Empire Total War is a real-time strategy game published by Sega and developed by The Creative Assembly. It is the fifth game in the Total War franchise. Empire Total War was released on March 3, 2009 for Microsoft Windows platform. The Mac OS X version was released on September 13, 2012 by Feral Interactive. Linux version of the game was released on December 9, 2014.
Empire Total War features the age of eighteenth century, a raging era that is the most requested era by the fans of Total War. It is the era of revolutionary fervor, global conflict, and technological advances. The game features many interesting themes, for example, America’s struggle for independence, the Industrial Revolution, the globalization of war on sea and land, and the war to control Eastern trade routes. The game also features the debut of Naval Combat in 3D within the Total War franchise.
In campaign mode, players have to command many vast fleets or sometimes only single ships upon seascapes enriched with amazing weather and water effects that play a vital role in your outstanding victory or disgraceful defeat. After crushing your enemy with cannon fire, grapple their ship and command your soldiers as they fight on the decks.
Empire Total War features many improvements regarding the series 3D signature battles and strategic gameplay. Real-time battles are now more interesting and offer many new challenges with additional features like musket and cannon, testing players to master the new strategies and new formations due to the increasing gunpowder within warfare. Campaign map is also improved and offers improved systems for Diplomacy with agents, Trade, improved Advisors with many conversation options regarding the riches of India, a streamlined and refined UI, the untapped prospective of North America, and the disorder of Europe.
Empire Total War does not officially support cheats, but there are two unofficial methods available for applying cheats: Trainer and Cheat Engine.
Trainer will allow PC gamers to apply many cheats like unlimited gold, one turn research, super ultimate movement, repair ship guns, super ship speed, destroy enemy ships instantly, one turn construction, etc.
Cheat Engine is a bit difficult to use as compared to the trainer. However, it provides extra cheats like God mode, unlimited move point, one day recruitment, enable or disable unlimited ammo, etc.
There are 42 factions in the Grand Campaign mode of Empire Total War, but only 11 factions are playable. When the campaign’s story progresses, there is a possibility for 14 new non-playable factions to appear in the game. You can only play with the factions from year 1700 to year 1799, which are listed in the grand campaign mode.
A campaign called “Road to Independence” which consists of four episodes and acts as a tutorial campaign, also includes additional factions. When you complete the first three episodes of Road to Independence, the fourth episode is unlocked, which is similar to the grand campaign mode and offers United States as a playable faction.