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:
Version 2.28 is the latest patch for the long running HL2 mod, Empires. Two official maps, emp_escort and emp_isle, have been improved, while the classic grenadier ability, the 9 mine, returns.
Posted by ScardyBob on Oct 14th, 2010
When you are on a roll, theres no point in stopping. The Empiresmod development team is here again with another great update. While Empires' prides itself on being one of the few FPS/RTS hybrid games in existence we still take the FPS portion seriously. In Empires v2.28 we have tweaked the infantry weapons to make first person combat more challenging and fun. You'll need those improved weapons because we have also updated the classic infantry warfare map, emp_escort, and the tropic adventure map, emp_isle.
Finally, we've also brought back the grenadier's 9 mine ability. When the grenadier drops his 9th mine, the first mine that he placed detonates. If all 8 of the previous mines are placed in close proximity, then they will detonate with the first mine. Its a great remote detonation ability for the grenadier that we've been able to fix and bring back for players to enjoy.
Empires v2.28 features:
Here are some pictures showing the changes to emp_escort. There have been some major changes to the first, second, and third flags to provide more cover for infantry and additional pathways to the capture points.
Empires 2.28 Changelog