Star Wars: Empire at War -- Gold Pack (PC, 2007)
About this product
- Product InformationJoin the fight against the Empire and the rebels in the real-time strategy PC game, Star Wars: Empire at War Gold Pack. As the special edition Gold Pack, it combines the gameplay and storylines of the original game with the expansion pack, Forces of Corruption. Featuring three different playable modes Ã¢â‚¬â€œ the storyline-based Campaign, Galactic Conquest, and Skirmish Ã¢â‚¬â€œ this battle-based game takes you above and throughout various planets from the movie franchise universe. In the Campaign mode, you are tasked with completing various missions in a linear storyline while Galactic Conquest and Skirmish let you roam the open world and complete scripted events and missions. Moreover, no matter which mode you are playing, the game plays in real time, meaning that days on the galactic map pass continually whether you are currently playing or not.
- GameStar Wars: Empire at War -- Gold Pack
- ESRB RatingT - Teen
- ESRB DescriptorFantasy Violence
- Control ElementsKeyboard,Mouse
- Release Year2007
- Game Special Features
- Two complete real-time strategy games in one package
- TWO COMPLETE EAL-TIME STRATEGY
- Two complete real-time strategy games in one package
Most relevant reviews
- kaloonzuJun 20, 2013by
Two awesome games in one package. YES.
I've always had a soft spot for RTS games, but these games didn't just make me love the genre, they turned me into a true Star Wars fan. The vanilla base game is fantastic, with two well done campaigns. The expansion pack lets you play with all the goodies you kind of missed in the first game, and the third faction is a nice addition. An expansive number of mods and occasional multiplayer keep the game endearing for quite some time.
- 16301900@delete...Oct 25, 2009by
Newer isn't always better...
OK, I bought this game because I had owned Galactic Battlegrounds (with the Age of Empires engine) and had gotten pretty good at it. Unfortunately, when I tried to find another copy I found that the price had gone through the roof and was way too much (I had purchased mine originally for $9.99.) So I looked around for a substitute and found Empire at War. It claimed to be a real time strategy game that offered command of an entire universe- sort of...
What I found was a limited sort of RTS that felt like you were in a straight jacket. There were so many restrictions over where you could go and what and where you could build. Sure, there were theoretically alot of planets to explore but you seldom got to see them because of restrictions on where you could "jump" as well as constant commands to do this or that. I thought that I was supposed to be in command here. As for the "universe", it looked like a bunch of evenly spaced billiard balls on a board game background. Not realistic at all.
This game does have the added benefit of space combat, but if you are familiar with Star Trek Armada it will not seem so new. As for the cinematic screen that enables you to watch the action as a spectator, that's just it- if you watch from that screen you are just a spectator and you give up the power to command for as long as you watch. That's not a good idea in the middle of a battle.
If I was to list one thing that I really liked it would be the ability to call down Y-Wing airstrikes- even if you do have to wait and wait for them. Why no orbital bombardment from capital ships?
It took me about three days to get from start to destruction of the Death Star because the controls and features are sufficiently different to require a learning curve. One more day and I was able to chase the imperial fleet from planet to planet until I captured the capitol by storm, and finished with the rank of General. I suppose I'll try out the Imperial and Forces of Corruption mode, though I have no real drive to go over to the dark side or to use piracy, kidnapping and bribery...
In short, I can see why the older Galactic Battlegrounds is so sought after even after Empire at War came out. They should have used the AOE engine. I am going to continue looking for an reasonably priced copy of Battlegrounds.Read full review
- 403797057@delet...May 08, 2012by
I found it
My gran son lost the Star war game and I promised him that I would buy another one. I came to Ebay and found it. It was a ease decision to buy a used one. The common sense told me, buy a used one. I gave him the game for Christmas and was a great success. I really recommend Ebay to all my friends . I give Ebay a five stars.
- 993244273@delet...Jul 02, 2011by
This game is simply amazing!
I purchased this product because I remember playing it a few years back. I bought it because I figured I'd still enjoy it and guess what, I still do. This game is a great RTS for fans and non-fans of Star Wars. The strategy aspect of galatic conquest is always fun. The campaign is definitley worth checking out for pre A New Hope events and then leading through the original movie. Sadly the campaign is short (about 10-11 campaign missions) but playing against the enemy to steal their planets definitely extends it out. Granted this game is mostly all about building military and fighting, but building structures on planets adds a sort of economic structuring. All nnd all the game is great in my personnal opinion but some people may not enjoy it. But that's alright.
- xavior117Sep 03, 2011by
Amazing game, with great game-play, and decent graphics.
Great game. Worked well with my new Windows 7 laptop. Runs well and graphics are decent. Fun game to play, enjoying corrupting plants instead of just conquering them. This feature adds a lot of fun to an already great game-play experience.