GamesRadar writes: "The new Create-An-Officer mode is a fun feature, but the costume choices feel limited. It's as if it's been left incomplete so that more DLC can be added later on. Empires tries hard to disguise the fact it's just another dated beat-'em-up. However, it's not much of an improvement on any of the other games in the series. The strategic elements are engaging for a while, but they don't go deep enough. Bit of a shame".