Update 1.05 added Survival Mode to Multiplayer. In Survival mode, all the AIs are locked in permanent war with the human players and allied with each other. They also receive bonuses that increase over time. The AI will win, the question is, how long will you last? Or in a MP game, which human will last the longest? But you don't need other humans to play MP in GC4, so I setup a Survival mode game to play all by myself. My settings are all fairly typical, one large ... read more
Galactic Civilizations IV
Explore the Galaxy
Seek out new star systems and discover the exciting potential of the subspace realm.
Meet New Civilizations
The universe is teeming with civilizations both advanced and primitive. Set opponents' difficulty and technological advancement.
Colonize New Worlds
Thousands of worlds to colonize - most of them awful, but all colonizable...if you dare.
Discover New Technologies
Invent new technologies, some are easier than others for your species to grasp.
Recruit and Mentor Citizens
Each citizen is unique with their own strengths and weaknesses.
Shape Your Government
Determine which citizens to place in positions of power and what planets you wish to see governed while taking care not to be defeated in a coup.
Choose Your Destiny
Choose the type of civilization you want to be through your actions and choices.
Adventure Awaits You
The galaxy has a rich, ancient history that you will discover through missions and events.
Survival Mode and Sandbox Mode Now Available in GalCiv IV's MultiplayerAs the all-powerful leader of a spacefaring civilization, players will seek out new star systems and discover the exciting potential of the subspace realm. With over a dozen starting civilizations to choose from – plus the ability to create unique custom civilizations from scratch - the possibilities for each playthrough are endless, leaving players with a truly unique experience every time they start up a new game. ... read more
This has already been a bloody game. The map is fairly packed and my neighbors (the Torians and the Festron) spread quickly. Usually, I would try to convince one of them to join me in a war against the other. But I'm playing the Arceans and we have access to some great commander warships, and I'm not interested in sharing. Instead, I pick the weakest of the two (the Festron) and attack at full force, hoping the Torians stay out of it. I set my policies to wage war. Trade routes ... read more