Star Wars: Empire at War
You cannot go wrong with a Star Wars game and Star Wars Empire At War is one that I have had a lot of fun with over the years. It is a strategy-based game and it is one that may not be too in-depth with its overall game mechanics. However, it more than makes up with this in the case of the fun factor. It is a truly epic adventure that is sent in a galaxy far, far away. The game has picked up “steam” once again as it was re-released on Steam which has allowed a whole new generation of Star Wars fans to check this game out.
Pick The Right Side
You have two campaigns that you can play through. You can play as The Empire or as the Rebels. The setting of Star Wars Empire At War is the period of time between Episode III and Episode IV. A time period that I love in the Star Wars universe. Each side as you have probably guessed plays quite differently. This ranges from the story, the characters, and pretty much everything else.
The Empire missions pretty much revolve around you making sure the Death Star is getting made properly, of course oppressing the galaxy and keeping everyone in their place is also a goal. When you play as the Rebel side it feels like you have more variety to the missions that you will be doing. Taking out the Star Destroyer factory and the freeing of the Wookie planet are the most fun in my opinion. You take part in battles on land and in space and both are a lot of fun. You can even use iconic Star Wars characters to help swing the battle in your favor. Granted the gameplay is rather “simple” but it is also a great deal of fun.
Exploring The Star Wars Universe
The two different campaigns in Star Wars Empire At War are more than enough to make this game worth playing. Both of them are a decent length and very enjoyable if you are a Star Wars fan. However, you do have more gameplay modes for you to enjoy. There is a really cool mode called Galactic Conquest. This mode is like a “mini-campaign” where you have many different missions, each one with its own little story for you to complete. These were a ton of fun and so much that I wished there were more. If you want to just jump straight into the action then you go into the skirmish mode. This is a straight to action kind of mode where you need to protect your own basis and taking down the enemy ones. I found this mode to be very relaxing. I know that sounds strange, but it is the kind of mode where you fire up the game, play a few rounds and you are done.
There is no shortage of Star Wars games out there, but I have always felt that Star Wars Empire At War offered something a little bit different. I know that as far as RTS style games go it is a tad on the simple side. However, I do feel that this is a great deal of fun and even more awesome if you are a big Star Wars fan. The presentation is showing its age a bit by today's standards. That though does not take away from what a fun experience the game is.
- I loved how the two campaigns felt very different
- It just oozes Star Wars fan service
- The game is very easy to figure out and not too complex
- There are space and land battles
- You can use characters like Darth Vader and Han Solo
- The graphics have not aged all that gracefully
- It may be a tad simple for RTS veterans
Processor: PC compatible,
OS: Windows 9x, Windows 2000 Windows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.
Game Features:Single game mode