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Empire Earth (DVD Packaging)

by Sierra
Windows 2000 / 98 / NT / Me
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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  • Spans 500,000 years
  • 12 epochs allow play through all of human history
  • Battle on land, air, and sea
  • Unleash natural disasters and plagues
  • Enlist Napoleon, Patton, and other heroes to lead forces
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  • Platform:   Windows 2000 / 98 / NT / Me
  • ELSPA Minimum Age: 11
  • Media: Video Game
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  • ASIN: B00006IIOX
  • Release Date: 23 Nov. 2001
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 40,711 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Product Description

This real-time strategy epic by Age of Empires creator Rick Goodman, lets you control the development of your chosen race from the Paleolithic era to the futuristic Nano Age of the 23rd century. You can choose from some of history's best known civilisations, such as the Greeks, or evolve your own as you play by choosing from well over 100 unique attributes.

You can train more than 200 types of combat units and take advantage of the military savvy of some of the humanity's most notorious leaders, from Charlemagne to Churchill. You can fight them on the beaches, you can sink their battleships, by engaging in naval battles with more than 40 different ships, from 16th-century ships-of-the-line to modern aircraft carriers, or you can reach for the skies, with over 30 types of aircraft, such as Sopwith Camels, Spitfires, F-15s, Apache Gunships and B-2 Bombers. In the future you can even train colossal and intelligent 'mechs to ward off the alien invasion.

The game also makes good use of atmospheric effects and terrain, allowing you to take advantage of the cover of night in a stealth mission, or gain the upper hand by taking the upper ground. But military might is not the only way to win the day. Religion is also a good way of conquering enemy forces and you can surreptitiously convert an enemy's citizens with furtive priests and if you are feeling particularly Old Testament, you can instruct a prophet to invoke devastating calamities such as volcanoes, earthquakes and plagues. Empire Earth gives you great freedom to rule exactly how you see fit.

Amazon.co.uk Review

Taking Real Time Strategy games to the limits, Empire Earth hopes to tackle the mantle of the Age of Empires series, the Master of Olympus games and Cossacks all in one foul swoop.

Based on a similar design as many empire building RTS games, Empire Earth takes you from simply prehistoric man through the ages to the Nano age, via the Bronze age and the renaissance era.

Troops are controlled in the usual manner, and the game revolves around your management of your armed forces, be it air, ground or sea while at the same time making sure your citizens are harvesting enough minerals and food to keep the whole show on the road.

The truth be told, this is a re-make of all the popular RTS available on the market, offering campaigns, scenarios, multiplayer maps as well as random maps to get you straight into the action. The nice thing, however, is that you can take your tribe through the ages and watch the new technology as it is introduced and see how it fairs on the battlefield.

If you are a fan of the RTS genre then there are plenty of new gizmos and gadgets in this game to offer a new challenge--the Greeks have the help of the gods for example. If your new to the genre however, this offers as good a place to start as any and the training levels will be sure to get you into the action in no time. --Jason Denwood


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53 of 56 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars From cave-man to space-man in 14 easy steps. 11 Nov. 2001
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Spanning over 50,000 years of human development, Empire Earth is an expansive game to say the least.
Combining elements from Age of Empires and Civilisation, this RTS game falls into the familiar resource gathering/prodding the buttock of the bad guys style of play that will be familiar to anyone playing Microsoft's classic (Not Windows XP...)
Put across in processor hungry 3D (which isn't needed as the default camera is the only one you'll use), the game soon falls into the pattern of making a base, defending it, then going out to look for the CPU and burning it to the ground.
However, a few tricks are up the sleeves of EE, to brighten up what may have been a run-of-the-mill strategy game. The sheer volume of units available to play with over the 14 epochs of the game give it enough scope to satisfy the most hardened gamer, and allows you to play through all of the major historical events in Earth's history.
However, combat is a slightly dull affair, partly because that although the paper/scissors/stone style of combat means that you can use your head when you commit troops to the fore, its very difficult to distinguish between the units so you end of throwing everyone forward and hoping for the best.
The graphics and sound are both superb, and add greatly to the atmosphere of each epoch, although the difference between say WWII and the Roman epochs could be said to be little more than a cosmetic difference.
The inclusion of hero's also adds a new dimension to play, as is the ability to upgrade your unit along various different paths according to what role you want them to play.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE Real Time Strategy game... 26 Nov. 2001
By A Customer
Format:Video Game
OK. I first got interested in Empire Earth a few months back when I was reading in an issue of PCGamerUK (great mag) about it. Being a massive fan of both the C&C series and the Age of Empires series the game excited me greatly. The scale of the game was just amazing.
I got on the internet as quickly as possible and pre-ordered a copy of Empire Earth... I eagerly awaited the 23rd November which was when the game was to be released here in England. When the day came I came down stairs and found a big cardboard box outside my door. I quickly ripped it open and then I had a very pleasant suprise: There was no DVD case!!! It was a box!!! An old fashioned PC game box!!! Oh how excited I was!!! I put on my free T Shirt right away and then opened the box. Along with the game CD there was a huge manual and loads of tech trees and unit specs. It was heaven. I glanced at the manual for a bit and then loaded up the game onto my wonderful beast of a PC. Being the experienced RTS gamer I am I thought I would get straight into a random map game. I went to the game setup screen and set the type of map i wanted and the amount of resources and so on. Then I came to which Epoch (or age) i wanted to play in. I COULD NOT DECIDE!!! Should I play in World War 2? Should I play with the 'Cybers' in the future. Well after along time of thinking I decided I would start right at the beginning in the Prehistoric Epoch. This was a very enjoyable experience. I made a little village and I marvelled at the animation when a little fisherman on his fishing raft spiked a fish and threw it behind him onto the raft. I was playing a map with loads of islands so i thought I would make a transport and a little army of club men and rock throwers. I did this and put my army onto the sea transport.
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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The next step from Age of Empires 28 Nov. 2001
Format:Video Game
Having spent many a happy hour playing Age of Empires online I was interested to see how Empire Earth would stack up.
The advance publicity promised a lot and I must say I was not disappointed in any way. RTS fans will be familiar with the usual create villagers - gather resources - build an army routine. Empire Earth presents this process with graphics and sound which are in a different league.
One point that may be of interest to people without the latest multi-megabyte pentium 4 computers is that I find the game runs fine on my Celeron 466mhz and 8mb ATI Rage Pro equipped machine. I find I can choose the highest detail level and have no problems running an 800x600 resolution.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally Addictive 8 Sept. 2002
By A Customer
Format:Video Game
This game has got to be the best real time strategy game of all time. It spans a huge time scale of 500,000 years from the prehistoric age all the way to the nano age where robots and cybers do the fighting. You can fight on land, sea and air. Using nuclear submarines to anti tank helicopters. A must buy weather strategy fans or not.
The only down side is you risk losing your social life.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Age of Empires beater?? 29 Dec. 2001
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well I`ve had the game for a while now and can throughly recommend it. While AOE left me in a certain age, I now find myself going from caveman, through WWI and on to the future.
Graphics can be zoomed into at ground level (walk alongside your soldiers) or zoom out to the familiar AOE view. The trees move in the breeze and the water ripples as you march through it..dust flies as your castle crashes around you
The scope of this game is excellent. If you played AOE you can jump straight in. There are campaigns and scenarios (at the moment I am fighting the battle of Hastings...stunning, seeing all your men waging battle with swords flailing and arrows flying, but oh the poor horses.)
Well worth the asking price. You wont be dissapointed. Be prepared to lose days of your life. Its one of those "WHAT!! 3am already" type of games.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I MEAN IT WHEN I SAY, BeTtEr than AGE OF EMPIRES!!
This is a lot better than age of empires. I know this because just yesterday i played empire earth, then straight away i played Age Of Empires 2. Read more
Published on 1 Jun. 2006 by Retard McRetarded
4.0 out of 5 stars Child of AOE
I bought Empire Earth I guess like most people because I enjoyed Age of Empires and if you've got that game you won't feel lost. Read more
Published on 18 Feb. 2004 by Elizabeth Taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars Not just a expansion to AoE
AoE was an awesome game... for the first couple of weeks. Empire Earth is an entirely different story. Read more
Published on 15 Nov. 2003 by R. R. Patel
5.0 out of 5 stars Empire Earth
2nd September 2003
It has been a year now, since the release of Empire Earth, and has been already competing with some of the hardest challengers in computer games, but still... Read more
Published on 2 Sept. 2003 by Daniel the Great!
5.0 out of 5 stars Great, unbeatable, whatever buy this game!!!
I have been a rts player for years and with every game that comes out it always lacks in something that i need. Read more
Published on 30 Sept. 2002
4.0 out of 5 stars Empire Earth
Love Red Alert you'll love this game. Empire Earth is the hit sierra strategy game. Control either the Russian, Roman, Greek, German or Engish empires. Read more
Published on 19 Sept. 2002
3.0 out of 5 stars good but flawed
When I saw this game in America on my holiday I thought wow! All the epochs (ages), units and the brilliant graphics. But as soon as I turned it on I knew something was wrong. Read more
Published on 2 Sept. 2002
3.0 out of 5 stars Could be better
Well being a big fan of games in this genre I thought that this game would provide something slightly different to the usual Age of Empires clones. Read more
Published on 28 July 2002 by KingDuncan
5.0 out of 5 stars Cool but tricky on the internet
Very nice game, but difficult. Specially on the internet. we play with 3 guys against 3 Computerplayers at medium level and still can hardly win. Read more
Published on 30 Jun. 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars Top Game
This game is a must for all who like strategy war games and is a game with many tactical and non-tactical battles. With 14 time ages it is a large game. Read more
Published on 12 April 2002 by Rob
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