Star Wars: Empire At War (Gold Pack)

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on 12/19/2008

Great Game. A must Get for the holidays.

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From the lives of soldiers to the deaths of planets, you are t he supreme galactic commander. Conquer or liberate over 80 groun d and space loactions. Command iconic characters such as obi-w on kenobi, darth vader and more. Pit x-wings against tie foght ers or command a fleet of star destroyers in space.


Manufacturer Lucasarts Ent.
SKU 204973790
UPC 023272999988
UPC 14 00023272999988
Format PC
ReviewSource IC-Games
Review The graphics are as good as your system can handle. The attention to detail is simply stunning, and this becomes more apparent when you zoom close into the action. There are some particular nice heat haze effects for graphic cards capable of running Direct 9 features, and it doesn't matter if your battle is in space or on the ground, Empire at War looks as good as we hoped from whatever angle you play. It might not be the most graphical intensive game on the market today but the developers have reached their goal of making the game feel like Star Wars...Empire at War comes bolted with quite a few gameplay options and modes of play. Single player is catered for quite nicely with Rebellion and Empire campaign modes as well as a few special 'Galactic Conquest modes', which although are similar in gameplay to normal campaign modes, more individual tweaking is allowed before you start the game. There's also a skirmish mode thrown in for good measure which allows you to play single battles in land or space...Star Wars: Empire at War is a colossal game from the geniuses that brought us all Command and Conquer. This one is a no brainer really, if you like the idea of directing your own version of 'A New Hope' this one is for you.
Reviewer James Collins
ReviewRating 9
Access a Variety of Ground Troops including stormtroopers and rebel soldiers. Hero characters like Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader can be brought into key battles.
All Action is Persistent: Every decision affects the next battle and, ultimately, the fate of the galaxy. Play out your own personal version of Episode IV: A New Hope.
All-New Game Engine created by Las Vegas-based developer Petroglyph, composed of industry veterans responsible for classic RTS titles, including the Command & Conquer series.
Begins Several Years Before the Events of Episode IV: A New Hope, including vehicles and locations from both the classic timeframe and Episode III.
Construct Ground and Space Structures, including space stations, factories and ion cannons.
Deploy Ground and Space Vehicles from giant star destroyers and AT-ATs to swift speeder bikes and X-Wings.
Destroy the Death Star or use it as the ultimate power in the universe.
Innovative Multiplayer Campaign Mode lets two players battle for the galaxy and save games in progress. Up to eight players can compete in online skirmish modes.
Play as the Rebels as they amass their forces and work to thwart the plans of the empire, or serve the empire and crush the rebellion at its roots.
Real-Time Strategy (RTS) 3D Gameplay set in more than 40 ground and space locations including Yavin Iv, Tatooine and Dagobah - each has its own specific advantage and/or resource.
The Gold Pack Includes New Prima Hint Book, 5 Bonus Maps, Wallpapers, Screensavers and Concept Art!
Unique Mission Objectives such as rescues, sabotage, blockades and destruction.
Wage War on Ground and In Space: Battle it out in space and then send down your remaining forces to invade the planet.
Product Attributes
Game Genre Strategy
Cheat Code Central ...a great game...the production values are beyond reproach. The game looks fantastic.
GamerFeed The graphics, sound, and overall presentation are each near perfect. Gameplay is fast-paced and fun, with very little repetition...
PC Gameworld Third time is the charm for LucasArts as they hit a grand slam with their new Star Wars real-time strategy game.
Pelit The best Star Wars strategy ever...a lot of fun.
RewiredMind Finally a Star Wars strategy game that got it right. Everything works the way it should...
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