Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
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  1. 85
    Those who disliked the repetitiveness of the original game will definitely appreciate the new faction, the new campaign and the units and abilities.
  2. Forces of Corruption is a great addition to the Empire at War saga thanks to an interesting new faction that offers up a different way to conquer the galaxy.
  3. A great expansion pack to a great real-time strategy game. Having a third faction that can stand up to the other two factions really helps give this game new life in the single player, and let’s not forget the multiplayer.
  4. While it certainly doesn’t feel like we need a third faction in the Galactic Civil War, the balancing has been well conceived. The Zann Consortium manages to be a worthwhile addition, even if their campaign is a tad bland.
  5. 70
    It doesn't fix the fundamental design issues that marred Empire at War, but all the fun new stuff it adds and the strategic wrinkles it introduces might make it worth the effort to get past them.
  6. A bit of a boost for exhausted gameplay, and a stack of new content for those people wanted to send more crawling, floating, bleeping Star Wars things to their death. That's going to be more than enough for the thousands who were thrilled by the original, but for the rest of the world this is simply another commercial footnote.
  7. The Consortium changes the way the game is played and adds a bunch of replay value.
  8. 80
    In all, Petroglyph did a commendable job bringing in a new faction and fresh features and units to an already enjoyable game.
  9. The biggest issue with the single player campaign was that half way through, we started earning money faster than we could spend it and had massive space stations, capable of repelling nearly any attack, at every world. That said, if there's a Star Wars fan out there who doesn't want more ships, vehicles, and heroes to play with, we haven't met him yet.
  10. 60
    Simply put, if you disliked Empire at War, Forces of Corruption isn’t going to change your mind. However, if you want to get a little more life out of this quirky little strategy game set in the Star Wars universe, Forces of Corruption is a perfectly adequate expansion pack.
  11. AceGamez
    Much better than the original game. There have been a few minor tweaks here and there, although the same problems exist such as the lame ground battles and useless galactic map. However the addition of the Zann Consortium is a masterstroke indeed.
  12. PC Gamer
    EoW fans should pick up this expansion for its space battles and new multiplayer units, but the campaign is forgettable. [Jan. 2007, p.83]
  13. Pelit (Finland)
    Star Wars – Empires at War: Forces of Corruption does a pretty good job of adding a third party to a two-party conflict. Planetary battles are still neither good nor exciting. [Dec 2006]
  14. 90
    What it does best isn't the way it adds a creative, original third side to the classic two, nor the decent added campaign or the extra units all round. No, Forces of Corruption's best feature is exploding Ewoks.
  15. 80
    Empire at War did a great job of bringing the Star Wars universe to the RTS genre. Corruption continues its legacy offering a brand new, oft ignored, faction into play whilst also adding some extremely new and engadging gamplay to the series.
  16. Forces of Corruption is an absolute must-have for fans of Empire At War, it adds great new features and fantastic new units.
  17. Computer Games Magazine
    But Forces of Corruption is a great expansion. And once you've splattered a few Ewoks into hellish party streamers and done a few doughnuts in the Executer, you'll admit it could be much, much worse. [Feb. 2007, p.66]
  18. The new faction adds a great new way to play, and every mode of gameplay, including multiplayer, has been reborn with nearly everything a gamer could ask for.
  19. Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption brings a new dimension to the EaW series, and provides a novel perspective of playing as the underground criminal element in the game.
  20. PC Gamer UK
    A lazy, uninspired update. [Christmas 2006, p.84]
  21. PC Format
    A less than appealing rehash of an uninspiring game. [Christmas 2006, p.104]
  22. Unless you can't get enough of the original game or you're a Star Wars fanatic who's been hankering for some new plot developments, then it simply isn't worth corrupting your hard disk with what has sadly turned out to be another promising but ultimately inadequate add-on.
  23. A great new dimension is brought to the already stimulating Empire at War game. With more units more missions and a whole new faction to play with this game is great. Now go corrupt the galaxy.
  24. Forces of Corruption, like most expansion packs, is not going to redefine what was already there, but it does put a reasonably interesting twist on what was an already interesting RTS.
  25. Petroglyph have done a nice little job on expanding what was already a good game. Granted it isn’t the same as all the other RTS games out there, but isn’t that what you want – a little diversity? If the first game left you wanting more, which it certainly did for me, Forces of Corruption will most certainly fill a void in your Star Wars craving.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 79 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. Novi4ekNone
    Jan 3, 2007
    good game
  2. RayM.
    Dec 2, 2006
    Forces of Corruption is an absolutely brilliant addition to Empire at War. I would say corrupting planets has to be one of the coolest Forces of Corruption is an absolutely brilliant addition to Empire at War. I would say corrupting planets has to be one of the coolest aspects of the game. Instead of conquering a world players can now setup a criminal organization and chew the planet up from the inside out. It Full Review »
  3. MichaelL.
    Nov 30, 2006
    FoC is an excellent addition to the Empire at War series. The addition of the Zann Consortium adds a more fun and diverse twist to the FoC is an excellent addition to the Empire at War series. The addition of the Zann Consortium adds a more fun and diverse twist to the gameplay. The ZC campaign is for one very very enjoyable experience. I still have yet to try out all the units in multiplayer for both the Rebel and Empire sides. Oh, and multiplayer rocks, three factions, larger maps, new maps, it Full Review »