Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. A new twist on an old favorite. Its graphical elements are engaging, and the player interface is familiar. This is a solid title.
  2. 75
    There's nothing that can't be fixed by a patch, however. If you are an RTS fan, Empire of the Ants will deliver.
  3. Hardcore RTS fans will be unimpressed with EOTAs strategically-lacking and limited combat, hands-off management, and overall dull brand of gameplay.
  4. I found myself wishing for the gameplay of Maxis’ "Sim Ant" using the graphics of Empire instead of the lackluster strategy found here.
  5. It is indeed fun to control unusual units in battle, but the focus on micromanagement can become a bit more demanding than most players want for their entertainment dollars.
  6. The lack of stimulating combat or camp building will turn off quite a few others. But hey, the premise is cool.
  7. 60
    The idea is really great and the gameplay holds glimmers of what could have been. Sadly, it falls a quite a bit short of perfect. The lack of character and sorry graphics slap the game down at the surface and some interface and gameplay ideas wound the title a little deeper.
  8. The game has its moments, but not frequently enough to lift it out of mediocrity. EoA just doesn't do justice to the really unusual and interesting premise.
  9. More control of your units is necessary for a strategy title, and more impressive graphics and more complex tasks are important for a city builder. As it stands, this game gets neither right and has little to offer aside from a great concept.
  10. If you are looking for a playable, original strategy game then you're best off looking elsewhere. And if you want ants, well, just buy an Ant Farm.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Oct 31, 2012
    8
    This a very old game but quite unique in the strategy realm, could use some face lifting but its still fun, its loosely based on the BernardThis a very old game but quite unique in the strategy realm, could use some face lifting but its still fun, its loosely based on the Bernard Werber book by the same name. Full Review »
  2. AndrewC.
    Jan 4, 2003
    8
    Very refreshing... very original.. lift the banality out of RTS game... good thinking game too.. very interesting.
  3. ArmanD.
    Apr 29, 2002
    10
    It's more than fantastic, it's EMPIRE OF THE ANTS.