Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 32
  2. Negative: 2 out of 32
  1. Spore Galactic Adventures is a welcome add-on to an already addictive and fun game. Get ready to take your Captain to brave new unseen worlds - inhabited by flying orange monkeys.
  2. At last Maxis has tapped the right vein and found pure gold and how long it lasts depends on how much people can tap their imaginations.
  3. Spore's first full expansion is overflowing with wit and charm, and it offers resourceful players a chance to get creative.
  4. The amount of customization is unbelievable.
  5. Galactic Adventures is the most welcomed kind of add-on a game like Spore can receive. The mission editor adds a very necessary deepness to the game, and is a inviting tool for everyone feeling creative. Those missions add a sense of variety and richness to the space phase, which results in a more interesting game.
  6. Ultimately, this Spore expansion breaks the tradition of offering more of the same, allowing us to freely design any king of adventure, which is something very valuable.
  7. 80
    Will Wright created a monster -- and he gave it to you to develop. And now he's batting your creative genius in the head. It'll either wake up, or it won't... but whether or not you actually experience all that Galactic Adventures has to offer, you're in for a whole lot of fun along the way.
  8. The adventures are a great addition to the main game, even if they don't add a ton of substance to the mix.
  9. 77
    The Civilization stage still feels relatively cut-and-dry, and the Tribal stage resembles a rudimentary real-time strategy game. Still, Galactic Adventures does what it sets out to do in allowing for the creation and sharing of imaginative adventures. In that regards, it's a welcome addition to Spore.
  10. The first expansion of Spore is a triumph because of its accomplished attempt to bring something different for the fan. The deep mission editor is its main goal.
  11. 75
    It's far from perfect, but for players who want to get more out of the Spore universe, Galactic Adventures is a worthy addition.
  12. The new adventure editor is smart and flexible. The space phase get's a little more interesting, thanks to some of the new mini missions. And the creature editor remains to be one outstanding piece of software. But the rest of the actual game? It's as boring and shallow as it ever was.
  13. Though the Spore catalog is stuffed with useful creations, we still found it quite slow to load and not very easy to browse. Searching by tags is fine, but the mass of content (which includes a high proportion of mediocrity) means it can be hard and mind-numbing to find the best model for your job.
  14. Spore: Galactic Adventures is, like the original game, a qualified success.
  15. For creative types looking to craft new adventures and share them with fellow players, Galactic Adventures is a must play.
  16. The Adventure Editor is the star of the show in Galactic Adventures, and offers uncountable options to create the most crazy missions. It's a shame however that this add-on wasn't implemented better into the original game.
  17. Galactic Adventures add a whole new dimension to the Spore experience. Now you can beam your creatures down to other planets where they can go on various missions. You can upgrade your hero with armor, weapons and social abilities. This combined with the ability to create your own adventures makes the Spore experience even more vast than ever before. Unfortunately the overall experience is heavily plagued by some really nasty bugs.
  18. Galactic Adventures may not be a cure-all to Spore's problems though players get a massive improvement to their space phase of gaming. Finally, there is fun out there in space. [June 2009]
  19. It may be superficial, but the surface it covers is becoming immense.
  20. A good add-on that will make fans happy. Lot of stuff to do and virtually infinite gameplay with loads of user generated contents on the way.
  21. 70
    A solid expansion of the space stage. You won’t find a deep adventure game here, just a lot of small quests and a solid level editor to add to the strange mix of genres that is Spore.
  22. The developer missions may be ordinary but the Adventure Creator that comes with the expansion supersizes the incredible creative license of the original game.
  23. Galactic Adventures definitely offers much more then previous addons. If only all of the provided adventures could provide an exciting experience.
  24. Spore: Galactic Adventures has a powerful editor and some cool options to increase the replay value. That said, It's quite hard to go deep and create some good mission with just a few examples made by Maxis.
  25. Spore: Galactic Adventures changes the gameplay of the original, but didn’t fulfill all his promises. Therefore it will get boring after a few hours, which is an absolute shame.
  26. Spore is a simple game and the add-on doesn't change that. It can only offer simple adventures and there's not much use for thousands of them if ten are enough already. Instead of improving Spore, Galactic Adventures promotes the weaknesses of the game.
  27. It has potential, but its value is only going to improve inversely with the price. [Issue#23, p.59]
  28. The question is, will user created content be enough to keep the less hardcore Spore fan interested? [Sept 2009, p.66]
  29. On the whole, Galactic Adventures is a good bit of fun, let down by naff controls and the fact that 95% of the people producing content for it are total morons.
  30. A ghastly mess of bad design decisions that brings out the worst in user-made content. Not worth it. [Sept 2009, p.78]
  31. The galaxy is mostly empty. So is Galactic Adventures.
User Score
6.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 47 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Mar 9, 2012
    9
    This expansion greatly improves on the overall feel of the space stage in the original Spore, adding variability with unique missions, even if often childish (travel from point A to point B, then C, have some conversations, and you end the mission with a maxed score). Above that, the most important part of it is the Adventure Creator itself, being the most complex, and it manages to ve varied and versatile in the same time. Just like with other creators, this one also is limited only by the player's imagination. Full Review »
  2. Aug 14, 2014
    4
    You may appreciate the idea of the developers to give users the possibility to forge mission in this awesome game, but the fact is that users are (or seem to be) not able to create something worth buying this expansion Full Review »
  3. Jan 23, 2014
    0
    So Unfinished And Lazy DO NOT BUY Not Worth it The Only Redeeming Quality I sit Has More Save Files

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