Empire Earth 2: Gold Edition
Empire Earth II Gold Edition includes the original Empire Earth and the official expansion, Empire Earth II: The Art of Supremacy.
Empire Earth II:
Prepare to serve up worldwide conquest on an epic scale once again with Empire Earth II. Become the greatest conqueror of all time by creating, building and forging the grandest of all empires as you progress through 15 epochs that span more than 10,000 years of history. Introducing new units, powers and leaders through 3 expansive campaigns, Empire Earth II will once again set the standard for real-time strategy games with the latest technology and features that expand both the single-player and multiplayer experience.
- A Battle for the Ages - Relive more than 10,000 years of history as you lead one of 14 different civilizations spanning 3 distinct campaigns that feature all-new units, powers and leaders under your control.
Advanced Opposition - Challenge an all-new reactive and dynamic artificial intelligence system that will adapt to your every move and test the limits of your strategic warfare knowledge.
Enhanced Environmental Realism - Adapt to ever-changing weather conditions and constantly revolving seasons that will impact your civilization's growth and necessitate new tactical initiatives.
Revolutionary Multiplayer - Engage your opponents over a LAN or the Internet within nine types of games featuring improved tournament support and all-new features including a new reward system for demonstrating superior military, economic, and empire-expanding strategies and a tactical planning map to coordinate efforts with your team.
Improved Management Systems - Simplify your resource management with an advanced Picture-in-Picture (PIP) system that will allow you to maintain distinct control over various regions of your civilization in real-time. That, along with the all-new citizen manager system and revamped research system, will alleviate the need to micro-manage your civilization during the heat of battle.
Empire Earth II: Art of Supremacy:
Empire Earth II: The Art of Supremacy will return gamers to the front lines of the greatest battles in history with new civilizations at their command, new campaigns and a host of new features that make this year's best strategy game more addicting than ever. Bold victories on far-off battlefields, from wintry Russian plains to scorching African deserts, will establish the player's undisputable reputation as the world's greatest leader - past, present and future.
- Two new modes, including Fealty Mode, where players on the ropes can declare "fealty," to become a permanent ally or vassal to another player; and Tug-of-War Mode, where multiple battles are fought across three, five, or seven maps with ultimate victory coming from defeating a foe on their home map.
- Three new globe-spanning campaigns will allow gamers to relive more of mankind's most legendary moments, from the time of the Pharaohs to the reign of Napoleon.
- Ten new combat units, including Zulu Warriors, Russian Howitzers, and Rafale Stealth fighters, with which to conquer the world's most powerful foes.
- Upgrades from regular units to powerful Heroes in victory.
- The ability to conquer, assimilate or ally with Native Tribes.
- New persistent units that will remain and retain upgrades across multiple scenarios.
- New strategies to master in new game modes, with advanced units and additional civilizations.
- A new editor that allows the player to create unique custom civilizations.
- A streamlined and improved multiplayer matchmaking interface.
An absolute classicDez | Nov. 8, 2013 | See all Dez's reviews »
No real time strategy game matches the scope and breadth of time periods like the empire earth series. Think of it as a cross over between Age of Empires and the Civilization games, the former's game style with the latter's time periods and more complicated technology trees. The combat is more complex than AoE because there are airplanes and nuclear weapons (which can be used to absolutely WREAK another player) and all kinds of more modern units. This game is the definitive RTS (most assuredly of its kind as in not competitive ala starcraft) IMO, and its dirt cheap especial when on sale.
Old and excellentChauci | May 31, 2013 | See all Chauci's reviews »
This is an old one, but it has so many different units for you to use and so many different factions to try. The graphics have aged rather well and still presents the game well enough for you to enjoy it. It is a mix of Age of empires and civilization and as such will let you decide what to research and how to do so. It is always exciting to reach a new age and receive the new units.
Pretty Good RTSlachking | May 10, 2013 | See all lachking's reviews »
Empire Earth 2 is a pretty old game now but it still is quite good. In most respects, Empire Earth 2 is Age of Empires and Civilization put together and works well for the most part. There are a variety of different campaigns and many different factions each with different bonuses and unique units. A standard skirmish or online game can take you through the ages from stone age times all the way to the future and it can be fun to fight your way through time using units of different time periods. The game also has weather effects such as rain which can alter the state of battle and the effectiveness of units. The battle plans interface is also interesting and allows you to coordinate an attack properly with AI teammates. The expansion pack improves the game by adding more units, factions and a tug of war game mode. The expansion also allows you to upgrade regular units to heroes, making them more effective in combat. In terms of presentation, the game is solid but not outstanding. The graphics are quite good, and the added picture in picture gives you an extra set of eyes on the battlefield. The music is also solid, containing a variety of different tracks suited to the civilization you’re playing. The sound effects however, are a bit of a letdown and mainly just consist of generic explosions, dying sounds and repeated unit dialogue. At the end of the day, this package is quite good, but also a bit dated. A good hybrid of Age of Empires and Civilization.
great strategy gamessasu33 | April 28, 2013 | See all sasu33's reviews »
One of the greatest strategy games I play well it's true that the graphics are good but aging Still there are beautiful now the gameplay is superb there are several very interesting campaign so we can say that life is really great! super short games of a best AOE!