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User reviews: Very Positive (896 reviews)
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)
Helpful customer reviews
9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
64.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Every Star Wars fan's dream of conquering the galaxy!
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
32.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Star Wars Empire at War combines a great combination of ground and space combat which not only looks great but also plays well.

The game works around the idea of a galactic map with planets that you control. these create a general map that you have to conquer, each planet can change control to whoever conquers it and has two levels of defence that you can have.
Ground defence allows you to have fight in traditional RTS ways where you have to eliminate the hostile forces to capture the planet or stop an invasion force.

Space combat allows you to bring large or small ships into combat using RTS gameplay, this creates great combat and gives you the oportunity to play as you want. there can also be a space station and defences that you can build / destroy making space combat vary in each fight.

the game in general is good fun for anyone who likes RTS games with a unique take on the genre. i find that it is enjoyable and the game has its own fan made expansion which completely overhauls the game and changes the empire and rebels to republic and federation. This allows for an entirely new type of gameplay as the new units have far more weapon spots and units which makes your screen light up with turbo lasers.

the expansion however can run a bit slugish if you go insane and spam battledroids as the game tanks and doesnt run too well.

in general i would say if you like RTS conquest games then give this a shot, its pretty cheap now and the free expansion Republic at War allows for a near whole new game.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
333.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
I maybe have spent a little time on this game. Being a huge fan helps; hating the Rebel Scum helps more.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
38.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
The galactic campagains in this offer a real time strategy experience, but one that can last for hours if not days instead of 40 minutes unlike many other RTSs. Although be warned if someone plays Consortium you are in for a rough time of it!

The fleet units are quite faithful to the rest of the SW lore but you might spot some discrepencies, the Starvipers shouldn't be in production this early, and the Mon Calimari's ships are a little to identical compared to how each should be its own work of art, but other than that.

And then there's Vader's Executor. OH. MY. Ghandi. WHAT.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
119.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Don't Let The Graphics Fool You, This Is One Of The Only Star Wars RTS Games There Is And It Was Well Made. Get It And Go Destroy The Empire, Rebels Or The Consortium...
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
26.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
Star Wars Empire At War Gold is a super fun RTS game. It allows you to take control of either the Empire or the Rebellion (Also a faction called the Zann Consortium in the forces of corruption). They both play uniquely, and differ majorly on tech, the rebellion stealing tech from the empire, and the Empire making their own. You fight for control, sending fleets of starships into battle over planets, before launching seperate ground forces to completely conquer the planet. The gameplay is good, easy to control units and good user interface for anyone just coming into the genre. The Forces of corruption is a good addition to the game, allowing you to corrupt planets as well as take them over, giving you access to lots of nefarious things, even allowing you to enslave certain races, using them for cheap soldiers. The game is very good, and I give it a 8/10.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
120.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
This game is amazing, sure its a bit buggy but the epic battles you can craft and the amount of lasers firing on screen is enough for me, plus the game has a very strong modding community so you will never get bored
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Ahhh the memories...

I remember this game before it had the expansion, and I remember the funny, glitchy things which as a young kid I did not care about. After the expansion, I remember putting hours into trying to beat the campaign (I was about 10-12 years old), and havinig to reload from the last save on some of the hardest missions ever(many I still remember). I recently bought this game, and, amidst the nostalgia, had tons of fun. My only drawback was I could not get multiplayer to work, and skirmishes get a little boring after a time. Besides a few imbalances (corrouption in galctic conquest, Garm Bel Iblis, etc...) the game is very enjorable. If you have not played it, get it, If you remember playing it, get it. Probably one of the best RTS games I have played.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
62.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
Definitely one of the best strategy games I've ever played, near flawless. The graphics could be better, but they really shouldn't be considering the game's age.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
32.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
It's an awesome game
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
I really like this game the space side is great. well the Empire at War without Forces of Corruption never liked the updates to the ships and game play. but over all i do like this game. i miss the mulitplayer space battles 7/10
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
203.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
To this day hands down the greatest Star Wars game ever made. I am sad you can not play online anymore but times change and mod creators are here to keep things alive with changes they have made.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
55.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
I recommend this game becuase it's a star wars strategy game and if you like star wars and strategy games this is the game for you. I personally play this game becuase of the galatic conquest were you star off on a couple of planets, then you start to build your army up and fleet, then attack the enemy planet and capture and defend it you can also build the DEATH STAR as the Empire. The skirmish mode is great aswell, there are three factions you can choose from The Empire, Rebel Alliance and the Zann Consortium, They all have a great verity of troops in space or on the ground. The other thing I like about this game is the AT-AT the Empire have and they can drop troops which is amazing, so for a example get 2 AT-ATs go to a capture point drop some troops off let them capture it then get your troops and the AT-ATs to storm the enemy base. The one thing I dislike is the ground battles when you capture a point and call some troops in and a ship comes down which is awesome but they your troops are very open for attack and some times which happends to me alot is if you play against hard AI, If there the Empire and they have a AT-AT and it's at your capture zone you call some tanks to deal with it, Then the ship comes down and the AT-AT destroys them which is a waist of cash. But apart from the "spawn killing" it's a wonderfull game and I highly recommend it to anybody
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
36.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
I have loved this game since it came out it takes me back to my childhood. I just wish the would make a clone wars one.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
As a fan of Star Wars and RTS games this one really hit the spot.
I actually have more play hours in it than my Steam says as I owned it on disc quite awhile ago. Played through the campaign and a couple Galactic Conquests as both sides.
Love it.
They should make a new one...
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Galactic Conquest is a lot of fun.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
177.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
I've spent so many hours playing this game. First impressions were pretty mediocre, but once I got into it the pay off was great. Definitely satisfying sweeping the galaxy clean of imperials or rebels in whichever strategy you like.

I'm at a point in my gaming career where I've stoppped caring about graphics as an integral part of a game (if it doesn't need to be to get a point across i.e. a horror game with specific shadowing etc.) so I easily look past the simplicity of Empire at War and just enjoy listening to a podcast or two in the background while I manage and conquer.

Good times.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
39.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
worth every cent if bought.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
20.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
a good game with OK graphics but is still one or the best star wars rts out there with a dedicated modding community and both games in one u are bound to play hours and hours blowing up planets with the death star to conquering planets this game takes the cake as (in my opinon) the best star wars game
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
92.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
soo bad and soo old but i love the ♥♥♥♥ out of it
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