Pimp Your Space Ride With Galactic Civilization 3 DLC

Galactic Civilization III [official site] felt to Adam in his review like a good starting point that years of DLC and expansions would ultimately make more interesting. That’s already happening: Stardock have released a Builder’s Kit DLC that includes new ship parts, a new ship type, and a labelling system so you can name all your fancy designs.

Released on June 2nd, this update introduces over 100 of cosmetic ship parts that you can stitch onto your designs as you live out your Dune-inspired fantasies. There’s a few dozen core parts, like discs and boxes, but Stardock Entertainment have thrown in some cool fins and other addons so you can really trick out your slick new armada. There’s a new Raider ship set that lets you give your custom factions even more personality, along with some new shipyard and starbase designs too.

There’s also a new labelling system, letting you use letters or numbers to display on the side of your vessels. “We’ve seen some pretty creative ship names,” said Boyer in the press release. Which I find hilarious because that’s probably the most diplomatic way of talking about what I’m sure are entire empires led by fleets that would keep our mothers awake at night.

The Builder’s Kit is available now through Steam or directly from Stardock and costs $5/€4.


  1. Hensler says:

    How is this game now?

    • aepervius says:

      A lot of positive review which are 2 liners or utterly unhelpful, but a lot of the most helpful review are actually negative. Also looking at the DLC they seem overpriced, when a DLC offer a new race with only a bit of cosmetic and not really much of gameplay change. Some recommendation to play falciv2 as some element were made more shallow or even compeltely removed compared to GC2

      Reading it i think the price point , for me, is at 1/2 the price it is now.

  2. Comco says:

    Would be great to see Adam have another crack at reviewing the game at some point. There’s been 5 DLCs realease now that I’d imagine would have added to the gameplay experience and a bunch of patches from what I’ve seen.