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Empire Deluxe (DOS)

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Written by  :  Rick Jones (108)
Written on  :  May 08, 2001
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

A classic, timeless masterpiece

The Good

"Empire" was first designed in 1979; this game is merely a modern update.

To say that "Empire" is addictive is like saying that the Pacific Ocean is sort of big. "Empire" was the beginning of the "Just one more turn and I'll go to bed" games. Even today, the simple but perfectly balanced gameplay make it a joy to play. Any new player will find himself engrossed in this game for hours.

The AI in Empire is better than in many games, and is difficult to find holes in.

The Bad

What's not to like?

The Bottom Line

A masterpiece. A seminal entry in the history of computer games.