Unique strategy/first person shooter mix: One commander on each team plays from above, choosing research, placing buildings and giving orders. The rest fill the role of soldiers on the ground, with four distinct classes to choose from and customizable vehicles to drive.
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Mostly Positive (45) - 75% of the 45 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (830) - 84% of the 830 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Jul 28, 2008
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April 28

Version 2.26.1 released

We've just released a new version of Empires with the following changes:

  • Going out of stamina no longer makes you exhausted.
  • Sprinting can only be started if you have at least one bar of stamina left.
  • Jumping is only possible if you have at least 3 bars of stamina left.
  • Sprinting stops if you have zero stamina and automatically resumes once you have one bar.
  • Grenadier NPCs are less likely to clump together.
  • Riflemen NPCs will ignore hits that are made at a very long distance.
  • Walls now cost 20 instead of 18.
  • Fixes for linux issues.
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March 24

Version 2.25.1 released

Our work this month has resulted in a new release of Empires! Changes this patch include:

Scripts
  • Added jeep turbo courtesy of Reznov.

Features
  • CVs no longer die in one hit during sudden death but take 10x increased damage.
  • Games are limited to 90 minutes.
  • Sudden death countdown is now 200 seconds.
  • Default artillery recoil is now 0.1.
  • Default tickrate is now 66.667 ticks per second.
  • New steam friends XP leaderboard.
  • Added hit markers
  • New cyclopean skybox.
  • Main menu layout courtesy of Oktay.
  • Per team stamina bar colors.

Bugfixes
  • Mismatched script asserts no longer pop up on the client, servers are still required to run vanilla values for the properties that pop up asserts.
  • Fixed missing materials due to capitalization issues.
  • Fix for missing palmbay resources.

Full changelogs can also be viewed on the wiki: https://wiki.empiresmod.com/Version/2.25.x
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Reviews

“bringing Battlefield-style warfare onto the Source engine”
PCgamer

About This Game

Empires, the award winning Source SDK game, combines the best of the first person shooter and real-time strategy genres. Fight as either the Northern Faction, remnants of the fallen nation of Jekotia, or as the imperial Brenodi Empire.

Empires features:

  • Four infantry classes - Prepare a surprise attack as the scout or take the enemy head-on as the rifleman. Drive back enemy tanks as the grenadier or support your team as the engineer. With four different infantry classes, each with customizable skills, you can create the perfect class to fit your playing style.
  • Squad-Based Teamwork - Players can organize themselves into highly-effective squads, overwhelming their opponents with superior tactics. Squad leaders can not only direct their respective members, but also use special squad powers such as reviving dead squad members or calling down an artillery strike on the enemy.
  • Vehicle Combat - Whether you're ferrying troops around the battlefield with the Armored Personnel Carrier or reigning fire upon your foes with the Artillery tank, Empires features a variety of vehicular combat. Choose from six different vehicle types, including three levels of tanks, and customize your weapons, armor, and engines.
  • Real-Time Strategy Commander - For those more inclined to RTS gameplay, you can play as the commander. Place buildings, build defensive turrets, construct vehicles, and conduct research on your way to leading your team to victory.
With 15 official maps and dozens more community-created ones, no two matches are ever the same. Empires brings FPS/RTS gameplay to a whole new level. Join up today and see what you've been missing.

System Requirements

Windows
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: 3.0 GHz P4, Dual Core 2.0 (or higher) or AMD64X2 (or higher)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB or more with support for Pixel Shader 2.0b
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card

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