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  • Summary: Prepare to serve up worldwide conquest on an epic scale once again with Empire Earth 2. Become the greatest conqueror of all time by creating, building and forging the grandest of all empires as you progress through 15 epochs that span more than 10,000 years of history. Introducing newPrepare to serve up worldwide conquest on an epic scale once again with Empire Earth 2. Become the greatest conqueror of all time by creating, building and forging the grandest of all empires as you progress through 15 epochs that span more than 10,000 years of history. Introducing new units, powers and leaders through 3 expansive campaigns, Empire Earth 2 will once again set the standard for real-time strategy games with the latest technology and features that expand both the single-player and multiplayer experience. Relive more than 10,000 years of history as you lead one of 14 different civilizations spanning 3 distinct campaigns that feature all-new units, powers and leaders under your control. Challenge an all-new reactive and dynamic artificial intelligence system that will adapt to your every move and test the limits of your strategic warfare knowledge. Adapt to ever-changing weather conditions and constantly revolving seasons that will impact your civilization's growth and necessitate new tactical initiatives. Engage your opponents over a LAN or the Internet within nine types of games featuring improved tournament support, multiplayer co-operative scenarios and all-new features including a new reward system for demonstrating superior military, economic, and empire-expanding strategies and a tactical planning map to coordinate efforts with your team. [Vivendi Universal] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 39
  2. Negative: 2 out of 39
  1. We especially liked the intense array of challenges always pressing in on our fledging world. Empire Earth II is a real-time strategy game on steroids.
  2. Put away your social calendar strategy fans - this game will eat out months out of your life.
  3. I am certain that Empire Earth II will someday make it to the RTS Hall of Fame. It has surpassed the original in almost every way possible. It has become a new force to be reckoned with in the RTS genre.
  4. AceGamez
    80
    Perhaps not varied enough from the standard Age of Empires clone, Empire Earth 2 still manages to impress in both terms of scale and the amount of challenges it offers up in its trip through the ages.
  5. 80
    But fans of the first Empire Earth are going to find a much improved game here, while veterans of the genre will be impressed by the new concepts.
  6. Empire Earth II may not be the best historical strategy game on the market, but it is bloody good all the same, and points to a bright future for the RTS. [PC Zone]
  7. Computer Games Magazine
    30
    Games like this are the reason micromanagement is a four-letter word. [July 2005, p.57]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 42
  2. Negative: 12 out of 42
  1. MatiasK.
    Jan 4, 2005
    10
    The Best Epich Strategy Game Ever!
  2. DanielM.
    May 25, 2006
    10
    I thought this was a brialliant and very stratigical game.
  3. Nov 20, 2019
    9
    Sequel to one of the best RTS in history, which improves everything comparing to the first one.
    Visuals and sound design was very good back
    Sequel to one of the best RTS in history, which improves everything comparing to the first one.
    Visuals and sound design was very good back then.
    MP fun to play as hell - especially with friends.
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  4. AlphaO.
    Apr 22, 2005
    7
    I've had the game 24 hours. So far it's a bit disappointing. The only graphical improvements I can see are minor: The water uses I've had the game 24 hours. So far it's a bit disappointing. The only graphical improvements I can see are minor: The water uses pixel shaders to gain a slight "sheen" and the people models are slightly better ... frankly it's hard to tell it isn't Empire earth 1. A lot of the "new" features (IE borders, trade caravans etc) are just the "old" features of other games (civ3, rise of nations etc.) so it just feels like a mishmash of a rehash. It's not BAD.. just not great. I've finished the four tutorials. .. and haven't yet mustered up enough interest to play the campaigns. Expand
  5. mriguy
    May 9, 2006
    7
    I loved the original EE and keep hoping that Sierra finds a better developer or Mad Dog improves. EE could be the ultimate stategy platform. I loved the original EE and keep hoping that Sierra finds a better developer or Mad Dog improves. EE could be the ultimate stategy platform. By bigest complaint is the sound. EE1's charactors evolved. It was cool to hear the cavemen grunt. Germans should speak German, Italy, Italian etc.. There are a lot of nice features but I HATE the oversized leaders. Stainless Steels EE1 was cleaner but Mad Dog could still make this the best RTS if theye just cleaned up some items and listen to all the community feedback, maybe EE3. There are a lot of good ideas in the forums. It's the commuunity that makes the RTS. If the customer's support and feedback dies so does the product. I like the addition of spies and the elimination of magical charactors. I could write a 5 page report about all the features that could be improved. I rate it an "Almost, but you need to fix this this and this.." Expand
  6. HughBetcha
    Feb 28, 2005
    4
    An ugly dull clone of Warcraft/Starcraft whose reach exceeds its grasp.
  7. GeorgeH.
    Jul 27, 2005
    1
    It is one of the worst games i have ever played, however the first game is one of hte best games ive played.

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