Thousands of years ago, the highly advanced precursors split into two factions: The peace-loving Arnor and the paranoid war-like Dreadlords. They fought a great war in which the outcome was that both races disappeared from the galaxy. In the year 2225, the young Human race invents the Hyperdrive and a new age of expansion blossoms throughout the civilizations of the galaxy. Each of the various races wishes to create it's own empire and bring prosperity to it's people. Following the events of the first game
and it's expansion pack
, the Humans and Altarans are united in an alliance against the Dregen Empire and The Yor Collective. Victory seems assured for the Human-Altaran fleets until information surfaces about an ancient artifact which may return the Dreadlords to this universe.Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords
is the sequel to the 2003 game and revisits the 4X space strategy of its predecessor. In the standard game the player will choose one of the ten major races in the game (or a custom race can be created) before setting out on an unexplored randomly-generated galactic map. Each race has it's own strengths and weaknesses which give it bonuses in certain areas. As well, the controlling political faction of each race assigns bonuses. With planets and resources limited, the race to conquer the galaxy begins. Planets can be colonized, resources mined and fellow civilizations befriended or destroyed. Victory can be achieved through conquest (killing all other major races), diplomacy (being allied with every remaining major race), influence (influence controls 75% of the galaxy) or technology (researching Technological victory in the tech tree).
The game contains a highly customizable ship design feature allowing players to implement newly researched ship modules as they see fit. There is also a campaign mode beside the standard game, where a story of ancient Precursor civilizations unfolds mission-by-mission, and support for an online "Metaverse" where players can upload games to the website and be ranked against other players.
- "银河文明II：恐惧之王" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
- "Космическая Федерация 2" -- Russian spelling
- "Gal Civ II" -- Informal name
- "Galactic Civilizations II: Władcy Strachu" -- Polish title
- "Galactic Civilizations II" -- German title
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The Press Says
|Absolute Games (AG.ru)
||Mar 14, 2006
||94 out of 100
||Mar 03, 2006
||Mar 02, 2006
||9 out of 10
||8.6 out of 10
||Mar 17, 2006
||17 out of 20
||Mar 18, 2006
||8.5 out of 10
||Jun 23, 2006
||8 out of 10
|PC Gameplay (Benelux)
||79 out of 100
||Mar 24, 2006
||74 out of 100
||62 out of 100
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Galactic Civilizations II was named #3 "Game of the Year" by Games for Windows Magazine (March 2007).
This entry to the MobyGames database was contributed by Kilmaat (21)
on Apr 24, 2006.