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Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar (PC)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the graphics and gameplay are on the whole positive. The AI and single player gameplay are also appreciated. Views are divided on the story. There are some negative opinions about the multi player mode.

single player, AI, gameplay, graphics

multi player

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PC Games the Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar (PC) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar

 

When the game blocks out the sun, we'll play in the shade.

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Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar PC Review

 

Released last year, Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords was really a gem in the rough. A turn-based strategy game based on the "4X" concept (explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate), Dread Lords pushed the boundaries of being too complex for...

New additions really change the direction of the gameplay; enhanced graphics; plenty of mods available and a very active user community

Still very difficult with a steep learning curve; no multiplayer

Along comes Dark Avatar, the first expansion to this highly praised strategy release. While it doesn't have a lot of "major" enhancements, Dark Avatar offers up a lot of small changes that make a big impact on the game as a whole. The campaign begins...

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Galactic Civilizations 2: Dark Avatar

 

Just... one... more... turn. No other four words could better sum up the experience of playing the original Galactic Civilizations 2 and now its expansion pack, Dark Avatar. You can almost picture tiny little Oompah-Loompahs slaving away in some arcane...

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Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar

 

Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar is everything an expansion should be. Nix that. Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar is everything a full-blown sequel should be, and more. But the good folks at Stardock, never ones to skimp in any gaming...

Dark Avatar is a great expansion to a fantastic franchise. This is the highest score I’ve given, and Dark Avatar earns every point. This is 4X strategy at its finest.

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Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar Review

 

Time to take a walk on the dark side.

Dark Avatar offers great new game play options to an already impressive strategy game. When dealing with games like Galactic Civilizations II, which seem to have it all, the fact that this expansion still offers some significant improvements without...

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Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar

 

This worthy expansion gives you a reason to conquer the galaxy again

The race for extreme colonies ; Greater flexibility in customizing races ; The AI is much stronger in most areas

The story-based campaign uninteresting ; Opening planet rush can be exhausting ; Computer still weak at the trading game

gamespy - EDITORS' CHOICE

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Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar

 

Conquering the universe just got a lot tougher with Dark Avatar, the brilliant addition to our 2006 turn-based strategy game of the year.

Computer AI; Customization options; New strategic considerations; Planetary environments; Excellent campaign; Graphic makeover

Small game balance issues; Minor bugs; Still no multiplayer

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Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar - Review

 

If you're reading this review, chances are that you're already a big fan of the excellent space strategy game Galactic Civilizations II (GC2). After all, Dark Avatar is an expansion for the original GC2. I'm therefore going to assume that you're...

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Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar

 

Mining your own business

Mostly flawless

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