Team based strategy / shooter mix, with customizable tanks, researchable upgrades and dynamically placed buildings. No two matches are the same.
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Mixed (22 reviews) - 59% of the 22 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Very Positive (476 reviews) - 85% of the 476 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 28, 2008

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September 25

Empires 2.10.0 released!

  • A fix to hopefully address the "Enemy Too Near" bug that occurs.
Non-code changes
  • Darker UI in general
  • New squad power icons
  • New nuke particle effect
  • Removed emp_noreturn
  • Removed duplicate sourcetest folder
  • New prop models
Script changes
  • 3-slot Plasma CN cost 80->130 Damage 80->82 Speed 3000->3100 Gravity 0.4125->0.4 Exp Radius 325->300
  • Cost of most vehicle weapons redone. (mostly increased)
  • Adding 2-slot plasma CN, creating separate research for 2-slot and 3-slot plasma CN.
  • HE CN explosion radius 450->425
  • Vehicle speed drop. (very slightly)
  • Capacitive Damage to heat absorbed 0.045->0.04
  • DUMG Projectile Spread 0.02->0.018
  • 180mm&203mm arty buff.
  • Max ammo of NFHR and HMG will actually be multiples of clipsize.
  • SMG3 rework part 2 (buff)
  • NF med cost 150->170
  • NF med max weight 1092->1077
  • Guided ML speed 1200->1400
  • Overall slight nerf for BEAR.
  • SMG2 headshot modifier 1.2->1.4 (same as SMG1)
  • Adding Bio Cannon.
  • HEMG damage 10.5->10
  • Bio ML tweaks.

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August 17

Empires 2.9.3 Released - Hotfix

Empires 2.9.3 "Battery"
August 16, 2016

* Bugfixes:
Fixed a bug caused by the previous patch. - Turrets were not colliding with vehicles.

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About This Game

Empires, the award winning Source SDK game, combines the best of the first person shooter and real-time strategy genres. Fight as either the Northern Faction, remnants of the fallen nation of Jekotia, or as the imperial Brenodi Empire.

Empires features:

  • Four infantry classes - Prepare a surprise attack as the scout or take the enemy head-on as the rifleman. Drive back enemy tanks as the grenadier or support your team as the engineer. With four different infantry classes, each with customizable skills, you can create the perfect class to fit your playing style.
  • Squad-Based Teamwork - Players can organize themselves into highly-effective squads, overwhelming their opponents with superior tactics. Squad leaders can not only direct their respective members, but also use special squad powers such as reviving dead squad members or calling down an artillery strike on the enemy.
  • Vehicle Combat - Whether you're ferrying troops around the battlefield with the Armored Personnel Carrier or reigning fire upon your foes with the Artillery tank, Empires features a variety of vehicular combat. Choose from six different vehicle types, including three levels of tanks, and customize your weapons, armor, and engines.
  • Real-Time Strategy Commander - For those more inclined to RTS gameplay, you can play as the commander. Place buildings, build defensive turrets, construct vehicles, and conduct research on your way to leading your team to victory.
With 15 official maps and dozens more community-created ones, no two matches are ever the same. Empires brings FPS/RTS gameplay to a whole new level. Join up today and see what you've been missing.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
you yaeta.. niuyad ok :D
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
Great game and a great concept however the community is very disrespectful to new players.

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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
54.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
Been playing afew days now, And ive come to one concolusion. this game is good when its stacked, but its okay again but i would not recromend playing if you are not a fan of constant failure, and very little reward, Either factions has their benefits.
But The Beni Empire Is way to OP in my opinion The failure rate compared to the NF = North faction is laughable, 8/10 games you will loose or looose all 10 as the North faction, alot of the problems i have come across are mostly team stacking problems and pros against Rookies, if you aren't one for stressful situations and really angry players i wouldn'r recormend it

But if you feel like trying at least bring 2-3 freinds with you , or expect alot of failures, also Beni empire Weapons can kill you so damn easily but yet using the North Faction weapons are like pea shooters compared to their weapons and ive seen 1 Beni Empire gunner, Mow down at least 6-8 people if there lucky with one mag, not to mention the normal riflemen who can gunn down at least 3-2 people at once, while our pea shooters barely hurt him.

Well the finaly choice is yours of what you think of the game good luck Have fun
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
Over all a great game highly recomend it to friends
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6 of 13 people (46%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
would have been a good game, in 1995.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
Empires is a First-person shooter with vehicular combat and real-time strategy elements. the first-person component of the game is played out by the soldiers on the battlefield. This game is very fun so far
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2 of 7 people (29%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
Very very fun game, decent graphics, the option to command or be commanded (Infantry).
Vehicles handle awesome!
Never encountered bugs yet, but I'll let minor ones slide since this is based off Source.

Please, PLEASE, in the name of all things good, revive this game's playerbase!!!!!!
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
54 of 58 people (93%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
This game would be the best game of all time if people actually played it.
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43 of 49 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
184.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2013
Most fantastic HL2 Mod. Undoubatbly.
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51 of 62 people (82%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2013
it's fun for a game that's a mod of "Half-Life 2" but besides it being a mod it's quite fun and i enjoy it and you can custumize your vehicles so enjoy!
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3.8 hrs
Posted: October 25
Very good free game
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0.5 hrs
Posted: October 23
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1.7 hrs
Posted: October 22
i can never find anyone on the servers
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113.5 hrs
Posted: October 22
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23.2 hrs
Posted: October 21
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29.0 hrs
Posted: October 17
I remember playing this alot when I was younger. IT was fun, especially back then. I still want to play it, but it appears to me that people are leaving this game for "dead." Yeah, alot of the servers are virtually no-existant, and it's difficult, but that's only because people let it die! Honestly the creators might be busy with something else. This is a Source mod after all. Hell, I'm suprised this mod's still standing after all these years.

I suggest it because it blends RTS with FPS, which makes it way more interesting, mainly because the players are humans and not some drone who will blindly follow orders at the click of a mouse. Yeah, it's frustrating when you have difficulty in ordering people around, but there's always room for improvement. Even IF this game dies, I just hope some coder figures out how to add bots into the game.
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1.2 hrs
Posted: October 16
Great mod, however I can't recommend trying it unless you're already familiar with it just because of how hostile many players are to new people.
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1.7 hrs
Posted: October 16
Looks good. I played it for a few hours.
I was able to build a few APC's. Them spent an entire 2 games unsucsessfully trying to build APC's. bug or something I did? I have no idea. The manual mearly states the obvious.
Tutorial is either bugged, or not really a tutotial. The spawn screen shows Yellow dots, not Blue/Red.
Oh well. COH.
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