Spore Galactic Adventures PC

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
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  1. 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.
  2. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    70
    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]
  3. 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.
  4. For creative types looking to craft new adventures and share them with fellow players, Galactic Adventures is a must play.
  5. It may be superficial, but the surface it covers is becoming immense.
  6. The developer missions may be ordinary but the Adventure Creator that comes with the expansion supersizes the incredible creative license of the original game.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Galactic Adventures definitely offers much more then previous addons. If only all of the provided adventures could provide an exciting experience.
  11. 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.
  12. AceGamez
    70
    Spore: Galactic Adventures is, like the original game, a qualified success.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. PC PowerPlay
    60
    The question is, will user created content be enough to keep the less hardcore Spore fan interested? [Sept 2009, p.66]
  17. Total PC Gaming
    60
    It has potential, but its value is only going to improve inversely with the price. [Issue#23, p.59]
  18. 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.
User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 66 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
  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 ifThis 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. Mar 20, 2017
    10
    Ah Ha!!! spore got GalacticAh Ha!!! spore got Galactic Adventures!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Full Review »
  3. Nov 27, 2015
    4
    It's a great addition to Spore, although it only lasts for a couple of hours. This expansion pack to Spore has so much potential, but I was soIt's a great addition to Spore, although it only lasts for a couple of hours. This expansion pack to Spore has so much potential, but I was so disappointed when I found out that it contains very limited amount of features and missions. I believe Spore players are better off without this expansion. Full Review »