Galactic Civilizations III

Last Updated on by Samuel Franklin

Good
  • Great visual presentation – Solid AI base
Bad
  • Combat imbalances – Little innovation outside of more stuff
7.5

Marking number three in the franchise Galactic Civilizations III once again returns to space with a premium 4X turn brand strategy game offering that builds further on the marks of its predecessors.

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Galactic Civilizations III embarks on a story a decade after the war against the Dread Lords with their allies mostly being exterminated or pushed to the edges of space. With the human race now possessing the power of faster than light travel a new galaxy of exploration awaits. Leading the fresh Terrain Alliance you are in given the reins to the human expansion, discovering all the alien races in the galaxy.

This races come with their own histories, technologies, starships for players to experience as you wage war, colonise worlds and trade. With the vast galaxy to explore and the large host of alien races Galactic Civilizations III achieved one of the largest 4X titles to be made both in the campaign and sandbox skirmish modes.

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This also ensures that new two games are the same experience outside the game campaign with players having full control of galaxy size, planet density, event frequency and ease of resources. Each game can also end in a variety ways as is standard for the genre with the likes of military conquest, cultural victories, tech advancement and diplomacy all being viable end game paths to chase in Galactic Civilizations III.

If that wasn’t enough you’ve also got a ship designer along with the potential to fight 100 opponents in a single game. With the layers of technology, economic simulation and great multiplayer support the game rivals the best in the genre.

Summary:

  • 4X gameplay on a galactic scale.
  • Huge technology tree to research and employ across space.
  • Support for 16 to 100 opponents in matches.
  • Story driven campaign.
  • Only on Windows.

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Review Platform: PC

This review was first published on January 13, 2018. It may have been updated since to reflect new information, platform releases, links and videos as at the updated date at the top of this page. Review scores are not changed as part of this update process, to learn more read our update policy.


Written by
Samuel Franklin
Samuel Franklin is the founder and lead editor of the Games Finder team. He has worked in the gaming industry since 2008 publishing content on the likes of YouTube, GameSkinny, Hubpages and other media outlets as a guest author. He has over 3 million views on his YouTube channel, SeelyonGaming.

Samuel actively enjoys video games across all genres and platforms, watching the trends of the gaming industry and following the independent development scene in particular. Games Finder is also a Steam Curator and featured in the aggregate review data of MobyGames and Neoseeker.

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