Star Wars: Empire At War

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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.

Specifications

SKU 202019120
UPC 023272854188
UPC 14 00023272854188
Format PC
Sales Rank 1922
Reviews
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
Features
Wage war on ground and in space – battle it out in space and then send down your remaining forces to invade the planet.
All action is persistent – every decision affects the next battle and, ultimately, the fate of the galaxy.
Real-time strategy (RTS) 3D gameplay set in more than 25 ground and space locations in the Star Wars galaxy.
Begins several years before the events of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope and including vehicles and locations from both the classic timeframe and Episode III.
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.
Visit a variety of different planets and space areas including Yavin IV, Tatooine and Dagobah – each with its own specific advantage and/or resource.
Construct more than 15 structures, including space stations, factories and cantinas.
Deploy more than 20 ground-and air-based vehicles from giant Star Destroyers and Mon Calamari cruisers to swift speeder bikes and X-wings.
Access a variety of ground troops, including stormtroopers, Rebel soldiers and hero characters like Obi-Wan and Darth Vader, who can be enlisted and brought into key battles.
Multiplayer includes two-player campaign mode and up to eight-player online skirmish modes.
All-new game engine created by Las Vegas-based developer Petroglyph, composed of industry veterans responsible for classic RTS titles.
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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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