This week, Galactic Civilizations III is available for free on the Epic Games Store.

The second giveaway of the new year from the Epic Games Store is a copy of Galactic Civilizations III . It’s being re-promotioned exactly one year after it was last released for free in the store, so you might already have the game in your library. This replaces Gods Will Fall from last week.

The latest free game is a 4X turn based strategy game with dozens of unique races to choose from and build an empire across the galaxy. You will research technology, expand your empire, design spaceships, fight wars, spread your race’s culture, and deal with alien politics in every session. The Crusade and Retribution extensions are also included in the package.

Here’s how the store page describes the setup:

What if one day people wake up and find that they are not alone in the galaxy? They go into space and discover other alien civilizations with their own history and motives, seeking to make a name for themselves. Choose your race – Human, Drengin, Altarian and many more – and lead your civilization into a golden age in one of the largest 4X strategy games ever made!

When not on sale, Galactic Civilizations III costs $39.99. Here are the minimum requirements for this game released in 2015:

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10/8.x/7
  • Processor: 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo / AMD K10 Dual-Core
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Memory: 12 GB
  • Video Card: DirectX 10.1 graphics card with 512 MB memory (AMD Radeon HD5x00 Series / Nvidia GeForce 500 Series / Intel HD 4000 or higher)

The final free game of Galactic Civilizations III will run until January 20th, with the next free game to be the Relicta copy released on the same day.