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Empire: Total War

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The fifth part in the Total War series, Empire is set in the 18th century. The player controls over one of the powerful empires of the era, such as Great Britain, Spain or Russia. There are more than 50 factions in the game overall, although only the major civilizations are playable, while the rest are campaign-specific minor states and colonies. The factions are not static, as colonies can claim independence, and within empires, the government can change, even in the one controlled by the player. Unlike its predecessors, Empire: Total War puts a stronger emphasis on the empire-building in the vein of Civilization series. The game combines turn-based global strategy with an RTS-style warfare. On the strategic map, you control your empire’s diplomacy, economy, religion, colonization, government, and other aspects. The battles, however, are fought as real-time wargames. The warfare is very realistic and includes a variety of units and battle movements based on military history. The units react like real people, shoot orders, and panic if they lose. Empire was also the first game in the series to introduce fully realized naval battles, which allow you to set enemy ships on fire or to board and capture them in real-time.
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Metacritic rating
90
Release date
Mar 3, 2009
Developer
Creative Assembly
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Feral Interactive
Publisher
SEGA, Feral Interactive
Age rating
Not rated
Website
http://www.totalwar.com

System requirements for PC

  • Supported OS: Windows® XP Service Pack 2 or Windows Vista™
  • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel® Pentium® or greater or AMD® Athlon® equivalent CPU
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM (XP,) 2 GB RAM (Vista™)
  • Graphics: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible hardware accelerated video card with shader version 2.0 support, 256 MB video memory
  • Display: Minimum screen resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels
  • Sound: Directx9.0c compatible sound card
  • Hard Drive: 15 GB free hard disk space formatted as NTFS
  • Peripherals: Windows compatible mouse and keyboard

System requirements for macOS

Minimum:
  • OS: 10.11.6 (as of version 1.4)
  • Processor:2.0 GHz
  • Memory:4GB Memory
  • Graphics:256MB*
  • Hard Drive:20GB HD space
  • Other Requirements: The following graphics cards are not supported: ATI X1xxx series, Intel GMA series and NVIDIA 7xxx series.
  • Pre 10.11.6 Users: Players using a version of OS X before 10.11 can access a compatible version of the game via the Beta tab in the game’s properties window. Select the ‘Mac 1.3 - Use for legacy OS X’ branch for a version that is compatible with 10.9.3 up to 10.11.2.
Recommended:
  • OS: 10.12.2 (as of version 1.4)
  • Processor:2.4 GHz
  • Memory:4GB Memory
  • Graphics:512MB*
  • Hard Drive:20GB HD space
  • Other Requirements: The following graphics cards are not supported: ATI X1xxx series, Intel GMA series and NVIDIA 7xxx series.
  • Pre 10.11.6 Users: Players using a version of OS X before 10.11 can access a compatible version of the game via the Beta tab in the game’s properties window. Select the ‘Mac 1.3 - Use for legacy OS X’ branch for a version that is compatible with 10.9.3 up to 10.11.2.

System requirements for Linux

Minimum:
  • OS: Steam OS or Ubuntu 14.04.1 (64 bit required)
  • Processor: 2GHz
  • Memory: 4GB Memory
  • Graphics: 512MB*
  • Hard Drive:18GB HD space
  • Other Requirements: Nvidia 600 series+, AMD 6000 series+, Intel Iris Pro.
  • IMPORTANT: Requires 64bit OS to play.
Recommended:
  • OS: Steam OS or Ubuntu 14.04.1 (64 bit required)
  • Processor: 3 GHz
  • Memory: 8GB Memory
  • Graphics: 1GB*
  • Hard Drive: 18GB HD space
  • Other Requirements: Nvidia 700 series+, AMD R7 series+
  • IMPORTANT: Requires 64bit OS to play.
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Empire: Total War reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Deutsch
Product received for free ETW is the best Game in the TW series! It is gigantic if the following Improvements could be incorporated: In the Standard Game game, At least Denmark, Portugal, Venice, The Mughals; eventl. Bavaria & Hanover make playable, I would like to discover Australia, Africa-da, the Kapprovinz, Madagascar, West etc East African Coast, eventl. Insert an African State, give Portugal a Piece of Brazil, give the Netherlands Dutch India, In India for England Madras, give Bombay, for France Pondichery, ensure that the Marathas do not become so easily unbeatable, then Denmark a Give Admiralty, Give Hanover a finished Port and two Farms, basically let all Nations build more Farms, Prussia and Austria should not have to Wage war from Round one, the units to collapse, create the Possibility that one Scotland can create, within its own Faction more political Actions, Intrigues, economic Decisions, the Possibility of a Dt.Reich with Württemberg, Westphalia, Hanover, from 1750 to create the Kingdom of Sicily, Balearic Islands, Sicily, Crete, Cuypern, as provinces incorporate, Caribbean Islands emerge lax and let Up another Pirate of Netser, Let Prussia's big Firewinter village emerge as a Private village, eonen state in/4 rounds So, that would be my Ideas. I would be very much looking forward to an ETW II, Stocking Stocking.
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A great Game for Strategists and literally in every Way. As is typical of the Total War Franchise, this Strategy game is a Mix of lap and Real-time Strategy. Up, I was skeptical, as the Lap Play Dynamic struck me personally as a Relic of older Games. However, after allude I was positively surprised and can no longer imagine the Game without this Element. On the Campaign Map, military, political, economic and infrastructural Decisions can be adequately reconsidered. The Scope of this Title is really huge (I got myself to have everything completely, but you have at least as much Fun without. They're just the Icing on the Cake for Fans of the Franchise.) I have already invested a good 170 Hours in this Game and have not even Played half of the playable Nations. Some are quite similar, but there are also other Cultures (E.g. Indian Peoples), which is good for the Variety. I also think very well the Playing Card, which includes Europe, North and Central America, as well as India. Because of the Scale and addictive "Another Round ..." mechanics, this colossal game is a real Time-eater. Through the different Peoples it has a high Replay Value. The Graphics are really good for a Strategy Game, even after a few Years. So many detailed Units on a Battlefield, few Games can afford that. However, it annoys me that it has Problems with Multi-core Processors. If you already have a good Computer, you should also be able to enjoy the Game in its full Glory. But you just have to look at how best to tolerate Performance and Quality. Finally, I have to say this Game is really great-in every Way. There are small Blemishes (Performance sometimes really mies if you only have one graphics setting too much, Supports Multi-core Processor only inadequately). For Strategy fans, however, this Game is a Must-have. I can recommend the Game.
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