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
Empires 2.6.1 Released!

Empires 2.6.1 Released!

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Empires development is in full swing and new content is being added to the game every few weeks! Empires 2.6.1 is a balance & bugfix release.

[Old] Empires 2.6 Released!

[Old] Empires 2.6 Released!

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This is an old changelog for archival purposes. This version was released in 2014.

[Old] Empires 2.52. Released!

[Old] Empires 2.52. Released!

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This is an old changelog for archival purposes. This version was released in 2014.

[Old] Empires 2.51 Released!

[Old] Empires 2.51 Released!

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This is an old changelog for archival purposes. This version was released in 2014.

OLD ARCHIVED VERSION: Empires v2.30 Client Full

OLD ARCHIVED VERSION: Empires v2.30 Client Full

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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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ARCHIVED: Empires v2.30 Server Patch

ARCHIVED: Empires v2.30 Server Patch

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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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Drenful
Drenful

Just out of interest, does this work on a Mac? It looks AMAZING! :D

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Dejected-Angel
Dejected-Angel

A RTS FPS mod? I like that.

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MiniDude
MiniDude

This should have way more players, imagine a full 64 match O.O.. I played this earlier and i recall there being more players? :( oh well epic mod.

Did a PlayDB video for those of you who wants to check it out! :)
Youtube.com

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complete_
complete_

oh wow that's pretty barren. i guess you were on at the wrong time or something... there's about 30 on right now

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VitaminK
VitaminK

has this mod been updated at all in the last year?

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Chakanram
Chakanram

Steam's server browser seems to be broken.
Use therse IP's:

VIPER(US): 99.198.97.162:27105

EPIC(EURO): 46.105.98.107:27050

to connect direclty or add them to your favorites list

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marsonra
marsonra

I downloaded this game yesterday and it's sick! It takes my two favorite PC game genres, and throws them into one epic game. However, I kind of wish there was more of a single player experience to go along with the multiplayer. There are just too few multiplayer servers, and being able to have single player instant action like in Star Wars Battlefront is awesome. Does anyone know if there will be a single player like this in the future?
P.S. I think VALVe might want to consider asking the developers to make a standalone sequel like they did with Team Fortress because this really is awesome!

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betozg
betozg

dead? any server? ... it looks good!

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complete_
complete_

Nope! Definitely not dead.

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Nice.C
Nice.C

I keep getting "invalid steam ticket" and "buffer overload" I tried it today and it would let me go on for 10 secounds then say invalid steam ticket.
Cna some one help.

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complete_
complete_

to fix the invalid steam ticket error, try deleting ClientRegistry.blob
if that doesnt work, try deleting your userdata folder in Steam/userdata (it seems to be a problem with most mods)

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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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