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Star Wars: Empire At War PC

A real-time strategy developed by Petroglyph. The action of Empire At War takes place two years before the events seen in the fourth film, with some parts of the plot invoking the story from Revenge of the Sith.

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PC / Windows
Star Wars: Empire At War cover

developer: Petroglyph

publisher: LucasArts

Official website

Game mode: single / multiplayer

Multiplayer mode: local network / Internet

English language game language: English

game release date for PC:

16February2006

Star Wars: Empire At War is a real-time strategy developed by Petroglyph, a dev team built from the veteran authors of cult-classic Dune 2: The Building of a Dynasty and Emperor: Battle for Dune, as well as the third installment of Civilization or famed Command & Conquer series. Empire At War is a new attempt to transform the legendary universe into a well-versed real time strategy experience.

Mechanics

Empire At War begins two years before the events of the fourth movie (A New Hope), but certain plotlines invoke The Revenge of the Sith, the third entry in the series. The story is prelude to a fully-fledged conflict between Rebel Forces and the Galactic Empire, which means hundreds of characteristic battle units, such as AT-AT and AT-ST walkers, Acclamator drop ships, powerful Star Destroyers, Snowspeeders, or regular infantry units. Aside from the above, the authors introduced a number of previously unseen machines, such as TIE Crawlers, land versions of TIE Fighters equipped with tank tracks.

We are left with two types of battlefields: planetside warfare that include numerous recognizable locations, including icy wastes of Hoth, Dantooine, or Dagobah, as well as space battles taking place near planets and their orbits (Battle for Yavin 4). The campaign (either story-driven or a simple conquest) consists of two phases a turn-based planning section, and real-time battles in detailed three-dimensional worlds. The authors have also introduced an extensive multiplayer mode that offers duels as well as team on team clashes. Interestingly enough, Petroglyph introduced a global ladder similar to the one seen in Warcraft 3: Reign of Chaos that lists the best multiplayer players.


Game score 8.535 / 10 calculated out of 2259 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.2 / 10 calculated out of 160 players' votes.  

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

Recommended: Pentium 4 2 GHz, 512MB RAM, graphic card 64MB (GeForce 4 or better), 2.5 GB HDD, Windows 2000/XP

Star Wars: Empire at War Game Guide
Star Wars: Empire at War Game Guide

game guide 04 July 2006

Empire and Rebel Campaigns strategy guide. The war for the Star Wars Galaxy is under your command. Choose your side, plan your mission, prepare your forces. Are you ready for total control?

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