Galactic Civilizations - PC

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Galactic Civilizations (PC)
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Media: CD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Stardock Soft. Co.: Empire Interactive
Publishers: Strategy First (US)
Empire Interactive (GB)
Released: 12 Sept 2003 (GB)
26 Mar 2003 (US)
Ratings: PEGI 7+
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Strategy games these days are pretty serious stuff, especially ones on such a grand scale as this latest space-based RTS from developer Stardock. Galactic Civilizations designates players as the leader of human civilisation and places them in control of humanity's destiny at the dawn of the 23rd Century.

As the story goes, a new age of interstellar travel is dawning, and humans and five other civilisations are vying for control of the galaxy. Our home planet is now known as United Earth - you are in charge and, as such, must lead us to victory in true RTS fashion - by researching new technologies, building an economy and creating a powerful military force, while carefully balancing your political, diplomatic and trade skills. Other key objectives in the quest for galactic power see you colonizing and defending planets, building social improvements and fleets, winning elections and, of course, fighting wars.

The ultimate goal can be achieved in a number of different ways - by all the races becoming united in a galactic alliance; by someone researching technology that takes them beyond mortality; or, in the usual method, by conquering all opposition with sheer military might.

One particular interesting feature of Galactic Civilizations is the 'Metaverse' system. By default, the game is a turn-based single player game, but going online and logging onto enables you to play as part of a Metaverse, where victories, defeats and campaigns can be recorded.

Galactic Civilizations is quite an all-encompassing experience. The sheer size and depth mean that there's also plenty of replay value.


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