Empire Earth: The Art of Conquest
IT'S inevitable that every mildly successful game will be followed by a money-spinning expansion at some point, and Empire Earth is no exception. The only problem is, when you've covered the entire history of man's evolution and even ventured into the future with the Nano Tech age, where can you possibly go next? The answer, as you may have guessed, is outer space.
The Art Of Conquest expands on the theme of the original game by offering you the opportunity to spread your empire beyond Earth's boundaries. You can do this when you reach the new epoch, the Space Age. The new epoch brings with it new units and buildings and makes an already massive game experience even bigger still. This in itself is a worthy addition to the Empire Earth experience, but the best reason for buying this expansion perhaps lies in what was already there in the first place...
The graphics from the original game have been given a complete workover, and it shows right from the start of the game. All the units are more detailed and crisp, as are the buildings and the general environment. Empire Earth now has a touch of professionalism and polish about it that was noticeably missing when it was originally released, although units still look a bit blocky when you zoom in close. Overall though, the significant upgrade in presentation is worth the asking price in itself.
The Final Frontier
The new Space Age is as engrossing and playable as all the previous epochs and takes over nicely where the Nano Tech age left off. Don't expect miracles straight off though. Initially the Space Age feels pretty much like the Nano Age with the obvious exception of a few new units. You'll have to play a fair way into it to get the most out of it, and discover the major differences.
The Art Of Conquest then, is more than an expansion: it's an upgrade to many aspects of the original game. You have to wonder why they didn't do it this way in the first place. Cynics would suggest the original was rushed, but we are far too nice to suggest anything like that...
Download Empire Earth: The Art of Conquest
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP