Star Wars: Empire at War (Windows)

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Set 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: Empire at War Windows Placing your ground forces on the planet
Star Wars: Empire at War Windows Stealing enemy technology
Star Wars: Empire at War Windows Spaceship fight in the planet's orbit
Star Wars: Empire at War Windows Sandstorm in approaching

Alternate Titles

  • "Star Wars:L'impero in guerra" -- Italian title
  • "Star Wars: El Imperio en Guerra" -- Spanish title

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User Reviews

Nice for a few days but boring on the long run. vulture (14) 3.14 Stars3.14 Stars3.14 Stars3.14 Stars3.14 Stars
The Force isn't with this one... Indra is stressed (20013) 2.43 Stars2.43 Stars2.43 Stars2.43 Stars2.43 Stars
THe Galaxy is mine! All mine!! lucian (37) 4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars

Critic Reviews

Cheat Code Central Feb 22, 2006 4.5 out of 5 90
PC Action Apr 12, 2006 88 out of 100 88
PC Gamer Apr, 2006 85 out of 100 85
GamesFire Feb 28, 2006 84 out of 100 84
ActionTrip Feb 24, 2006 84 out of 100 84
Playback May, 2006 8.33 out of 10 83
Gameguru Mania Mar 08, 2006 78 out of 100 78 Mar 21, 2006 78 out of 100 78
Joystick (French) Mar, 2006 7 out of 10 70
GameSpy Feb 23, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70


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Star Wars: Empire at War was named #10 "Game of the Year" by Computer Games Magazine (March 2007).

Related Web Sites

  • Empire at (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).)
Terrence Bosky (5226) added Star Wars: Empire at War (Windows) on Feb 18, 2006
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