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7.5 out of 10

Galactic Civilizations II: The Dread Lords

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Overall 10
10

Still Play this all the Time

Troy L. Holman, Amazon
25 July 2013
  • Summary: Out of approx 15 games this is one of my favorites. Never get tired of playing it. Thanks again Amazon!
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Overall 6
6.0

Decent game, poor tech tree.

davidbrianfisher, Amazon
17 May 2013
  • Summary: There was a lot to like about the game actually but i found the tech tree to be very confusing, I had no real idea of where i was going with research and no real way to find out - at least as far as i could tell - which left me frustrated and i stopped playing it pretty quickly. A shame really because in many ways its a great game and i want to recommend it but the general confusion regarding research really stopped me from enjoying it.
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Overall 2
2.0

Invalid copy

Morrigan, Amazon
16 February 2013
  • Summary: This game turned out to be an invalid copy according to customer service at Stardock. I got the game for Christmas from my son using my daughter's Amazon account. I had trouble registering it and contacted stardock via email. It took them from Christmas 2012 until 5 February 2013 to tell me that, "I'd suggest returning the game as it appears to not be legitimate and buying a new copy from us".
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Overall 10
10

Great PC Game.

whalewatcher111, Ebay
6 January 2011
  • Summary: My 11 year old grandson was able to install and start to play this immediately. He really enjoys it and it works great.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not good

bwal5134, Ebay
9 December 2010
  • Summary: I tried to play it and just got bogged down with all the things going on. The battle scenes were pretty bad and mostly I just hated the times of waiting for something to be researched so I could research something else. I didn't like the ships movement either as I couldn't see how far they would travel when I sent them out. Very frustrating. I think they should have made it more of a gradual learning phase instead of needing to know all that at the beginning.
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User Review

sdawe16, Metacritic
2 November 2010
  • Summary: this game is a hell of alot of fun it didn't take me long to get into it, my favorite raCe is the humans (weird huh) but i'm here to review the game so you want to know what it's like then this game is a hell of alot of fun it didn't take me long to get into it, my favorite raCe is the humans (weird huh) but i'm here to review the game so you want to know what it's like then...
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Overall 2
2.0

interface issues

Caraculiambro, Amazon
24 May 2010
  • Summary: It's a bit shameful that I would be giving this game a one-star review, since the bottom line is this: I played it several hours a day for almost two months and got a ton of enjoyment out of it. And it only cost me about twenty dollars! How's that for value? There were times I felt the game had been programmed by a twin version of myself who knew exactly the kind of game I would like. The point is, this is great game and I really enjoyed almost all of it.
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Overall 6
6.0

Too many problems with the basics

R. Trimble, Amazon
19 July 2009
  • Summary: I've played the Civilization series and enjoyed it a lot, and because GC2DL is so similar in concept and execution it was familiar and appealing to me from the outset. It's also pretty simple to master for anyone experienced in 4x games. It's well-made for the most part, from the space art and ship design to the music and inspired sense of humor (Monty Python In Space!).
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Overall 10
10

Sci-Fi Eye Candy

rancerdsh, Ebay
27 April 2009
  • Summary: Very much like the "Civilization" game in that it is turn-based, you play against computer AI, customizable settings and lots of in-game information to process. Even includes governors to help avoid micro-managing headaches. Highly recommend title this to anyone. Can even run the game with older model system with lower end graphics (64mb RAM on-board video).
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Overall 4
4.0

GALACTIC CIVILIZATIONS II

rosswoodie, Ebay
18 March 2009
  • Summary: The game has many glitches. Saving is a chore once you get farther along in your game. This game can hardly be categorized as a true video game. It is like a board game on the computer. Not a great buy.
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