If you are the kind of person who likes empire building games like Civilization and sci-fi themes, then look no further. Galactic Civilizations II is the game to get. What we have here is a game that is so rich and comprehensive that they threw in the kitchen sink, the plumbing, and the neighbor's house.
It is also notable that an anti-piracy company tried to burn them by publicizing free downloads of the game after they refused to use their bad software.
Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords is a PC strategy game in which players takes on the role of leader of a space-faring civilization. Players direct their civilization's military, colonize planets, establish trade routes, fight wars, research new technologies, sign treaties, build up their planet's industry & economy, and ultimately battle to control the galaxy.