So here’s my review of the latest release in the Total War series, Empire: Total War, available on the PC. Yes this is the 5th installment in the Total War series and is easily the best. This game is simply awesome! It uses all the past Total War advancements and adds some new ones to make a running an empire as smooth as a finely polished bayonet.
So this installment takes place in the 18th century, the 1700’s for the laymen, and you get to choose from a select group of major nations of the era (mostly European). After you select which nation you want to play, it’s on to the conquering! The goal of this game is to conquer and hold certain parts of the world by a certain year. Did you want to take the British empire to the heights of glory? Take on the challenge of forging the United States into a power to be feared? Then put down that stale pizza and get this game! If games about war were a group of musicians that millions of women would throw their bras at, then this game would be The Beatles. I mean you get to command legions of troops on land and fleets of towering ships, and the ease of which shows how much great effort was put into making this game.
You can master trade, war, and diplomacy (for the faint of heart) to reach your goal. The graphics in this game are spectacular, the game play is easy, and the addiction to playing this game can ruin any relationship! AWESOME! I give this game a 9.5, as the only issue is that you may need to invest in a decent PC to experience the game as it was meant to be…..and remember, war is hell!
Until next time, game on!
Author: Absolute Paul
I’m originally from Santa Monica, California, so I dig the sunshine. I like most things sci-fi in nature and tend to write/speak about such things. I joined Project Happening along with my other three cohorts to bring our perspective on interesting subject matter to the fore…this should be an interesting journey…