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Set in ancient China, DW5: Empires brings the Empire mode to the latest DW game, while the basic hack & slash, button mashing gameplay remains the same.

The Empire mode adds a strategy overlay to the basic game, with a map of 25 areas to conquer. Each turn consists of two parts: empire control, and war making. Your territories bring you tax revenue each turn, which you can spend on various different actions. You can create items and tactics for your generals to use in battle. Recruit generals and troops, fortify your territories, among many other command options. You can wage war on other territories, or may be called upon to defend your own. For each battle you select which generals and lieutenants will fight. There are 4 scenarios to unlock, though they offer little to differentiate each other.

There is two player split-screen co-op, in either of Empire of Free play modes. Next to the soundtrack of the base game, this edition also adds soundtracks from previous titles, including Dynasty Warriors 2, Dynasty Warriors 3 and Dynasty Warriors 4.

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Xu Chu should be emperor! PlayStation 2 Pixelspeech (949)
Empires gives DW a Brain-Transplant, is it worth your $? Yes. PlayStation 2 Kyle Levesque (932)

Critic Reviews

GamingIllustrated.com Xbox 360 Jun 11, 2006 92 out of 100 92
Cheat Code Central PlayStation 2 Mar 30, 2006 4.5 out of 5 90
EL33TONLINE Xbox 360 Dec 03, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GamingTrend Xbox 360 Apr 12, 2006 443 out of 600 74
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Mar 29, 2006 7.2 out of 10 72
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Jun 29, 2006 14 out of 20 70
Diehard GameFan Xbox 360 May 05, 2006 6.5 out of 10 65
DarkZero Xbox 360 Jul 15, 2006 5.5 out of 10 55
IGN Xbox 360 Mar 31, 2006 5 out of 10 50
Eurogamer.net (UK) PlayStation 2 Jul 11, 2006 5 out of 10 50

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