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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 Game engine allows for some neat looking visuals in this RTS - check the hooves marks and water reflections.
Empires: Dawn of the Modern World Windows A German mortar crew gets overrun.
Empires: Dawn of the Modern World Windows SAS clears the way. These elite troops have special abilities.
Empires: Dawn of the Modern World Windows Caught in a deadly street crossfire.

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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 (168) 2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars

Critic Reviews

Game Chronicles Nov 22, 2003 9.6 out of 10 96
IGN Oct 23, 2003 8.8 out of 10 88
GameSpot Oct 27, 2003 8.5 out of 10 85
Armchair Empire, The Dec 08, 2003 8.5 out of 10 85
ActionTrip Oct 29, 2003 85 out of 100 85
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Nov 12, 2003 84 out of 100 84
Game Watcher Apr 01, 2004 8.3 out of 10 83
G4 TV: X-Play Mar 28, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpy Nov 03, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Feb, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80

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Chris Canfield (463) added Empires: Dawn of the Modern World (Windows) on Jan 20, 2004