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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 (1006)
Empires gives DW a Brain-Transplant, is it worth your $? Yes. PlayStation 2 Kyle Levesque (935)

Critic Reviews

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
Game Vortex Xbox 360 May 08, 2006 72 out of 100 72
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox 360 Jun 29, 2006 14 out of 20 70
GameZone Xbox 360 Apr 18, 2006 6.5 out of 10 65
Play.tm Xbox 360 Sep 05, 2006 61 out of 100 61
Darkstation Xbox 360 Apr 26, 2006 6 out of 10 60
Worth Playing Xbox 360 Apr 14, 2006 5.5 out of 10 55
videogamer.com Xbox 360 Jun 26, 2006 5 out of 10 50

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