Empires: Dawn of the Modern World

aka: Empires: Die Neuzeit, Empires: L'Alba del Mondo Moderno, Empires: L'aube d'un Monde Nouveau
Moby ID: 11772
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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.


  • 帝国:当代之曙光 - Simplified Chinese spelling

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Average score: 81% (based on 29 ratings)


Average score: 3.7 out of 5 (based on 4 ratings with 1 reviews)

Yet ANOTHER poorly done Age of Empires, Age of Kings knockoff.

The Good
The Graphics are actually pretty good. The Campaigns are actually better than you would think.

The Bad
This is Empire Earth all over again. Did any of the creators look at what was wrong with Empire Earth?? Because the only problem they fixed was the graphics. Other than that, this is very similar than Empire Earth. Unlike AOE or AOK, as you advance through the Ages, you will change from 1 civ to another. i.e. from the Franks to the Germans or French. This is similar to Age of Mythology where u choose a minor god each time you advance. This might seem straight forward, but it leaves alot of units in a dead end, i.e. You have a bunch of archers and there is no upgrade to make them comparable to the other units. Again, like in Empire Earth, planes are impossible to control and fly around like giant buzzards. Also, in the end, you only have about 3 or 4 different units to build!!!! Such a lack of variety makes the game boring.

The Bottom Line
Empire Earth with better graphics. Avoid avoid avoid.

Windows · by James Kirk (150) · 2004


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Game added January 28, 2004. Last modified April 12, 2024.