As of May 31, 2014, online functionality, including network multiplayer and wireless chat, will no longer be available for this title. We regret any disappointment as a result of the shutdown of the services supporting these online features.
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Very Positive (134 reviews) - 89% of the 134 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (2,729 reviews) - 93% of the 2,729 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 25, 2010

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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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Very Positive (134 reviews)
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TheRageFeline
( 853.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
♥♥♥♥♥ play dis gangsa hommies
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Sky
( 14.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
69/24 randal aproves ♥♥♥♥♥
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Darth Caedus
( 528.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
This is by far my favorite Star Wars game. The amount of play time yoy can get out of this game is well worth the purchase price, plus the added fact that it is fun! The Forces of Corruption expansion is a little unballanced but still makes for good gameplay.
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drunk meme
( 122.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
one of the best games ever!!!!!!! i have a really bad computer but it plays beautifully. even if you dont like star wars it's still worth checking out. :)
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Jcan
( 17.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
Played this game to death as a kid. So happy this is on steam so I relive my childhood. Nostalgia is great.
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eastonbolinger74
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
I played this game a ton on disc when I was a kid. Great starter RTS and has pretty simple leveling up system by modern day standards. Still, this game is an all time classic that I will be playing a lot more of.
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K4lvin
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
Crazy fun game.... if it worked :'(
Spent hours using google, youtube and forums, moving files, editing the xml file and reinstalling four or five times. After all this it still refuses to launch with the FoC expansion, instead only launching the vanilla game.
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Jurassicplayer 1
( 9.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
I hope thet the make a game like this called frist order galactic defense
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lighthunterrr
( 20.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
best game ever
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Space Guy
( 119.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
Childhood... :]
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DERP halo
( 23.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
its lots of fun
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Super_Monty
( 120.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
Solid 8/10. When you add Mods it makes this game a classic
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gui1e46
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
Played this for 100's of hours when I had the disk version.

Very enjoyable star wars themed strategy game that works well on windows 10. Really needs a HD update and overhaul.

Very recommended to while away a few spare hours.
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ExpertGaming03
( 57.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
This game is amazing especially for people who like or love star wars and great for people with crappy laptops or desktops very little requirements and for what you're. Paying it is worth it I love all the heroes and villains and the audio is great best star wars game ever
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jr.mangen
( 166.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
grate game had fun with VADER IN THE EXICUTER WITH THE DETH STAR II AND 5 IMPEREAL STAR DESTROIRS GRAND MAUF TARCON AND A FLEET COMANDER ALMOST FULL MAP COVRIG!!!!!!!1
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IMPERIAL LEADER AARONKILLER
( 74.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
really fun and cool i really like this game also i love star wars
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Bigbadpoppajohn
( 33.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
Amazing Classic, 10/10. Take Control of either the Empire or Rebellion in an epic RTS.
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What?
( 12.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
its great, played it when i was a wee lad in my 13s
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eater of worlds
( 46.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
awsome well worth it
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[7thNYSM]Dub
( 59.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
Sluggish controls, tactical map unit caps, and a real time macrostrategic map of the galaxy make this a pain. Yes, there's a pause button on the galactic map, but you can't do anything while paused like move fleets or build units. It only works on the tactical map. Also, some of the scenario maps seem glitched on tech levels. If you go to advanced settings and reduce the starting tech level while playing on hard, then you start with reduced technology but the computer starts with regular technology. Having X Wings, Y Wings, and basic frigates doesn't really match top of the line Imperial Star Destroyers.

There's also no hold position command. You can tell units to stop, but it's very easy to lure or get lured, especially when units won't respond instantly after being lured. This creates a very annoying situation where rocket infantry wreck light tanks, anti-infantry vehicles wreck light infantry, and aircraft become pointless (although aircraft dominate easily until AA weapons are around). In space, it means fighters and bombers won't withdraw from cruisers, and larger ships that are slightly misoriented beacuse they advanced two inches too far take forever to turn around.

The game really isn't that bad, but it's like they choked it for no good reason and ruined the experience. If the units were responsive, tactical map unit caps didn't exist, the galactic map was turn based instead of real time, and the pause button let you issue orders while paused, then this would be an easy thumbs up. I have no idea why they ruined their own game with arbitrary restrictions.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
Star Wars: Empire at War puts you straight into the centre of galactic war in real time strategy fashion. Depicting the struggle of the Rebels, the Empire, and the Zann Consortium. The game is loosely set between the events of Episode III and Episode IV in Star Wars.

Players have three campaigns to choose from. The Rebels campaign that takes them across the galaxy to stop the Empire’s advance and stop their new super weapon. The Empires campaign works closely with Darth Vader himself as he tries to crush the remaining Rebel forces, complete the Death Star construction and prevent the leaked plans getting in front of the Rebel leaders. lastly the Zann Consortium campaign where you seek to spread your corruption across the galaxy and earn vast riches along the way. All campaigns are very well written and while linear, they offer a few side missions to add some extra life to the campaign experience.

In addition to those story driven campaigns, players can also take on the entire galaxy in the galactic conquest mode where players can play as the Rebels, the Empire or the Zann Consortium as they try to achieve particular objectives. There are a number of grand strategy elements present in these modes as you manage funds from the planets under your control and use those funds to improve your troops, research technology and more to get a leg up on the opposing forces. Also you can battle it out in shorter battles in the skirmish mode. Regardless of which you choose to get the Star Wars strategy experience from you’ll find a good mixture of vehicle, infantry and even spacecraft battles to enjoy.

With plenty of Star Wars references and characters littered throughout the game, it’s a strategy experience that will definitely resonate with Star Wars fans more than anyone else. Star Wars fan or not though the strategy experience is worth playing with real time and grand strategy fans both catered for.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
29.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
Great Graphics! Although it would be my favorite game if it still had mulitplayer. Other than that the game has great potentiol
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
88.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
I like this game alot. Although the graphics arn't the best in the world i always find myself wanting to play more. I especially like this game paired up with the clone wars mod but there are others out there which could enhance the game toa whole new level.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
One of the best RTS I've played.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
122.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
one of the best games ever!!!!!!! i have a really bad computer but it plays beautifully. even if you dont like star wars it's still worth checking out. :)
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
10/10 would destroy star wars galaxy again


but seriously great game even though when i tried to destroy some planets the game would crash my computer but anything must be done for my sempai empire
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
Rebel scum. Not that the Empire was any better.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
17.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
Gungan Genocide Simulator 2016. This has made my childhood dreams come true.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
I hope thet the make a game like this called frist order galactic defense
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19 of 22 people (86%) found this review helpful
22 people found this review funny
Recommended
34.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
11/10 Would play over ea battlefront 2015
Pros
Mass Gungan genocide
Build an army with 500000 ships to destroy 1 transport ship
Mass Gungan genocide

Cons
Mass Gungan genocide is not in 4k.......
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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Recommended
411.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 29
-Tech Level 5
-letsdothisshit.jpeg
-rebel ♥♥♥ comes near my space station
-luke shoots my shield generator
-fish man comes in and rekts base
-looses coruscant
-ohshit.jpg
-moves all ships to coruscant
-wtfnobodysthere
-lands on planet
-entire rebellion army is present
-ohshit
-sends citizens in to take out their generator for their turrets
-destroys generator and I take coruscant
-11/10 would genocide loyal empire citizens again
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
63.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
Such an amazing entry for the Star Wars series. In my opinion one of the best star wars games ever made, there's so many good aspects of this game, such as land and space battles, not either or. You get to control armies (and fleets) of the Star Wars universe, do I even need to continue?
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
153.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 1
how to be a ruler
1. edit the xml files
2. ???
3. profit
I love it so much you should try it out!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
50.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 5
Great game, really fun, especially if you use strategy.

9/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
115.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
This is a good game...From a certain point of view
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
161.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 11
FLY AROUND THE GALAXY AND BLOW STUFF UP!!!! YEAH!!!! EXPLOSIONS!!!!!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
44.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
Excellent game. It has a little age to it, but its still very good for how old it is. Its the best star wars strategy game money can buy. The mods for this game also make it worth buying. If your having doubts about getting it, trust your gut and get it!
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