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IGN: Empire: Total War Review

Ultimately, Empire Total War maintains the excellent fusion of thoughtful turn-based empire building and dramatic tactical action that the series is known for, and it layers many new features on those foundations to reach awesome new heights. IGN has never given a score this high before, but that's only because they have never played a game as thoroughly enjoyable as Empire Total War. Simply put, if you're a fan of strategy games, this is one game you must have in your collection.

Presentation - 9.5
Graphics - 9.0
Sound - 9.0
Gameplay - 9.5
Lasting Appeal - 10
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TheIneffableBob2710d ago

Well deserved score. Empire: Total War is an amazing game.

Agent VX2710d ago

This for me is easily the best game in the last few years. This will rank better than Mass Effect, Fallout 3, COD 4, NHL 08 and Forza 2 from recent games I have played.

I haven't pre-ordered the game, I will walk in and buy. But does anyone know why should one pay $30 more for the special edition. All I know is that there are 6 unique units, and I ain't paying that much for them. Is there more to the special Edition???

Power_Of_Flops_2710d ago

@Agent VX : that's because you don't have a PS3. With only crap coming on 360 since 2 years, of course this game is the best you can get.

ThanatosDMC2710d ago

I hate british ships! They always kill my ships. I'm still not used to ship warring. I usually break their sails first then go to the back and blast them with my cannons. It's a waste of men to try to board them unless it's a good ship.

Tiberium2710d ago

Name an rts on the ps3 that is better than this. That's right you flop at life!

TheIneffableBob2710d ago (Edited 2710d ago )

@Agent VX,
If you want the extras (campaign map, History Channel DVD, art book, extra units), then I suppose the Special Forces edition would be worth $20 more over the regular edition, but to me it's not worth it.

Agent VX2710d ago (Edited 2710d ago )

ROTFLOL!!! I have a PS3 and there hasn't been one high light reel game for me. MGS 4 was the closest thing, but it had little replay value and the online was "OK" at best.

Resistance 2 is good, but not better than COD 4.

Don't worry, even though your beloved PS3 will survive this generation, it is getting spanked by the 360 and Wii month after month. LOL... You just go play your outdated console and leave the big boys alone.

Anyway, Empire is easily something that can't be done on either the 360 or PS3, and will be awesome.

P.S. Thanks for the update TheIneffableBob. Might or might not be the extra money. I usually don't buy special editions, but Total War games are my favorite.

syanara2709d ago

being a big PS3 gamer flops u ar e wrong PS3 has no good RTS but in a way tahts a good thing cause I always thought RTS was best on the PC

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narked2710d ago

cant wait for this game, pre ordered

PimpHandHappy2710d ago

these are the only PC games i buy

consider i have only bought 4 PC games in over 4 years! 3 out of the 4 have been Total War games. I love em

Whitey2k2709d ago

i bet u a doller to a nickle that ps3 can easily pull this off there aint any game on 360 that has come to ps3 graphics compatibility's at this moment and the 360 has been out longer with alot of work i bet it will come very close just like killzone and crysis