Star Wars®: Empire At War
By Aspyr Media, Inc.
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YOU ARE THE SUPREME GALACTIC COMMANDER
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!
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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
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.
This game is an excellent purchase
When I first purchased this game, I was afraid that I would only play it for a little while, then I would forget it. This was not the case. Even though I forgot about it for two years, I came back to it, and enjoyed it even more than I had when I first played it. Although there are some obvious bugs, like the lethargic Bothans on the Planet Bothan, or the scroll-jam glitch in the galactic map, these bugs do not make the game unplayable, and can be solved without any expert assistance. This game is one of the best RTS games on the market. It has beautiful graphics, amazing end-movie scenes, and epically realistic game-play. It’s seems exactly like how the wars would have been fought in Star Wars if they were real. I strongly reccommend this game to any RTS fan. And hopefully they will release the expansion Thrawn’s Revenge soon.
Would be better with DLC
Pretty good, but would be better with DLC. One thing to keep in mind is that you can’t really sandbox as the rebels on the largest map. The game ends after the death star is built (and possibly destroyed), so the clock is ticking. Thus, in the largest campaign, you can’t ever get more than a few of the highest end units, the game ends too soon. This is a little rough for those of us who like to take our time in a long campaign.
One minor annoyance, saving the game takes ages (even with an SSD and a fast computer), and the thing auto-saves before every battle. Expect a lot of 10 second pauses because of this, they add up to mild annoyance. Also, some of the loading is pretty slow. Again, this is true even with a fast SSD, so it basically just a bug, no reason it should take so long.
Solid game, with some rough edges.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Aug 23, 2011
- Version: 1.0.8
- Size: 2.29 GB
- Languages: English, French, German
- Seller: Aspyr Media (iDP)
- © 1990-2014 Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd.
Compatibility: OS X 10.6.6 or later