Galactic Civilizations

Galactic Civilizations

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.7
out of 24 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    238,976
  • Date Added:
    May 22, 2003
  • Price:
    Free to try (Limited number of turns); $40.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    51.13MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    7
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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In 2718, multiple civilizations scour the galaxy colonizing planets. Galactic Civilizations lets gamers compete with various alien races in a quest for survival and domination. The simple interface belies an extremely involved and challenging turn-based strategy game with interesting RPG elements. The graphics and sound won't put much stress on your hardware, but they have a certain retro charm.

The game starts simply, as players develop technologies and colonize the galaxy. Once the colonies have been established, the game becomes a race for resources and a battle for technological, political, military, or cultural supremacy, based on customizable victory conditions. The technology tree is tremendous fun, featuring Mind Terror Weapons, Interspecies Philosophy, and Overlord Technology. The various political parties, alien racial attributes, and galactic events give each game a character and story of its own. The lack of an effective in-game tutorial makes immersing yourself in the game take longer than it should, and the game lacks a true multiplayer version; but Galactic Civilizations is great fun for strategists, especially fans of table-top RPGs such as Star Frontiers.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Superb....Fun...Outstanding"

December 14, 2005  |  By supreme44

 |  Version: Galactic Civilizations 1.0

Pros

Tons of great stategic fun

Cons

The AI will spank your butt in no time on occasion.

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5 stars

"excellent"

February 08, 2005  |  By Obliveon

 |  Version: Galactic Civilizations 1.0

Pros

clean interface, superb AI, great fun

Cons

sometimes the AI will kick your butt before you have the chance to do anything about it.

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5 stars

"A great, well-tuned strategy game"

August 05, 2004

 |  Version: Galactic Civilizations 1.0

Summary

Galactic Civilizations is an awesome game. It has extremely customizable difficulty, so you can start out easy and play more and more challenging opponants.
The computer AI is supert, and the four different winning conditions allow for superb replayability (shoot for a military victory, or win by research, or influence, or alliances... it's up to you, and each is challenging.
You also get to play as evil, good, or neutral -- and each choice influences how the other civilizations react to you.

Very highly recommended! I've been playing for years, and can still get engrossed.

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5 stars

"good"

March 25, 2004

 |  Version: Galactic Civilizations 1.0

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5 stars

"Outstanding"

March 11, 2004

 |  Version: Galactic Civilizations 1.0

Summary

I Know Galciv since the very first OS/2 Version back 1997. I still play the OS/2 version and now have great fun with Windows Version.

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5 stars

"excellent game....HIGHLY addictive"

January 30, 2004

 |  Version: Galactic Civilizations 1.0

Summary

This was an amazing game back in 1993 when it was on OS/2. Now it's back in Windows and much better than before. I LOVE IT. The demo version limits the lenght of the game and some other things, but I'm sure that after a week of playing the demo, you'll go out and buy it!

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5 stars

"Shades of MOO!"

January 13, 2004

 |  Version: Galactic Civilizations 1.0

Summary

Haven't seen as good a turn based strategy game since 1993.

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5 stars

"good space strategy game"

January 09, 2004  |  By richardsargent

 |  Version: Galactic Civilizations 1.0

Summary

lots of research, nice graphics, very good ai, addictive and intersting. Each tech has a small synopsis which is a good education in case you don't know what they mean.

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5 stars

"Been Playing Since OS/2 Version"

December 18, 2003

 |  Version: Galactic Civilizations 1.0

Summary

CAn be very frustrating at the nhigher levels. And with expansion packs very addicting.

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5 stars

"well developed game"

November 25, 2003

 |  Version: Galactic Civilizations 1.0

Summary

Hey , I liked this demo. A good, if not slightly addictive game. the down side is.. $40 for a 1993 game..... i dont think so, but the download is worth a try for us thinking gamers

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Stardock
Publisher web site http://www.stardock.com
Release Date May 22, 2003
Date Added May 22, 2003
Version 1.0
Category
Category Games
Subcategory Strategy Games
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 51.13MB
File Name galcivdemo103.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 238,976
Downloads Last Week 7
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Limited number of turns
Price $40
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