Galactic Civilizations IV Is Now Available

Galactic Civilizations IV leaves Early Access to reign over the cosmos

Galactic Civilizations IV


Those vying for interstellar domination are in luck. Galactic Civilizations IV, the latest installment in Stardock’s award-winning 4X strategy sandbox game series, has officially left Early Access.

The follow-up to 2015’s Galactic Civilizations III, this latest installment introduces a number of new features, such as the addition of internal factions, sprawling, multi-sector maps to explore, and new ways to shape your civilization’s destiny mid-game by issuing policies and executive orders. Citizens, first introduced in Galactic Civilizations III, have also been further fleshed out. If one of your governors becomes unhappy with your leadership, they may even secede from your empire and form their own rival colonies. Add to this the addition of Galactic Achievements, which offer prestige points that offer a new path to victory while cutting down on the grind, and it seems Galactic Civilizations IV does plenty to spice up the series established formula.

“Galactic Civilizations IV is the result of years of thinking about the exciting innovations that have been occurring in strategy games,” said Brad Wardell, Stardock CEO in a press release distributed today. “We want to give players the ultimate turn-based strategy experience, and we’ve accomplished this by adding in tons of new features that add to the depth and scope of the game while incorporating feedback over several alpha and beta testing phases.”

For a look at what’s in store, check out the game’s launch trailer below:

Galactic Civilizations IV is now available to purchase for $49.99 directly through Stardock’s online store.



Francis DiPersio
Frank has been the caffeine-fueled evil overlord of HeyPoorPlayer since 2008. He speaks loudly and carries a big stick to keep the staff of the HPP madhouse in check. A collector of all things that blip and beep, he has an extensive collection of retro consoles and arcade machines crammed into his house. Currently playing: Tririgger (PS5), Afterimage (PS5), Shining Force CD (Sega CD)

Join Our Discord!

Join Our Discord!

Click the icon above to join our Discord! Ask a Mod or staff member to make you a member to see all the channels.