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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Mostly Positive (10) - 70% of the 10 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (639) - 86% of the 639 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Jul 28, 2008
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September 9

2.14.7 Released

Bugfixes
  • Fix to address key binds not executing properly.
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September 9

2.14.6 Released

Bugfixes
  • Fixed some incorrect movement speed values as of last patch.
  • Fixed incorrect map names in the default map cycle files.
  • Fixed the ladders on the map emp_coast.
  • Changed the particle effect for Standard ML because it resembled blood splatter on lower settings.
  • Changes have been made on the map emp_crossroads to address issues with vehicles getting stuck in the ramps.
Features
  • Added team warnings when command vehicle takes environmental damage. (Drowning/flipped)
  • Changes to how stamina discharges.
    • Sprinting when ducked or prone will now drain less stamina. You're not gaining the full sprint effect that you would if you were running normally, so it now matches your the speed gain.
    • Sprinting will now only drain stamina if you're pressing a forward/backwards key, are on the ground and are moving fast enough to actually activate sprint.
Misc changes
  • Added some decals requested by mappers. (Team emblems and arrows to help better inform players)
  • Added new models that are used in emp_crossroads.
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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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