Average Playtime: 1 hour

Galactic Civilizations I: Ultimate Edition

Add to
My games
Add to
Wishlist 4
Save to

Click to rate



Galactic Civilization is the first one in the series of turn-based strategy video games. After the invention of the Hyperdrive by the Terran Alliance the technology was shared four other races, but as a result, the contact with them was lost, starting the beginning of the intergalactic race to colonize and populate the systems with class 15 or better types of planets. At the beginning of the game, players will have to choose a political party that will provide hints, and chooses the intelligence of the rival races.
Players will command the humanity on its way to the stars, and in order to achieve this victory, the player has four ways to go: Political, Technological, Cultural, and Conquest, all of which can be reached through the control of the resources and how they are used. Ultimate edition includes the Altarian Prophecy expansion. Galactic Civilizations offer various editors that will allow players to create their custom maps, custom game environments, and entire campaigns.

Release date
Stardock Entertainment
Stardock Entertainment
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • OS:Windows 10 / 8 / 7 SP1 / Vista SP2 / XP SP3
  • Processor:600 MHz Processor
  • Memory:128 MB RAM
  • Graphics:8 MB DirectX 8.1 Compatible Video Card
  • DirectX®:8.1
  • Hard Drive:700 MB HD space
  • Sound:DirectX 8.1 Compatible Sound Card
  • Processor:1 GHz Processor
  • Memory:256 MB RAM
  • Graphics:16 MB DirectX 8.1 Compatible Video Card
Edit the game info
Last Modified: Sep 17, 2019

Where to buy


Top contributors


1 edit
Let's Play Galactic Civilizations 2 - Part 1/8
Jun 20, 2011
Galactic Civilizations 3. Обзор финальной версии
Jun 2, 2015
Лёша играет
Galactic Civilizations 2 Ultimate Edition Let's Play 1
Aug 18, 2014
Galactic Civilizations 3 Video Review
May 14, 2015
{1} Let's Play Galactic Civilizations II: Ultimate Edition
Apr 18, 2011
Galactic Civilizations 1 gameplay [1]
Oct 2, 2010
View all videos
17,484 items

Galactic Civilizations I: Ultimate Edition reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from French
various and varied crashes prevents the proper functioning of this game, the interest of buying it on steam is found in a very small shot
Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
Product received for free launch problem problems/crashes I can't confirm tested on: i5-2400 8GB RAM GTX960 4.0GB Win 7 64bit
Translated by
Microsoft from Spain
There Are games that age well and games that do not, and this lamentablemete has not done so. The game system is bad, today RN day there are better alternatives, and if you want to be in Castilian. I don't recommend it, it's better to take something else.
Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
So where can I find it and how I mus the then into play in stream Insert
Translated by
Microsoft from Spain
Product received for free is Not highly recommended as there are much better games and a game in which the interface does not allow or remove or change the music and the tutorials are rare and useless is ugly and poorly optimized but if you are a masochist....
Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
If the Game does not start on Win 10, then just go to the Steam Folder and start the * .exe directly. That's possible. Have fun. You can also say Something about the Game. Is okay. Unfortunately, one can only play the Terran Alliance as in the Description. If someone knows how to try the others as in Part 2 and 3. Please write.
Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
Product received for free A very old Game, which can also offer a certain Fun Factor. However, modern computer hardware and Software are not compatible with this Program. It runs on Windows 10, but there are extremely frequent crashes, frozen Combat Sequences, and Program errors that can ruin a Game very quickly. Since there is no matching Patch for it ... Well... I received it for free from Humble bundle. It's nice To Try. But I would definitely advise against a Purchase-unless it's played on an older reserve computer.
Translated by
Microsoft from Spain
If you've never played Galactic Civilizations saga, I would recommend you start playing with Galactic Civilizations II instead of this one. Why? It has all the good things from Galactic Civilizations I plus better graphics and bigger universe. About this one, I recommend it because it's a really enjoyable and catchy game (sickly catchy, like the Civilization franchise). The UI (User Interface) isn't the best but doesn't hinder the experience, it's playable. Also the AI (Artificial Inteligence) shows some flaws on low levels but when playing at higher levels it improves. And finally it's also important to mention that the campaigns have some interesting stories and perspectives about what can be a "galactic war". Definitely one of my favourite strategy games. TL;DR: good game, good strategy, enjoyable experience; but if you can, play Galactic Civilizations II instead.
read more