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12-30-2012, 08:47 PM
Join Date: Oct 2007
Galactic Civilizations II
I got this from the Steam sale and have already logged a ridiculous amount of hours into the game. As the title suggests, it's a similar "4x" (explore, expand, exploit & exterminate) strategy game similar to the Civilization franchise, except in the vastness of space. The game was released in 2006 but aside from cutscenes, is pretty sleek graphically. The gameplay is fantastic, despite being solely single player - something I typically dislike. There are a ton of ways to play so it's not simply a military strategy game. From reviews online, it's generally considered the best space-based 4x game, and one of the very best 4x games in general, up there with Civ IV. There's a ton of depth, and the AI is fantastic without cheating (except at the very highest difficulty, of which there are ~10).
If you want a game you can really sink your teeth into, check it out. You can buy the Galactic Civilizations Complete collection (GalCiv 1, GalCiv2, and two expansions) for $6.24 on Steam for the next 15 hours.
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