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  • Summary: From the lead designer of Age of Empires® comes Empire EarthTM a real-time strategy game that lets you control the destiny of a fledgling civilization through 500,000 years of human history. Choose any point in time and establish a civilization to transcend the ages and dominate the earth. [Sierra]
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  1. Positive: 19 out of 23
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  1. 94
    What impresses us the most is the sheer size of it -- each epoch feels fleshed out and playable, and every era has its own nuances, so it's almost like getting 14 games in one.
  2. What makes this such a compelling feature is that you actually have different sets of units, heroes and buildings for each of the epochs, translating into over 200 different combat units, structures and era-appropriate historical heroes to command your armies. To say that Empire Earth has a lot to offer is an understatement.
  3. An enjoyable RTS game in the Age of Empire mold that will last even the most experienced of gamers quite some time with the various gameplay and map-making options available within it.
  4. This is not a game for those new to strategy games - the challenge and complexity make Empire Earth too much to digest for these players and it may easily prove to be frustrating to them.
  5. Computer Gaming World
    80
    Empire Earth’s kitchen sink design is too massive (if at time unwieldy) to be darkened by the shadow cast by a dozen games. [Feb 2002, p.94]
  6. 80
    Good sandbox mode and multiplayer.
  7. 60
    Playing Empire Earth is akin to attending a banquet with courses of food... that keep coming long after you've pushed back from the table and undone your belt.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 33
  2. Negative: 1 out of 33
  1. EEhead
    Jul 31, 2004
    10
    Excellent. Best RTS Game of all time.
  2. Jun 22, 2017
    10
    I love this game not only because it's a legendary strategy game that offers amazing freedom for even the creative and exploring minds butI love this game not only because it's a legendary strategy game that offers amazing freedom for even the creative and exploring minds but it's also an amazingly progressive game. Moving on from age to age is a wonder to see happen and the constant feuds between capitals is amazing. I played it for hours without sleep or getting tired. Genius really. Expand
  3. May 19, 2011
    10
    I grew up with RTS games such as this as well as Age of Empires II. Empire Earth and Age of Empires have their similarites, but I believe theyI grew up with RTS games such as this as well as Age of Empires II. Empire Earth and Age of Empires have their similarites, but I believe they are quite different games. The campaigns of Empire Earth are historically accurate and a bunch of fun to play. Skirmish mode is great too. If you enjoy slower paced RTS games than Empire Earth is a game that is certainly worth buying, if not, then try Age of Empires. Either way this is up there on the best RTS games ever list. Expand
  4. MabaU.
    Mar 1, 2005
    9
    The best RTS game ever in spite of not being enough publicized.
  5. Sep 17, 2020
    8
    When Empire Earth was released, is was a serious competitor to the brilliant Age Of Empires series. And this game is still fun even today. AWhen Empire Earth was released, is was a serious competitor to the brilliant Age Of Empires series. And this game is still fun even today. A truckload of cool content, great ideas and enjoyable gameplay make Empire Earth shine! RTS newbies might be a little frustrated, but this game is gold! Expand
  6. Nov 20, 2019
    8
    Very good RTS game, based on AoE games, with possibility to build your empire through all ages and also future.
    Fun to play with friends or
    Very good RTS game, based on AoE games, with possibility to build your empire through all ages and also future.
    Fun to play with friends or for single-player campaign.
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  7. Sep 6, 2010
    4
    Painful and slow gameplay make it incomprehensible that this game actually came after Age of Empires I. To me it feels like a primitivePainful and slow gameplay make it incomprehensible that this game actually came after Age of Empires I. To me it feels like a primitive predecessor of that classic game in every way. Expand

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