Empires, the award winning Half-Life 2 mod, combines the best of the first person shooter and real-time strategy genres. Fight as either the Northern Faction, remnants of the fallen nation of Jekotia, or as the imperial Brenodi Empire. Empires features:

Four infantry classes

  • Prepare a surprise attack as the scout or take the enemy head-on as the rifleman. Drive back enemy tanks as the grenadier or support your team as the engineer. With four different infantry classes, each with customizable skills, you can create the perfect class to fit your playing style.

Squad-Based Teamwork

  • Players can organize themselves into highly-effective squads, overwhelming their opponents with superior tactics. Squad leaders can not only direct their respective members, but also use special squad powers such as reviving dead squad members or calling down an artillery strike on the enemy.

Vehicle Combat

  • Whether you're ferrying troops around the battlefield with the Armored Personnel Carrier or reigning fire upon your foes with the Artillery tank, Empires features a variety of vehicular combat. Choose from six different vehicle types, including three levels of tanks, and customize your weapons, armor, and engines.

Real-Time Strategy Commander

  • For those more inclined to RTS gameplay, you can play as the commander. Place buildings, build defensive turrets, construct vehicles, and conduct research on your way to leading your team to victory.

With 15 official maps and dozens more community-created ones, no two matches are ever the same. Empires brings FPS/RTS gameplay to a whole new level. Join up today and see what you've been missing.

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Empires 2.6.2 Changelog:

Fixed

  • Fixed NF Medium left ML occasionally hitting the chassis
  • Fixed emp_tutorial for new players

Script Changes

Vehicle Weapons

  • DU MG

    • Falloffbase 0.6 -> 0.8
    • MinimalDamage 3 -> 4
  • DU HMG
    • Falloffbase 0.6 -> 0.8
    • MinimalDamage 4 -> 6
  • Std ML

    • Cost 50 -> 30
    • Total Ammo Clips 5 -> 6
  • SHML

    • Description "A missile launcher that fires four missiles at once which home in on the locked on target." -> "A missile launcher that fires a salvo of missiles at once which home in on the locked on target." //description given when selecting weapons
  • FML

    • Total Ammo Clips 5 -> 6
  • GML Added

    • Name -> Guided ML
    • Description -> "A missile launcher which fires a missile that follows the crosshairs after launch."
    • Size -> 1
    • Cost -> 40
    • Research -> "Guided Missiles"
    • Damage -> 40
    • Speed -> 1800
    • Heat -> 6
    • Weight -> 40
    • Cycle Time -> 1.2
    • Clip Size -> 4
    • Total Ammo Clips -> 6
    • Reload Time -> 3
    • Projectile Spread -> 1.5
    • Heat To Target -> 0.1
    • Explosion Radius -> 100
    • Explosion Force -> 50
    • Guided Missile -> 1
    • Missile Range -> 5000
    • Turning Ability -> 6
  • PML Added

    • Name -> Plasma ML
    • Description -> "A fast and accurate dumb fire missile launcher able to transfer a large amount of heat into the target and put it into an overheated shutdown."
    • Size -> 1
    • Cost -> 40
    • Research -> "Plasma Missile Projectile"
    • Damage -> 40
    • Speed -> 2400
    • Heat -> 6
    • Weight -> 40
    • Cycle Time -> 0.9
    • Clip Size -> 4
    • Total Ammo Clips -> 6
    • Reload Time -> 3
    • Projectile Spread -> 0.5
    • Heat To Target -> 6
    • Explosion Radius -> 300
    • Explosion Force -> 100
  • Mk 1 Auto CN Added

    • Name -> Mk 1 Auto Cannon
    • Description -> "This small cannon fires quickly, but utilizes clips that must be reloaded."
    • Size -> 1
    • Cost -> 60
    • Research -> "Auto Cannon"
    • Damage -> 60
    • Speed -> 3900
    • Heat -> 4
    • Weight -> 60
    • Cycle Time -> 0.5
    • Clip Size -> 16
    • Total Ammo Clips -> 4
    • Reload Time -> 4
    • Projectile Spread -> 0.015
    • Heat To Target -> 1
    • Explosion Radius -> 150
    • Explosion Force -> 100

Vehicle Armor

  • Absorbant Armor

    • InfantryMineResist 0 -> 0.65
    • InfantryMissileResist 0 -> 0.80
    • InfantryMortarResist 0 -> 0.80
  • Brittle Armor
    • InfantryMineResist 0 -> -1
    • InfantryStickyResist 0 -> -1
    • InfantryMissileResist 0 -> -0.35
    • InfantryMortarResist 0 -> -0.35

Vehicle Chassis

  • Heavy Tank (NF & BE)

    • Max Front Armor 6 -> 8
    • Max Rear Armor 6 -> 4

Vehicle Research

  • All times halved.

Infantry Weapons

  • behr //somewhat reverted accuracy nerf.

    • "StandingSpreadModifier" 0.1->"0.05"
    • "DuckingSpreadModifier" 0.1->"0.02"
  • nfar
    • "StandingSpreadModifier" 0.1->"0.05"
    • "DuckingSpreadModifier" 0.1->"0.02"
  • smg1 //people bitched about handling, doubletaps should be much more accurate now.
    • "StandingSpreadIncrement" 0.006->"0.004"
    • "DuckingSpreadIncrement" 0.006->"0.004"
    • "ProneSpreadIncrement" 0.004->"0.003"
  • hmg //improved accuracy but significantly increased falloff, should land hits easier but will do less damage, very lethal up close.
    • "StandingSpread" 0.05->"0.035"
    • "DuckingSpread" 0.05->"0.035"
    • "ProneSpread" 0.05->"0.035"
    • "Falloff" 900->"100"
    • "StaminaPenalty_Standing" 3.5->"2.5"
    • "StaminaPenalty_Crouching" 3.5->"2.5"
    • "StaminaPenalty_Prone" 3.5->"2.5"
  • BEpistol2
    • asslt reserve 14->28
    • rifle reserve 14->28
    • gren reserve 14->28
    • engi reserve 14->28
  • shotguns //slight accuracy buff, should help to kill assaults up close
    • spread(all) 0.08->0.06
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OLD ARCHIVED VERSION: Empires v2.30 Client Full

OLD ARCHIVED VERSION: Empires v2.30 Client Full

Dec 15, 2010 Full Version 15 comments

NOTE: This is an archived version of Empires Mod. Download the latest version of Empires Mod on Steam! This will install the Empires v2.30 client. The...

Empires v2.30 Server Full

Empires v2.30 Server Full

Dec 10, 2010 Server 3 comments

This is a server installer for Empires v2.30. Please see the Empires Wiki page for installation instruction (wiki.empiresmod.com).

ARCHIVED: Empires v2.30 Client Patch

ARCHIVED: Empires v2.30 Client Patch

Nov 23, 2010 Patch 7 comments

NOTE: This is an archived version of Empires Mod. Download the latest version of Empires Mod on Steam! Install this client patch after you have installed...

ARCHIVED: Empires v2.30 Server Patch

ARCHIVED: Empires v2.30 Server Patch

Nov 23, 2010 Server 0 comments

NOTE: This is an archived version of Empires Mod. Download the latest version of Empires Mod on Steam! This is a server patch for Empires v2.30. Please...

Empires v2.29 Server Patch

Empires v2.29 Server Patch

Nov 8, 2010 Server 0 comments

This is a server patch for Empires v2.29. Please see the Empires Wiki page for installation instruction (wiki.empiresmod.com).

ARCHIVED: Empires v2.29 Client Patch

ARCHIVED: Empires v2.29 Client Patch

Nov 8, 2010 Patch 6 comments

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Guest1982
Guest1982 Apr 21 2015, 1:36pm says:

Nice!

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DreamyMoon
DreamyMoon Jan 21 2015, 9:27am says:

Where news about version 2.6?And yes,stop killing this mod.

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HEVcrab
HEVcrab Jan 8 2015, 5:48am says:

Is the new tutorial map in development? With the current lack of players on servers, it would be nice to have one to help new people get started.

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WiFiDi
WiFiDi May 30 2014, 12:03am says:

god this mod just keeps on going and going... keep it up!

+4 votes     reply to comment
Soldier96
Soldier96 May 23 2014, 4:30pm says:

are there any bots for this?

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KOYK_GR
KOYK_GR Sep 11 2014, 1:21pm replied:

working bots no(like brains) but bots to stand and take hits i think yes. but you must look for the commands to add them.

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Kazemeka
Kazemeka Apr 16 2014, 7:32am says:

Too bad there are no people playing this..

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LordDz
LordDz Dec 4 2014, 3:28am replied:

There still are, just hop into the servers at the weekends.

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KOYK_GR
KOYK_GR Apr 14 2014, 5:50am says:

i always wanted to be a small chance(not on every game) that in mid game to start a combine invasion, and each human team to fight for survival or take the opportunity to eradicate the other team.imagine portal's opening around the map and combine dropship to enter, striders to anihilate tanks. if some one could made a map like that...

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HEVcrab
HEVcrab Mar 29 2014, 1:02pm says:

Tried the tutorial level after the update (Create server, map emp_tutorial)...it still crashes.
Rushing into battle without training makes new players easy prey.
BTW, how can I bring out the console in Empires?
There are no more Keyboard advanced options.

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Empires mod is my favourite mod of all time. With a seamless combination of fps and rts, its definitly something that you should try out. It has always been highly rated, coming in the top 10 of moddb's mod of the year awards with the 2.0 release.

Since then there have been numerous additions and balances to make the gameplay refreshing while also updating the graphics.

Empires is a mod you should not pass up!

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