Galactic Civilizations 2: Twilight of the Arnor

  • Galactic Civilizations 2: Twilight of the Arnor
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  • Immense complexity, colorful and differing races, vast amounts of customizable gameplay, the ability to give your leader a silly and embarrassing name. Up to date graphics that improve over previous titles.
  • Unique racial tech trees, New buildings and ships enhance the personality of each race, Immense galaxy size affords campaigns that can last for months, Interface tweaks make the overall game more playable.
  • Unique tech trees; unique planetary improvements; ascension; technology detail screens; better AI; game editors.


  • Story is a bit tired, target audience is very specific, can be too much for some players.
  • Campaign could offer more surprises, Still no full multiplayer game mode.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Gameplay Monthly on 83

To sum it up, two apparent evil races, the Drengins and the Koraths are ravaging the galaxy, annihilating the other races they meet. The Korath made an alliance with a force known as the Dread Lords, some ultra-powerful being that were freed...

By Gaming Nexus on 100

Although GalCiv2 didn’t necessarily need it, Twilight of the Arnor brings to the table more additional content and upgrades than most true sequels. The already engrossing and addictive franchise gets a top-to-bottom overhaul, including new...

By GWN on 90

After so many iterations its impressive that Stardock has maintained their standard of quality in this series. If youre a fan, pick it up. If you like the genre, pick it up. If youre on more of a Total War speed, let this one...

By GameZone on 90

This game just became elevated to my personal list of all-time PC favorites: HOMM II, Caesar III, King’s Quest 6, Day of the Tentacle, Monkey Island III, Quest for Glory IV, Civilization IV and now, Galactic Civilization II. I never thought I...

By GameSpot on 90

Galactic Civilizations II goes out with a bang thanks to the superb Twilight of the Arnor expansion....

By Games Radar on 90

Turn-based strategy games may seem dramatically old school next to their flashy RTS cousins (like Company of Heroes), but when they work as well as Stardock’s Galactic Civilizations II, we’ll happily enroll. GalCiv 2: Twilight of the Arnor...

By 1Up on 94

A lenient appraiser might declare my Galactic Civilizations II: Twilight of the Arnor regime "opportunistic," but glass-half-empty types would probably peg it as downright schizophrenic. My rise to power saw radical shifts in ethics and governance...

By GameSpy on 100

Brad Wardell and his Stardock team had an impossible challenge when they decided to create a second expansion pack for Galactic Civilizations II. Dark Avatar, the games first expansion, was everything an expansion pack should be, adding an insane...

By Armchair Empire on 75

It's not enough that Stardock gives us one of the best slabs of 4X strategy goodness in the form of . It's not enough that they already put out and the expansion, with a tech tree that makes a sequoia look like a shrub and an array of...

By IGN Gear on

Stardock has had quite a 2008 thus far with the release of Sins of a Solar Empire, a game that has immediately established itself as a serious contender for strategy awards at the end of the year. And Stardock isnt waiting very long to unleash its...