Unique strategy/first person shooter mix: One commander on each team plays from above, choosing research, placing buildings and giving orders. The rest fill the role of soldiers on the ground, with four distinct classes to choose from and customizable vehicles to drive.
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Very Positive (552 reviews) - 86% of the 552 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 28, 2008

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March 26

2.12.2 Released

Features
  • Class selection now remembers your previous equipment choices for that class.
  • Class defaults to Engineer now instead of Scout.
Bugfixes
  • Fix for infinite pumping on shotguns when at 0 ammo.
  • Fixed SDK bot spawning
  • Fixed shotgun using wrong sounds when firing
  • Reverted problematic sounds
  • Fixed more blurry textures on low settings
Non-code changes
  • Some sounds reverted to old ones. Along with some fixes to the newer sounds.
  • emp_money:
    Refinery resource income increased from 3 -> 5 each
    Vehicle clips added above platforms
  • emp_coast:
    Fixed hole in the ground.
    Fixed texture behind ladder near BE spawn
    Set all level 4 displacements to level 2
    BE and NF main bases now start with a pre-built refinery to prevent Commanders building anything BUT a refinery first
    Viscluster brush added to ceiling to improve performance. Visible clusters reduced from ~8 million to ~4 million. More optimization can be done, but this is a huge increase for now.
Script changes
  • Shorten Heavy-duty ML's GUI name to fit.
  • Fixed ordering of tanks to prevent new players from accidentally building artillery.
  • Plasma Cannon Prototype
    Heat to Target 5 -> 7
  • Plasma Cannon
    Heat to Target 7 -> 8
    Explosion Radius 300 -> 270
  • Plasma Machine Gun
    Projectile Spread 0.03 -> 0.02
    Heat to Target 1.8 -> 2
  • High Energy Plasma Machine Gun
    Heat 1.1 -> 1.4
  • Projectile Spread 0.02 -> 0.015
  • Heat to Target 1.9 -> 2.3
  • BE Medium Tank
    Axleratio 0.7 -> 0.85

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January 7

Empires 2.11.3 Released

A highlight of the changes in this version:

  • Voice pop-ups now display avatar and map coordinates.
  • New mass unit selection feature for commanders.
  • De-selection improvement to compensate for increased selection efficiency.
  • The squad menu now has a compass-like feature, the arrow directs you to your squad leader.
  • Added translation support to empires.
  • Added and updated a lot of sounds.
  • Achievements!
  • HUD updates
  • 3-slot vehicle weapons + research

    And a lot more: https://wiki.empiresmod.com/Version/2.11.x

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Reviews

“bringing Battlefield-style warfare onto the Source engine”
PCgamer

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.

System Requirements

Windows
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: 3.0 GHz P4, Dual Core 2.0 (or higher) or AMD64X2 (or higher)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB or more with support for Pixel Shader 2.0b
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card
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