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Total War: EMPIRE – Definitive Edition

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About Total War: EMPIRE – Definitive Edition

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Complete your Total War collection with this Definitive Edition of Total War: EMPIRE, which includes all DLC and feature updates since the game’s release:

Take on the Warpath Campaign and lead one of 5 new Native American factions in an epic war to defend your lands and drive out the invaders.

Build up your armies with the Elite Units of the East, Elite Units of the West, Elite Units of America and the Special Forces Units & Bonus Content packs, which together add over 50 elite new units.

Total War: EMPIRE Definitive Edition offers hundreds and hundreds of hours of absorbing gameplay and every bit of content made for the game. See below for full details.

About Total War: EMPIRE

Control the land, command the seas, forge a new nation, and conquer the globe.

Total War: EMPIRE takes the Total War franchise to the eighteenth century Age of Enlightenment a time of political upheaval, military advancements, and radical thought, captured in stunning detail.

Total War: EMPIRE introduces a host of revolutionary new features, including true 3D naval combat. For the first time in the Total War series, you will be able to intuitively command single ships or vast fleets upon seascapes rich with extraordinary water and weather effects that play a huge role in your eventual glorious success or ignominious defeat. After pummelling your enemy with cannon fire, close in to grapple their ship and prepare to board, taking control of your men as they fight hand-to-hand on the decks of these wooden behemoths.

In addition, Total War: EMPIRE will see further enhancements to the Total War series’ signature 3D battles and turn-based campaign map. Real-time battles will pose new challenges with the addition of cannon and musket, challenging players to master new formations and tactics as a result of the increasing role of gunpowder within warfare. And the Campaign Map, the heart of Total War introduces a variety of new and upgraded elements, including new systems for Trade, Diplomacy and Espionage with agents; a refined and streamlined UI; improved Advisors; and a vastly extended scope, taking in the riches of India, the turbulence of Europe and, for the first time, the untapped potential of the United States of America.

About The Warpath Campaign

A new detailed North American Campaign Map expands the Total War: EMPIRE experience, with 5 brand new Native American factions, new units and technologies.

Experience battles in the new Warpath Campaign and lead one of the 5 new factions in an epic war to defend your lands and drive out the invaders. Or take these units and their unique strengths into multiplayer battles.

  • 5 New Playable Factions including the Iroquois, Huron, Plains, Pueblo and Cherokee nations.
  • Expanded North American Territories - A new, more detailed North American Campaign Map featuring new regions and a new start date.
  • New Elite Units including Mohawk Elite Warriors, Cheyenne Dog Soldiers, Navajo Scout Warriors and many more.
  • Two New Agent Types - Infiltrate enemy territory with the new Shaman unit and sabotage the opposition with the cunning Scout.
  • 18 New Tribal Technologies including Spirit Medicine, the Call of the Wild and Dreamwalking creating a brand new tribal technology tree.
  • New Winning Objectives for each of the playable factions.

About Elite Units of the East

The Elite Units of the East adds 12 new elite units to the Maratha and Ottoman factions and expands the map further East than any previous Total War game.

Most of these soldiers' expertise developed on the battlefield - some are fearsome brigands, others of them are drawn from a strong academic background, learned warriors.

They will provide a vast array of tactical options: intimidating and cowing your enemies.

  • Haydut Irregulars (Ottoman Empire)
  • Wallachian Boyars (Ottoman Empire)
  • Bosnian Panduks (Ottoman Empire)
  • Circassian Armoured Cavalry (Ottoman Empire)
  • Armenian Archers (Ottoman Empire)
  • Libyan Kuloglu (Ottoman Empire)
  • Palestinian Auxiliaries (Ottoman Empire)
  • Cairo Janissaries (Ottoman Empire)
  • Mounted Nizam-I-Cedit (Ottoman Empire)
  • Rajput Zamindars (Maratha)
  • Poligars (Maratha)
  • Barawardi (Maratha)

About Elite Units of the West

The Elite Units of the West introduces 14 completely unique units from all the major Western factions. Featuring all new infantry and cavalry units, equipped with the best weapons and having undergone the most rigorous of training, the Elite Units of the West bring even more options on the battlefield to all tacticians seeking to defeat their enemies.

  • Hungarian Grenadiers (Austria)
  • Horse Guards (Britain)
  • Swiss Guards (France)
  • Blue Guards (United Provinces)
  • Gardes du Corps (United Provinces)
  • Guard Grenadiers (Poland-Lithuania)
  • 2nd Hussars (Prussia)
  • Bosniaks (Prussia)
  • Frei-Korps (Prussia)
  • Gardes à cheval (Russia)
  • Siemenovski Foot Guards (Russia)
  • Walloon Guards (Spain)
  • Legion of the United States (United States)
  • US Marines (United States)

About Elite Units of America

The Elite Units of America adds 15 new elite units to the American, British and French factions of Total War: EMPIRE. In the last half of the 18th century, the political upheaval from thirteen of British Colonies in North America ultimately led to the 1776 Declaration of Independence and changed History forever. The 15 units have all played a major part in the American Revolution. Though their background owes a lot to European military traditions, their identity is tied to the destiny of the United States and gave these men courage and audacity like no other soldier on the battlefield.

  • 1st Delaware (United States)
  • 1st Maryland (United States)
  • 2nd Continental Light Dragoons (United States)
  • 2nd New York (United States)
  • 33rd Foot (Britain)
  • Brunswick Dragoons (Britain)
  • Hessian Grenadiers (Britain)
  • King’s Royal Regiment of New York (Britain)
  • Lee’s Legion (United States)
  • Morgan’s Provisional Rifle Corp (United States)
  • Pulaski’s Legion (United States)
  • Royal Deux-Ponts Regiment (France)
  • Royal Welch Fusiliers (Britain)
  • Company of Select Marksmen/Fraser’s Rangers (Britain)
  • Tarleton’s Light Dragoons (Britain)

About Special Forces Units & Bonus Content

The Special Forces Units introduces six of the most influential military forces of the 18th Century. True to the period, these exclusive elite units become available on the campaign map via a certain faction or once a specific geographical region is under control. This pack also includes three more exclusive Elite Units.

  • HMS Victory
  • Rogers' Rangers
  • Ottoman Organ Gun
  • Ghoorkas
  • Corso Terrestre Guerillas
  • Bulkeley's Regiment
  • Death's Head Hussars
  • The USS Constitution
  • The Dahomey Amazons

Game Details

Release Date:
March 03, 2009
Developers:
The Creative Assembly
Creative Assembly
Publisher:
SEGA
Rating:
PEGI rating of 16
Supported Languages:
English +
Franchise:
Total War
Genres:
Strategy
Grand Strategy

RTS
Themes:
Historical
Military

War

Tactical
Collection:
War Strategy
Features:
Steam Achievements
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Product Requirements

  • Supported OS: Windows® XP Service Pack 2 or Windows Vista™
  • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel® Pentium® or greater or AMD® Athlon® equivalent CPU
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM (XP,) 2 GB RAM (Vista™)
  • Graphics: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible hardware accelerated video card with shader version 2.0 support, 256 MB video memory
  • Display: Minimum screen resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels
  • Sound: Directx9.0c compatible sound card
  • Hard Drive: 15 GB free hard disk space formatted as NTFS
  • Peripherals: Windows compatible mouse and keyboard

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A bold change in the Total War line-up

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Something of a pivotal title in the Total War series, falling between Medieval 2 and Napoleon. This game looks and plays much better than Medieval 2, although I do miss the speeches from the commanders at the start of the battles. Other than that, I enjoyed this a lot more than Medieval 2. The world map is much prettier, and even has sound effects if you zoom in, frogs in swampy Florida, bird calls and wind in the alpine north. You take control of one of many colonial powers and attempt to conquer the known world. The short story campaign is the American Revolutionary War, starting with the British fighting the French, and ending with the free US states finishing off the remaining indigenous peoples and taking their place as a world power. The battles take a bit of getting used to after Medieval 2, most units carry muskets, and have a specific firing arc, so it's important to line your troops up correctly to maximise their coverage, and minimise friendly fire. Artillery has much more of a role, in Medieval 2, it's really only useful to knock down castle walls, in Empire, that's less of a worry, infantry can now easily scale fortress walls with grappling hooks and ropes. However artillery is now very effective again Calvary units for some reason. And lethal to troops at close range if you switch to firing grape shot. Also, the game now has tactical ship battles as well! A welcome addition, but I actually found that once it got beyond 2 or 3 ships on each side, the naval battles got long and dull, and at one point I had a large ship battle that would always crash after about 30 minutes, and was forced to use auto-resolve to get past it. There is now a technology tree! Built schools to increase your research points. Tech is the gateway to specific buildings and upgrades to regions and troops, as well as better troops. For example, the canister shot, (grape shot), for your cannon requires a fairly early advance. Diplomacy has been streamlined somewhat, diplomat characters no longer exist. I found the diplomacy was less random than Medieval 2, I didn't have old allies turning on me for no reason.
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Can't wait to play it for the 4th of July!

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When I saw total war I expected a great and challenging game, but what I got was so much more. The realism in this total war is almost to real sometimes. I thoroughly enjoy it.
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Somewhere in the middle. 66% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 29% of GameFAQs users said Total War: EMPIRE – Definitive Edition is Tough or Unforgiving.
According to PEGI, Total War: EMPIRE – Definitive Edition is suitable for players aged 16 and above.
Yes, Total War: EMPIRE – Definitive Edition is not fully Steam Deck Verified but the publisher says it is "Playable" on Steam Deck.
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • Some functionality is not accessible when using the default controller configuration, requiring use of the touchscreen or virtual keyboard, or a community configuration
  • Some in-game text is small and may be difficult to read
  • This game sometimes shows mouse, keyboard, or non-Steam-Deck controller icons
  • Entering some text requires manually invoking the on-screen keyboard
  • Supported OS: Windows® XP Service Pack 2 or Windows Vista™
  • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel® Pentium® or greater or AMD® Athlon® equivalent CPU
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM (XP,) 2 GB RAM (Vista™)
  • Graphics: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible hardware accelerated video card with shader version 2.0 support, 256 MB video memory
  • Display: Minimum screen resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels
  • Sound: Directx9.0c compatible sound card
  • Hard Drive: 15 GB free hard disk space formatted as NTFS
  • Peripherals: Windows compatible mouse and keyboard

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PC System Requirements
MINIMUM:
Supported OS: Windows® XP Service Pack 2 or Windows Vista™
Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel® Pentium® or greater or AMD® Athlon® equivalent CPU
Memory: 1 GB RAM (XP,) 2 GB RAM (Vista™)
Graphics: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible hardware accelerated video card with shader version 2.0 support, 256 MB video memory
Display: Minimum screen resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels
Sound: Directx9.0c compatible sound card
Hard Drive: 15 GB free hard disk space formatted as NTFS
Peripherals: Windows compatible mouse and keyboard

Mac System Requirements
MINIMUM:
OS: 10.11.6 (as of version 1.4)
Processor:2.0 GHz
Memory:4GB Memory
Graphics:256MB*
Hard Drive:20GB HD space
Other Requirements: The following graphics cards are not supported: ATI X1xxx series, Intel GMA series and NVIDIA 7xxx series.
Pre 10.11.6 Users: Players using a version of OS X before 10.11 can access a compatible version of the game via the Beta tab in the game’s properties window. Select the ‘Mac 1.3 - Use for legacy OS X’ branch for a version that is compatible with 10.9.3 up to 10.11.2.

Linux System Requirements
MINIMUM:
OS: Steam OS or Ubuntu 14.04.1 (64 bit required)
Processor: 2GHz
Memory: 4GB Memory
Graphics: 512MB*
Hard Drive:18GB HD space
Other Requirements: Nvidia 600 series+, AMD 6000 series+, Intel Iris Pro.
IMPORTANT: Requires 64bit OS to play.

The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 61 hours. 83% of users played Total War: EMPIRE – Definitive Edition for over 40 hours.
100% of Fanatical users recommend Total War: EMPIRE – Definitive Edition. The average review score is 4.7/5
Total War: EMPIRE – Definitive Edition was released on March 03, 2009
Total War: EMPIRE – Definitive Edition is published by SEGA
Total War: EMPIRE – Definitive Edition was developed by The Creative Assembly and Creative Assembly
Fanatical users tagged Total War: EMPIRE – Definitive Edition as Strategy, Grand Strategy, and RTS
Fanatical users tagged Total War: EMPIRE – Definitive Edition as Historical, Military, War, and Tactical
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Total War: EMPIRE – Definitive Edition as Strategy
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Total War: EMPIRE – Definitive Edition as Grand Strategy
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Total War: EMPIRE – Definitive Edition as RTS

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