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Empire: Total War [Download]

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Platform: PC Download | Edition: Standard
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  • ASIN: B0047DX45O
  • Release Date: March 3, 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (427 customer reviews)
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Platform: PC Download | Edition: Standard

From the Manufacturer

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    • Take command on the high seas. New real-time 3D naval warfare takes Total War's unparalleled battle action to the high seas, with players commanding single ships or vast fleets.
    • Become a founding father. Starting in 1700 - The era of warfare across oceans, revolution and the founding of the United States.
    • Brand new multiplayer component includes player rankings, leagues and ladders, and completely new gameplay modes.
    • All new graphics engine and technology features staggering real-time seascapes, new advanced landscape and flora systems, and dynamic weather.
  • Command the seas, control the land, forge a new nation, and conquer the globe. Empire: Total War takes the Total War franchise to the eighteenth century Age of Enlightenment - a time of political upheaval, military advancements, and radical thought, captured in stunning detail in Empire: Total War.

    Empire: Total War introduces a host of revolutionary new features, including true 3D naval combat. For the first time in the Total War series, you will be able to intuitively command single ships or vast fleets upon seascapes rich with extraordinary water and weather effects that play a huge role in your eventual glorious success or ignominious defeat. After pummelling your enemy with cannon fire, close in to grapple their ship and prepare to board, taking control of your men as they fight hand-to-hand on the decks of these wooden behemoths.

    In addition, Empire: Total War will see further enhancements to the Total War series' signature 3D battles and turn-based campaign map. Real-time battles will pose new challenges with the addition of cannon and musket, challenging players to master new formations and tactics as a result of the increasing role of gunpowder within warfare. And the Campaign Map - for many, the heart of Total War - introduces a variety of new and upgraded elements, including new systems for Trade, Diplomacy and Espionage with agents; a refined and streamlined UI; improved Advisors; and a vastly extended scope, taking in the riches of India, the turbulence of Europe and, for the first time, the untapped potential of the United States of America.

    System Requirements
      Minimum Specifications:
    OS: Windows XP / Windows Vista
    Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Pentium or greater, AMD Athlon equivalent
    RAM: 1 GB (XP) / 2 GB (Vista)
    Hard Drive: 15 GB
    Video Card: 256 MB DirectX 9.0c compatible (shader 2.0)
    Additional Info: Unknown
Empire: Total War
Empire: Total War
Empire: Total War

Additional Requirements
Steam account required for installation and online play.

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481 of 539 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Empire: Total War = EPIC FAIL March 16, 2009
Platform for Display:PC|Edition:Standard
Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
(For the most recent comments see the updates)
Let me begin by pointing out that I am a HUGE fan of the Total War series. I started with Rome, continued with the Barbarian Invasion, segueyed into Medieval II and the subsequent Kingdoms expansion. Needless to say, I was eagerly anticipating this game. I even bought a top of the line Mach V rig with all the bells and whistles and a 30in monitor to take in the beauty of it all. My machine has no problem handing the graphics settings on Ultra and I can tell you that visually, this game has the potential to be stunning (provided your computer is up to the task).

Now the negative. The game comes with Steam software which introduces its own complications to the process of enjoying ones game. Granted that the auto-patching feature is pretty sweet, but almost everything else about this system is not (See other reviews here for more details). But thats not even the meat of my beef.

Creative Assembly (CA) released this much anticipated game KNOWING that it was a beta version. After reading countless posts on various message boards, it is more than apparent that this game was not ready for release but for some reason they went ahead with it anyway. This in effect made everyone who bought it an unwitting beta tester (with all the frustrations and none of the salary). As I see it, Creative Assembly has spent all of its credibility capital from the prior installments on this piss-poor shell of a game. Thats not fair, it is 90% of a game but that missing 10% makes it unplayable (frequent crashes to desktop, white screens of death, and corrupted save files are the major issues with a few minor issues sprinkled in for good measure).
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39 of 43 people found the following review helpful
By Skeptic
Platform for Display:PC|Edition:Standard
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
February 7, 2010 UPDATE: Darth Mod is soon to be 6.9 or 7.0 version and I can freely say that ETW should have been Vanilla 1.6 + Darth 6.9 at release. Again to re-affirm my opinion: now that the game can be had for a bargain, I believe it is one of the best RTS/Turn based hybrids ever to exist. We will see how Shogun 2 will do ;-)

April 9, 2010 UPDATE: Great day for ETW community. CA has released 1.6 patch which fixes most of Battle AI problems like instant melee charge, inability to form battle line or constant priority switching. I tested several campaign battles and AI behaves much more sensible and presents nice challenge on Hard/Very Hard settings.

February 17, 2009 UPDATE: With Napoleon Total War release five days away, community learned couple of sad news about new game:
a) It will not integrate with ETW, so any fixes to engine and AI will not apply to ETW.
b) There will be no mod tools. Modders might get some supporting documentation, but CA confirmed that game design will remain closed.
c) Theatre is limited to Europe (no Mid-East and North Africa).

OK, I'm late with my review, that no one will probably read. Oh, well...

Empire Total War (ETW), the game we love to hate. To summarize my review - I recommend this game to anyone, go ahead and buy it, download one of the free mods I mention below and enjoy hours and hours of fun gameplay. Let me begin by saying that I tried going back to Medieval II Kingdoms after all 1.0, 1.2, 1.3 mess and I got bored instantly.
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Would be great if it worked March 16, 2009
Platform for Display:PC|Edition:Standard
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
This game is perfectly fine in most respects, although it doesn't seem to alter the underlying principles of the prior games. It basically updates the same package for a different era in time (18th century) and better processing power in the market.

Despite the "replicant" aspect, most people would be pretty happy with this game I think. I would be, I'm sure, but for one small sticking point: it doesn't work all that well. Played on a brand new gaming rig, the game inexplicably crashes repeatedly after the game year of 1750. Particularly, but not only, during the use and movement of naval units. Since it happens often, and has been widely reported in just the short period since the game was released, it reflects very poor beta testing and quality control prior to release.

I hope an update is coming soon; I'd hate to see this game permanently tank because the features weren't tested appropriately ahead of market.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Long awaited game turns into frustration March 18, 2009
By Acoma
Platform for Display:PC|Edition:Standard
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
First off I run a Dual Core 2.13ghz processor, 4gb of DDR2 RAM and a 9600 GT OC Video Card on Vista 32-bit.

I loved all the Total War games. I wanted to love this one as well; however, I am not happy. There is no doubt this is an epic game in scope as it's large and there is a lot to do when it works.

The problem is I just can't bring myself to play it anymore because it's frustrating. I do not mind Steam or Windows Live too much...yes, it is annoying, but as long as I can play the game then whatever. The issue is there are so many collisions, bugs and crashes that are TOTALLY random. You can start a new Grand Campaign and encounter no bugs whatsoever, but then start another game and BAM you get a crash that cannot be navigated around that is somehow attributed to one action by another nation. For example, after about 40 years playing as Great Britain I got a hangup on Sweden's turn. I reloaded the saves I had, tried several different things and still the crash on Sweden's turn. That is very frustrating. It's like playing the game with someone holding the power cord next to you and at any moment for no reason they will unplug the game and you are screwed.

The game is fun when it works...there is no doubt about it, but the A.I. is like an idiot savant. Sometimes it is a complete idiot and other times I wonder how they snuck a regiment around me to take out my artillery.

Siege warfare is like a giant episode of Keystone cops. Manning the guns is practically pointless as you get to the guns too late, and most of the time the enemy runs all the way around the fort and attacks it from the rear and is like an old Benny Hill episode minus the hot chics running around.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
fun game to play.
Published 2 days ago by Christopher Valentine
5.0 out of 5 stars I did see that there was a good number of negative reviews but my son...
my 13 yr old son saw this game on you tube and asked me if I would find it. I did see that there was a good number of negative reviews but my son really wanted it. Read more
Published 3 days ago by C. R. lexco
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
not working
Published 13 days ago by Marvin Calderon
3.0 out of 5 stars An Okay War Simulator
This is an okay game, it is pretty cheap though so I recommend it. It isn't Civilization though, but it has you do actual battles which is pretty cool. Read more
Published 18 days ago by TheLastofElves
5.0 out of 5 stars this is maybe my favorite video game of all time
this is maybe my favorite video game of all time. Each faction is fun to play, and has it's unique challenges for victory. Beautiful graphics, cool music, intuitive interface. Read more
Published 20 days ago by Travis C. Reeder
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Not that fun
Published 1 month ago by Zachary
5.0 out of 5 stars The War Continues
Empire Total War (ETW) takes place during the 1700s in the time of muskets, cannons, and ships of the high seas. Read more
Published 1 month ago by JH
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME! I love it
AWESOME! I love it, it came new, the only problem was that it took me a lot of time to download it that I nearly throw it to the trash but after a lot of research in the web... Read more
Published 1 month ago by CARLOS POSADAS
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
IT WONT EVEN DOWNLOAD FOR ME HELP!!!
Published 1 month ago by Machaon shoemaker
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great Game
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