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Game #368
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Empire    View all Top Dogs in this genre
War   Hex or tile-based

Rating: 8.28 (292 votes)

Empire box cover

Empire screenshot
Mark Baldwin and Walter Bright's groundbreaking wargame deservedly received public acclaim over a decade ago, but it has sadly faded from the collective gaming memory to such a large extent that it's more or less an underdog now. Arguably the most influential wargame ever, Empire ranks among the first -- and finest -- wargames that introduced combined arms, replenishments, and other realistic elements to the computer for the first time. A true classic.

Note: Walter Bright, designer of the original 1978 version of Empire and copyright holder of the Interstel version, has kindly released the game as freeware. More information on his homepage below, which has the game for download as well as the Windows 95/98 version and links to many unauthorized versions.

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Mark Baldwin
Developer: Interstel
Publisher: Freeware
Year: 1987
Software Copyright: Walter Bright
Theme: Alternate History
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
Where to get it:
Related Links: Walter Bright's Empire Page
If you like this game, try: Empire Deluxe for Windows, UMS II: Nations at War, Global Conquest

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