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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 Turbolaser towers are keeping your X-Wing support at bay
Star Wars: Empire at War Windows Ewoks take a reinforcement point.
Star Wars: Empire at War Windows A fly-through the known galaxy.
Star Wars: Empire at War Windows TIE Bombers devastate Geonosian Warriors.

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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. Windows vulture (17)
The Force isn't with this one... Windows Indra was here (20928)
THe Galaxy is mine! All mine!! Windows lucian (40)

Critic Reviews

IC-Games Windows Feb 17, 2006 90 out of 100 90
PC Action Windows Apr 12, 2006 88 out of 100 88 Windows Mar 24, 2006 85 out of 100 85
GamesFire Windows Feb 28, 2006 84 out of 100 84
Playback Windows May, 2006 8.33 out of 10 83
GameStar (Germany) Windows Mar, 2006 81 out of 100 81 Windows Apr 28, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Inside Mac Games (IMG) Macintosh Apr 27, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Game Revolution Windows Feb 17, 2006 B- 67
Mac Observer Macintosh Apr 29, 2007 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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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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