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

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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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vizio.
vizio. Dec 14 2012, 2:18am says:

Steam patch 1 can be expected any time now, with a number of important crash fixes, optimisation improvements, and now we are proud to announce things that will come with the second patch:

Some more integration into steam itself, in the form of both Achievements, and some brand new features which Valve have personally helped us to implement.
So, for you, our dedicated, unrelenting community, We present you:

Hats!

Empires will, in the next version, receive a variety of hat unlocks, that will enable you to fit out your classes with their own unique touch. To complement this, we will be adding new player models for each class, which our modellers (Smithy and Mayama) have been hard at work on for several months. A minority of hats will be unlockable via achievements, however most of them will be purchasable from our very own Hat store. We have chosen not to include hat drops, crafting or trading, as we feel this may promote idling.

But we're not there yet. As it stands, we have just a small selection of hats. However, based off the huge support and contributions we've had to the voting for achievements (many of which we've used), we have decided to let you, the community, submit your hat ideas, for our modellers to create.

"Source = empiresmod.com"

......lol

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Broken_Broker
Broken_Broker Dec 4 2012, 10:46am says:

Hard to believe but this mod is still alive and being developed!

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Drenful
Drenful Oct 29 2012, 6:07pm says:

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

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iAmaNewb
iAmaNewb Oct 25 2012, 5:21am says:

A RTS FPS mod? I like that.

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MiniDude
MiniDude Sep 25 2012, 12:29pm says:

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_ Oct 5 2012, 5:46pm replied:

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 Sep 24 2012, 3:12am says:

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

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Chakanram
Chakanram Jul 9 2012, 12:37pm says:

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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vizio.
vizio. Jul 12 2012, 1:35pm replied:

Plus don't forget to add them to favorites.

PS. The new version of Empire is looking amazing. The Update should bring back some old players and defiantly bring in new ones.

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marsonra
marsonra Jul 28 2012, 8:09pm replied:

There's going to be a brand new update?

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marsonra
marsonra Aug 1 2012, 1:20pm replied:

Will there be a single player mode?

+2 votes     reply to comment
vizio.
vizio. Aug 17 2012, 12:17am replied:

There has always been single player mode.....It's call start your own server and do what ever you want :P

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marsonra
marsonra Aug 27 2012, 4:41pm replied:

By that I mean, will there be bots?

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marsonra
marsonra Aug 28 2012, 3:55pm replied:

With Artificial Intelligence?

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MCDT
MCDT Nov 21 2012, 3:42pm replied:

Sorry for the late reply, but it's unlikely that there will be bots in the future. It is however something the devs wanted to add in the past, but it is of course a low priority.

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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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