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Empires: Dawn of the Modern World (Windows)

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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.


Empires: Dawn of the Modern World Windows WW I - U.S. Troops charge No Man's Land.
Empires: Dawn of the Modern World Windows The Korean campaign
Empires: Dawn of the Modern World Windows SAS clears the way. These elite troops have special abilities.
Empires: Dawn of the Modern World Windows Upon his travels, Richard comes across Drew the Thief... Guess what he does for a living!

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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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
GameStar (Germany) Oct, 2003 86 out of 100 86
DreamStation.cc Feb 04, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
ActionTrip Oct 29, 2003 85 out of 100 85
GameSpot Oct 27, 2003 8.5 out of 10 85
Armchair Empire, The Dec 08, 2003 8.5 out of 10 85
PC Action Oct 30, 2003 83 out of 100 83
Gamesmania.de Nov 14, 2003 80 out of 100 80
PC Gamer Jul, 2005 80 out of 100 80
Fragland.net Nov 27, 2003 78.5 out of 100 78


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