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 (214 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 28, 2008
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Community-Made Mod

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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Half-Life 2 Mod

 

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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
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2,561.0 hrs on record
Amazing game with amazing developers. This is the best game on steam.
Posted: October 10
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Nobody else is playing this game, so I can't really review it, But it looks fun! (My no recommendation jsut means play this game a lot.)
Posted: October 17
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2.0 hrs on record
Very Fun and Complex game. may be hard to understand at first (and to find a server with actual people on.) but it is a well designed mod.
Posted: October 1
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
9.5 hrs on record
Amazing game had alot of fun with friend(s) and love the tank customization! :D
Posted: June 28
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
185.8 hrs on record
You might at first not understand what you're doing or why you're doing it, but you'll have a damn fun time doing it.
Posted: April 27
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
949.0 hrs on record
Welcome to Empires, I am complete_lamer, you will meet me in-game. Empires is a friendly gaming community in which you must either command or fight. Fighting is the fun part if you ask me. I hope you enjoy your stay here, at Empires mod.
Posted: July 20
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.2 hrs on record
This standalone full-conversion mod is a Real-time Strategy (RTS) which utilizes the commander feature much like in the Battlefield™ series. The commander sits at the helm constructing buildings as with any RTS while his faction-members carry out squad-based tasks, and perform duties required of their class. Play as one of two factions with slightly differing attributes, but with a wide array of tactical vehicles, defenses, customizeable loadouts for your soldier and your soldiers vehicles. While bracing the harshness of few players as with any Source™ mod, this is a gem of it's genre that is really one of a kind. AND FREE!

I totally recommend!!!
Posted: September 22
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
VERY fun mod! Try iy out! It's free!
Posted: August 14
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
141.9 hrs on record
Thank god this game is still up.God,I miss the jeep rushes...
Posted: September 3
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
OMG This Is The Best Game Ever 9.5/10 Really Good
Posted: May 4
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
11.9 hrs on record
AWESOME GAME
Posted: May 3
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
311.4 hrs on record
I love this game.
Posted: May 9
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
123.0 hrs on record
This game is awesome. You can play with your friends and work towards a common goal. Say you like to build, your friend likes to be the boss, your other friend likes to just shoot at stuff, and your other friend like to sneak around, you all can come together and play to win. There is something for everyone to enjoy doing. Try it, it is free to play if you have Half Life 2.
Join me and let's have some fun.

Daiz
Posted: June 20
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
100.7 hrs on record
101 hours and will never play again

10/10
Posted: May 27
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2 of 8 people (25%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
It's Dead,No-One Is Playing This.I Would Actually Play This If People Were Playing It.
There Are Still Servers Up,But Nobody Playing.
Posted: July 28
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1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
It's a good game but there seems to be no one playing it which makes me give a 'Thumbs Down'
Posted: June 12
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1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
im gonna have to give it a thumbs down because well, theres no one playing it and if theres no one playing a multiplayer game whats the point in playing it by your self? And that sucks because i havnt reall got a chance to pllay it properly yet too...
Posted: August 13
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1 of 7 people (14%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
there's no point to make an rts where the commander comands players. It's just dumb. They need to make a game like this where you control bots and other players control humans. that would be an action-RTS Hybrid, not this garbage!
Posted: July 11
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0.4 hrs on record
all i found where a bunhch of empty servers no players at all and i took me about an hour to load
Posted: July 7
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