Empire: Total War

  • Empire: Total War
88
Based on 50 scores, 57 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    37
  • Good:
    7
  • Average:
    5
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • Amazing graphics.
  • Massive Battles.
  • Tons of gameplay options and replayability.

Cons:

  • 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.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Yet Another Review Site on 90

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...

By PC Authority on 83

Empire: Total War is a game that’ll appeal to history nerds and fans of previous Total War titles....

By Computeractive on 80

An epic title with plenty of combat, city management and historical battles but dull naval combat; recommended for all strategy fans...

By Good Gear Guide on 70

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....

By V3.co.uk on 100

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....

By GamePyre on 88

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...

By Sydney Morning Herald on 100

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...

By Wired UK on 70

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...

By GameZone on 90

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...

By CNET Australia on 85

This strategy sequel is incredibly deep, broad, addictive — and a bit rough around the edges....

By Play TM on 88

Creative Assembly have kept us waiting a very long time indeed. Initially rumored as a patch for the first in the Total War series, some eight years later it seems we might finally get the highly desired multiplayer campaign. Not straight out of the...

By Gameplay Monthly on 75

Empire is a definite move in the right direction for the series. The gameplay is as addictive as ever, the battles are the best to play in the series thus far, the AI still has kinks but is vastly improved, and the campaign still has a strong case...

By Stuff NZ on 90

Even by the standards of the series, Empire: Total War is epic. It takes the combined real-time and turn-based strategy, and pushes it out into the eighteenth century in style. Its bigger, and it has a hell of a lot more bang. Faced with so much...

By VideoGamer on 90

A huge amount of depth and replayability, Fantastic unit detail, The biggest, grandest Total War yet, A few bugs and...

By Pocket-lint on 90

Empire: Total War is absolute brilliance. If you’ve even the vaguest interest in PC gaming, you need to pick this...

By Hooked Gamers on 80

The war is going badly. We need a win in Lahore, or all will be lost. Our carefully planned campaign against the Mughal Empire had worked beautifully, leaving them all but defeated. Everything went according to plan until Mysore declared war and...

By Trusted Reviews on 90

Platform: PC Frankly, its almost too big to review. Give me a month off work and 10,000 words to play with, and I might just be able to give you a final and definitive verdict on Empire: Total War. As things are, youll have to settle for my...

By T3 Magazine on 100

Series veterans and budding armchair generals will adore the vastness, detail and accuracy of this ground-breaking strategy. The Creative Assembly may be singularly responsible for a new generation of...

By GamePlanet on 95

Empire: Total War is breathtaking in its scope, enthralling in its detail, and staggering in its execution. Despite one or two minor flaws, it should be considered as one of the very best strategy titles available on any...

By Games Radar on 90

This is the grandest, most spectacular work of strategy gaming on the PC. If you’ve not tackled a Total War game before, or assume that they’re not for you, we challenge you to play Empire and not be impressed, or even fundamentally changed...