Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 39 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 39
  2. Negative: 2 out of 39
Buy On
  1. A fun, solid RTS. But that's all. It fatally lacks a sense of creative vision other than just being a bit better than "Rise of Nations," with its step-forwards more half-steps.
  2. Pelaaja (Finland)
    70
    Empire Earth II’s biggest problem is that it does not fully know what it wants to be. For those who want a real-time Civilization, it’s too simple, and for the friends of regular rts-games, the learning curve can be a bit too tough. For that acquired mixed taste, it’s still a good choice. [June 2005, p.74]
  3. Pelit (Finland)
    70
    Relies too much on its gameplay (taken from Age of Empires and made obsolete by the Total War games). There are fresh ideas in the multiplayer mode, though, such as shared war plans. [July 05]
  4. 60
    With the exception of a couple of new features that do indeed enhance the game, Empire Earth II still feels like it was made with a cookie cutter, culling most of the basic design ideas from other games.
  5. There’s nothing so wrong with Empire Earth II as to show it up for being the rather unexciting and decidedly average game it should be.
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 95 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 95
  2. Negative: 19 out of 95
  1. Maslab
    May 21, 2008
    7
    I do especially like dropping nukes and other various bombs on fledgling civilizations, but there isn't that much strategy required. I do especially like dropping nukes and other various bombs on fledgling civilizations, but there isn't that much strategy required. Build a bunch of units and charge. That's about it. However, it is very fun if you just want to blow up stuff on a massive scale. Full Review »
  2. BJ
    Nov 9, 2005
    2
    Major step down from the original Empire Earth. Big disappointment.
  3. StephenP.
    Oct 2, 2005
    3
    This game is much easier than its predecessor. Its game play is only but a fraction of the time as EE was. Despite all of the new buildings This game is much easier than its predecessor. Its game play is only but a fraction of the time as EE was. Despite all of the new buildings and epochs, there seems to be less to choose from once you make your initial choice of a race. Furthermore, awesome graphics do not insure an awesome game, when will designers realize this. Full Review »