Tons of gameplay options and replayability.
Future multiplayer could be amazing.
Excellent changes to empire map.
"Road to Revolution" campaign.
Fun new factions.
Naval units add new strategic layer.
Where before the series mostly focused on Europe on this one they unleash the world, allowing you to take on the America's, India, the Middle East, and faithful Europe.
Naval unit movement and combat is a bit iffy.
Interface and information screens still a bit confusing.
By Yet Another Review Site on September 07, 2009
There really is only one way to play this game, total darkness, wearing a beret and trench coat featuring many toy medals. Creative Assembly since 2000 have brought out the arm chair general in all of us, countless hours are swept away in dust as I...90
By PC Authority on May 22, 2009
Empire: Total War is a game that’ll appeal to history nerds and fans of previous Total War titles....83
By Computeractive on May 19, 2009
An epic title with plenty of combat, city management and historical battles but dull naval combat; recommended for all strategy fans...80
By Good Gear Guide on April 28, 2009
GamePro’s local historical wartime buff Andrew enjoyed this promising, if flawed Total War title, and totes it as the best one in the series, even with its problems....70
By V3.co.uk on April 07, 2009
Sega’s popular Total War strategy series has already spanned hundreds of years of history, from feudal Japan to the Roman era and medieval times.The latest entry brings the franchise right up to the age of enlightenment....100
By GamePyre on March 21, 2009
SEGA and Creative Assembly had outdone themselves with this release. Empire Total War is by far the best game of the Total War series but it is also one of the best strategy games ever. If youre looking for a relaxing, easy game to fill up some of...88
By Sydney Morning Herald on March 19, 2009
Thanks to the Total War strategy game series, weve already conquered feudal Japan, mastered medieval Europe and ruled the Roman Republic. So building up an 18th-century empire should be as easy as pie. Of course, the brilliance of these games is...100
By Wired UK on March 19, 2009
Sweden is in trouble. Russia is looking menacing over to the east, and fighting rages through St Petersburg's streets. Denmark's armies are lining up on the Norwegian border, and as if to compound the problem, now Poland wants a piece of Swedish...70
By GameZone on March 16, 2009
Empire: Total War isn’t perfect, and it can be tedious at times. On the whole, it manages to pull off everything you’ve ever wanted in an RTS, and delivers even more. Top...90
By CNET Australia on March 13, 2009
This strategy sequel is incredibly deep, broad, addictive — and a bit rough around the edges....85