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

 

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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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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
27.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
My favourite Star Wars game out there (apart from Battlefront 2). Get it with the DLC and enjoy hours of playing alone or with friends.

You can have Space Battles and Ground Battles as well as a galactic campaign (similar to Battlefront 2) where you control planets and armies and can conquer planets by fighting in space and on the surface.
Its everything you need.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
133.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
If you like star wars and rts.You'll have alot of fun on star wars empire at war gold.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
37.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
Star Wars Empire at War is a good game. It may be one of the best RTS games I have played. I would recommend this to mostly everyone. I hope they do make a new RTS games like this sometime.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
133.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
I bought this game when it first came out, I am happy to say that the Steam Verison has not left anything out and if you have game ranger online works great! Always will come back this game as it is one of the few that allows you to have all out Space battles with all sorts of class ships!
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
143.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
Empire at War is not your typical strategy game and definatley not your typical 4X sins of a solar empire/ star ruler etc brand of space strategy either. And despite that Empire at war really isnt anything special even back when it cam out over a decade ago EAW Was not that innovative or edgy, or even orgional..this game uses a tried and true method that the total war series took up and perfected upon, Like total war it Empire at war sports a simple enough turn-based campaign map along with an equally simple easy to use Real-time battle map.

Now, even with all that Empire at war is unique for that fact that you can not really find anything equivalent that does not require hours upon hours upon hours to complete Or is so superficaly put together or badly designed that enjoyment tends to be losst after a meere few hours of play.

Empire at war is a rather thin game without all that much depth..or width but whats contained within the admitedly narrow scope of this game makes up for it all tenfold.


Personally i have rarely seen such a well put together bug free game with amazingly designed graphics that can still hold relevance today ((although that point is probably more opinion based, still point dersrves to be made)) along with the fact that this games devs put the time and effort into going over every single inch of this game making sure that pretty much everything is polished and finished. this is probably one of the most well made games you could run across..its just old.

To sum this up simply put, imagine total war rome in space minus the minor social management and diplomatic features boil it down to war and you have Empire at war.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
149.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
Always will be my favourite RTS not just for the Star Wars theme, pause/fast forward features, wide array of maps, but because the space battles are a flat out joy for the eyes.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
77.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
Great Game, mods make it even better, i'm looking at you Republic at War
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
215.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
It's a fun game, would recommend to all star wars fans who waste their time with video games.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
73.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
So i was just minding my own business and found this game (like 9 years ago so late review) and was like "huh, this looks fun."

so i go and install the game and i'm like "these graphics are greatish. i might like this."

then i start the game and get into my first space battle and the games all like *pew pew pew, boom!* "Space station damaged" "missles away" *boom! Pew Pew* "arrrrrg!" "deflector shields down" *boom! splerg! choom choom choom!*


and now several years later i return to the game and install some mods and the game is like "I am Grand Admiral Thrawn" *boom! choom! drama! pew pew!*


10 outa 10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
246.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
One of the coolest games i've ever played. Vanilla versions of the game are a bit dry but they have there moments of pure fun and awesomeness, and the modding community make it a hell of a lot better. One of the best mods to get is Republic at war takes you back to the clone wars era to crush droids or clones your choice.
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The Senpai
4.4 hrs
Posted: September 30
I don't even like RTS's..
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Celibrae
4.0 hrs
Posted: September 30
Great game, but Steam functionality is awful. Forces of Corruption, which is the expansion for the main game, doesn't launch on PCs with more than 2GB RAM - it either flashes the launch box, or ends after a few seconds with 'running' changing to 'syncing', and the patches for it don't work either. Unofficial, manual patching is required to get it to launch through the directory, and even then, mods - crucial for me in Empire At War, don't work at all.
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Ghosts Of Razgriz
44.6 hrs
Posted: September 29
this game took what i did with my active imagination and star wars toys at elementary school recess and made it real
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LordTactics
109.5 hrs
Posted: September 29
I think this game is like a wet dream. 10/10
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Frodo SagBag
52.4 hrs
Posted: September 27
Mods for the f@cking win....

Forreal though, this game started out as an interesting, if unremarkable RTS in about 2005-2006 and I actually owned a hard copy then. The space battles were amazing but ground combat was lukewarm at best. The FOC expansion pack helped add unit variety but did little to fix the un-exciting battles and odd balance.

Fast-forward to now:
Modders have had their way with this game inside and out and have crafted versions of this game that feel just as epic as full-scale star wars battles should. Notable examples are Republic at War and Thrawn's Revenge.

My suggestion:
1. Play the rather docile base game to learn the controls/strategy
2. Download Republic at War and pucker your sphincter cuz ♥♥♥♥ is about to get real.
3. ?
4. Profit
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Snow
4.9 hrs
Posted: September 27
One of my fav games of all time

and is completly unplayable

No servers

gg

3/10 because its always been buggy never been fixed, but great rts with innovative ♥♥♥♥ to do, but no servers

DO NOT BUY THIS GAME YOU CANNOT PLAY IT
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eradan55
19.9 hrs
Posted: September 27
Very good game, hope they make a second one in the future
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EMPEROR PALPATINE
24.0 hrs
Posted: September 26
Has the same menu theme as STAR WARS Battlefront 2. Also the game is awesome.
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Kaannth Bonteri
52.3 hrs
Posted: September 26
Had a lot of fun with this game, especially with the compatible mods available for it (mainly Republic At War). All this game needs to be perfect in my mind is Multiplayer back up and running ^_^
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Titan_The_Surreptitious_Purdator
58.4 hrs
Posted: September 26
The best RTS i have ever experineced, a great game with some great mechanics, and great mods created by a dedicated fanbase. With or without the expansion, vanilla or not, you wont find any star wars game EA cook up that can come close to this. Highly recommend it to any star wars fan. Great mods to try include Repulic at war and Thrawn's revenge.
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