|Set a few years before the events of A New Hope, the game lets players rewrite history as well as experience the aftermath of Revenge of the Sith, the creation of the Rebel Alliance, and Darth Vader's rise to power.
The game features 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.
"The graphics, sound, and overall presentation are each near perfect. Gameplay is fast-paced and fun, with very little repetition... GamerFeed
"Third time is the charm for LucasArts as they hit a grand slam with their new Star Wars real-time strategy game. PC Gameworld
"The best Star Wars strategy ever...a lot of fun. Pelit
"Finally a Star Wars strategy game that got it right. Everything works the way it should... RewiredMind