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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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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canderson2824
41.5 hrs
Posted: September 24
The Game is an amazing RTS that has great graphics and lots of content that id definetely a worthy game of the star wars orignal trilogy
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ILikeH8@^ Я meme
109.6 hrs
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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SAUCEDBOBDOLE
22.7 hrs
Posted: September 22
This game is great!

I bought the physical copy of this game when it first came out and then proceeded to purchase the expansion pack as a physical copy. I then lost the disks so I couldnt ever play again then over time forgot all about this little gem.

Pros:
>Beautiful RTS game
>$20 or cheaper during starwars sales
>3 seperate campaigns
>Original game includes a rebel and empire campaign
>Galactic conquest (custom maps optional)
>Scrimish
>Online and Lan multiplayer
>Forces of Corrruption (included dlc) includes
>new campaign
>Galactic conquest with 3 faction options (custom maps optional)
>Scrimish
>new units for the original factions
>Online and Lan multiplayer

So overall really good game and aged well. The only suggestion right off the bat is you might want to increase your scrolling speed in game because only your mouse and arrow buttons are worth using.

Also protip Ctrl A highlights all units you have on the battlefield and i just found that out recently!

10/10 great RTS!
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Commander Doom
142.7 hrs
Posted: September 22
Endless possibilities unless you played though the campain
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atmospheric
317.1 hrs
Posted: September 22
Basically, the spiritual predecessor to Battle Front. Empire at War is the RTS flavor of the same concept: hop your fleets from planet to planet and fight space/land battles to claim them for the Empire or the Rebellion. All of your favorite original characters and units make an appearance. Obviously, no Jar-Jar.

10/10 I get it, Ackbar, I need to beware of traps.
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narutoboy45
17.0 hrs
Posted: September 21
THE BEST RTS GAME I HAVE EVER PLAYED!!! If you like rts game or star wars games then this is for you.I had the game on CD-ROM for 3 years and played it so much i burnt out the disc! Now I've had the game for a year and a half on Steam and I've already logged 307 hours on it! It is Fun to play as the Empire and max out your navy.It is also fun but also op to play as the Zann Consortium because, you are op in every gamemode but in multiplayer it sucks to go up against one.And the Rebel Alliance has good defense but in my eyes they are "A GIANT PICE A CRAP".So if you like the game please get it.
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Redhead1X
10.0 hrs
Posted: September 21
One of the best RTS I have ever played. Good story. I have on played the Empire so far but i am enjoying every second.
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Submerged Turnip
0.3 hrs
Posted: September 21
I bought this game but it wont play for some reason
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maccrawinthejaw
107.8 hrs
Posted: September 20
This game CAN be played multiplayer, through GameRanger or some other external service.

As for the game itself... well. Empire at War, I would say, stands as my favorite Star Wars game, since it combines an infamous franchise with a beloved genre, and their child is beautiful and healthy. That child is Empire at War.

EaW and Forces of Corruption (FoC) are both rather uniform in regards to gameplay. In EaW, you can play as the Rebels or the Empire; same goes for FoC with the addition of a third party of pirates and criminals. The basic premise of the game is in conquering the entire galaxy by force alone; to do so consists of two separate stages: a space assault with fully customizable fleets, and a ground assault on terrestrial defenses. Once both have been met with success, the planet is yours, along with whatever bonuses it provides. Another "hidden" bonus with capturing certain planets is that you can cut off hyperspace lines, or to simplify it, place roadblocks that would prevent your enemy with combining his forces, since he can't pass through planets unless they're either neutral or allied. For races, I suppose, counting Forces of Corruption; you have three different choices that have their own benefits and quirks, but can ultimately be played the same way, or however you'd want them to.

First up is the Galactic Empire (or just "the Empire"), and no different from the rest of its appearances in Star Wars, the Empire has a fetishistic love for firepower and big guns. The Empire has a VERY strong Navy and Army that deliver a serious wallop at the tradeoff of a considerable cost. Most of their best weaponry is unlocked in the fourth and fifth/final tech tiers, which gives the Rebels and the Zann Consortium plenty of time to strike at leisure.

The Rebel Alliance (or just "the Rebels") don't match the Empire in terms of raw strength, and their tech tier development is dependent on that of the Empire, but what the Rebels offer in exchange is more flexibility and diversity. For example, the Empire's Star Destroyers have automated hangars that automatically deploy TIE fighters/bombers as the battle goes on (unless the hangar is destroyed), but their shield generators are exposed to enemy fire. The Rebels' cruisers have internal shield generators that can't be destroyed (but the shield can still be knocked out), but no hangars - to compensate, you can specifically build whatever bombers and fighters you need, and how many you need; also, you can deploy them whenever and wherever you'd like, as opposed to the Imperials, where you're caught in a waiting game for what could potentially be what you are or are not in need of.

Added in the expansion, the Zann Consortium is what I can only describe as "parasitic", in that the bulk of their strength comes from that of their enemies; allow me to explain. The Zann Consortium has a tech tier that, for the most part, is based on stealing technologies and credits from the Empire and the Rebels, and in certain cases can actually acquire units from those two factions. One of my favorite features of the Zann Consortium is their ability to enslave races on certain planets, meaning you can get Ewok suicide bomber units, where a guy with a whip forces Ewoks out of a burlap sack and they charge at an enemy with a bomb strapped to them. It's extremely easy to play as the Zann Consortium, and they are brutally overpowered (their method of destroying the Death Star whenever it shows up is what can only be described as "cheap and effortless"), though it does take a bit of a learning curve.

As far as game modes go; both Empire at War and Forces of Corruption share the same modes, of a singleplayer campaign; a single-or-multiplayer Galactic Conquest mode which is the main course of this excellent game; or basic "skirmish" battles that can take place on land or in space, and better units are issued as time goes on. Empire at War contains singleplayer campaigns for the Empire and the Rebels; Forces of Corruption only contains a campaign for the Zann Consortium.

Empire at War caught my attention before I even knew of its existence, and I bought it as soon as I saw it. It was a perfect buy, and it was in the will of the Force.
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8 of 8 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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
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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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
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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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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3 of 3 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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4 of 5 people (80%) 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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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
38.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
we need a dlc about republic at war
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
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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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