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Empire Earth (Windows)

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Back of Box - Windows (Germany):

    DIE GESCHICHTE DER MENSCHHEIT IN EINEM EINZIGARTIGEN SPIEL.

    Empire Earth ist ein unvergleichliches Echtzeit-Strategiespiel, das Sie eine Zivilisation durch 500.000 Jahre Menschheitsgeschichte führen lässt. Von der Urzeit bis zum Nanozeitalter des 23. Jahrhunderts, von der Entdeckung des Feuers bis zu den Laserschlachten der Zukunft.

    • Herrschen Sie über die bekanntesten Völker der Weltgeschichte (z.B. Griechen, Franken, Engländer etc.) oder erschaffen Sie Ihre eigene Zivilisation.
    • Erleben Sie 14 Epochen unserer Geschichte, und treffen Sie dabei historische Persönlichkeiten wie Alexander der Große, Napoleon, Bismarck und viele andere.
    • Sowohl militärische als auch wirtschaftliche Kampagne garantieren stundenlangen Spielspaß.
    • Kämpfen Sie in riesigen Multiplayer-Schlachten über LAN und Internet, oder nehmen Sie es mit der starken Computer-KI auf.
    • 4 umfangreiche Einzelspieler-Kampagnen (29 Szenarien) warten auf Sie.
    • Detailreiche Zufallskarten mit verschidenen Größen laden immer wieder zum Spielen ein.
    • Erstellen Sie Ihre eigenen Karten, Kampagnen und Szenarien mit dem leistungsfähigen Editoren.
    • Verschiedene Spielmodi ermöglichen schnelle action-geladene Partien oder hart umkämpfte Strategieschlachten.

    [captions]:
    STEINZEIT (50000 - 5000 V.CHR)
    14 spannende Epochen von der Steinzeit bis zum Nanozeitalter

    MITTELALTER (900 - 1300 A.D.)
    Brilliante 3D-Grafik, Tag / Nachtwechsel und eine Kamerasicht, die bis an die einzelnen Figuren heranzoomt.

    ATOMZEITALTER (1900 - 2000 A.D.)
    Kämpfen Sie zu Wasser, zu Lande und in der Luft mit über 200 verschiedenen Fahrzeugtypen und einer Vielzahl von Schiffen und Flugzeugen.

    NANOZEITALTER (2100 - 2200 A.D.)
    Umfangreicher Technologiebaum mit 25 verschiedenen Gebäudetypen und 150 Technologien.

    Contributed by jaXen (20920) on Oct 20, 2010.

Back of Arcanum Manual:
    PC GAME OF THE YEAR

    EPIC IS TOO SMALL A WORD

    ENTER AN EPIC 500,000 YEARS IN THE MAKING.
    CREATE, BUILD AND LEAD A CIVILIZATION
    TO TRANSCEND THE AGES AND DOMINATE THE WORLD.
    HISTORY IS YOUR CANVAS, EARTH IS YOUR EMPIRE.



    FROM RICK GOODMAN
    Lead Designer of Age of Empires

    Contributed by Jeanne (75605) on Oct 03, 2004.

Inside Flaps:
    GO BEYOND THE AGES
    Lead a civilization, conquer your enemies, and forge the greatest empire the earth has every known.


    Utilize Over 200 Units, Including:

    Capitol - The seat of government. The heart of an empire.

    Knight - Braves the battlefields of the Middle Ages against swordsmen.

    Arquebus - The most advanced small arm of the 15th century.

    Siege Tower - Protects warriors as they storm enemy walls.

    War Raft - Fights off rivals in open waters and sinks their fishing boats.

    Citizen - Gathers resources, constructs buildings and builds city-states.

    Henry Grace a Dieu - The largest warship of its time.

    Bronze Cannon - Effective weapon against massed infantry formations.

    Hospital - Provides medical care to ensure the populace's health.

    B17 Flying Fortress - Drops cluster bombs for massive destruction.

    Laser Infantry - The core of all national armies in the mid-21st Century.

    Cyclops - The ultimate anti-infantry machine that launches guided missiles.

    "Goodman does it again. Another stellar creation."
    - Computer Games

    • Experience 14 unique time periods covering 500,000 years, from the Stone Age to WWII to the Nano Age of the future.
    • Choose from 21 civilizations, including Greece, Germany and the United States. Create your own civilization by choosing from many economic and military bonuses.
    • Recreate historical battles or craft fictional campaigns with an unrivaled scenario editor. Plus, direct your own in-game movies.
    • Expand your empire with numerous technologies, special buildings and six different Wonders of the World, each with a beneficial power.
    • Battle on land, in air, and at sea with over 200 different units, including huge warships, WWI and futuristic aircraft, and other weapons of war.


    "Never before has real-time strategy spanned the ages as it does in Empire Earth."
    - Computer Gaming World

    Contributed by JPaterson (9146) on Dec 17, 2001.

Back of Box:
    EPIC IS TOO SMALL A WORD.

    Mastermind a civilization's glorious rise to power throughout any period of human history. Order Alexander the Great and his soldiers to raze a troublesome city-state. Seize vital resource sites with Napoleon's Grande Armee. Carry out a night attack with a column of Panzer tanks. The past, present and future are yours to command.

    "...the true successor to Age of Empires..."
    - PC Gamer

    Command Your Civilization
    through 500,000 years of human history, from the discovery of fire to flight to nano-technology.

    Lead Four Epic Campaigns
    that each follow a different civilization's extraordinary rise to power.

    Explore Breathtaking Maps
    randomly generated by an incredible 3-D game engine.

    Engage In Multiplayer Warfare
    over a LAN or the Internet - or take on the formidable computer A.I.

    Play In Two Modes
    "Standard" mode for a more strategic empire-building game or "Tournament" mode for faster-paced RTS action.

    From the mind of Rock Goodman, lead designer of Age of Empires, comes Empire Earth - combining cutting-edge technology, strategic gameplay and an unprecedented timeline. This is real-time strategy on a truly historic level.

    Contributed by JPaterson (9146) on Dec 17, 2001.