Command or corrupt an entire galaxy in the definitive Star Wars strategy collection. It is a time of galactic civil war. Will you take up the reins of the Rebellion, assume control of the Empire, or rule the Star Wars Underworld?
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Release Date: Feb 16, 2006

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Includes 14 items: STAR WARS™ - Dark Forces, STAR WARS™ - Knights of the Old Republic™, STAR WARS™ - The Force Unleashed™ II, STAR WARS™ - The Force Unleashed™ Ultimate Sith Edition, STAR WARS™ Battlefront™ II, STAR WARS™ Empire at War - Gold Pack, STAR WARS™ Jedi Knight - Dark Forces II, STAR WARS™ Jedi Knight - Jedi Academy™, STAR WARS™ Jedi Knight - Mysteries of the Sith™, STAR WARS™ Jedi Knight II - Jedi Outcast™, STAR WARS™ Knights of the Old Republic™ II - The Sith Lords™, STAR WARS™ Republic Commando™, STAR WARS™ Starfighter™, STAR WARS™ The Clone Wars™ - Republic Heroes™

 

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Command or corrupt an entire galaxy in the definitive Star Wars strategy collection. It is a time of galactic civil war. Will you take up the reins of the Rebellion, assume control of the Empire, or rule the Star Wars Underworld?
Star Wars Empire at War:
From the lives of soldiers to the deaths of planets, you are the supreme galactic commander. It is a time of galactic civil war. Take up the reins of the Rebellion or assume control for the Empire. Whichever you choose, it will be up to YOU to steer your side to ultimate victory. Command everything from individual troops to starships and even the mighty Death Star as you execute campaigns on the ground, in space and across the galaxy. Forget tedious resource gathering – just jump straight into the heart of the action. You can even change Star Wars history! Every decision affects your next battle and every battle helps shape the fate of the galaxy.

  • Conquer or liberate over 80 ground and space locations including Kashyyyk, Tatooine and Dagobah – each with its own strategic advantage.
  • Command iconic Star Wars characters such as Obi-Wan Kenobi, Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader and Boba Fett.
  • Pit X-wings against TIE fighters or command an entire fleet of Star Destroyers in space. Then send down land forces to secure the planet below.
Star Wars® Empire at War™: Forces of Corruption™:
You’ve played the light side. You’ve played the dark side. Now play the corrupt side! As Tyber Zann you’ll stop at nothing to become the most notorious criminal leader since Jabba the Hutt. With all new tactics like piracy, kidnapping, racketeering and bribery, you can control the shadowy forces of corruption in your attempt to rule the Star Wars underworld. Don’t just control the galaxy…corrupt it!

  • All new units and planets: Command over 28 new underworld units as well as new Rebel and Imperial forces and heroes on 13 new planets.
  • Expanded Multiplayer: Experience all out, three-faction battles and now play the same side against itself with mirror play.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Computer: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible computer
    • Processor: Intel Pentium III 1.0GHz or AMD Athlon 1.0 GHz
    • OS: Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7
    • RAM: 512 MB
    • Graphics Card: 64 MB graphics card with Shader Model 2.0 support / ATI Radeon 9600 / NVIDIA 7200 / Intel 965
    • Sound Card: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible PCI, USB, or Onboard Audio Device
    • Internet: 56kbps or faster connection (required for multiplayer only)
    Recommended:
    • Computer: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible computer
    • Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core CPU
    • OS: Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7
    • RAM: 1 GB
    • Graphics Card: 256 MB graphics card with Shader Model 3.0 support / ATI Radeon X1900 / NVIDIA 8600
    • Sound Card: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible PCI, USB, or Onboard Audio Device
    • Internet: 1.5Mb DSL/Cable connection (required for multiplayer only)
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silvermont
( 54.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
This game is grewat and was really fun and imersave for someone who really likes the star wars univers this game is great.
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[DSG] Blackoutace
( 43.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Love the base game. It shows it age a litte bit at this point, but still plays well and is a great game for any Star Wars fan. It has some slight balancing issues, but is still a good strategy game, and there are several great mods for the game as well, which take it to the next level.
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Umbrella
( 137.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Really nice game with posibility to add republic/CIS modd. 9/10
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stormpilot
( 45.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Probably the best, if not one of the best games I have ever played. It's kind of like a Star Wars version of a simplified CIV V. The Forces of Corruption "Expansion Pack" (More of a sequel than an expansion pack) is also loads of fun. I'd recommend also installing the Republic at War mod, which is like the prequel/sequel of the original EaW that never was. Honestly, if EA updated the graphics and some of the mechanics/units, they could probably get away with reselling the game. If you have any interest in Star Wars, GET THIS GAME. EaW is also an amazing introductory game to the vast world of strategy games (Such as EU4, CIV V, etc.)
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Airfall
( 107.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
An absoute masterpiece, not only a good Star Wars game but a fantastic RTS game in general.

Unique and creative ideas are present and integrated well.

If you hate the base game there is no shortage of mods to supply a wonderful time.

At regular price it's a steal, on sale it's a grand heist.
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ptauke54
( 45.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
WARNING if you intend to play the forces of corruption it is extremely buggy and I could not finish the campaign without restarting it so be careful when you corrupt systems
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Abroham Lincoln™
( 7.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Great game. Absolutely love it.
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frizzeldian12
( 33.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Great game. Ground combat is a little slow BUT the space battles are EPIC. Great price for what you get and a great start for new players of RTS genre.
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dcsaunders
( 71.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
This will be what could be described as...a "mixed" review. I recommend this game for any star wars fan out there that wants an RTS fix. I can't recommend this game to rts fans. It is a very straight forward and shallow game that basically amounts to having more units than the other side. There are actual strategic elements that are brought in through community mods and add-ons, but the vanilla game is sorely lacking in this area. There is also a steep difficulty curve between the easy and medium modes. Note, I never gave the multiplayer a shot.

+community support for mods and add ons.
+Star Wars name
+mixed space and ground combat keeps things interesting
+fun to live the role of stratego for epic space battles

-lack of depth to rts elements
-once all units unlock, the end result becomes foregone
-steep difficulty curve between easy and medium. Easy mode the computer is ridiculously easy. In medium mode, the computer's aggression is turned to 10 and development of a military force is much more time consuming. It becomes a matter of consolidation of resources and base defense.
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55 of 55 people (100%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
22.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
# give this game a steam workshop
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15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
54.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
Very fun, lots of mods, and so easy to mod even a monkey could do it.
Think B-Wings are OP? Just change a few numbers and all of a sudden they die in 1 shot. Think TIE Fighters are underpowered? Change a few lines and you can have them all shooting Death Star Superlasers. Probably my favorite RTS.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
163.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
One of my childhood favorites....In my opinion it is worth every penny.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
I really want to get the Death Star in skirmish mode. Too bad it's only in the campaign and such. Great graphics and gameplay. Totally recommend to the strategically-oriented Star Wars fans out there.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
89.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
Star wars™ Empire at war.... Got to love it. This game has to be or was one of the most popular rts games. The graphics havent aged the best but the graphics are fine. The game nolonger supports online multiplayer as the servers are down... Gameplay is just another awesome thing. There are 3 gamemodes, landcapture, space battle, and last but not least: Landbattles. The gameplay is really well done as there are so many details. either you have, plants that spit poision, nebulas,threatful blizzards, erupting lava pits, and astriod fields... You can also play on plane no threat levels if you feel like it. sadly mods arnt really a thing on steam no workshop... I recommend this game is in every rts fan's library.

9/10 Would get infantry army squished by one rebel tank...
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
46.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
Wow, for a game created so long ago, this Star Wars RTS really holds up well. As a fan of both Star Wars and RTS, it is nice to see these two combine into a fun and interesting combination. I love to use all of the legends tie fighter variants and kill rebel scum.
10/10 given its age and modding community, will continue to use the Death Star to wipe rebel scum off the face of the galaxy.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
The best star wars rts game ive ever played its got everything except graphics and physics which are out of date of course as this is an old game but still fun to play with a m8 once in while
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1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
I was skeptical about this game at first because of how old it is. But I finally went ahead and bought it. Its amazing! As a star wars fan this game was so immersive dispite the graphics which are ok. But the sound effects, muisic and voices actually sound like they are right from the movies! For example, in other games Darth Vader doesnt really sound like vader but in this game it acctually sounds like him! The mix of space and ground battles are great! I would recommend this game to RTS fans but for star wars fans this is a MUST HAVE!!!! Only con I can think of is kinda my own pickyness... I wish they would add steam achivements since Im an achievment hunter!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
Must have RTS for any Star Wars fan, the game is well done and graphics are good even for bring 10 years old. Gives a real indepth look at some of the planets from the Star Wars universe.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
10/10 would destroy galaxy again.
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