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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 Life on Hoth.
Star Wars: Empire at War Windows The Death Star en route to Alderaan.
Star Wars: Empire at War Windows Imperial ships raid a Pirate Asteroid Base.
Star Wars: Empire at War Windows Bomb run against Imperial heavy ground support

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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 (20755) 2.43 Stars2.43 Stars2.43 Stars2.43 Stars2.43 Stars
THe Galaxy is mine! All mine!! lucian (40) 4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars

Critic Reviews

PC Games (Germany) Feb 20, 2006 91 out of 100 91
IC-Games Feb 17, 2006 90 out of 100 90
Cheat Code Central Feb 22, 2006 4.5 out of 5 90
Gameplay (Benelux) Feb, 2006 89 out of 100 89
GameSpot Feb 16, 2006 8.7 out of 10 87
PC Powerplay Mar 01, 2006 87 out of 100 87
PC Gamer Apr, 2006 85 out of 100 85
Maximum PC May 05, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Joystick (French) Mar, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Game Freaks 365 2006 7 out of 10 70


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

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Terrence Bosky (5476) added Star Wars: Empire at War (Windows) on Feb 18, 2006
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