Empire Earth

Empire Earth

Empire Earth is probably my favorite real-time strategy game, even though it is a bit old, since it was released in 2001. You can imagine the graphics are not too impressive, but at least it works perfectly on any PC. The purpose of the game is to conquer other civilizations. There are five campaigns you can play. The first one will teach you how to play the game. After that, you can try the Greek, English, German and Russian campaigns. I have to admit, I prefer the multiplayer option, so I will talk about that more in depth.

I love that it’s super easy to set up a LAN game, if you and your friends have the same version of the game. You can set up teams and add computer opponents if you want to. You will then pick the type of map, difficulty and other settings. There are 14 epochs, from the Prehistoric Age, where you fight with sticks and stones to the Nano Age, where you can nuke your enemies off the map. It’s really fascinating to see your cities grow and evolve, so I suggest you try all of the epochs. A little trick I would like to share with you is to activate custom civilizations. This way, when the game starts, you will be able to select the bonuses you prefer. For example, you can increase your resource gathering rate.

You will start with a few citizens and a capital building. Then, you need to gather resources like food, wood, iron, stone and gold. As you gather more resources, you will be able to create more workers and troops and build more structures. You can build houses, settlements, temples, hospitals, universities, fortresses, military buildings and wonders. Every time you move on to a new epoch, you will have more building options and some structures will need upgrades. Don’t focus all of your resources on building a huge army, because the population limit will become a problem. Instead, invest in some solid walls, defense towers and anti-aircraft batteries, so your enemies won’t be able to invade you.

I love the building part of the game, because it’s breath taking. Sure, the graphics could be better, but it’s still impressive how you can create a whole nation. So, sit back and admire your beautiful creation, before the enemies blow it up. I’m serious. Sometimes the attacks catch me off guard. Still, I always concentrate my resources on defense, because it’s really frustrating when you’ve worked hard for something and it gets ruined. That means war!

Everyone has their own strategy when it comes to fighting and you can never say a unit is better than another one. What I can tell you is that you should always have more types of units in your army. Some of them can fight off the enemy, while others destroy buildings faster. You need to try them and see what works for you. If I could recommend just one unit, I think it would have to be the prophet, because I find him quite funny. I use earth quakes on buildings and plague on people. That’s if I haven’t developed nuclear weapons yet.

Overall, I think Empire Earth is pretty awesome and I strongly recommend it. I liked the first one best, simply because that’s the one I played first and I got used to it. I have also played the second game and one major flaw I noticed was that you can’t build wherever you want to. You need a city center if you want to build structures on a certain region. That was a huge disappointment for me. And I’ve never tried the third game, since my friends told me it’s not great. So, I’ll stick with the first one. If you haven’t tried it already, you should check it out!


Tanki Online

Tanki Online

Tanki Online is one of my favorite multiplayer mass online games. It’s the first flash-based online 3D action game and the developers received quite many awards for it. The game was created by Russians, so the chat doesn’t always make much sense if you don’t speak the language. Still, people all over the world enjoy this game on the English servers.

As the name suggests, you are driving a tank and you have to fight other tankers. You can opt for a Death Match where the whole purpose of the game is to kill as many enemies as you can. You can play on your own or in a team. Still, I prefer Capture The Flag games. You need to steal the other team’s flag and bring it back to your base as many times as you can. The games can last from 15 minutes to a few hours. The person who creates the game decides that.

You need to create a free account in order to play the game. You can also invest real money in it, if you want to. Still, as a free user, I can tell you that you can enjoy the game even if you don’t pay. Each battle you play will give you experience and crystals, so you can make your tank stronger. You can also collect supplies like repair kits, double armor, double ammo, speed boost and mines. They will be very useful during battles.

The graphics are pretty impressive for a browser based game. Still, the loading screens may get a bit annoying depending on your computer’s performance. The landscapes are beautiful, especially when it’s snowing. There are different events in the game around the holidays and you wouldn’t want to miss them.

You will probably think it sounds like a game you could maybe try once. If you can’t commit, don’t try it, because it’s addictive! The developers figured out how to get you to come back. Sometimes you will receive gifts just because you logged in. Plus, you will always want your tank to be better. You can customize it as you please, but you need tons of crystals and experience to reach a new rank. If you’re playing this game for the first time, you need to pay attention to the other players’ ranks. If you choose to play against people who are much better than you, you’re prone to rage quitting. Still, if you find a good team, you can have fun for hours. I strongly recommend that you try this game!

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