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Galactic Civilizations III






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Galactic Civilizations III





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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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?

Key Features:

  • Never the same game twice: Play in the ultimate sandbox where each game has a unique map, unique worlds and new challenges to face.

  • Multiple paths to victory: Win through military conquest, cultural domination, technological ascension or political alliance.

  • Story-based campaign: Galactic Civilizations III includes a campaign that brings players 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. Player choices determine the capabilities of their civilization.

  • Custom ship design: Players have total control over how their starships function as well as how they look. Any ship you’ve ever imagined can be created or downloaded.


  • Massive scale: The new, 64-bit, multi-core engine increases the number of possible opponents from 16 to 128 with a similar explosion in maximum map sizes.

  • Ideology: Player actions advance their empires down the path of various ideologies, which unlock unique abilities, planetary improvements, and other bonuses.

  • Multiplayer: For the first time, Galactic Civilizations is a multiplayer game with full support for custom civilizations, saved multiplayer games and much more.

  • Unique technology trees: Players can play as any of the eight major galactic powers (or design their own), each with their own unique technology tree, ships, colony improvements and abilities.

  • Faction Creator: To encourage massive gameplay, the game includes a faction creator that allows players to create a civilization with its own look, ships, technologies and even options for how the AI will use them.

  • New Battle System: Players assign their 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.

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Stardock Entertainment
Stardock Entertainment
Stardock Entertainment
Sunday, September 14, 2014
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Minimum Requirements
  • Operating system: 64-bit Windows 8.1 / 8 / 7
  • Processor: 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo / AMD K10 Dual-Core
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Hard disk space: 12 GB
  • Video: 512 MB DirectX 10.1 Video Card (AMD Radeon HD5x00 Series / Nvidia GeForce 500 Series / - Intel HD 4000 or later)
  • Sound: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
  • DirectX®: 10.1
Recommended Requirements
  • Operating system: 64-bit Windows 8.1 / 8 / 7
  • Processor: 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5 Processor or Equivalent
  • Memory: 6 GB
  • Hard disk space: 15 GB
  • Video: 1 GB DirectX 10.1 Video Card
  • Sound: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
  • DirectX®: 10.1

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Reviews for Galactic Civilizations III

4X greatness

To truly enjoy Galactic Civilizations III you must love 4X. Without love for it, it's really a gamble and hard to tell if anybody else will enjoy this kind of game. But anyway, this game is far more advanced than previous Galactic Civilizations games. With very interesting campaign, great climate of cosmos, amazing soundtrack, HUGE maps and the number of civilizations you can have in one game... it's simply amazing. There is one more thing that was missing in older Galactic Civilization games but was made in number 3 and it's... yes, MULTIPLAYER. The price for now it's rather huge, so I think it's a buy for now only for huge 4X or Galactiv Civilization fans. If there will be some discounts and you are curious about it- why not. The amount of time you will spend in this one will be sure huge, so you don't have to worry about it. Keep in mind also system requirements since it can cause a little lag even on powerful PCs.

Game needs work, check back if you loved Gal Civ 1 or 2

The Gal Civ games really are a staple in my library, so I was beyond excited to play 3 when it came out. Sadly, it just isn't a polished game, and I can't recommend it as an introduction to the series. Until this gets an update, the older games will continue to be more worth playing.

A mix of missing features and nice ideas

To me, this seems to a simple weird mix of nice and some missing features. Sounds pretty funny, but it's reality. There have been announced (and released) some promising patches which I hope will make this a good game. Sadly, at the moment of talk, this is not a fun game nor would I spend any more time on playing this. I've seen somewhere a guy described this as a "sell now, fix later" mindset and I have to fully agree with him. This is just (for now) a fun idea which is not realized the way it shall have been.

Did you Enjoy I or II

You WILL love this game. It's upgraded, better engine, and the new strategies in the game is a game changer. Keep in mind that this game is currently being updated so it is not in it's final form. Look past the kinks in the game because it is mostly due to it not being 100% finished or updated. It's a great game with more promise on the way. Pick it up for those who want to jump right in and dont want to wait for a sale.

Really good, kinda disappointing

This game looks absolutely astounding and plays really well. It's basically what Civilization: Beyond Earth should have been. That begins aid, it still feels a lot like Galactic Civilizations II. I know it's still eing updated and I hope it ends up being a lot deeper. That being said, it's still an awesome game.

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