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Star Wars®: Empire At War

By Aspyr Media, Inc.

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From the lives of soldiers to the deaths of planets, you are the supreme galactic commander. It is a time of galactic civil war. Take up the reins of the Rebellion or assume control for the Empire. Whichever you choose, it will be up to YOU to steer your side to ultimate victory. Command everything from individual troops to starships and even the mighty Death Star as you execute campaigns on the ground, in space and across the galaxy. Forget tedious resource gathering – just jump straight into the heart of the action. You can even change Star Wars history! Every decision affects your next battle and every battle helps shape the fate of the galaxy.

* Conquer or liberate over 80 ground and space locations including Kashyyyk, Tatooine and Dagobah – each with its own strategic advantage.
* Command iconic Star Wars characters such as Obi-Wan Kenobi, Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader and Boba Fett.
* Pit X-wings against TIE fighters or command an entire fleet of Star Destroyers in space. Then send down land forces to secure the planet below.

* Star Wars®: Empire at War™ for Mac App is LAN only multiplayer.

* If you are experiencing crashes on an NVIDIA in OSX 10.8, please click the support link at the top right of this page. Your info could help us solve the issue!

LucasArts and the LucasArts logo are registered trademarks of Lucasfilm Ltd. © 1990-2014 Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. & ® or TM as indicated. © 2013 Aspyr Media, Inc. All rights reserved.

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In order to run the game with satisfactory performance, your Mac must meet these minimum system requirements: CPU Processor: Intel chipset / 1.8 GHz / Memory: 512 MB / Hard Disk Space: 4.0 GB free disk space / (ATI): Radeon X1600 or better; (NVidia): GeForce 7300 / 128 MB VRam or higher / Multiplayer: LAN (TCP/IP) play supported.

Notice: The following Integrated video chipsets are not supported: GMA 950 / GMA X3100
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What's New in Version 1.0.8

- Lion (10.7) Issue: Fix a crash on launch if particular system fonts were unavailable
- Lion (10.7) Issue: Fix a crash when loading save games


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Customer Reviews

Star Wars as Real Time Strategy

This may be an old game, and in terms of strategy, it may be nothing new, but it's Star Wars as RTS that's done well and runs great. I've been playing on a 2009 MacBook Pro, with better specs then required, and have had no problems with crashing or loading times. In fact, I've been very impressed by how quickly the game loads (less then 30 seconds for me), I have casual games that take longer. I have to admit I was a little let down with the graphics (its obvious it's an older game), but they work well enough; the killer soundtrack makes up for the older look of the game. No regrets buying this at all, though I did get it on sale for 8 bucks a few months back and I would advise anyone considering buying it to wait for a sale; 30 bucks is a steep price for any digital game download, even a high quality game like this.

A must for Star Wars fans

Very fun game, and a must for fans of Star Wars, RTS games, 4X (explore, expand, exploit, exterminate) games.

The game plays like a mix of Sins of a solar empire (4X), Homeworld (space RTS), and Starcraft (ground RTS), but with the familiar Star Wars lore. Its parts are not as good as other specialized games: galactic expansion is not as sophisticated as Sins, space RTS is inferior to Homeworld, and space RTS is inferior to Starcraft). But in this game everything is integrated. Galactic conquest and resource management affects tech/resource available for both space and land battles.

The campaign mode is pretty fun.

Random galaxy generation and more terrains would raise replay value. Also, 2 factions tend to make predictable tactics.

The latest version is very stable, and crashes are very rare. Runs fine on Macbook Air.

Thanks apple

Star Wars EAW has been my longtime favorite pc game, and I was overjoyed to find it on the mac app store. At first I was dissappointed that the game crashed when I tried to load my progress with the Empire (they are better). I sent an error report, not expecting anything to happen. Well guess what, an update came out within a month fixing it. I am amazed at apple's great service. The game is awesome because when you turn up the graphics it is amazing quality of explosions and such. I also love the great, fast paced battles. There is nothing like having an overwhelming rebel force invade your planet and using turrets and guerrila tactics, wiping them out. Wether you are a strategy game fan, Star Wars fan, or just love a good battle, you will like Star Wars Empire At War.

Star Wars®: Empire At War
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  • $19.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: Aug 23, 2011
  • Version: 1.0.8
  • Size: 2.29 GB
  • Languages: English, French, German
  • Seller: Aspyr Media (iDP)
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Frequent/Intense Realistic Violence
  • Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Compatibility: OS X 10.6.6 or later

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