DescriptionSet loosely between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, Star Wars: Empire at War is a strategy game spread over the Galactic Empire. Players command either the Imperial or Rebel forces and engage the enemy in space and on land, while boosting their own economies and building units and support buildings. In addition to classic Star Wars units and vehicles, Empire at War also includes heroes units. Players can control Darth Vader, Han Solo, and many other classic characters.
Space combat allows the player control over squads of smaller starcraft and larger capital ships. Enemy hardpoints can be targeted allowing players to knock out shield generators, flight hangers, and other ship systems. Land combat is unit and vehicle-based and relies on securing reinforcement points to land additional forces and using build points to construct defenses.
Empire at War offers several modes of game play. The Empire and the Rebellion each have their own story-based campaign, there are several freeform campaign options where players can adjust the settings and select the victory conditions. Empire at War also supports multiplayer options online.
- "Star Wars: L'Impero in Guerra" -- Italian title
- "Star Wars: El Imperio en Guerra" -- Spanish title
Part of the Following Groups
- 3D Engine: Alamo
- Gameplay Feature: Fog of War
- Star Wars: Empire at War series
- Star Wars licensees
- Technology: amBX
|Nice for a few days but boring on the long run.||Windows||vulture (17)|
|The Force isn't with this one...||Windows||Indra is stressed (20706)|
|THe Galaxy is mine! All mine!!||Windows||lucian (40)|
|Computer Games Magazine||Windows||Feb 26, 2006||A-||91|
|GameDaily||Windows||Feb 16, 2006||4.5 out of 5||90|
|IC-Games||Windows||Feb 17, 2006||90 out of 100||90|
|GameSpot||Windows||Feb 16, 2006||8.7 out of 10||87|
|GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)||Windows||Feb 20, 2006||87 out of 100||87|
|Macworld||Macintosh||Jul 27, 2007||80|
|4Players.de||Windows||Feb 25, 2006||80 out of 100||80|
|Gameguru Mania||Windows||Mar 08, 2006||78 out of 100||78|
|IGN||Windows||Feb 15, 2006||7.6 out of 10||76|
|Factornews||Windows||Mar 05, 2006||5 out of 10||50|
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TriviaStar Wars: Empire at War was named #10 "Game of the Year" by Computer Games Magazine (March 2007).
Related Web Sites
- Star Wars: Empire at War (official website)
- Empire at War.net (This Lucas Fan Network site compiles news and reviews from across the web, acts as a meeting place for fans of the game, and has news about mods.)
- Star Wars: Empire at War (The official site offers the latest news, faqs, and forums.)
- The Fate of the Galaxies Hangs in the Balance (An Apple Games article about the Macintosh version of Empire at War, with commentary being provided by Producer Michael Fetterman (March, 2007).)