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Empire: Total War PC

The fifth installment in the popular strategy game series created by Creative Assembly in 2000.

Strategy | RTS | turn-based | Napoleonic era | multiplayer | war strategy | 18th century

PC / Windows
Empire: Total War cover

developer: Creative Assembly

publisher: SEGA

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Game mode: single / multiplayer

Multiplayer mode: local network / Internet, players: 1-4

English language game language: English

game release date for PC:

03March2009

Empire: Total War is the fifth installment in the eponymous RTS series, launched back in 2000 with the release of Shogun: Total War. It was developed exclusively for PC by Creative Assembly.

Story

The game depicts the most important events of the 18th century such as the Industrial Revolution, the American Revolutionary War, or the struggle for control over the Eastern trade routes, among others. The selected events of the period occur in the campaigns created by the developers.

Gameplay

The latest game in the Total War franchise introduces some revolutionary changes and offers several entirely new options. The basic gameplay mechanics remain very similar, though. We still operate within two screens. The tactical one lets us govern our empire in turns. Battles, however, are fought in real time, which makes the game similar to other RTS productions. Furthermore, the main campaign screen was enriched with new trade, diplomacy, and espionage options. The behavior of our advisers was also enhanced, making their advice more accurate.

The biggest novelty offered by Empire: Total War is the ability to fight sea battles, which were unavailable in the previous installments of the Total War series. In the game, we can command entire flotillas as well as single ships. We can either try to sink hostile vessels or try to take them over by means of boarding. We are given some new attractions in classic battles as well, such as cannons and muskets. Units can also assume new formations.

Technology

Empire: Total War for PC presents even higher visual quality than its predecessors. The enhancements were made in the appearance of water, among other things. What is interesting, weather conditions at sea have a significant impact on the outcome of battles, for example: a powerful storm can render some tactics impossible to carry out.


Game score 8.755 / 10 calculated out of 5259 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.3 / 10 calculated out of 806 players' votes.  

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

Recommended: Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz, 2 GB RAM, graphic card 512 MB (GeForce 8800 or better), 15 GB HDD, Windows XP SP2/Vista

Empire: Total War Game Guide
Empire: Total War Game Guide

game guide 21 May 2009

Variety of tips for playing all kinds of battles, the game mechanics and behavior on the campaign map. Precise descriptions of the basic units and tips for all of the campaigns.

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