Reviews for Empire Earth: Gold Edition

85

The best of the series

lachking | Jan. 24, 2014 | See all lachking's reviews »

The original Empire Earth spawned 2 sequels, but in my opinion they are both far inferior to the first game. Empire Earth 3 was a disaster of a computer game and Empire Earth 2 while solid, was very scratchy and a bit too complex. The gameplay of the original Empire Earth is very similar to that of Age of Empires: you gather resources, build an empire and conquer your enemies. The graphical style and interface is also very similar to Age of Empires but there are some large differences. There is an extra resource, iron and the game takes place in many different time periods, from Stone Age all the way up to the future and future time periods add units such as tanks and aircraft. In this pack you're getting alot of value. There are many single player campaigns to play, set in different time periods and under varying civilizations with a variety of objectives such as bringing heroes to a specific location, dominating enemies and even escaping a city. There is also a skirmish mode as well as a scenario and campaign editor. The voice acting in the campaigns is passable, but the in-game cinematics don't really work very well because they zoom right into the characters' faces and its here where the dated and blocky textures really fill the screen and to be frank, look quite horrific. (fortunately you can skip these cinematics).

Being an old game, the graphics and audio are very dated, but the gameplay mechanics are quite good. One odd feature is that the costs of advancing to the next age are extremely high. Back in Age of Empires it cost about 500 food to progress to the next age, but here in Empire Earth it is about 1200. I guess in this way the game is trying to force you to play strategically rather than just tech up quickly, but to me, this does seem a bit odd. Fortunately, you can play in different game modes which reduce this cost. Also, being a dated game, it ran very poorly on my Windows 8 computer for some reason, forcing me to run the game on my Windows 7 machine.

All things considered, this is a pretty good, although dated package. There are lots of campagins to play and many units to have fun with around different time periods. This, in my opinion is the highlight of the Empire Earth series and is a good RTS game. Just be cautious if you have a Windows 8 computer, because the game wouldn't run properly on mine.

99

One of the best RTS games to date!

gidde94 | Dec. 19, 2013 | See all gidde94's reviews »

My absolute favourite game of all time, so its impossible for me to remain imparsial. The game has serveral main campain storylines to follow. if you're interested in Alexander the great, the rise of rome or perhaps a fictional story set in future russia not to mention all the modding going on, the possebilitis are endless. Tho the graphics are laughable in comperisend to todays games it doesen't take much away from the overall "gamefeel". I highly recommend this game to enyone especially if you have ever had a passing interest of RTS games.

90

One of the best RTS's around ,even today

ConorEngelb | July 11, 2013 | See all ConorEngelb's reviews »

Navigating human history from the Prehistoric era to the distant future is daunting. And seldom happens because you're usually crushing your enemies skulls by the time you have decent weapons technology (which happens when clubs become maces). The campaigns are challenging but accessible; there are some moments of heart-pounding tension, but they seldom become heart attack inducing moments of frustration. (and the German Campaign allows you to invade the United Kingdom in the end game of World War Two, in an alternate history scenario: who wouldn't want to do that?)

By far the best part of the game, however, is the scenario editor. Events are easy to script, as long as you can figure out what "if/else" means, and you can even import US government elevation data to get your map looking exactly like the real world. Creating your own campaign, complete with voice-over and cinematics is enormously satisfying, if a little time consuming.

95

One of the best RTS games I have ever played

FlyingPotato82 | July 7, 2013 | See all FlyingPotato82's reviews »

Once I played a game called Empire:Dawn of the Modern World and everyone I showed it to said "Oh,This is like Empire Earth!".So I bought EE and started playing it.The campaign was great,really interesting and well laid out.I was really bad at the game,but it still got me really interested.The graphics were great for their time and the gameplay was just amazing.Brilliant game!

82

From the best in RTS ... of second line.

kalil | June 27, 2013 | See all kalil's reviews »

Empire Earth II has been a project whose developers aspired to so high that, in a nutshell, they neglected the ground where you have to have your feet and stumbled. An ambitious and full of additional features worthy of the title which is renowned EE2, as seasonal changes and periods of rain or sandstorm that adorn the interface. Just because these are merely arguinaldas mere decoration for a title that despite the remarkable amount of factions has not been raised as it should.

The type of units vary rarely found despite some variety of world cultures, highlighted only a couple or three special units and little else. The technological system is not as objectionable, as Rise of Nations style interface is never negative, although here not been worn with such'' technologies'', which are nothing more than bonuses to units and buildings. However, this reflects the pattern of battles without much dynamism, which is about combining and scope siege units with good melee fighters without stopping to study the characteristics of the units, which at least my eyes is unfortunate in a game like this.

The scope of diplomacy and taking territories are acceptable to some extent (diplomacy is the little that he could not openly criticize while taking territories goes with a functional and simple, nothing wrong in this case).

So when we talk about Empire Earth II, we talk about a really fun game and well adorned with some remarkable features a supple acceptably population limit (bravo) and, yes, a little too animated graphics, so that sometimes seem too little serious fighting. Remarkable as second-line title in the genre of RTS, for me does not collect any feature or'' magic'' and classics master. Worth it, but there is to look forward too ...

95

Great game, but somewhat old

zx222222286 | April 27, 2013 | See all zx222222286's reviews »

I played this for 7 years, it is certainly great

*Map editor *Interesting campaign with proper length each campaign *14 different ages form prehistoric to future

You may feel very good when you see your village grows larger and better after some time. There are proper time of developing and fighting There are also many custom maps on the internet for you to download and enjoy

The only thing is that to fight with others online you may need spend a lot time to get a match.

Recommend, this is really a good game.

81

A good classic RTS

panz3r88 | April 22, 2013 | See all panz3r88's reviews »

Empire Earth Gold is a classic RTS game: your main aim is to collect the necessary resources to create building and train an army to defeat an enemy. The best thing in Empire Earth is that you can play in very different ages, starting from the first civilization to an imaginary future age where you can fight with mechs. Every age has its own units and buildings and sometimes it's funny to try a battle between civilizations coming from different ages. The singleplayer campaigns are really long and interesting and also quite challenging at the high difficulty levels. If you want a good strategic game, Empire Earth is a good purchase