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  • Summary: From renowned game designer Rick Goodman and respected game developer Stainless Steel Studios comes a detailed RTS that lets you completely command unique, historically accurate civilizations?from China to Germany and the United States. From the Middle Ages to World War II, lead your nation to dominate the globe. Each civilization's strengths and weaknesses affect the gameplay experience. Your ability to adapt to these differences is only one of the challenges you will face as a world leader. [Activision] Expand
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  1. Positive: 18 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. The team really outdid themselves in differentiating the different societies. This was done while still keeping a delicate balance. No one "civ" has the advantage.
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    I simply can't think of an RTS this good that lets you get this close to your units. When dropped down the ground, the camera reveals lots of fantastic detail on each of the units.
  3. As a refinement of the "Age of Empires" legacy, Empires offers enough that's new to even appeal to those who aren't card-carrying RTS fans.
  4. A solid entry that makes some great, if initially unapparent, changes to the standard formula. [Feb 2004, p.66]
  5. Nothing truly groundbreaking, but it's an excellent multiplayer RTS game. [Jan 2004, p.106]
  6. The variety of nations means there's a lot here to experience and master, and the interesting and novel tactical choices the game offers will bring smiles to many faces.
  7. This lack of variety in empires also leads to limited possibilities for opposing forces in your random games, to say the least. You'll spend a lot of time facing the Koreans.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 34
  2. Negative: 4 out of 34
  1. Jan 6, 2014
    It's an amazing game! The best classical RTS ever created. It's very balanced, whit a lot of nations, lot of units, and they are very different each other. The graphics were amazing at the time.
    Includes an editor, good skirmish mode, campaign, multiplayer, and it's very interesting to start from old ages to the ww2. Also the planes manage very well compared to other similar games (they are not static)
  2. ClaudioOlivastri
    Oct 28, 2003
    probably the best RTS i've ever played, graphics, gamplay and everything are at the top level.
  3. LocutusOfBorg
    Feb 9, 2004
    This game is amazing. It seriously beats any RTS i've played before. So what, graphics aren't brilliant but the amount of fun it gives is great. Expand
  4. BryonM.
    Oct 27, 2003
    I think this game is good but its not as good as rise of nations.
  5. [Anonymous]
    Mar 2, 2004
    How do you zoom-in like on this screenshots? http://www.empiresrts.com/civilizations/screenshots/china_4.jpg
  6. SimonTheSorcerer
    Oct 30, 2003
    Goooood stuff...
  7. JonS.
    Oct 22, 2003
    Wow am I truly disappointed! What a total piece of crap.

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