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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 Rebel sympathizers have their homes destroyed.
Star Wars: Empire at War Windows Shield Generators must be destroyed to infiltrate a base.
Star Wars: Empire at War Windows Turbolaser towers are keeping your X-Wing support at bay
Star Wars: Empire at War Windows An Imperial Fleet meets Pirate fighters

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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 (19942) 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
Gameplay (Benelux) Feb, 2006 89 out of 100 89
GameSpot Feb 16, 2006 8.7 out of 10 87 Mar 24, 2006 85 out of 100 85
ActionTrip Feb 24, 2006 84 out of 100 84
GamesFire Feb 28, 2006 84 out of 100 84
Playback May, 2006 8.33 out of 10 83 Feb 17, 2006 14 out of 20 70
Game Revolution Feb 17, 2006 B- 67
Factornews Mar 05, 2006 5 out of 10 50


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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 (5221) added Star Wars: Empire at War (Windows) on Feb 18, 2006
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