Empire: Total War for PC
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Empire: Total War

Mar 3, 2009

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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
Dave SniderMar 11, 2009
In the end, Empire's only blemish is its unresponsive units and pathing. For a game whose greatest thrills result from the specific gambles you make with your troop movements, it's a shame you're sometimes punished when that movement seems out of your control. Even with its flaws, though, the newest Total War is so breathtaking and immersive that it's hard not to recommend to avid strategy fans.
Game TrailersApr 15, 2009
The new features and time period are definitely welcome, but it's disappointing that Empire: Total War has so many minor glitches and oversights that mar an otherwise excellent experience. It's likely that these issues will be addressed in a patch, and The Creative Assemble has indicated as much. But for now, what we've got is a marvelous game with some significant stumbles and a stilted multiplayer mode.
Even with some issues, Empire: Total War's battles are still very satisfying on the whole, and the game has a huge level of overall depth to explore. Armchair generals will get a ton of mileage out of this very ambitious and expansive game that once again pushes numerous boundaries with the Total War series.

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