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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.


Empires: Dawn of the Modern World Windows Caught in a deadly street crossfire.
Empires: Dawn of the Modern World Windows The different map types in the game
Empires: Dawn of the Modern World Windows SAS clears the way. These elite troops have special abilities.
Empires: Dawn of the Modern World Windows British Base, North Africa

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Alternate Titles

  • "帝国:当代之曙光" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Empires: L'aube d'un Monde Nouveau" -- French title
  • "Empires: Die Neuzeit" -- German title

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User Reviews

Yet ANOTHER poorly done Age of Empires, Age of Kings knockoff. James Kirk (168) 2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars

Critic Reviews

IGN Oct 23, 2003 8.8 out of 10 88
GameStar (Germany) Oct, 2003 86 out of 100 86 Feb 04, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
Armchair Empire, The Dec 08, 2003 8.5 out of 10 85 Oct 23, 2003 82 out of 100 82
PC Games (Germany) Nov 19, 2003 82 out of 100 82 Nov 14, 2003 80 out of 100 80 Nov 27, 2003 78.5 out of 100 78
Joystick (French) Nov, 2003 6 out of 10 60
Super Play (Sweden) Dec, 2003 5 out of 10 50


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Chris Canfield (463) added Empires: Dawn of the Modern World (Windows) on Jan 20, 2004