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The Best And Worst Total War Games

At its best, the Total War series casts a spell over you. Your empire rises from nothing, surrounded by enemies who are poised to trample it into the dust. Each decision on the strategic level is a gamble on the immediate future, where "one more turn" isn't just a stepping-stone to a new upgrade, but a perilous step onto thin ice. Each time you take…

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To Battle! Empire & Napoleon Made Moddable

A source of what could gently be called discontent amongst the Total War community of late has been the lack of modding tools for the most recent games. Empire, Napoleon and Total War have all been bereft of official utilities to alter and add units, maps et al, which was partly a result of the relevant files being compressed and thus tricky to edit. At…

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Empire: Total War MP Beta Sign Up

The man they call SAeN brought this to our attention. We bring it to yours. Sign up for the Empire: Total War beta is now open. Options apparently include playing the entire campaign with another player, co-operating and backstabbing at will and fighting the real-time battles against the AI, or have your friend take the place of the AI. Oh - and a AI faction…

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Empire: Total War Campaign Multiplayer

Sega says that the 1 vs 1 Campaign Multiplayer Open Beta of Empire: Total War will be available to all Empire: Total War consumers globally on December 7th, via Steam. This will apparently allow two players to enter into turn-based conflicts with each other, or cooperative against the AI nations on the full grand campaign map of Empire. Thanks, Mr Sega! You will, however, have…

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Empire “Warpath” Announced For Steam

UPDATE: Trailer posted south of here. Sega send word that they will be releasing a new mini-expansion for Empire: Total War, which should allow you to forge an entertaining alternative history for the US, to be delivered on Steam. It's a North American campaign that will feature some new native North American playable factions. Sega tell us that a new "Campaign Map expands the Empire:…

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Empire: Total War DLC And 1.3 Patch

Empire's new 1.3 patch is out, and will update via internet fairy dust when you relaunch Steam. The fairly chunky list of changes and fixes can be read here. The patch includes fourteen new units to replace generic unit types for specific factions in the game. There's also DLC up on Steam, the details of which are here. The micro-expansion unlocks fourteen elite units, including…

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A Tale of Two Empires

As if more proof were needed that Febrooairy and Marrtch were months made of strategy, we hear glad tidings of little army men achieving great commercial success. Across the world (including the US, UK and Oz) last week, Dawn of War II hit the top of the PC charts like a, er, Space Marine hitting a pile of Orks with a powerfist. Or something. God,…

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Empire Total War EuroChat At 4pm

Tom "Tom Bramwell" Bramwell of Eurogamer messages me to ask if I can mention the Creative Assembly Live Interview they're doing at 4pm GMT today (i.e. 11am EST). I say yes, because I like the money Tom gives me. My loyalty is only bought by cold hard cash. That's right - you heard. It's a free for all. Whoever sends the largest wedge gets a…

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Bangalore Galore – An Empire: Total War AAR

My thoughts on Empire: Total War are still a bit jumbled. While I unjumble them (in readiness for a Wot I Think) I thought I'd share a short battle narrative with you. The following heavily illustrated After Action Report is a True and Accurate Account of the Bloody Battle of Bangalore,1714, the latest scrap from my current grand campaign. The glorious Maratha Confederacy (that's me)…

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Empire: Partial War

February is, it seems, the official month of killing tiny soldiers, and today in particular is St. Man-Squisher's Day. This fine Friday has already seen the launch of Dawn of War II - which I'm alt-tabbed from right now, excitingly - and now we also get to behold the majesty of the new Total War game. The 2 gigabyte (lawks, lummee, won't somebody please think…

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Empire: Road To Independence

More and more Empire news is turning up. Earlier in the week we heard that the multiplayer would feature a campaign mode for the first time, but there's also a trailer for a secondary, introductory single player game mode called Road To Independence. It's something like the the Alexander campaign, a limited scope campaign allowing players to play through the War Of Independence in the…

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Empire “Multiplayer Campaign” After Launch

A post over on the Sega UK site reveals that the multiplayer for Empire: Total War will be released after the main game, free to purchasers of the main game. There will be a testing period and "an opportunity to participate in the 1 versus 1 multiplayer campaign mode beta will be made available to all Empire Total War buyers post release." A multiplayer campaign…

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Total War: The Campaign Map

This latest trailer for Creative Assembly's 18th-century strategise 'em up shows off the fancy new campaign map, where your turn-based exploits are now even more intricate that ever. The footage shows off the increased depth of empire-building, with trade-routes, politicking, resource-controls, and your murderous agent fellows. If intrigued, why not read our interview with the lead designer chap?

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Empire: Total War, An Interview

Not all empires are built in intergalactic space, you know. Some are built in history, and that's the subject of this latest interview: matters pertaining to the latest strategic behemoth from the British studio, Creative Assembly. We chart some of the major differences between this and previous games, with particular attention paid to the turn-based campaign map and the radical changes brought about by the…

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Empire: Total War: Land Battles Trailer

Oh boy, this is the big one for strategy types. The land battles trailer for Empire: Total War shows those 18th century musketeers in action, with the ultra-detailed new battle maps that allow proper use of terrain, and of buildings. The game is coming up in February 2009 and I'm already writing off most of the month's potential productivity... We should have more detailed info…

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I See No Ships (trad)

Actually, for the first time, you do (also trad). Sega have released some actual in-game footage of the much-anticipated Empire: Total War. On any other day, it'd be the most exciting naval-vessel news of day, except for the story Jim's just posted of a similar nautical bent. But we're still pretty excited. Video and commentary beneath the cut...

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RPS-ish At-ish E3: Day 3 – Sega

I’ve just passed the mid-point of E3, and by this point, no matter how hard I try, it’s all starting to blend together. It’s at this point that you might start to hallucinate that everything you’ve seen was actually all just the same game - a music title set in a decaying city that featured instrument peripherals with hundreds of buttons. Thankfully I’ve kept it…

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Empire Total War: It’s Got Boats In It

I quite passionately believe that the game should be named as above. I'm assuming CA have read that and are redesigning the packaging accordingly. Point being, there's a cinematic trailer for it (read: no in-game footage), suggesting quite strongly that you'll be able to end ship battles by a planet-sized giant crushing them all with a map.

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