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  • Summary: The human race is fighting a desperate war against the remorseless Drengin Empire. Both sides have become increasingly desperate, leading them to turn to the galactic underworld and their elite mercenaries. In Mercenaries, the first expansion to Galactic Civilizations III, new opportunitiesThe human race is fighting a desperate war against the remorseless Drengin Empire. Both sides have become increasingly desperate, leading them to turn to the galactic underworld and their elite mercenaries. In Mercenaries, the first expansion to Galactic Civilizations III, new opportunities open up across the galaxy in the form of Galactic Bazaars. When you discover one of these hidden establishments, you can choose from a long list of hired guns and pay a mercenary to take care of business for you. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Feb 19, 2016
    80
    This expansion for Galactic Civilizations III is a solid gameplay update that introduces the ability to buy merc ships, overall adding to the long war space battles that the base game introduced.
  2. Mar 9, 2016
    78
    The Mercenaries expansion adds to the already great game with new races to play with, new campaigns to conquer and new ways to dominate the galaxy.
  3. Feb 23, 2016
    70
    In summary, if you like GalCiv3, you will like this expansion. The primary problem with it is simply the lack of new material.
  4. Feb 25, 2016
    70
    All the same, there’s enough here to bring you back to Galactic Civilizations III and give you enough to enjoy a good few more hours with space battles and planet cultivation, and if that sounds like it’s worthwhile then the price might not put you off. Everyone else may want to wait for a sale.
  5. Feb 29, 2016
    70
    It's light on features for an expansion, but Mercenaries adds some welcome volatility to the 4X sandbox.
  6. Apr 2, 2018
    60
    Playing against other players in Galactic Civilizations 3: Mercenaries offers far more bang for your buck as far as this DLC goes. The AI does not seem to utilise the expansion, whereas with humans it can indeed be a very intense rush for the good ships. It will feel slightly cheap to those just beating on computers, though.
  7. Mar 23, 2016
    40
    While it's not a complete waste, Mercenaries is a disappointment, and it left me second-guessing my allies in war.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. May 8, 2016
    9
    Easily one of the best modern remakes of and old 4x game. It feels very much like GalCiv II but with that extra visual and sound quality thatEasily one of the best modern remakes of and old 4x game. It feels very much like GalCiv II but with that extra visual and sound quality that will keep your jaw on the floor as you plow through hours and hours of this game. Expand
  2. May 31, 2017
    2
    Pretty underwhelming expansion. Really doesn't feel like it is moving the game forward, which is what you want an expansion to do. Its mainPretty underwhelming expansion. Really doesn't feel like it is moving the game forward, which is what you want an expansion to do. Its main feature, mercenaries often seem pointless and the way they are done gives the very limit spans of usefulness (if at all). Expand