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7.6 out of 10

Galactic Civilizations II

In the year 2225, mankind's thirst for domination has spread to Read more

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DarkSoul47, Metacritic
6 March 2014
  • Summary: As it's name says, it's a civilization-like game in space. Every race has it's own tech-tree, special abilities etc. Creating your own ships is a great feature. And, for every different mission, there's a one ship, that makes it a deep game. Different kind of weapons, modules, defence systems makes it a lil' bit complicated at start. And AI is really brilliant in diplomacy.
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Scritty, Metacritic
10 December 2013
  • Summary: Firstly this is NOT an RTS. If it's a game like Homeworld you want then this game is NOT FOR YOU, Comparing it to RTS's with their tool tips, and easy mode game play (dumbed down for those with sub 80 IQ's) are about all over the place. Go play one. Why come here and blame a game for not being something it never had any intention of being? It's a now aging 4X game that has good exploration, decent control and automatic combat.
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keefbaker, Metacritic
13 November 2013
  • Summary: Pretty damn good space 4x game. Nice amounts of detail, good tech tree and races. Only real problem I have with it is you go in with no context as to the races and technologies and as opposed to say.. endless space where the feel and ideology of each becomes clear, that doesn't seem to happen in this game. The mechanics and rules are excellent though so don't let that put you off.
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edgil215, Metacritic
17 October 2013
  • Summary: I don't understand at all why anyone likes these games from Stardock entertainment sins of a solar empire and galactic civilizations both included. They feel like a student project and not a polished retail product, the gameplay and interfaces are so ridiculously clunky and there is never any synergy or flow to the commands. There are way too many extra wasted units and features that don't even feel like they have any use because of the abundance.
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TrueGamer81, Metacritic
15 August 2013
  • Summary: Don't listen to the morons who put this game down this is one of the best 4x games ever made, and there are many reasons for this fact. I cannot really say anything about this game that hasn't been said before, but I encourage everyone reading this to go check the reviews for galciv2 and go buy the game asap!
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Bobchillingwort, Metacritic
22 July 2013
  • Summary: In what seems to be a running theme for Stardock, this game is frustratingly opaque. I love a good 4X game. I've spent hours playing Civs 3 & 4 (plus assorted mods), and have gotten a bit of enjoyment out of Endless Space (after hacking through a number of ill-explained systems). Perhaps Galactic Civ II is indeed like Endless Space, and you have to spend hours either learning about the game online or having a friend explain it to you to get anywhere.
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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 10
10
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 10
10
Lastability 10
10

8/10, Amazing everything.

Galacticruler , GameStop
30 March 2013
  • Summary: I have played this game for years, its incredibly easy to mod (simple XML edits), games can last for months on the Immense map setting with 9 other civilizations...In all aspects it is Sid Meier's Civilizations {Insert#} continuation.
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Blackhammer_18, Metacritic
28 July 2012
  • Summary: This game is obviously aimed to hardcore fans of X4 genre. I don't really enjoy X4 games but I enjoyed for example Endless Space a lot. I bought it on steam for 4,50 euroes. It's extremely complicated, and that would be perfectly okay. BUT it's very hard to learn anything about this game, there is no decent tutorial and managing your empire is extremely non-intuitive forcing you to read manuals and instructions from the internet for hours.
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Yazah, Metacritic
21 November 2011
  • Summary: The ultimate edition adds both expansions and the base game to make a very product. It is a great turn-based strategy game that gives you tons of customization options (very powerful shipbuilding tool) as well as extensive strategy options for winning.
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Overall 2
2.0

Terrible

Dave M, Amazon
12 August 2009
  • Summary: This game is terrible. The combat system is non-existant. You just watch your ships fight.
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