Race types

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A race belongs to one of several types. The type of the race determines which planet types are able to be colonized immediately and, like abilities, can confer unique bonuses and affect which technologies and improvements are available. Race types were separated from abilities by Crusade.

Name Description Races
Aquatic Mu'Kay, Torian Regime, The Measured
Carbon Based
  • Unrecognized icon nameGC3 Growth Stat Icon.png Growth based on Unrecognized icon nameGC3 Food Stat Icon.png Food supply
  • Can immediately colonize Unrecognized icon nameGC3 Extreme Toxic 32.png Corrosive Worlds
Terran Alliance, Drengin Empire, Altarian Resistance, Terran Resistance, Iridium Corporation, Krynn Syndicate, Iconian Refuge, Thalan Contingency, Arcean Empire, United Earth, Tywom, Mowlings, Free Trandals, Snathi Revenge
Silicon Based
  • Eat Unrecognized icon nameGC3 Icon Durantium.png Durantium instead of Unrecognized icon nameGC3 Food Stat Icon.png Food
  • Can immediately colonize Unrecognized icon nameGC3 Extreme Frozen 32.png Frozen Worlds and Unrecognized icon nameGC3 Extreme Radioactive 32.png Radioactive Worlds
  • Blocks Unrecognized icon nameCustom Colonization Tech Icon.png Xeno Adaptation and Unrecognized icon nameGC3 Population Stat Icon.png Bio Replication technologies
  • Blocks Unrecognized icon nameGC3 Influence Stat Icon.png Administration Center and Unrecognized icon nameGC3 Food Stat Icon.png Food-related improvements
Onyx Hive, Slyne
Synthetic Peacekeepers, Brainy'ak Collective, Yor Singularity, Dark Yor