Dark Avatar, the expansion to the award-winning strategy game Galactic Civilizations II, puts players back in the role of an intergalactic armchair general. Except this time, the campaign comes from the evil Drengin Empire. Major game play improvements include super abilities for each race, a stronger espionage system and trade treaties. One or two minor issues, like how alien factions still feel comfortable colonizing player's back yards but the positives far eclipse the negatives. Dark Avatar brings significant improvements to one of the best strategy games on the market.