How many people in the world can say they helped George Washington fend off the British, and rode throughout the night with Paul Revere screaming, “The British are coming! The British are coming!” I’ll bet my knickerbockers no one alive today can bear witness to that. Empire: Total War is one of the most compelling historical games ever released in PC gaming history. I have been playing the retail version for a couple of months now and can honestly say there are still elements to be learned and discovered.
Although Empire: Total War has successfully packed the grandeur of 18th century warfare into 15 gigabytes of programming, it does have its share of bugs and glitches. Aside from its rough spots, Creative Assembly has successfully depicted the brutality and prestige of 18th century combat through its game play and cut scenes. What had started out as a simple real time strategy (RTS) series has evolved into one of the most engaging experiences any PC game can offer. Read more… »