Control the destiny of a fledgling civilization through as many as 500,000 years of human history. From meagre beginnings you must exploit the natural resources around you to build an empire capable of dominating the Earth. But your rise to supremacy will not go unchallenged. As was the case throughout history, rival civilizations are certain to oppose you every step of the way.
New technologies, buildings and weapons become available as your civilization progresses through history. But bear in mind that advancement does not necessarily mean success. Your civilization might flourish during one Epoch only to be crushed in the next...
Multiplayer notice: The game's official multiplayer servers have been taken offline and the only multiplayer option available is LAN.
Age requirements: ESRB Rating: TEEN with Blood, Violence. PEGI Rating: 12+ with Violence.
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP or Windows Vista, 1.8 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 with Hardware T&L support (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), 16BM video memory, 4GB HDD, Mouse, Keyboard.
Compatibility notice: This game is incompatible with most Intel graphics chipsets. To view a list of Intel chipsets with hardware support for T&L, click here.
Posted on 2009-07-16 09:46:00 byigor8472:
Empire Earth is real time strategy created by Stainless Steel Studios, company founded by Rick Goodman who ealier made awasome Age of Empires.
Game has one extraordinary feature that ano other doesn't: huge lifespan and history of a humanity (500 000 years of past, present and future of it is portrayed in the game). You can carry various missions that can lead to important historicread more events and no matter which era in game you choose to play; details remain truthful to real events that happened in the history.
More than 200 types of units you find as go through the game is also worth mentionig. While advancing further into game units can by advanced with special points gathered durring missions. Youc can then distribute those points to units or technologies you wish to improve. Various features must be taken into account here. First and foremost, the player has to know exactly where to place which units and how to use their powers in the best possible way.
Main disadvantage of game is sometimes pathfindg. In most situations, your units will appear rather confused and disoriented, instead of reacting normally to their instructions. I've noticed that the ships especially have peculiar ways of responding to a given command. For instance, you order a few battle-ships to keep the assigned formation and then you hit a certain target - consequently, they loose their formation and it takes them a long time to finally aim and fire at their objective. Land units take action more efficiently, even though they do tend to take unusual paths according to their own liking.
Oh, and I forgot to mention that there's a nice level editor that gives you the opportunity to create new missions and even new civilizations. Additionally, the multiplayer has one great option -- players can choose any nation from any period of human history, which means you can try out German plains from WW II and employ them against fierce Russian futuristic tanks (and throw in a couple of medieval British Knights - it will be a blast).
Truthfully, there are a lot of good things about Empire Earth that simply cannot be described, but that are really fun to experience. In the end, all I can say is that the variety of features, in terms of gameplay, have shown all the essentials of an excellent real-time strategy game. Of course, if it weren't for the awkward size of the models and the glitches that occur with pathfinding, the game might've been given a higher score.
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Posted on 2009-07-17 22:44:34 bythecompass:
I swear this thing has me more addicted than WoW. There's nothing quite like taking a village of cavemen and turning them into a modern society of nano-soldiers.
Battles can last hours! And it's AWESOME.
Rather than RTS, this is almost like Sim-Humankind.
At this price it's a bargain. A really great strategy game with a ridiculous amount of replay value, even now.
Go. Buy it. NOW.
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Posted on 2009-07-16 10:14:04 byNFXFSX:
Empire Earth is quite the epic game. Going through the ages and exploring the units that come from each of them is a blast. From the ancient times to the future you will use and battle with units such as ancient soldiers to mechs and robots. EE proved to be above the rest at its time with great features such as random maps and large (and I mean large) maps. The AI will provide aread more decent challenge and you will keep coming back for more as the game is easy to get the hang of. It definitely fits with classics such as Age of Empires and Rise of Nations.
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