Star Wars: Empire at War puts the power to command an entire war for the Star Wars galaxy in the hands of players, giving them the freedom to determine how they play the game within the completely scalable and accessible gameplay. Set a few years before the events of Episode IV A New Hope, LucasArts new PC game lets players wage war on ground and in space, as well as experience the creation of the Rebel Alliance, the strengthening of the Empire and the beginnings of the Galactic Civil War.Wage war on ground and in space battle it out in space and then send down your remaining forces to invade the planet.
Using an entirely new game engine created by the Las Vegas-based developer Petroglyph, Empire at War features beautifully rendered land and space battles set on memorable planets such as Yavin IV, Tatooine and Dagobah, as well as never-before-seen environments taken directly from the Star Wars films and expanded universe novels. In the game, players choose to join either the Rebel Alliance or the Galactic Empire, building and setting up tactical forces to unleash upon the enemy in real-time 3D. Memorable Star Wars hero characters can be brought into the action to help turn the tide of the battle as players build, manage and upgrade their space and ground-based units, vehicles, troops and base structures.
All of the gameplay and action within Empire at War is persistent, meaning that strategic and tactical elements from previous events will have a permanent effect on the galaxy. In addition to the single-player campaign mode, the game includes a two-player campaign mode and online skirmish modes for up to eight players.
All action is persistent every decision affects the next battle and, ultimately, the fate of the galaxy. Play out your own personal version of Episode IV: A New Hope.
Real-time strategy (RTS) 3D gameplay set in more than 40 ground and space locations including Yavin IV, Tatooine and Dagobah - each has its own specific advantage and/or resource.
Construct ground and space structures, including space stations, factories and ion cannons
Deploy ground and space vehicles from giant Star Destroyers and AT-ATs to swift speeder bikes and X-wings.
Access a variety of ground troops including stormtroopers and Rebel soldiers. Hero characters like Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader can be brought into key battles.
Unique mission objectives such as rescues, sabotage, blockades and destruction.
Begins several years before the events of Episode IV: A New Hope, including vehicles and locations from both the classic timeframe and Episode III.
Play as the Rebels as they amass their forces and work to thwart the plans of the Empire, or serve the Empire and crush the Rebellion at its roots.
Destroy the Death Star or use it as the ultimate power in the universe.
Innovative multiplayer campaign mode lets two players battle for the galaxy and save games in progress. Up to eight players can compete in online skirmish modes.
All-new game engine created by Las Vegas-based developer Petroglyph, composed of industry veterans responsible for classic RTS titles, including the Command & Conquer series.
Minimum System Requirements:
To be able to play STAR WARS: EMPIRE AT WAR and the STAR WARS: EMPIRE AT WAR: FORCES OF CORRUPTION Expansion, you must have Windows 2000 or XP installed and configured correctly, and your computer hardware must be DirectX 9.0c compatible.
Computer: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible computer
CPU: Intel Pentium III 1.0GHz or AMD Athlon 1.0 GHz
Operating System: Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista
RAM: 256 MB
Graphics Card: 32 MB graphics card with Hardware Transform and Lighting (T&L) capability
Sound Card: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible PCI, USB, or Onboard Audio Device
Internet: 56kbps or faster connection (required for multiplayer only)
Input Device: Keyboard and Mouse
Monitor: 1024 X 768 capable monitor
Hard Drive Space: 3.5 GB of hard drive space. Please allow an additional 200 MB of free space after installing the game for the Windows swap/page file and additional patch downloads.
DirectX: Microsoft DirectX 9.0c is included on this game disc. NOTE: DirectX may require the latest updates for your operating system. This may also include the latest drivers for your particular motherboard, sound and video hardware.