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User reviews: Very Positive (1,537 reviews)
Release Date: May 25, 2010

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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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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)
Helpful customer reviews
234 of 263 people (89%) found this review helpful
19 people found this review funny
52.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
(Force Persuade) You will find this helpful
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136 of 161 people (84%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2014
I destroyed every planet of the galaxy with my Death Star

10/10
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60 of 61 people (98%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
19.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2014
Star Wars: Empire at War is definately a piece of gold for the star wars fan.

You can be 3 Factions, The Empire, The Rebels and a third non-canon one called the Zarn Consortium

You have the chance to build any kind of thing that has existed in the Main Trilogy, from the Humble TIE Fighter to the Mighty Death Star, you even get to blow up planets!

The only downside is the age of the game, some people will be turned off by the outdated graphics, specially in the land battles, the space ones look gorgeous tho, and are always enjoyable.

Must buy for the Star Wars/Strategy fans out there!
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126 of 168 people (75%) found this review helpful
233 people found this review funny
69.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 4
My lightsaber extends when I play this game.
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28 of 29 people (97%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
169.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2014
Ah empire at war, this game is a good one. One of the few space RTS games I have played, possibly the only one I have played that lets you tear ships apart peice by peice. It has a whole mess of awesome starwars stuff, heros, and a pretty fun single player conquest system that supprots mods and can be done in head to head mode.

Some of the awesome things in this:
-heros from all the sagas
-one of em rides a rancour!
-3 major factions with a good sized tech tree
-mods to include up to 6+ factions(thrawns revenge)
-ewok suicide bombers
-admiral ackbar, ITS A TRAP!
-SUPER STAR DESTOYERS WITH PLANET KILLER WEAPONS!!!!
-the motherfukin deathstar(yes it blows up worlds)
- land battles and infastructure(cant take a planet if it has troops on the ground)
-much more as well.

I bought this years ago on disk for 30 bucks, and again on steam for 10, as I type this I see it goes on sale often for less then 10. If you love starwars and want a great rts go buy this.
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37 of 47 people (79%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 16
Witness the firepower of this FULLY OPERATIONAL battle station!
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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
277.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2014
I would buy it again if i could
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23 of 29 people (79%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
34.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
This game makes me moist

11/10
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20 of 25 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
Im not a real big RTS fan but being a Star Wars Fan i tought i would give this a go !! I remember playing this years back.I think this game has one of the best tutorials i have ever seen in a RTS game hands down.Even thoe this game is old it still holds up to most of the RTS games of today,even thoe like i said not a fan of this genre ;) I think one of the coolest things in this game is the Cinamatic View button during battles.

So if i think this game is real good and im not really into RTS games, i think any RTS fan would love this game 100% Star Wars or not !!
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
Blew up all the planets with my Death Star. 10/10
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
236.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
Can't describe the excess amount of fun I have with this. Best RTS star wars title out, 10/10, probably my most favoured and liked game of all time, the mods are broad, and the one I utilise "Absolute corruption" adds amazing new planets, missions, characters, ships, ground forces and more...amazing game, would buy for its cheap price relative to hours of fun I've ever gotten from this, originally had the disc edition but transitioning online to steam's version is so useful, modding is so basic and the rewards are eternal. Buy this game!!!!!!!! classic.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
One of the few good Star Wars RTS-Games (I only recall Force Commander being okay as well).

If it's on sale, definitly buy if you like Star Wars and RTS games.

I recommend installing MODS, there are quite a few nice ones. My favorite is "Absolute Corruption Mod" - basically better looking models and a lot of new units known from other games or novels. The "Clone Wars"-Mod is also nice, as is "Republic at War".
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 3
Pre-Release Review
Pew pew!
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
280.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2014
Such a gem, and stong mod community. If you think this game looks neat you will be blown away with full conversion mods to bring the entire clone wars saga, the old republic, thrawns revenge and every space and ground unit, hero and planet you can think of.... an absolute must for any starwars fan or the movies or expanded universe.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
87.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
star war s lovers game :}
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
29.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
Beaten both main campaigns so far, and am working on the 3rd one in the expansion. While the rebeles, I didn't do that good of a job apaprently though, Yavin IV got blown up because I was too slow unlike in the films. I immediately destroyed the Death Star after that and still "saved the galaxy". As the empire, I just blew up all planets with the Deatrh Star, easy. Great game so far.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
39.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2014
This game lets me shoot tiny little rebels with gigantic not-so-little AT-ATs.

It also lets me use odd modern-looking tanks to shoot more tiny rebels. I'm not complaining...

Oh yeah. Then there are the bombing runs. TIny rebels squashed with slightly less tiny bombs.

Is Fun.
Also many awesome mods *cough* Republic at War *cough* and an amazing community.
Edit: THERE ARE SPACE BATTLES AS WELL.
*cough* You can build the Death Star in Galactic Conquest *cough*
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
49.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 4
Best fighter spamming game i played 10/10 would create fleets full of fighters only again
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Tried to blow up Alderaan with the Death Star. Game Crashed.
10/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Amazingly fun game. I find that the multiplayer, which limits coop multiplayer to skirmishes, leaves a dry taste in your mouth but there is a lot of fun to be had though if you're into player vs player. The galactic conquest game mode in single player, which you fight individual battles over planets in order to planet hop your way to victory is very entertaining. Each planet you conquer typically gives bonus effects and increases construction slots. give it a try :)
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