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An updated version of White Wolf's earlier Empire game, which was based on a wargame dating back to early mainframe days. One to six players (human or computer with three levels of intelligence) compete to conquer the world using their ground, air, and sea units.

There are three versions of the game available: basic, standard, and advanced. The basic game provides the minimal types of units, a completely viewable map, and basic production rules. The standard game adds some new units, forces you to explore the map to view it, and slightly modifies the production rules. Finally, the advanced game (for the true wargamer) adds even more types of units, terrain effects on movement and sighting, and slightly more complicated production rules.

In addition to playing one or more people around the same computer, you could play via mail (by posting disks back and forth), e-mail, modem, network, or direct serial link.

The game also came with some preset scenarios and maps for players to use. Additionally, there was an editor that let players create their own maps and scenarios.

Copy protection was a compromise between security and player convenience. Rather than looking up a word in the manual every time the game was run, this was only required when running the separate executable that set game options. (Screen resolution, sound options, etc.) Naturally, you always had to run it before playing the first time.

White Wolf and New World Computing also released a scenario disk for the game and later released the Windows version with the extra scenarios on CD-ROM.


Empire Deluxe DOS Screen Modes (up to 800x600) allows you to see more/less of the land...
Empire Deluxe DOS The Help Index of in-game Help...
Empire Deluxe DOS City Production Details
Empire Deluxe DOS Status Report

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User Reviews

A classic, timeless masterpiece DOS Rick Jones (111)
The Classic War-game gets a wonderful conversion Windows 3.x Simon Haller (17)
A fine example of a classic wargame.... Windows 3.x Chris Martin (1204)
A great update of a classic computer game! DOS Lee Seitz (720)

Critic Reviews

Power Play DOS Apr, 1993 85 out of 100 85
Play Time DOS 1993 84 out of 100 84
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS May, 1994 10 out of 12 83
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1993 80 out of 100 80
PC Joker DOS Apr, 1993 80 out of 100 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Sep, 1993 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Player (Germany) DOS Apr, 1993 79 out of 100 79
Play Time DOS Jun, 1993 70 out of 100 70
The Good Old Days (Staff Reviews only) DOS Jul 25, 2020 4 out of 6 67
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Jun, 1993 Unscored Unscored


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Empire Deluxe was packaged with a notepad featuring New World Computing's emblem (a sword through the Earth) and contact information. Also included was an order form for the original Empire, renamed Empire Classic.

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