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Control the fate of the galaxy in the all new real-time strategy game Star Wars: Empire at War. Set a few years before the events of Episode IV: A New Hope, the game will let players rewrite history, as well as experience the aftermath of Star Wars: Episode III -Revenge of the Sith, the creation of the Rebel Alliance and Darth Vader`s rise to power. Using an entirely new game engine created by the Las Vegas-based developer Petroglyph, the game will feature beautifully rendered land and space battles set on memorable planets such as Hoth, Tatooine and Dagobah as well as never-before-seen environments taken directly from the Star Wars films and expanded universe novels. In the game, players can choose to join either the Rebel Alliance or the Galactic Empire, building and setting up tactical forces that can be unleashed on the enemy in real-time 3D. All of the gameplay and action within Star Wars: Empire at War is persistent, meaning that strategic and tactical elements from previous events will have a permanent effect on the galaxy. As players build, manage and progress their space and ground-based units, troops and vehicles, memorable Star Wars hero characters will begin playing a role in key situations. In addition to the single player campaign mode, the game will include a two-player Empire vs. Rebellion mode and up to eight player online skirmish modes.
The space battles in the game are the most immediately impressive element with some stunning graphics and a hugely impressive sense of scale. Its much easier to control than similar titles such as Homeworld though and the developers previous experience with user friendly strategy games such as Command & Conquer is very evident.
The ground battles may at first seem slightly more mundane but you get all the classic trilogy technology to use, including outdated (in terms of the Star Wars timeline) leftovers from Revenge of the Sith). Theres no boring resource management either though which lets you get on with the actual strategy rather than the book keeping.
Your success or failure in either type of battle directly affects the rest of your campaign, including your ability to construct more units and their morale. There are also "hero" units for both sides, including Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi, for that extra boost when your troops most need it. Quite frankly with graphics this good the game is already a must have for any Star Wars fan, but the gameplay is looking equally as good making this one to watch for everyone. -- Harrison Dent
This preview is based on an incomplete version of the game; features or problems mentioned above may not appear in the finished game.
A real classic, Star Wars fans will not be missing from your computer this awesome game. If you get it, be sure to buy it!Published 6 months ago by Zoltan Kovacs
My son enjoyed this very much but like most things only until the next super duper game was available --Published on 14 Mar. 2013 by big moma
As an stratigic game compared to the typica first shooters, this game is good for all Starwars fans. Read morePublished on 6 Mar. 2013 by Jon
it runs smoothly and does not require internet connection to play. Easy to
install. However, playing it was not easy. Read more
This is a really fun game, which can let you take control of the Empire and the Rebel Alliance forces. Read morePublished on 8 May 2012 by Geoazzo
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