Galactic Civilizations is a space-based strategy game in which the player becomes the leader of the human civilization at the dawn of the 23rd century. The galaxy has 6 major civilizations including humans and a race is on to colonize, conquer, and dominate the galaxy using whatever means necessary. Those means include using military, technological, economic or political might to become a major power in the galaxy. Players must research new technologies, colonize and defend planets, build social improvements, build a fleet, fight wars, win elections, and gain influence in the United Planets Security council.Replayability - The game is readily playable by casual gamers and includes a powerful and sophisticated AI and game mechanics that make each gaming experience different and highly addictive.
Video and Sound - The game features state of the art sound subsystems and video resolutions of 1024x768 with over 16 million colors.
Immersive story line - Playing as the leader of humanity, you have a rich and deep heritage to lead the human race and become one of the principal species of the universe.
Multiple, balanced paths to victory - Achieve victory using military strength, economic might, or political power.
The Metaverse - Gamers who use Stardock.net to play will be part of the "metaverse", where victories, defeats and campaigns can be recorded allowing players to share their gaming experience.
Minimum requirements: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP; PIII 600 MHz Processor or equivalent; 128 MB of RAM; DirectX 7.0; Compatible Video Card with 8 MB VRAM
Recommended requirements: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP; PIII 1000 MHz Processor or equivalent; 256 MB of RAM; DirectX 8.1; Compatible Video Card with 16 MB VRAM