From Gameplayer: Empire takes the Total War series tradition of well thought through strategy to the next level. If you're looking for unprecedented real-time combat, you're covered. If you're after a complex strategy tile with features a-plenty and ultimate control, you're catered for too. Make no mistake RTS fans; Empire: Total War is not your usual point and click combat + micro management strategy affair. If you want the most out of this game, you've got to be prepared to invest plenty of hours into it.