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™ Ultimate Sith Edition, STAR WARS™ Battlefront™ II, STAR WARS™ Empire at War - Gold Pack, STAR WARS™ Jedi Knight - Jedi Academy™, STAR WARS™ Jedi Knight - Mysteries of the Sith™, STAR WARS™ Jedi Knight II - Jedi Outcast™, STAR WARS™ Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II, 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™, STAR WARS™: The Force Unleashed™ II

 

About This Game

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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jbetula
154.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Great solid game. I've put in easily 200+ hours. My only complaint is that i wish there were more flexibility in the multiplayer interface.
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nathanfg54
34.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
Completely utterly pathetic this game
you could have the 25 of the best ships
in game and soon as you auto resolve it
you find out that you lost against 5 small
ships that are only effective against fighters
and a level 3 station this game is pathetic
combat is completely unbalanced and soon
as you want to remove corruption from your
planet you just get thrown of the planet
The only good thing is modding it even there
There's still problems only with launching
the mod but also crashes for no reason
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Divide by zero
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
Product received for free
8/8 - gaye
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The Doctor
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
good
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charliescrutts
34.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
First, I'm gonna start with the pros:
- No lack of content, you could play this for hour at a time.
- Compatable with Windows 10.
- The campaigns are very entertaining and interesting to follow.
- You could always try a quick skirmish battle from the home screen if you're short on time.
- The 'Forces of Corruption' pack has a really good EU story, it's also fun to play as a team other than the empire or rebellion in a GCW Star Wars game.
- Very little lag.
- Very few glitches.
- You actually look at what your/the enemy's troops are good/weak against and use that information to win the battle instead of just aimlsessy making them all charge like hooligans.
- ADAPT, ADAPT, ADAPT!
- Snowspeeders are fun.
- AT-ATs are even more fun.

Now for the cons:
- It's not fun going against a snowspeeder or AT-AT when you don't have the opposite.
- Not the best graphics, for those who care about it.
- Units may sometimes be unresponsive, especially in space.
- Special abilities don't always work.
- It's sometimes hard to go from right click for move/attack to left click for the special ability.
- Money is very rarely a challenge.
- WHAT?! 4 SHOTS FOR A BLOOMIN' KILL FOR ONE PERSON, WHAT IS THIS?!
- Some beginners may find easy mode feeling medium or hard (EDIT: The first few missions are normally quite hard, the rest rather easy).
- Auto resolve is pretty harsh and unbalanced.
- Most of the times that I tried out the Death Star it crashed (luckily it works for the campaign).

Overall, it's a very good game with its cons being rather minor. The content has kept me up for days yet I'm still going. It is very addictive and it's hard to just leave among all your other ditched games. It also is probably one of the very few games that is actually tactical, making you adapt to certain situations. 9/10.
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dbzzc33333
31.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
Good game , lots of cool hardware to use in game.
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The Dinkster
36.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
This game is one of the best strategy games I played in a long time
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tomakerman
38.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
Im in love with this game ive always wanted a good looking space combat rebals vs empire its amazing
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★Ţŕåćęř Ĥëʼnţāį★
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
Product received for free
A good well built game.
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25 of 26 people (96%) found this review helpful
36 people found this review funny
Recommended
101.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
As soon as I started this game up, I built the death star and brought that thing straight to Naboo.

10/10 would commit mass gungan genocide again
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
42.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
Please remake this game!
Still lookes good enought to make me spend hours building empires with my overpowered fleets...
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
91.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
As a huge starwars fan, this game is great! Get the added dlc for even more fun with it adding a new campaign and another faction. Plus new units for the Rebels and the Empire. This game is truely a past time for me. I have many more hours then what steam says I have. This is the thrid time I have brought the game. As I lost my first two cds and still wanted to play it.

Game is very moddable as well. As a huge fan of the expanded universe, aka legends series now. The Imperial Civil War mod is o detailed and makes the game when you get tired of it seem like an entire new game. I would always recommend this game to every star wars fan or RTS fan. AI can be easy at time, but playing online with mods is your wits against another person. Using every skill you have to win.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
181.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
As a Star Wars game, it is absolutley stellar. Other than the Battlefront games, this is by far my favorite Star Wars game out there.

As a RTS game, it also scores high on my list. The ground based combat works quite well, but the space combat above planets is phenomenal. Very good game. I'm excited to seek out and try all the different mods!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
Nice strategy game. Each side has its own special abilities and no side is too strong. And there is a Republic at War mod.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
34.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
First, I'm gonna start with the pros:
- No lack of content, you could play this for hour at a time.
- Compatable with Windows 10.
- The campaigns are very entertaining and interesting to follow.
- You could always try a quick skirmish battle from the home screen if you're short on time.
- The 'Forces of Corruption' pack has a really good EU story, it's also fun to play as a team other than the empire or rebellion in a GCW Star Wars game.
- Very little lag.
- Very few glitches.
- You actually look at what your/the enemy's troops are good/weak against and use that information to win the battle instead of just aimlsessy making them all charge like hooligans.
- ADAPT, ADAPT, ADAPT!
- Snowspeeders are fun.
- AT-ATs are even more fun.

Now for the cons:
- It's not fun going against a snowspeeder or AT-AT when you don't have the opposite.
- Not the best graphics, for those who care about it.
- Units may sometimes be unresponsive, especially in space.
- Special abilities don't always work.
- It's sometimes hard to go from right click for move/attack to left click for the special ability.
- Money is very rarely a challenge.
- WHAT?! 4 SHOTS FOR A BLOOMIN' KILL FOR ONE PERSON, WHAT IS THIS?!
- Some beginners may find easy mode feeling medium or hard (EDIT: The first few missions are normally quite hard, the rest rather easy).
- Auto resolve is pretty harsh and unbalanced.
- Most of the times that I tried out the Death Star it crashed (luckily it works for the campaign).

Overall, it's a very good game with its cons being rather minor. The content has kept me up for days yet I'm still going. It is very addictive and it's hard to just leave among all your other ditched games. It also is probably one of the very few games that is actually tactical, making you adapt to certain situations. 9/10.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
26.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
Great game!. If you love Star Wars and love rts then this is the game for you. It's even better with mods. It also helps that this game has some of the best space battles I have ever seen. Would recommend to anyone!!!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
Product received for free
This Game Is very Good fun The Camra angle can be anoying at times and the AI aint pefect ether and sadldly it looks like there isent any maltiplayer anymore witch they should of mentiond in th games discription before you buy the game but other than that yea its a good game for the right price runs almost perfect on my computer and you get the DLC with the game shame steam dosent have republic at war though if your not a huge fan of RTS like this though I would maby recomend to wait until steam sales but again at £14.99 I think it was it's not a bad game it is however probely lower down in the list of my favorute RTS games RTS bing my favorute game type but again thats only because its beng bet by the best of the best RTS games like command and conquer (any one until 4 coz that ones is bad) age of empire 2 and 3 (because I never played the first one) RUSE a Great world war 2 RTS that has huge maps and is fun Company Of Heros another great world war 2 RTS game (in a mutch smaller skale as far as maps go) and many more but yes I recommend this game If you are a RTS fan you will love it if you are an RTS fan but more towards the Command and conquer type wait until its on sale or maby give it a miss.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
195.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
This is a great strategy game with lots of fun things to it. If you get bored, you can find tons of mods for the game that change so many things its like it makes it a whole new game. Fun game with lots of replay value.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
53.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
This game lets me play as my favourite rebel scum and the Imperial might. This game has great mods too. 10-10 Would blow the empire up again.
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