Galactic Civilizations® II: Ultimate Edition

Get the complete Galactic Civilizations II saga including the acclaimed PC strategy game of the year Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords, the award winning expansion pack Dark Avatar, and the newest expansion pack Twilight of the Arnor!

Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords:

Galactic Civilizations II is the sequel to 2003's hit turn-based strategy game of the same name. The player takes on the role of the leader of a space-faring civilization and must guide its expansion in a hostile galaxy. Gamers must balance their economic, technological, diplomatic, cultural, and military power to forge alliances, fight wars, and ultimately dominate the galaxy. The game is single-player and allows the player to play randomly generated galactic maps or play through a multi-mission campaign that tells the story of an ancient enemy called the Dread Lords.

Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar:

The expansion pack for Stardock's award-winning hit strategy game, Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords. This expansion pack not only adds the usual content that expansion packs tend to do such as new opponents, new units and a new campaign. It also greatly expands the game play of Galactic Civilizations II. New features include asteroid belts on the map that can be mined for resources, unique planets that require special technologies to colonize, spies to conduct sabotage and destabilization (or used to protect your worlds from the same), new types of diplomatic treaties, an enhanced artificial intelligence engine, and much more!

Galactic Civilizations II: Twilight of the Arnor:

The year is 2227 and the fire of war is consuming the galaxy thanks to the manipulations of the evil Dread Lords. But the remaining factions, led by the humans, have a plan to rid the galaxy of the Dread Lords once and for all.
Expand the Galactic Civilizations II universe with Terror Stars, unique technology trees per civilization, Map editors, Custom Scenario makers, campaign editors, new types of ships, new planetary improvements, and much more!

Key features:

  • Beautiful 3D engine brings planets, stars, asteroids and ship battles to life.
  • Create custom 3D ships piece-by-piece with your Shipyard.
  • Play as any of a dozen unique civilizations or create your own.
  • Multiple paths to victory: Military conquest, cultural domination, political alliance, technological supremacy or ascension.
  • Addictive gameplay: Dynamic galaxies ranging from tiny to gigantic.
  • Superior multi-threaded artificial intelligence enables computer players to provide a challenge without having to cheat.
  • Put your scores online via the Metaverse and compete with players from around the world.
  • Fully moddable design enables players to create unique opponents, graphics and scenarios.
  • Advanced diplomacy enables players to trade, make treaties, alliances and more.
System Requirements
Operating system: Windows® XP SP3 / Vista™ SP2 / Windows® 7 / 8.1 / 10
Processor: Intel® Pentium® III 1 GHz (or AMD equivalent)
Memory: 512 MB (1 GB for Windows 7 / Vista)
Hard disk space: 2 GB
Video: 64 MB DirectX 9.0c Compatible Video Card
Sound: DirectX® 9.0c Compatible Sound Card
DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0c
Other Requirements: Broadband Internet connection, also to activate this game you must create a Stardock account while launching the game on Steam.
  • It caps the mini-trilogy with a flourish and makes us very, very eager to see what the next proper release in the franchise will have to offer.

  • A marvelous addition to an already stellar turn-based strategy series and if you have even the slightest interest in this type of game, you need to own the entire series. This is the type of game, particularly with this final add-on, that will stay on your hard drive for a long, long time. We simply cannot make it any more plain than that.

  • The technology trees alone make it impossible for someone who's sampled Twilight of the Arnor to ever go back to just playing Dark Avatar. Add to that impressive customization tools, new gameplay dynamics, better AI, graphic upgrades, new ship-builder components and completely re-done flavor text and hundreds and hundreds of smaller tweaks, fixes and changes and what you have is an absolute triumph and a new standard for turn-based-strategy games.

  • For better or worse, Arnor is an add-on that completes its parent game rather than simply expanding its scope.

  • Galactic Civilizations 2: Twilight of the Arnor is one of the best expansions I have ever experienced in my many years of gaming.

  • If you're looking for something to do with the rest of your life, you might want to check this game out. If this game had a dedicated multiplayer mode, I would want to live forever.

  • If you love 4X games, this is the game to get. Due to all of the content, this game is the king of the hill in this genre.

  • Aside from the small bugs and the controversial tech-tree redesign, Twilight of the Arnor delights us with lots and lots of new features, and I believe that even months from now I won’t discover all its secrets.

  • There are no two ways about it: if you like space strategy games, you have to play Galactic Civilizations II. And if you play Gal Civ II, you have to play Twilight of the Arnor.

  • PC Gamer

    Old school still rules. [Aug 2008, p.67]

  • Adding this much new life to what should be a very familiar game is an amazing achievement.

  • After so many iterations it's impressive that Stardock has maintained their standard of quality in this series.

  • PC PowerPlay

    It’s more than just new content, it is a concerted effort to make Galactic Civilisations as polished and complete a product as possible. And you know what? Mission accomplished. [Sept 2008, p.58]

  • PC Gamer UK

    A dramatic and ingenious rethink. [July 2008, p.78]

  • LEVEL (Czech Republic)

    Guys from Stardock Interactive know very well what gamers want. Galactic Civilization II: Twilight of Arnor is the best choice in case of cast away. Endless playability and tremendous entertainment guaranteed for beginners and hard core players along. [Aug 2008]

  • This game just became elevated to my personal list of all-time PC favorites.

  • PC Format

    This particular Twilight makes the GalCiv 2 strategy universe burn brighter than ever. A gme for vets and newcomers. [Aug 2008, p.102]

  • Play (Poland)

    The add-on is huge and packed to the brim with new shiny toys... I mean features. But it turns out that the world destroyers are not the biggest treat. They are hideously expensive and require escort. The best thing are the new technology trees, unique for each race. [July 2008]

  • Twilight of the Arnor does an excellent job adding more meat to an already meaty game. It's a bit raw and bloody deep in the middle, but still quite satisfying.

Galactic Civilizations® II: Ultimate Edition
$19.99 $6.30
Title: Galactic Civilizations® II: Ultimate Edition
Genre: Indie, Strategy
Released: 2 December 2011
Developer: Stardock Entertainment
Publisher: Stardock Entertainment
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