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News Files and Mods 03 December 2023, 14:58

author: Adrian Werner

Empire 2: Total War Even Better With Longer Campaign and Improved AI

Version 4.2 of the great modification Empire II, a fan project acting as an unofficial sequel to Empire: Total War, has been released.

Source: Empire II Team.

Still looking forward to the sequel of Empire: Total War? This is all the more sad because the game, although plagued by numerous problems, had great potential, so the continuation would have had a good chance to turn out to be an outstanding title. This gap was filled by a group of fans, creating a modification called Empire II. The project has just received a new version. The update is numbered 4.2 and brings many changes:

  1. A new alternative starting point for the campaign has been added, enabling you to start the game in 1690 (the previously valid start in 1700 is still available as an option).
  2. Significant improvements have been made to the campaign's artificial intelligence, making the AI not only perform better, but also be much less predictable than in previous versions of the mod.
  3. The economy has been reworked, to make its proper development a challenge throughout the campaign. Previously, we had to trouble ourselves with it only in the initial stages, and then everything worked well practically automatically.
  4. Numerous gameplay balance improvements have also been implemented, as well as bug and stability fixes.

The changes are so big that version 4.2 of the mod is not compatible with earlier save game data. Therefore, if you are in the middle of the campaign, it is best to complete it first before installing the update.

  1. Empire: Total War II - download the mod from our FTP server (the authors have given us permission to host a mirror)

Recall that mod serves as an unofficial sequel. The authors have improved practically every aspect of the game and significantly expanded its content. In Empire II you will find several thousand types of units, dozens of factions, improved artificial intelligence, expanded battle mechanics and a more detailed map. Many new elements have also been added to the gameplay, such as disease, inflation, culture and slave trade.

Currently Empire II is the most ambitious and fastest-developing mod for Empire: Total War and today it is difficult to imagine playing Creative Assembly's production without it.

  1. Empire: Total War - Empire II on ModDB

Adrian Werner

Adrian Werner

A true veteran of the Gamepressure newsroom, writing continuously since 2009 and still not having enough. He caught the gaming bug thanks to playing on his friend's ZX Spectrum. Then he switched to his own Commodore 64, and after a short adventure with 16-bit consoles, he forever entrusted his heart to PC games. A fan of niche productions, especially adventure games, RPGs and games of the immersive sim genre, as well as a mod enthusiast. Apart from games, he devourers stories in every form - books, series, movies, and comics.


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