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Free PC Games: Download ‘Galactic Civilizations III’ from Epic Store this week

Download ‘Galactic Civilizations III’ for free from the Epic Games Store. You have until 28 January 2021 to grab your free copy.

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Time for free PC games from Epic Store again. You have until 28 January 2021 to download this week’s free game: Galactic Civilization III.

Last week, Epic game away Star Wars Battlefront II – The Celebration Edition. If you missed out, you can still get the game for from the store for only $39.99 (R595, at the time of publishing).

Free games from Epic Store – 21 to 28 January 2021

Galactic Civilizations III

Galactic Civilizations III, which was developed and published by Stardock Entertainment back in May 2015, is a 4X turn-based strategy game in which you must build a civilization that will stand the test of time.

You get to choose from dozens of unique races. Make a name for yourself across the galaxy through diplomacy, espionage, technological advances, and more.

What if one day, humans woke up to find that they weren’t alone in the galaxy? They make their way into space and discover other alien civilisations with their own histories and motivations looking to make a name for themselves.”

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You can also research new technology, design starships, and colonise new worlds. Go out and negotiate trade and treaties, wage wars and spy on your enemies. The lore and history are vast; Galactic Civilizations has replay value.

Watch: Galactic Civilizations III gameplay trailer

Never the same game twice

The developers explain that “each new game offers an array of options as you set it up – choose your map size, an abundance of planets and resources, frequency of events, and more for a unique play experience every time”.

“Galactic Civilizations III also removes linear victory conditions and offers you multiple objectives that you can choose to pursue in order to win, such as military conquest, cultural domination, technological ascension, or political alliances.”

Galactic Civilizations III reviews

Both IGN and PC Gamer gave Galactic Civilizations III 4.5 out of 5 stars, with IGN‘s Leif Johnson finding himself “having an unusual bit of fun in the act of actual world-building.”

“Galactic Civilization III gives all players a hefty head start thanks to a generous starting budget, and I found this allowed me to make smart, key decisions when placing structures on the homeworld”. 

In addition, Richard Cobbett from PC Gamer says Galactic Civilizations III ” is pretty much unique in the 4X genre—a space conquest game that sits alongside Master of Orion instead of simply in its shadow.”

You have until 28 January 2021 to download Star Wars Battlefront II: Celebration Edition for free. Simply head over to the Epic Games launcher to get your copy.

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