Empires Dawn of the Modern War review by Al Giovetti


By Al Giovetti
Genre:historical real time strategy
Release:Fall (October 22) 2003
Developer: Stainless Steel Studios
Programming Leads:Keith Patella, Scott Marison
Programming Team:Chad Dawson, Dan Higgins, Vincent Mysliwiec, Bob Scott, Greg Seegert, Shawn Shoemaker, Todd Smith, Brian Stephens, Michael Tatro, Eric Walsh
Art Lead:Steve Ashley
Art Assistant Lead:Mark Rochefort
Art QA:Mark Rubin
Art Team: Paul Brandl, Josh Buck, Jeff Carroll, Jason Childress, Eric Dannerhoj, Jeff De Puy, Sergei Gourski, Stephen Guberski, Jeremiah Hennon, Brent Kim, David L. Sanhueza, Cory Strader, Ralph K. Thompson, Nathan Wright
Design Lead :Jon Alenson
Designer: Rick Goodman
Multiplayer Design Lead: Richard Bishop
Multiplayer Designers: Mike Echino, Jon Ebbert, Shawn Frison, Eric Holmberg-Weidler, Nate Jacques, Dan Lyskins, Ben Wilson, Carlos Rivera, Scott Files
Scenerio Design:Dennis Bachman, Lee Eisenhuth, Gordon Farrell, Greg Harty, Ben Schneider, Tim "Hank" Scott, Christopher Theriault
Single Player Design: Jonathan Hight
Publisher: Activision Publishing, Incorporated
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Empires Dawn of the Modern War

Summary * History * Company Line * Game Play * Plot * Graphics * Animation * Voice Actors * Music Score * Sound Effects * Utilities * Multi-player Features * Cheats, Hints, and Walkthrough * Journalists * References * Letters



Company Line

From renowned game designer Rick Goodman and respected game developer Stainless Steel Studios comes a detailed RTS that lets you completely command unique, historically accurate civilizations-from China to Germany to the United States.

From the Medieval Age to World War II, lead your nation to dominate the globe.

Each civilization's strengths and weaknesses affect the gameplay experience. Your ability to adapt to these differences is only one of the challenges you will face as a world leader.

Command battles with historically accurate units and abilities over land, sea and air. From a cavalry charge to a surprise air strike, you will know what it truly means to rule one of the world's greatest empires.

Game Play

This is a very unusual real time strategy game. There are a large number of history lessons in the form of cut scenes in this product. Some entire battles are stopped or even fought in cut scenes.


Follow Richard the Lionhearted's rise to the throne of England amid the treachery of Prine Henry, Prince John and the King of France. As Admiral Yi, help defend Korea against the Korean Rebels and the Japanese invasion. As General Patton you march against the Axis powers in North Africa and Europe, racing to reach Germany and to destroy the Italian Atomic Bomb discovery that is being developed by the Germans.

The box implies there is a World War one scenerio but there is not. Gemers are free to develop there own World War I battles with the editor included in the box.


Three dimensional graphics with a top down perspective.


Voice Actors

Music Score

Sound Effects


Multi-player Features


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