Empire: Total War for PC
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Empire: Total War

Mar 3, 2009
231st of 19668

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About this game

Content Rating: Teen


Command the seas, control the land, forge a new nation, and conquer the globe. Empire: Total War takes the Total War series to the eighteenth century Age of Enlightenment — a time of political upheaval, military advancements, and radical thought, captured in stunning detail and at your complete control. Empire: Total War introduces a host of revolutionary new features, including true 3D naval combat. For the first time in the Total War series, intuitively command single ships or vast fleets upon seascapes rich with extraordinary water and weather effects that play a huge role in your eventual glorious success or ignominious defeat.

System Requirements


  • OS: Windows® XP Service Pack 2 or Windows Vista™
  • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel® Pentium® or greater or AMD® Athlon® equivalent CPU
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM (XP,) 2 GB RAM (Vista™)
  • Graphics: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible hardware accelerated video card with shader version 2.0 support, 256 MB video memory
  • Display: Minimum screen resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels
  • Sound: Directx9.0c compatible sound card
  • Hard Drive: 15 GB free hard disk space formatted as NTFS
  • Peripherals: Windows compatible mouse and keyboard

Critic Reviews

15 Reviews
Iain McCaffertyMar 12, 2009
Empire is without doubt or reservation the best Total War yet and is a game of unmatched scope and ambition, with its uniquely compulsive blend of turn-based strategy and real-time tactics. It would have been easy for Creative Assembly to stick to the already successful template used in the Total War series so far, but in taking the risk in adding an extra dimension to the game and tackling a more modern era, Empire sets the new standard for strategic wargaming on the PC.
Kevin VanOrdMar 09, 2009
It's impossible to condense an experience as broad and as rich as Empire: Total War to a few thousand words. Its complex amalgam of turn-based empire building and real-time skirmishing is exciting and involving, and it's both fuller and more streamlined than its predecessors. But like those predecessors, it inspires that compulsion to accomplish just one last turn, even when your eyes are bleary and your body longs for sleep.
Jim RossignolMar 06, 2009
This is the grandest, most spectacular work of strategy gaming on the PC. If you’ve not tackled a Total War game before, or assume that they’re not for you, we challenge you to play Empire and not be impressed, or even fundamentally changed by the experience. This is one of the most playable, and therefore important and accomplished strategy games ever created.

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