From the lives of soldiers to the deaths of planets, you are
the supreme galactic commander. It is a time of galactic civil
war. Take up the reigns of the Rebellion or assume control
of the Empire. Whichever you choose, it will be up to you
to steer your side to ultimate victory. Command everything
from individual troops to starships and even the mighty Death
Star as you execute campaigns on the ground, in space and
across the galaxy. Forget tedious resource gathering - just
jump straight into the heart of the action. You can even change
Star Wars history. Every decision affects your next
battle and every battle helps shape the fate of the galaxy...
at War is
a real-time strategy (RTS) game that is based in the Star
Wars universe. Set a few years before the events of Episode
IV - A New Hope, this game lets players rewrite history
as well as experience the aftermath of Episode III - Revenge
of the Sith, the creation of the Rebel Alliance, and Darth
Vader's rise to power.
a new game engine created by the Las Vegas-based developer
Petroglyph, Star Wars: Empire at War features beautifully
rendered land and space battles set on familiar planets such
as Hoth, Tatooine and Dagobah as well as never-before-seen
environments taken directly from the Star Wars films
and expanded universe novels. You get the option to join either
the Rebel Alliance or the Galactic Empire, building and setting
up tactical forces that can be unleashed on the enemy in real-time
of the gameplay and action within Empire at War has
a knock on effect on how the reality in this universe unfolds.
Strategic and tactical elements from previous events will
have a permanent effect on the galaxy. As you build, manage
and progress your space and ground-based units, troops and
vehicles, memorable Star Wars hero characters begin
playing a role in key situations.
allows you to play out your own personal version of Episode
IV: A New Hope. You can either play as the Rebels as they
amass their forces and work to thwart the plans of the Empire,
or serve the Empire and crush the Rebellion at its roots.
The choice is yours whether to attempt to destroy the Death
Star or use it as the ultimate power in the universe.
addition to the single player campaign mode, the game includes
a two-player Empire vs. Rebellion mode and up to eight player
online skirmish modes. And if that wasn't enough for you,
there's even a cinematic mode. Now you can view your progress
as though seen through the eyes of a director. This
won't come as much of a surprise, but LucasArts have used
authentic sounds and graphics to create one stunning game.
you are a die-hard Star Wars fan (the type that knows
what "TK421" refers too), then you'll be in hogs
heaven with Empire at War. In fact, you can't call
yourself a real Star Wars fan until you own this.
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