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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 British Forces cross the desert.
Empires: Dawn of the Modern World Windows The Russain KV8 Flame Tank will make short work of pillboxes.
Empires: Dawn of the Modern World Windows The screen for Richard The Lionheart campaigns
Empires: Dawn of the Modern World Windows The Main Menu

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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 (159) 2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars

Critic Reviews

IGN Oct 23, 2003 8.8 out of 10 88
GameSpot Oct 27, 2003 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Nov 12, 2003 84 out of 100 84
Gameplay (Benelux) Nov, 2003 81 out of 100 81
PC Gamer Jul, 2005 80 out of 100 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Feb, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpy Nov 03, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Fragland.net Nov 27, 2003 78.5 out of 100 78
Joystick (French) Nov, 2003 6 out of 10 60
Super Play (Sweden) Dec, 2003 5 out of 10 50

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Chris Canfield (448) added Empires: Dawn of the Modern World (Windows) on Jan 20, 2004