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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Features

  • Class selection now remembers your previous equipment choices for that class.
  • Class defaults to Engineer now instead of Scout.


Bugfixes

  • Fix for infinite pumping on shotguns when at 0 ammo.
  • Fixed SDK bot spawning
  • Fixed shotgun using wrong sounds when firing
  • Reverted problematic sounds
  • Fixed more blurry textures on low settings


Non-code changes

    • Some sounds reverted to old ones. Along with some fixes to the newer sounds.
    • emp_money:
      • Refinery resource income increased from 3 -> 5 each
      • Vehicle clips added above platforms


  • emp_coast:
    • Fixed hole in the map.
    • Fixed texture behind ladder near BE spawn
    • Set all level 4 displacements to level 2
    • BE and NF main bases now start with a pre-built refinery to prevent Commanders building anything BUT a refinery first
    • Viscluster brush added to ceiling to improve performance. Visible clusters reduced from ~8 million to ~4 million. More optimization can be done, but this is a huge increase for now.


Script changes

  • Shorten Heavy-duty ML's GUI name to fit.
  • Fixed ordering of tanks to prevent new players from accidentally building artillery.
  • Plasma Cannon Prototype
    • Heat to Target 5 -> 7


    • Plasma Cannon
      • Heat to Target 7 -> 8
      • Explosion Radius 300 -> 270


  • Plasma Machine Gun
    • Projectile Spread 0.03 -> 0.02
    • Heat to Target 1.8 -> 2


  • High Energy Plasma Machine Gun
    • Heat 1.1 -> 1.4
    • Projectile Spread 0.02 -> 0.015
    • Heat to Target 1.9 -> 2.3


  • BE Medium Tank
    • Axleratio 0.7 -> 0.85
Empires 2.11 released

Empires 2.11 released

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Empires 2.11 brings new sounds, new weapons and 8 achievements.

Empires 2.9.0 released - now available on Linux!

Empires 2.9.0 released - now available on Linux!

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Empires 2.9.0, now available on linux, contains a lot of bugfixes and a few balancing tweaks.

Empires 2.8.0 Released!

Empires 2.8.0 Released!

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2.8.0 Contains bug-fixes and minor balance tweaks.

Empires 2.7.0 Released!

Empires 2.7.0 Released!

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2.7.0 Contains bug-fixes and minor balance tweaks.

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OLD ARCHIVED VERSION: Empires v2.30 Client Full

OLD ARCHIVED VERSION: Empires v2.30 Client Full

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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HEVcrab
HEVcrab

2 years have passed since my comment, and such mod as Exterminatus now has a tutorial map. Empires' gameplay is much more complicated and many more players would love to get a quicker start instead of trial and error.

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heepox
heepox

sometimes there are people sometimes there is nobody. depends if its the weekend or holidays and such usually

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neophus
neophus

How long I didn't play it... 7-10 years ago

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shitty_sigarette
shitty_sigarette

Cool

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Guest
Guest

i have this on steam but it is basicly dead

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Polyesta
Polyesta

It's alive at certain time zones and days.,

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Guest
Guest

I have almost 4000 hours playing this game, it never gets boring. Every game enables you to improve your skill. There is no ceiling. Most other games get repetitive and boring, Empires Mod never does. I think my second favorite has 167 hours. If you have not tried Empires Mod - you don't know what you're missing.
JustGoFly

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BelowAveragePlayer
BelowAveragePlayer

Nice!

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DreamyMoon
DreamyMoon

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

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HEVcrab
HEVcrab

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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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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