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Star Wars: Empire At War Reviewed
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MacUser UK has posted a new review of Star Wars: Empire at War, a strategy title which puts players in control of ground and space warfare in the Star Wars universe. Set during the time period of the original move trilogy, Empire at War lets players join the Empire or Rebellion in a struggle to conquer the galaxy. Mac User gave the game a score of 4 out of 5.

From the review:

Rather than focusing on one aspect of the Star Wars mythology, Empire at War takes on the whole kaboodle. The setting is the Galactic Civil War, shortly before the beginning of the first film (that is, Episode IV, not the one with that insufferable Jar Jar Binks). You play the role of either the Rebel Alliance or the Galactic Empire, and are involved in every strategic aspect of the campaign, from unit production and movement around the galaxy, down to leading a band of soldiers into battle.

The result can best be described as galactic SimCity meets Command & Conquer with Stormtroopers. And for the most part, it works well. The galactic level of gameplay is fundamental to the success of your campaign, although not always that exciting. You move your forces between planets, and use your budget to set up facilities on them, such as barracks and factories, or space stations in their orbits.

As your army grows, you will use it to conquer other planets in the galaxy. If a planet is owned by your enemy, you'll need to fight their forces in orbit before moving down to conquer the planet itself. And it's in these battles where the real excitement of Empire
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