Galactic Civilizations III: Crusade

Galactic Civilizations III: Crusade is an expansion to Galactic Civilizations, a turn-based 4X strategy game developed by Stardock. The expansion offers a new campaign, the titular Crusade. We learn that the human empire is no longer interested in diplomatic actions towards the alien races and decides to use force to mark their presence in the galaxy. Crusade introduces three new playable factions: the Terran Resistance, the Onyx Hive that dwells in the asteroids, and highly advanced cybernetic amoebas, the Slyne. The players can also create their own civilizations, including its leader, ideology, and abilities. We can also design our ships and write our history and dialogue options. Galactic Civilizations III: Crusade also introduces the citizens system (player can give their citizens specific roles) and the espionage mechanics. Additionally, the expansion offers an elaborate planetary invasion system, where we have to train our troops and personally deploy them on specific areas of given planets.

This is Galactic Civilizations III expansion pack.

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PC / Windows
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Galactic Civilizations III: Crusade

Galactic Civilizations III: Crusade | PC

Strategy, turn-based, 4 x, Cosmic

Companies responsible for Galactic Civilizations III: Crusade

Stardock Corporation | game developer

Stardock Corporation | publisher   Official website

Galactic Civilizations III: Crusade release date for PC:

game language:
English

04 May 2017 | Worldwide

04 May 2017 | Europe

04 May 2017 | USA

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet
Expectations: 10 / 10 calculated out of 3 players' votes.  

Galactic Civilizations III: Crusade for PC / Windows is an expansion to the 2015’s 4X stragegy Galactic Civilizations III. It was developed by Stardock – the creators of the Galactic Civilizations series and games like Elemental: Fallen Enchantress and Sorcerer Kings: Rivals. The core game is required to play Crusade.

The Plot

The expansion introduces a new campaign to the game, the titular Crusade. The human empire finally lost its patience. With diplomatic relations leading to constant standstill, humans decide to fight for their place in the Galaxy. Their first step is going to be the annihilation of the Drengin civilization, and every other race that will stand in their way. To achieve that goal, human empire will use their advanced army, spies, and a mysterious artifact found in another dimension.

Mechanics

Galactic Civilizations III: Crusade for PC / Windows introduces three new playable factions: Terran Resistance from Earth, the Onyx Hive that dwells in the asteroids, and the Slyne – arrogant and highly advanced cybernetic amoebas.

Now, players can also create their own civilizations, including its leader, ideology, and abilities. We can also create our civilization’s space ships and write its history and dialogue lines. We can do all of that with the help of a thing called the Civilization Builder, i.e. a special tool integrated with Steam Workshop, which allows us to share our creations with the game’s community.

Galactic Civilizations II: Crusade for PC / Windows also introduces the citizens system. It allows us to create characters with specific functions (like admiral, engieneer, celebrity or pioneer) so they can aid our civilization’s development. Crusade also introduces the espionage mechanics. Our secret agents can steal alien technologies, spread rumors to create social turmoil, sabotage our opponents, and even murder our opponent’s citizens.

The rather simplified Invasion system from the base game was replaced with a new, more complex one. Now we have to train our soldiers and manually control our invasions. We also use this mechanics to defend our worlds from opposing factions.

Galactic Civilizations II: Crusade also introduces some lesser changes and upgrades. There are more mercenaries to hire, we can create space stations by ourselves, and there are more various random encounters in the game. The interface and the technology tree were also overhauled.

System requirements

Recommended: Intel Core i5 3.0 GHz, 6 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 560 or better, 15 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/8.1 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz/AMD Phenom X4 1.8 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 512 MB Intel HD 4000 or better, 12 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/8.1 64-bit

Galactic Civilizations III: Crusade trailer #1

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Zwiastun Galactic Civilizations III: Crusade, dodatku do kosmicznej strategii Galactic Civilizations III. Wprowadza on między innymi nową kampanię fabularną, trzy cywilizacje i system szpiegostwa.