About the Product
- Experience firsthand the full 3D universe of Dune. Play solo, head to head, cooperatively with a friend, aggressively against the computer or take on up to 7 others in all-out mayhem.
- Battle for Dune as one of 3 unique cultures: the noble Atreides, the evil Harkonnen or the secretive Ordos
- Align with any of 5 powerful subgroups including the stealth-minded Fremen and merciless Sarduakar to access new technologies and units.
- Explore 5 different landscapes including lush prairies, industrial wastelands, frozen tundras and the harsh desert of Dune. From the Dust Scout to the Devastator war machine, each unit plays a role.
- Challenge yourself in over 150 single-player missions where you must conquer, defend or retreat from 33 individual territories on the innovative campaign map.
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Top Customer Reviews
Dune 2000 was a disapointment, with it basically being Red Alert on Arrakis. Nothing had been improved.
Now, with Dune Emperor, things have taken a turn for the better. There are actually improvements beyond graphics for the first time in the Westwood RTS series.
The strategy here is far greater than ever before, and the different Houses far different from one another. The strategy does not end on the battlefield, with important decisions being made between missions, that do drastically alter the gameplay.
Alongside all this, you have the different factions from the novels being represented, such as the Bene Tleilax and the Spacing Guild, whom can become allies if you play your cards right.
And, continuing this expansion, you not only war on Dune, but also on the homeworlds of the three houses !
Plus, especially on Arrakis, you have more than just the enemy to contend with. With storms and sandworms, there's more than enough. But, then there's also Shai Hulud lurking in the deep deserts, capable of swallowing whole squadrons of troops or vehicles ! (Scale is finally right here !).
The interface itself is drastically improved, and you can even zoom in on the map, zoom out, spin around ... Imagine that watching a battle !
All in all, this is a fantastic game, and the step forward in RTS gaming we've all been waiting a decade for. And what better setting than the greatest science fiction epic of all time - the Dune Saga.
But, once you get thrown into the captain's chair and try to control the combat... Let's just hope that you either wrote the thing or have a P.h.D. with a thesis in "point-click-point-right-click, now run over there and do the same thing over again". RTS is supposed to be exciting, right? It's supposed to keep you moving from place to place, following and directing the battle on every front. It should progress slowly, teaching you the interface and the tools with which you wage war. Dune is all these things -- with an enormous, Devastator-sized "but" looming in the foreground.
Your troops are absolutely stupid. Maybe one time in twenty will they make an intelligent decision on their own. Pathfinding is absolutely attrocious. Troops always seem to take the most dangerous route to where they are going -- not necessarily the longest mind you, but the way that puts twenty newly minted infantrymen running right by your opponents machine gun emplacements. Machine guns? In Dune? In the world where kinetic energy weapons are obsolete because of personal shielding technology that was one of the highlights of Herbert's "Dune" series? Yeah, machine guns. This is supposed to be how many thousands of years in the future?Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a massive improvement over Dune 2000, especially the user interface. It's very similar to StarCraft (1998), which in my opinion is a better game, but I also think... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Remy's Uncle
seller is great person would recommend buying from him and if u have any problems he is willing to help if needed :-).
I'm a big Dune Fan always have been
well i ordered the game 3 weeks ago and it still hasnt been delievered o wait its almost been a monthPublished on August 13, 2014 by john c perrin
Great game, loads of fun. Spend hours playing it. Plays well on windows XP also. I would highly recommend itPublished on April 11, 2014 by yoshi
Love this game. Came from the old Westwood Studios (makers of command and conquer). Still has such great playability for a 13 year old game.Published on April 4, 2014 by Amazon Customer
I love the game but i have to give it a low rating,seller fail to mention in description that a disc is missingPublished on July 6, 2013 by Derek Steckert
It was exactly as described , good product . Now have it on the hard drive after downloading
the updates and the no disc install program . Read more