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Empire: Total War
7.3 out of 10

Empire: Total War

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Empire: Total War

Fragland
8 June 2012
  • Excerpt: How do you review a giant like Empire: Total War? Not only does the downloadable version take a good 15GB from your download limit, but also your PC or laptop will groan from the content, violence and graphical beauty.
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Overall 10
9.5

Empire: Total War

ztgd.com
22 January 2011
  • Excerpt: One of the best experiences you will have, if you can run it. Well here […]
  • Pros: + Amazing graphics, + Massive Battles, + Tons of gameplay options and replayability, + Future multiplayer could be amazing
  • Cons: Requires a beefy system, AI can be hit or miss, Does come with several game crashing bugs
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Overall 9
9.0

Empire: Total War

D+PAD
3 November 2009
  • Conclusion: So much of the strategy genre is concentrated. These compressed titles are no bad thing, offering you a refined sense of distilled gameplay. Empire operates on a different scale, and with its enormity comes a roughness.
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VideoGamer.com
21 October 2009
  • Excerpt: Preconception is probably the greatest enemy a game designer has to defeat. When a game series becomes a 'franchise' and has reached its third or fourth iteration, people's expectations and preconceptions are always going to edge towards the principle of diminishing returns.
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Overall 8
8.0

Empire: Total War

Square-Go
30 September 2009
  • Excerpt: If advertising execs, cinema managers, a selection of ex-girlfriends and Russia frequently remind me, bigger is better. Why have a 9″ pizza when instead you can opt for the version with enough cheese to keep the mouse trap industry alive for the next twelve and a half decades?
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Overall 10
9.5

Expert Review

Game Informer
27 September 2009
  • Summary: World domination and the colonial era are two of my favorite flavors in gaming, and they taste best together. Empire: Total War adeptly combines them into one of the better war games around.
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Overall 9
9.0

Empire: Total War

Game Over Online
25 September 2009
  • Excerpt: The Good: Total War formula still strong. Colonial era setting engrossing. Naval battles are exciting. The Bad: If you play diligently six hours a day, every day, you might complete your first game in two weeks. Micromanagement is on the menu and it’s served piping hot. The Ugly: Nothing.
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Overall 10
9.5

An RTS with Exceptional Depth and Historical Accuracy

Game Informer
22 September 2009
  • Conclusion: Concept: Conquer the 18th century by land, sea, and trade Graphics: New animations make the epic battles between thousands of soldiers a blast to watch Sound: Nothing is more rewarding than hearing the hull of a frigate ripped to splinters by a cannonball Playability: Streamlined management frees...
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Historical battles on land and sea done right.

Common Sense Media
31 August 2009
  • Summary: Parents need to know that this game is the latest in a series of Total War games. The game features two types of gameplay, a turn-based section where diplomacy, resource allocation, and army building rule – and a real time battle mode for both land and sea battles.Some battle violence is shown...
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Overall 9
8.5

Empire: Total War

games xtreme
21 May 2009
  • Summary: Games Xtreme delves into a new time period for Empire: Total War and comes up cannons ready.
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