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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Download Empires for FREE on Steam at: Store.steampowered.com

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

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

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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

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

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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

Patch 6 comments

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marshallman
marshallman

HOW U SAY .... DEAD MOD

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po3657
po3657

Windows Vista 6.0 (Build: 6000)
CPU: GenuineIntel PentiumPro-class processor @ 1862 MHz with 2045MB RAM
Video: ATI Radeon HD 3450 (567)

General protection fault!

History: UD3D9RenderDevice::SetRes <- UWindowsViewport::TryRenderDevice <- UWindowsViewport::OpenWindow <- UGameEngine::Init <- InitEngine <- FMallocWindows::Free <- FMallocWindows::Free <- FMallocWindows::Realloc <- 0AEC5280 300 FArray <- FArray::Realloc <- 75*4 <- UALAudioSubsystem::Flush <- UALAudioSubsystem::Shutdown <- UALAudioSubsystem::ShutdownAfterError

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McBeanie
McBeanie

What are the reqs. for this mod?

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Broken_Broker
Broken_Broker

Here is the Empires Steamsite where it lists all games that give access:
Store.steampowered.com

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complete_
complete_

Pentium4/Athlon64, DirectX9

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McBeanie
McBeanie

No, I mean in terms of other games.

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halfrandom
halfrandom

my dream game, combining FPS and RTS! thank you empires devs! 10/10

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Levithan01
Levithan01

Hi, great mod and if you want to find out more we did a piece on this over at mod informer. Modinformer.org just follow the link to take a look :). Hopefully it'll persuade some newer players to join and revitalize the mod.

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Sharkz
Sharkz

Congratulations on making onto the Steam Store! We did a post about it at Mod Sentry here: Modsentry.com It's great to see another mod make it there and we hope it brings a new wave of players to the mod.

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Broken_Broker
Broken_Broker

If you see something like "MissingGameRules" your version is outdated.
Download the 2.31 patch here:
Raegquit.com

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Trainzack
Trainzack

There is no 2.31! You dirty liar!

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complete_
complete_

there used to be. it just wasnt uploaded to moddb. new version is on steam now

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Trainzack
Trainzack

oh.... okay... nevermind

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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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