You are the leader of a spacefaring civilization.
Galactic Civilizations III is an open-ended 4X space strategy game that features a robust sandbox mode.
The player selects who they want to play as, who they want to play against, the size and configuration
of their galaxy, what conditions constitute a victory, and are then set loose along with their clever
AI foes on an unsuspecting galaxy.
Galactic Civilizations III will come with a story-driven campaign that introduces players to the game’s
setting. In the first campaign for Galactic Civilizations III, the player commands a powerful Terran
armada that has just returned from a pocket universe to discover that the Drengin Empire is now firmly
in control of the galaxy. It is up to the player to liberate the galaxy from Drengin oppression.
For the first time in the Galactic Civilizations franchise, players can compete against each other over the Internet.
Exploring A Galaxy
Players typically start with a single colony, a colony ship, and a survey ship. They must explore the galaxy to find
inhabitable planets. Technological research allows players to colonize the more extreme environments found across
Each race has their own technology tree that provides unique ship equipment, planetary improvements, weapons, defenses,
terraforming, sensors, and more.
Players can negotiate treaties, trade goods and technology, and scheme against common enemies. Diplomacy has always
been a key part of the Galactic Civilizations series and Galactic Civilizations III takes this much further.
Players build colonies on alien worlds in an effort to develop their economic and strategic potential. Constructing
facilities carefully to take advantage of powerful resource and adjacency bonuses makes colony development a
mini-game on its own.
New to Galactic Civilizations III are galactic resources that unlock incredible weapons and fantastical colony
improvements like pleasure domes and planetary shields when captured and mined. These add another layer of interest
to the strategic map.
Much much more!
Galactic Civilizations III is the largest strategy sandbox ever made. Tons of info about additional features and details
about systems and content can be found on the forums and on the official wiki.