game is single-player and allows the player to play randomly generated galactic maps or play through a multi-mission campaign that tells the story of an ancient enemy called the Dread Lords.
Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar: The expansion pack for Stardock's award-winning hit strategy game, Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords. This expansion pack not only adds the usual content that expansion packs tend to do such as new opponents, new units and a new campaign. It also greatly expands the game play of Galactic Civilizations II. New features include asteroid belts on the map that can be mined for resources, unique planets that require special technologies to colonize, spies to conduct sabotage and destabilization (or used to protect your worlds from the same), new types of diplomatic treaties, an enhanced artificial intelligence engine, and much more!
Galactic Civilizations II: Twilight of the Arnor: The year is 2227 and the fire of war is consuming the galaxy thanks to the manipulations of the evil Dread Lords. But the remaining factions, led by the humans, have a plan to rid the galaxy of the Dread Lords once and for all.
Expand the Galactic Civilizations II universe with Terror Stars, unique technology trees per civilization, Map editors, Custom Scenario makers, campaign editors, new types of ships, new planetary improvements, and much more!
Beautiful 3D engine brings planets, stars, asteroids and ship battles to life.
Create custom 3D ships piece-by-piece with your Shipyard.
Play as any of a dozen unique civilizations or create your own.
Multiple paths to victory: Military conquest, cultural domination, political alliance, technological supremacy or ascension.
Addictive gameplay: Dynamic galaxies ranging from tiny to gigantic.
Superior multi-threaded artificial intelligence enables computer players to provide a challenge without having to cheat.
Put your scores online via the Metaverse and compete with players from around the world.
Fully moddable design enables players to create unique opponents, graphics and scenarios.
Advanced diplomacy enables players to trade, make treaties, alliances and more.
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Pretty damn good space 4x game. Nice amounts of detail, good tech tree and races. Only real problem I have with it is you go in with no context as to the races and technologies and as opposed to say.. endless space where the feel and ideology of each becomes clear, that doesn't seem to happen in this game. The mechanics and rules are excellent though so don't let that put you off.
It took me a while to focus on the game. The learning curve I thought would be huge and it seemed daunting. However, over the past few days I have stuck to it and find this game to be one of the best I have played. I only have about 12 hours into it but it is so rewarding and very complex. I chose this over the sequel as I heard this had some great features. Really want to try the sequel now. The perks in the game are great and are well worth looking into. Also research can be slow but there are perks to get a better research ability. The ship design is difficult for me but may be easier for others. Overall this is an amazing game well worth the price.
It's basically what you got in the first GalCiv. However it adds some very nice features to the game. First of all - 3D graphics and real combat(instead of simulated combat in the original GalCiv). Also, you can build your fleets to your liking. I mean - design how every ship will look like. Very enjoyable thing, I spent many hours doing that. There are many parts from which to chose. With some skill and time, you can make your ships resemble Tie Fighters. Apart from all these cosmetics? It's still very enjoyable, professionaly made 4X game.
This game can be quite time consuming. It is a turn-based, 4X strategy game set out in space. You don't even have to play as humanity. You can go with some alien race or make up the details for a new one. Advancements can take a long time, especially the farther your civilization evolves. Even travel across the galaxy can take turns. This is the first I've played of this series. I started playing and hours slipped away as I tried to achieve a strong civilization. There's a lot of really good spaceship designs or you can make your own vessel.
This is my kind of game: slow-moving, methodical, requires forward-planning. Imagine a Sid Meier's Civ game set in space, only with alien races instead of civilisations. For me, the best part is designing my own civilisation. What benefits they get (hyper-intelligent, lucky super breeder, thank you oh so very much), what my politic party is (universalists: because I want to conquer the universe), choosing a portrait (fluffy teddy bear, obviously) and finally a name (Fluffy Teddy Bears of DOOM). Colonising planets in your efforts to gain dominion over the galaxy brings some moral quandaries in the form of random events: do you enslave or relocate the unevolved locals? What about those highly evolved deadly sea creatures? The ethical scale brings with it some bonuses for being extremely good, evil or a masterful fence-sitter.
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