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Star Wars: Empire at War - Forces of Corruption (Windows)

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91
UGO (UnderGroundOnline)
This is a seriously fun and addicting game, one of the very best of the latest generation RTS games. It's true to the Star Wars universe, it truly expands upon the first Empire at War game, and yes, you will actually see Ewok suicide bombers.
90
Yahoo! Games
Star Wars: Empire at War won considerable critical acclaim at its release back in February. The first Star Wars-themed strategy game to really nail the subtleties of the genre, it melded space and ground-based tactical combat with an innovatively implemented interstellar strategic game. Forces of Corruption is Empire at War's first expansion, and quite simply it's a corker. But what it does best isn't the way it adds a creative, original third side to the classic two, nor the decent added campaign or the extra units all round. No, Forces of Corruption's best feature is exploding Ewoks.
86
PC Action
Die Saga mit den zwei schwulen Robotern ist für mich ebenso interessant wie ein tibetanischer Hirtenhund ohne Beine. Ich konnte den Hype nie verstehen und meide ihn ebenso wie die Herr der Ringe-Reihe. Doch bei Forces of Corruption wird mein verfettetes Strategenherz geweckt und ich schicke meine Krieger in den Kampf. Verkappte Star Wars-Anhänger rechnen bei der Wertung den "Mr. Lucas spucken Sie mir auf die Schuhe und ich lecke es ab"-Bonus drauf und kaufen sich die Erweiterung. Spieler, die an einem sehr guten Strategietitel interessiert sind, sollten auf das Hauptprogramm und auf das Add-on ein oder zwei Augen werfen.
85
PC Games (Germany)
Zann giert nach Reichtum und vor allem nach Macht. Bevor er jedoch seine Eroberungspläne umsetzen kann, muss er erst einmal aus den Gefängnisminen von Kessel entkommen. Gangsterboss Jabba hat ihn nämlich an das Imperium verpfiffen und ließ ihn dorthin verfrachten. Doch die Flucht gelingt und Jabba erfährt leidvoll, dass man erntet, was man säht.
85
Sliced Gaming (GameBiz)
Star Wars: Forces of Corruption is one of those rare expansions that actually enhance the original. It introduces an interesting new campaign and faction that is every bit as absorbing as the first.
85
IGN
The new expansion brings plenty of improvements and some surprising additions to the Galactic Civil War.
83
PC Powerplay
Deutlich spannender als die kurze Story-Kampagne ist wieder das freie Spiel. Hier tobt nämlich ein echter Krieg der Sterne -- Planeten wechseln gleich mehrfach den Besitzer, wir kämpfen an mehreren Fronten gleichzeitig.
82
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)
De meeste expansiepacks voegen meer van hetzelfde toe, of proberen een compleet nieuwe spelstijl op te dringen. Forces of Corruption vindt het goede evenwicht, je kan het spel spelen zoals in de vorige edities, of je kan helemaal op gaan in de nieuwe factie. Als je pc het spel aankan, is het gewoon een geweldig avontuur.
81
GameSpot
Forces of Corruption is a great addition to the Empire at War saga thanks to an interesting new faction that offers up a different way to conquer the galaxy.
80
TTGamer
Star Wars Empire at War: Forces of Corruption, like most expansion packs, is not going to redefine what was already there, but it does put a reasonably interesting twist on what was an already interesting RTS. I think some of the corruption focus could have used spicing up a little, but there is enough here to warrant a purchase for sure. If you're a fan of Empire at War, then you'll enjoy what is on offer here in Forces of Corruption, but if you never latched onto the original release, then this expansion pack probably won't be the deal breaker.
80
Gamigo
Für ein Addon bietet Forces of Corruption recht viele Neuerungen und erweitert das Grundprogramm auf jeden Fall sinnvoll. Die neue Fraktion hat zwar augenscheinlich mit den Star Wars Filmen wenig zu tun, dennoch machen die Korruptionen mit Bestechungen, Versklavungen und dem Aufbau eines Schwarzmarktes viel Spaß. Auch in Sachen Story drücken die Entwickler beim Addon etwas aufs Tempo, der Leerlauf hält sich so in Grenzen. Fans von Empire at War können daher bedenkenlos zugreifen, ist die Kampagne auch schnell durchgespielt, kann das Spiel im Gefechts- und Mehrspielermodus längerfristiger motivieren. Auf die Dauer wird allerdings vieles beim Empire at War-Gameplay zur Routine, die Zufallsschlachten nerven und das Missionsdesign überzeugt auch trotz erweitertem Stützpunktaufbau immer noch nicht so richtig.
80
Gamernode
Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption brings a new dimension to the EaW series, and provides a novel perspective of playing as the underground criminal element in the game. There are a great number of Galactic Conquest and Skirmish missions and the campaign mode -- while relatively short -- is still a very solid game. The game,s complexity may ward off some casual gamers, and the instances where the game doesn,t explain or clarify why certain actions on your part work or not is a bit annoying. However, the overall experience of entering the Star Wars universe via an RTS game certainly qualifies Forces of Corruption for serious consideration for purchase by any strategy game lover.
80
FZ
Forces of Corruption innehåller precis de element som en bra expansion bör ha. Tillräckligt mycket nytt för att göra ett sönderspelat spel underhållande igen och lite småjusteringar som eliminerar tidigare irritationsmoment. För den som tyckte om originalet är detta ett måste. De nya strategiska möjligheterna är så omfattande att det nästan känns som ett nytt spel.
80
Worth Playing
Star Wars: Empire at War – Forces of Corruption is a solid expansion. Like most expansion packs, it adds more of what made the original title successful, and then piles a few more goodies on top. The Consortium changes the way the game is played and adds a bunch of replay value. Even if you're not a fan of the Consortium, the Empire and Rebels both have new units and remain a lot of fun to play. Providing a whole new storyline as well as fixes to the original game, Forces of Corruption adds a great new element to the Star Wars saga.
80
3DAvenue
Star Wars Empire at War: Forces of Corruption, like most expansion packs, is not going to redefine what was already there, but it does put a reasonably interesting twist on what was an already interesting RTS. I think some of the corruption focus could have used spicing up a little, but there is enough here to warrant a purchase for sure. If you're a fan of Empire at War, then you'll enjoy what is on offer here in Forces of Corruption, but if you never latched onto the original release, then this expansion pack probably won't be the deal breaker.
80
GameStar (Germany)
Die Mächte der Verderbnis sind offenbar auch bei Petroglyph am Werk. Anders kann ich mir nicht erklären, warum die Entwickler keine vernünftige Story-Kampagne hinbekommen. Dabei macht Forces of Corruption vieles richtig, das Konsortium spielt sich erfrischend anders als Allianz und Imperium. Der taktische Anspruch geht ebenfalls in Ordnung, stets muss ich die Stärken und Schwächen meiner Truppen beachten. Wie in Empire at War motiviert das freie Spiel mehr als die Kampagne, weil ich mich hier in der ganzen Galaxis austoben darf. Wer das mag und auf ausgefeilte Missionen verzichten kann, darf mit Tyber Zann getrost in den Sternenkrieg ziehen.
80
GamePro (US)
In all, Petroglyph did a commendable job bringing in a new faction and fresh features and units to an already enjoyable game.
80
GameDaily
tar Wars is a series that will probably live on longer than almost any other fraction of our culture, and the universe worth of products and lore it has generated span far, far beyond a set of sci-fi movies. Thus, when a person or group comes forth and sets out to add a contribution to the collective sum that is the Star Wars Galaxy, it should be a good one. Petroglyph, a developer with ties to the Command & Conquer game series, stepped up to that highly pressurized plate back in February when it released Empire at War. With enough freedom, enough quality, and an amazing attention to artistic detail, they managed to do something no one had managed before: create a great strategic Star Wars game.
75
Game Informer Magazine
The original Empire at War was to Star Wars fans what bacon is to a hungry golden retriever. They gobbled it up, regardless of if it wasn’t always the finest quality. And why not? The chance to act out those childhood fantasies of X-wings and AT-ATs with such visceral battles was intoxicating, even if the strategy element wasn’t entirely polished.
72
PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Ondanks de aantasting van het Star Wars-sfeertje biedt de introductie van buitenbeentje Zan opnieuw vele uren speelplezier.
70
GameSpy
In the end, Forces of Corruption is that rarest of breeds -- an expansion pack that manages to improve the original game. For fans of the original, this is a must-buy. For those who passed on the original because of its documented weaknesses, Forces of Corruption may make them want to take a second look. It doesn't fix the fundamental design issues that marred Empire at War, but all the fun new stuff it adds and the strategic wrinkles it introduces might make it worth the effort to get past them.
70
Good Game
The question is, does the game deserve points just for being set in Star Wars? I say yes - it adds to the fun, therefore the game is better. 7/10 rubber chikitas from me.
70
Eurogamer.net (UK)
So there we have it: an expansion pack that delivers what was needed for extending Empire Of War. A bit of a boost for exhausted gameplay, and a stack of new content for those people wanted to send more crawling, floating, bleeping Star Wars things to their death. That's going to be more than enough for the thousands who were thrilled by the original, but for the rest of the world this is simply another commercial footnote.
65
Jeuxvideo.com
Forces of Corruption n'est pas un mauvais add-on, mais on a quand même le sentiment que les développeurs se sont contentés du minimum syndical en ne proposant qu'un contenu revu à la hausse. Certes, la nouvelle campagne et la faction inédite du consortium de Zann sont très sympathiques à jouer, mais on aurait aimé que le gameplay soit enrichi, puisque c'était ce point qu'on avait critiqué dans le jeu de base qui, il faut bien l'avouer, paraît toujours un peu "creux" face à d'autres jeux de stratégie plus profonds et plus intéressants sur le long terme.
60
Good Game
My take is, it's a good game for Star Wars fans, but if you're looking for a competitive RTS, not quite what the doctor ordered. Needs more cowbell. 6/10 from me.
60
JeuxVideoPC.com
Sorti il y a huit mois, Empire at War, le premier « vrai » STR basé sur l’univers de Star Wars, possède désormais une extension. Petroglyph n’a visiblement pas chômé pour nous développer une extension honnête et conséquente qui, si elle n’améliore pas vraiment le jeu original (descendu par la critique), contentera parfaitement les fans de la première heure.