developer: Stardock Corporation
publisher: Stardock Corporation
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet
game language: English
game release date for PC:
Galactic Civilizations III: Intrigue is an expansion to the 2015's space strategy, Galactic Civilizations III. This is not a standalone DLC, which means the player needs to own the core game in order to play the expansion. Both productions have been developed by Stardock. After the 2016's Mercenaries and 2017's Crusade, Intrigue is the third large expansion.
This add-on expands the political aspect of Galactic Civilization III. Players can establish a government for their interstellar empire selecting from a number of different systems of ruling and appointing officials. If, for example, one decides to try one of the types of democracy, it becomes his or her priority to maintain a high level of population happiness since this is the only way to win the next election.
When the player's empire expands, some of the outer colonies are bound to desire independence. Apart from dealing with such tendencies with force, players can also enter federations and unions where the former colonies are turned into close allies willing to fulfill one's requests. Nonetheless, independent colonies are governed by the AI.
In the base game, trade is limited to direct transactions between nations – this proves problematic, as not everyone is willing to sell their rare resources. This has been mended by Intrigue, which added the galactic market, where vendors base their prices on supply and demand.
Galactic Civilizations III: Intrigue offers also new technologies, weapons, starship parts, and planet upgrades. The last but not least change is the appearance of Galactic Network ran by neutral robots, that allows players to follow the actions of other nations.
PC / Windows
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