Empires: Dawn of the Modern World (Windows)

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Description

From Rick Goodman, lead designer on Age of Empires, and the studio that created Empire Earth comes Empires: Dawn of the Modern World. Empires is a non-symmetrical historical RTS spanning in time from the Middle Ages to World War 2. With 7 different civilizations all with entirely unique units, effects, and special attacks, Empires: DMW focuses as much on gameplay variety as on historical weaponry.

Players can play with up to 8 people or computers online through GameSpy, a direct IP, or on a LAN. Or they can play one of 3 single player campaigns involving Richard the Lionheart's war against France, Admiral Yi's defense of Korea against Japan, and Patton's legendary landing on the beaches of Normandy. Or they can just play a randomly generated map against any number of computer opponents. Level and campaign editors are included in the package, though original units are not supported.


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Empires: Dawn of the Modern World Windows A German mortar crew gets overrun.
Empires: Dawn of the Modern World Windows A couple of enemies chatting.
Empires: Dawn of the Modern World Windows SAS clears the way. These elite troops have special abilities.
Empires: Dawn of the Modern World Windows The Korean campaign

Alternate Titles

  • "帝国:当代之曙光" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Empires: L'aube d'un Monde Nouveau" -- French title
  • "Empires: Die Neuzeit" -- German title

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User Reviews

Yet ANOTHER poorly done Age of Empires, Age of Kings knockoff. James Kirk (159) 2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars

Critic Reviews

Game Chronicles Nov 22, 2003 9.6 out of 10 96
GameSpot Oct 27, 2003 8.5 out of 10 85
DreamStation.cc Feb 04, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
PC Action Oct 30, 2003 83 out of 100 83
PC Games (Germany) Nov 19, 2003 82 out of 100 82
Jeuxvideo.com Oct 20, 2003 16 out of 20 80
G4 TV: X-Play Mar 28, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Feb, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gamesmania.de Nov 14, 2003 80 out of 100 80
Super Play Dec, 2003 5 out of 10 50

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Chris Canfield (451) added Empires: Dawn of the Modern World (Windows) on Jan 20, 2004