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Galactic Civilizations II: The Dread Lords
7.1 out of 10

Galactic Civilizations II: The Dread Lords

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Overall 8
8.1

Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords

Game Over Online
30 March 2015
  • Excerpt: Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords is a “4X” game, where your goal is to explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate. It’s also the sequel to 2003’s Galactic Civilizations . I didn’t play that earlier game, but from what I can tell people seemed to like it, and so developer Stardock Entertainment...
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Overall 9
9.0
Gameplay 9
9.0
Graphics 9
9.0
Sound 9
9.0

Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar

Game Boyz
13 April 2007
  • Excerpt: All I can say about this game is, “Wow, what a game it is!” Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar doesn’t disappoint in any way shape or form. This game , I don’t even call this a expansion pack its way beyond that, is all about quality gameplay.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Gameplay 9
9.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 6
6.0
Addiction 6
6.0

The Universe Expands

GIN
2 April 2007
  • Excerpt: When Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords came out, our reviewer was pretty impressed. Given that it was possibly the most in-depth turn based strategy game ever created, and given that it takes place in space which by its very nature is infinite, you end up with a game with endless replay...
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Overall 10
10

Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar

1UP
27 March 2007
Overall 9
9.0

Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar

Auracore MediaWorks
27 March 2007
  • Summary: An expansion that not only improves upon Dread Lords, but adds an abundance of replay value in the process.
  • Pros: New additions really change the direction of the gameplay; enhanced graphics; plenty of mods available and a very active user community.
  • Cons: Still very difficult with a steep learning curve; no multiplayer.
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Overall 9
9.1

PC Review - 'Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar'

WorthPlaying
21 March 2007
  • Excerpt: Genre: Turn-Based Strategy Publisher: Stardock Developer: Stardock Release Date: February 8, 2007 Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords was considered by many to be one the best strategy games released in 2006, and it was arguably the best 4X strategy title of all time.
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Overall 9
9.0

Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar

Strategy Informer
13 December 2006
  • Conclusion: If you’re a fan of Dread Lords, then this expansion should absolutely be on your list to pick up as soon as possible. Go download it, I’ll wait… And if you’re just looking into strategy games in general it’s well worth getting the gold package which includes both Dread Lords and Dark Avatar.
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Overall 8
8.3

Galactic Civilizations II: Dreadlords

Strategy Informer
13 December 2006
  • Conclusion: To conclude, dear friends, this is a rather decent game. There are better out there, however this is solid, and if it's up your alley then you will most likely enjoy it. The graphics and audio are nice, albeit not right up to the minute, though I always give kudos to strategy games that go 3D, it...
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GamerDay
11 October 2006
  • Excerpt: “The year is 2225. 50 years ago, humans invented a technology called Hyper drive that allowed ships to travel great distances into the galaxy. Setting out, they found themselves in a race among the major galactic civilizations to explore, colonize, and ultimately conquer the galaxy”
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The Wargamer
22 May 2006
  • Excerpt: The Wargamer is pleased to present Stardock with our Award for Excellence for Galactic Civilizations 2. Galactic Civilizations 2 combines a rock solid, time-tested 4X gameplay style with fantastic graphics.
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