Empires, the award winning Half-Life 2 mod, 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.
User reviews: Very Positive (293 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 28, 2008
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This game requires that you own a Source engine game such as Counter-Strike: Source, Half-Life 2, or Day of Defeat: Source. Click here for a full list of games that meet this requirement. Please note that Portal: First Slice and the bundled Half-Life 2: Deathmatch do not fulfill this requirement.

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Empires, the award winning Half-Life 2 mod, 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.
Helpful customer reviews
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
51.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
Really great mod, used to play it a lot. Feels like a cross between Planetside and C&C. Too bad the community is dying.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
150.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
It's sad that no one plays this good game, But every Saturday some players (ca.30) play this game in the evening.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
One of my only favorite source mods.

PROS:
-A cooperative community, but also an ignorent one.
-Variety of maps.
-Variety of ammo to use for vehicles.

Cons:
-Only one populated server, this server also happens to have some terrible admins.
-Game becomes vehicle based near the finish.
-This game is nearly like ♥♥♥♥♥ for chirst sake.

It's your choice for this mod.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
443.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
This game is exceptionally good, especially in the complex and rewarding tactics possible. It's not some shoot-em-up where everyone only works for kills, early in the game most of the team is doing support roles.
An engineer can bring a skill to bring allies back from the dead, but still has his submachine gun, seismic grenades to destroy buildings, can construct buildings placed by the commander, placing his own turret, and a radar or camera, and dropping an ammo box. All of these can be done by a single player.
Meanwhile, a grenadier carries a mortar against buildings, a rocket launcher against vehicles, landmines, a handgun, the ability to detect mines, and can choose skills such as detecting the armor of enemy tanks, defusing mines, extra armor while driving, and many more.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
Great game when there is a nice number of players, seem to be mid day for me, but its got great potential for even further improvements, i dont know if there is going to be any further updates or not but it is a great game as is, now all it needs is for more people to play it!
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