An exciting free-to-play Real Time Strategy game set in medieval times. Uniquely designed factions, customization options, singleplayer and multiplayer gameplay. Gather resources, raise an army and lead your civilization to victory in a classic RTS, brought to the modern age.
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Mixed (113) - 60% of the 113 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (687) - 58% of the 687 user reviews for this game are positive.
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December 11

The new Emperor's Chests are coming to Empires Apart!




Tons of new cosmetic items have been added to Empires Apart, and anyone can get them for free. Just play the game and be rewarded with the new Emperor's Chests, each containing a trove of new goodies!

Every hour you play in Empires Apart you are granted an Emperor's Chest, with a limit of two per day. Each contains 4 different random cosmetic items you can equip in your Armory. Over 100 new cosmetic items have been added, making Empires Apart more customizable than ever. But what's best is that you can use them to unlock new playable civilizations for free!

In every Emperor's Chest you can find Civilization Fragments. By collecting and compiling four Fragments of the same civilization you will unlock that civilization! In short, the game is now entirely free-to-play, and you can play all civilizations for free - but only if you'll find enough Fragments.

If you want, you have the option of acquiring Emperor's Chests directly from the in-game store, at the cost of $0.99 per chest. But Emperor's Chests can be found entirely for free, just by playing the game.





This update comes with much more, though!

Scout Units. Every faction starts with one of these, but be careful, they cannot be replaced when lost. These scouts are to provide a more interesting and balanced early game.

In addition, we have added a Militia unit to the Mongols. Mongol players can convert their villagers into Militia (permanently), which have a bonus against enemy cavalry. This should shake up the Mongol vs Mongol match-ups and give the Mongols more of a fighting chance against French Cavalry.

We have also included some features as requested by the competitive players, these include the option of setting unit as rally point and hotkeys for camera locations. All details can be found in the changelog in the forum.


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December 6

Major update incoming, help us test version 2.2.0b!

Hello everyone,

This is a little bit of a longer text than we usually do. But the team have been working very hard on this new update, and there is so much here that it takes a little bit of explaining :)


Today we are launching Empires Apart 2.2.0b in Open Beta. This version is a little bit different, as, not only does it come with new units and a host of balance changes. It will also feature the further rollout of our inventory and customization system, including Emperors' Chests

Gameplay
First let’s talk about the gameplay changes. As mentioned above, the beta above comes with a large amount of balance changes and new additions. Special mention here should go to the newly introduced Scout Units. Every faction starts with one of these and they have unique stats. They are to provide a more balanced early game.

In addition, we have added a Militia unit to the Mongols. Mongol players can convert their villagers into Militia (permanently), which have a bonus against enemy cavalry. This should shake up the Mongol vs Mongol match-ups and give the Mongols more of a fighting chance against French Cavalry.

We have also included some features as requested by the competitive players, these include the option of setting unit as rally point and hotkeys for camera locations. All details can be found in the changelog below.

Customization
For the customization options, the big change here is the addition of Emperors' Chests. These are chests that contain a random selection of 4 ingame (cosmetic) items. Note that the first (free) Emperors' Chest drops will start happening for all players, even those who are not subscribed to the Open Beta Branch (more on that in a bit). However, for those who are not subscribed to the beta, there is no way (yet) to interact with them. The Emperors' Chests will be kept safe in your Steam inventory though, so as soon as we roll out the next official update, you will be able to open them.

The Emperors' Chest are filled with all kinds of goodies, giving you more options to customize your profile, villagers, and units of your favourite faction. Note all of these are cosmetic only, none of these will give you a gameplay advantage. A full breakdown of the Emperors' Chests can be found in the changelog below.

In addition, through these drops of chests, you will be able to acquire additional factions for FREE. There is a change that your box contains a specific faction fragment. Such as a ‘French Fragment’ or a ‘Chinese Fragment’. If you collect four of these for the same faction, your will be able to trade them in to get permanent access to civilization in question.
All of this will be in beta still and we are very much asking you to try it out and share your thoughts on the forum and discord. The more data we get, the better!

Many thanks for your support and input.

You can find the full changelog here.

How to activate the open beta?
Anyone who wants to help us test the new version before we roll it out in the official branch can activate it in the following way:
- Go to your Steam Library
- Right click on Empires Apart
- Hit Properties
- Click the Betas Tab
- Select Open Beta from the drop-down menu
- Confirm and wait for the download

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Reviews

“Empires Apart is a very capable game […] It does feel a bit like Age of Empires, but its focus on multiplayer and lack of content may put a lot of people off. If you liked the gameplay provided by Age of Empires, you should definitely take a look at Empires Apart”
8.0/10 – https://www.gamewatcher.com/reviews/empires-apart-review/13001

“Empires Apart is both a good spiritual successor to Microsoft’s classic and a good game in its own right, delivering a very capable experience that successfully brings most of Age of Empires mechanics into the modern age. If you liked Ensemble’s iconic series then you should definitely take a look at this game”
4/5 – https://www.strategygamer.com/reviews/empires-apart/

“An extremely entertaining product if you want to play it online, characterized by well designed factions”
8/10 – http://it.ign.com/empires-apart-pc/138308/review/empires-apart-la-recensione

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About This Game

An exciting free-to-play Real Time Strategy game set in medieval times. Uniquely designed factions, customization options, singleplayer and multiplayer gameplay. Gather resources, raise an army and lead your civilization to victory in a classic RTS, brought to the modern age.

Empires Apart is a free-to-play Real Time Strategy game set in medieval times.

Lead uniquely designed factions in outstanding procedurally generated maps. Each game is a totally different experience as you collect resources, assemble your army and wage war against your enemies.

Play for free as the Byzantines against the AI in Skirmish, Survival and Challenge mode or online in Ranked and Custom matches.

Collect Food, Wood, Gold and Stone. Build military and economic structures. Trade with allies, collect relics for powerful bonuses. Raise an army of spearmen, archers, knights and catapults. Choose your hero and lead your civilization to victory!

If you are a fan of RTS games, you will relive memories of classic games of the past while enjoying a modern interface and a brand new approach to fast-paced real time gameplay. If you are new to the genre, Empires Apart is the free-to-play RTS experience you've been waiting for.




Q: Is Empires Apart free now?
A: Empires Apart is fully playable for free in every mode and map using the Byzantines. Skirmish, Survival, Unranked and Ranked matches are all available from the start and it is possible to play against every other civilization in the game.

Q: I bought the game at full price when it first came out!
A: Everybody who bought the game before October 11th 2018 will be recognized in-game as a Founder. Founders will get immediate access to all the 6 base civilizations (Byzantines, French, Chinese, Arabs, Aztecs, Mongols) and will get access to exclusive content in the future.

Q: What factions are available for free?
A: Byzantines are available upon downloading the game and they can be played for free in any game mode. Additional civilizations can be purchased as DLC from the Steam store. Purchasing a civilization unlocks it in every game mode. It is always possible to play against any civilization, wether it’s controlled by the AI or another Player in a multiplayer match.
Every Civilization can be tried before purchase in a specific custom built scenario.

Q: Is there new content?
A: We have a lot of new content coming to Empires Apart and we plan to release it often and at regular intervals. This new content includes both free additions like new maps and game modes as well as new civilizations and cosmetic items which will be available through DLC and in-game items.

Q: What does the future hold for Empires Apart?
A: The launch of the Free-to-play version of Empires Apart marks a new beginning for the game. We have big and ambitious plans to support the game in the future and we already have a lot of content scheduled to release very soon. As always, We will keep supporting Empires Apart and keep shaping its future based on player feedback.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 64bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.7ghz or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 560 or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1896 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10 64bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i7 3.4ghz or equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 960 or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1896 MB available space

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