Heroes of Star Control: Origins
Heroes of Star Control: Origins

The Tywom, Mu’Kay, Mowlings and other unique alien species from the Star Control®: Origins™ universe have come to Galactic Civilizations III! Each alien race includes a unique leader, ship designs, traits, music, and more.
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Heroes of Star Control: Origins

About this DLC

Greetings, BEST FRIENDS. The Tywom - and other exciting alien species from the Star Control®: Origins™ universe - have come to Galactic Civilizations III! Each alien race brings a new depth of play with unique leaders, ship designs, traits, music and more.
The Star Control Heroes DLC pack introduces the Tywom, Mowlings, Mu’Kay, and Free Trandals into Galactic Civilizations III. All of the new major alien factions come equipped with a unique leader, ship designs, music, and traits that make sense for that race.
Here are the new races you’ll be able to play with in Star Control: Heroes:

Major Factions

  • Tywom - Hello, best friends! These yellow slug-like aliens would like a hug. They’re slimy, and you don’t want to give them one, but still - it’s all they really want. The Tywom want to be friends with everyone, which makes them great diplomats, and their constant desire for approval gives them a bonus for any other factions who happen to love them.
  • Mowlings - All hail the mighty Jeff! The Mowlings are small, bear-like creatures who worship a mysterious deity they call Jeff. Frankly, they’re a little lost without him, so they spend their time finding new ways to worship him. The Mowlings get a special Temple of Jeff improvement (one per planet) that grants bonuses to influence and approval, and in return Jeff orbits their planets protectively.
  • Mu’Kay - Greetings, federation member! Founders of the Federation for Allied Species, the Mu’Kay are intelligent cephalopods who live entirely in aquatic environments. Their natural intelligence makes them excellent researchers, and their polite (if occasionally condescending) manner lends itself well to diplomacy. Unless you’re a fish. Then prepare to be eaten.
  • Free Trandals - The Free Trandals are the escaped faction of a race that has been enslaved by a malevolent AI known only as Overmind, who uses their bodies to advance its own nefarious purposes. Now, the Free Trandals work to free their brethren and rebuild their lost culture with what little they have left. Possessing a surprising capability for advanced technology, the Free Trandals are far from helpless both on and off the battlefield. Their warrior instincts may be long buried, but their ships, while few in number, are enormously effective against silicon and synthetic based life forms.

Features

  • 4 new major factions with unique leaders, ship designs, music, and traits
  • Dozens of new ship parts inspired by Star Control: Origins for building and modifying your own ships
  • Several new music tracks from Star Control: Origins
  • New faction traits: Needy, Divine Guardian, Unshackled, Federation
  • New ship designs, colors, and styles

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Ratings

  • 89%
    Critics Recommend
  • 83
    Top Critic Average
  • Strong
    OpenCritic Rating
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Metro GameCentral
by GameCentral
8 / 10
“Only a minor improvement on the last game, but still a hugely accomplished space strategy game – with an almost infinite range of customisation options.”
IGN
by Leif Johnson
8.6 / 10
“Galactic Civilizations 3 doesn't re-invent the wheel, but it delivers a top-notch, highly customizable 4X experience.”
PC Gamer
by Richard Cobbett
87 / 100
“More of a refresh than expected, but still hands down the best modern way to conquer unknown space.”
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Specifications

Windows
Minimum
Recommended
OS64-bit Windows 10 / 8.x / 7
OS64-bit Windows 10 / 8.x / 7
Processor1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo / AMD K10 Dual-Core
Processor2.3 GHz Intel Core i5 Processor or Equivalent
Memory4 GB
Memory6 GB
Storage12 GB
Storage15 GB
Direct X10
Direct X10
Graphics512 MB DirectX 10.1 Video Card (AMD Radeon HD5x00 Series / Nvidia GeForce 500 Series / Intel HD 4000 or later)
Graphics1 GB DirectX 10.1 Video Card
OtherDirectX Compatible Sound Card
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Languages Supported
  • AUDIO: English
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