MTV Multiplayer writes: "It's tough to peg "Spore Galactic Adventures." The newfound depth likely still won't be enough to please action-loving gamers, but the trifecta of gameplay issues will quickly frustrate less experienced players. As powerful as the creation tools are – and they are quite impressive – the missions themselves offer less to enjoy as they become more complex. Ultimately, the tedium of excessive restarts coupled with control & camera issues are the expansion's major undoing. The missions themselves add a great deal of flavor and personality to the late-game in "Spore," but only for those who are willing to endure some sizable frustrations".