Star Wars Empire at War

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Star Wars: Empire at War puts the power to command an entire war for the Star Wars galaxy in the hands of players, giving them the freedom to determine how they play the game within the completely scalable and accessible gameplay. Set a few years before the events of Episode IV: A New Hope, LucasArts' Empire at War lets players wage war on the ground and in space, as well as experience the creation of the Rebel Alliance, the strengthening of the Empire and the beginnings of the Galactic Civil War.


Manufacturer Aspyr Media
Mfg Part# 11490
SKU 203947530
UPC 618870114903
UPC 14 00618870114903
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.
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.
Tech Specs
Product Type Software
Manufacturer Part Number 11490
Manufacturer Website Address
Manufacturer Aspyr Media, Inc
Product Name Star Wars: Empire at War
Brand Name Aspyr
License Pricing Standard
License Type Complete Product
License Quantity 1 User
Additional Information Multiplayer
Compatibility Supported Video cards: NVIDIA GeForce 7300 NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 ATI Radeon X1600, X1900 INTEL Graphics Media Accelerator 950
System Requirements Processor: Intel Chipset 1.83 GHz 2.0 GHz Recommended Operating System: Mac OS X 10.4.8 or later Mac OS X 10.4.8 Recommended Hard Disk: 3.5 GB Memory: 512 MB RAM or higher 1 GB RAM Recommended VRam 64 MB VRam 256 Recommended Optical Drive: DVD Others: Video Card: ATi Radeon X1600, NVidia Geforce 7300 or Intel GMA 950 Internet(TCP/IP) or LAN play supported Internet play requires broadband connection Note: Cross platform play not supported. Mac to Mac internet play only This game contains technology intended to prevent copying that may conflict with some disk and virtual disk drives Apple Intel Chipsets only. Power PC Processors (G4 and G5) are not supported
Distribution Media/Method DVD-ROM
Platform Support Intel-based Mac
Features Using an entirely new game engine created by the Las Vegas-based developer Petroglyph, Empire at War features beautifully rendered land and space battles set on memorable planets such as Yavin IV, 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 choose to join either the Rebel Alliance or the Galactic Empire, building and setting up tactical forces to unleash upon the enemy in real-time 3D Memorable Star Wars hero characters can be brought into the action to help turn the tide of the battle as players build, manage and upgrade their space and ground-based units, vehicles, troops and base structures
Package Type Retail
Software Name Star Wars: Empire at War
Software Sub Type Strategy Game
Upgrade Information Not Applicable
Software Main Type Game
ESRB Rating T (Teen 13+)
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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