Empire Earth Gold - PC

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Empire Earth Gold (PC)
Viewed: 2D Isometric, Scrolling Genre:
Strategy: Management
Strategy: Combat
Media: CD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Stainless Soft. Co.: Vivendi
Publishers: Vivendi (GB)
Released: 28 Mar 2003 (GB)
Ratings: 11+
No Accessories: No Accessories

Summary

Empire Earth and The Art of Conquest in one affordable package? Yes, the imaginatively titled Empire Earth Gold is just that ? a fine compilation of two of the greatest and most lengthy RTS games to come from Vivendi and developer Stainless in the past several years.

Empire Earth
Lead a fledgling civilisation through 500,000 years of human history. Rick Goodman, lead designer of Age Of Empires, brings the entire span of world history and more to the RTS gamer.

Shape an empire, build up impressive, defensible cities, advance through 12 historical Epochs, from the Palaeolithic to the 24th Century and research more than 150 technological advances in a dozen technology tracks.

Dominate the Earth, fight land, air, and sea battles, construct countless war machines, call on the heavens and earth to unleash terrible calamities, or construct Wonders of the World that give your civilisation awesome special abilities.

Numerous scenarios let you reshape the course of history. Tutorial missions allow the most novice players to jump right into the fun. Huge random maps with numerous terrain types provide the ultimate replayability, and multiple game options, including multi-player game types offer a wide variety of game play experiences. Empire Earth, an epic conquest spanning 500,000 years.

The Art of Conquest
Further expanding the original game, The Art of Conquest features a 15th epoch that covers the time period from 2200 to 2300AD. Life is as brutal as it ever was, and the only way to expand and survive is push back the boundaries of space and build empires on a planetary scale.

The bulk of the expansion accommodates the Empire Earth's sci-fi events of the future, but due to high demand, several historic campaigns have been included, comprising of missions relating to World War II, Asia in the 14th century and ancient Rome.

Multi-player support played a significant role in the success of Empire Earth, and to compound this, Art of Conquest features a newly enhanced online matchmaking system and global ranking system.

In-game graphics have been upgraded too, and demonstrate some excellent lighting and landscape deformation techniques, keeping the series up to date with its competitors.

The Art of Conquest combined with its original RTS offering makes it one of the most comprehensive packages of its type. Great stuff.