Empire Earth

Real-time strategy game involving history and war

7.2

1040 Votes

  • Category Strategy
  • Program license Trial version
  • Size 97.83 MB
  • Works under: Windows NT / Windows 98 SE / Windows ME / Windows 98 / Windows 2000 / Windows 95
  • Program available in English
  • Program by Sierra

Collect, construct and conquer as you march through the ages.

Empire Earth is the first in a series of three Empire Earth games. In this game, you start as a primitive race collecting stone, food and other resources so that you may build things and research your way up to a more advanced civilization. You go from people throwing rocks to war machines firing lasers.

The Graphics Are Bad, But Could Be Worse

It always seems unfair to knock a game like Empire Earth since it was created in 2001 when gaming graphics were not fantastic. Plus, there are plenty of indie games created these days that have worse graphics. The truth is that if you are playing this game for nostalgia reasons, then you may be disappointed because the graphics are not great.

Watch a video on YouTube of the gameplay, or look at a few screenshots of the graphics to see if they are a deal breaker for you. If you have been spoilt by modern gaming’s graphics, then Empire Earth may not be for you.

The Controls Are Clunky

Empire Earth is not a bad game, but it is not nearly as good as the second version, and the third is not nearly as good as the second version. The point is that if you want this game at the peak of its powers, then try the second version. Controlling your little people can be a little clunky and bothersome to master.

Whom Should Buy Empire Earth?

If you have decided that you want to play the Empire Earth games, then start with the first and complete it. When you get to the second, you will appreciate the additions and the amount of polish the game has. Avoid the third game because it is a watered down version of the second.

What Is The Best Thing About Empire Earth?

When you get the bombers, the game gets a little better. It is especially good if your opponents haven’t researched anti-aircraft defences yet. You can pepper their settlement with bombs from the sky and they have to sit there and take it.

Progressing through the ages is also rather fun, and it would have been nice if Age Of Empires had taken it as far as Empire Earth does. It is good to see one side fighting with advanced tanks whilst the others come at you with elephants and men with crossbows.

Pros

  • Research your way through the ages
  • You can build up a fairly good amount of defensive structures
  • Seek & destroy or evolve & eliminate

Cons

  • The graphics are not that great
  • Getting control and maintaining it can be tricky
  • Some enemies make constant and annoying attacks
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