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  • Summary: Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords is the sequel to Stardock's hit turn-based strategy game. Galactic Civilizations is a strategy game that takes place in the distant future where mankind has become a space-faring civilization and now must contend with other galactic powers who strive for domination in the galaxy. The basic concept behind Galactic Civilizations II is the same as the first one -- to build an interstellar civilization. [Strategy First] Expand
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  1. Positive: 36 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
  1. 100
    Galactic Civilizations II doesn’t quite share the spit and polish of its terrestrial alternative, but it more than makes up for it with endless customizability and brilliant gameplay.
  2. When it’s all said and done, Galactic Civilizations II strives to be an in-depth strategy game that creates a unique universe with an AI smart enough to compete. It not only meets that goal but surpasses it with ease.
  3. We’re impressed with how simple the game has stayed while adding so much depth.
  4. 90
    "Master of Orion" is dead. Long live Galactic Civilizations II!
  5. It’s perfect for laptops since it doesn’t require a CD to be in the drive. The replayability of the game is almost infinite.
  6. The overall game is very solid, and it really is pointing out excellence to say that the only complaint is a faint lack of anything new. Galactic Civilizations II is an extremely well developed game.
  7. A long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, this kind of last-generation gameplay would relieve the daily tedium. Now it's in danger of adding to it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 25
  2. Negative: 5 out of 25