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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.

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  • 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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Yronno
Yronno

Congratulations!

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Broken_Broker
Broken_Broker

In case anyone wonders, here is the link to the download on Steam:
store.steampowered.com/app/17740

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Hendar23
Hendar23

Wow. Really? Wow. Congrats! Never thought it would happen.

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purplehaze412
purplehaze412

**** YES!

This has made my day.

Getting back into the game nao....

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Maxen1416
Maxen1416

FINALLY! what took it so long?

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Valhyn
Valhyn

HOLY ****!!! MY HEAD EXPLODED IN EPICNESS!

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JuQu
JuQu

This is great news. Empires really deserved this.

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chaklong
chaklong

^Tons of happy people, above!^

Good job getting it on steam :D

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barronofhellion
barronofhellion

congrats krenzo ... long live emp_slaughtered

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mootant Author
mootant

I don't know what it has to do with Krenzo.

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Morthon
Morthon

Wtf..? o-o but empires has been on steam for at least a year now... >__> This is great, but still old news D:

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mootant Author
mootant

No, it hasn't been.

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zaglis
zaglis

But..where is it? Somewhere buried? The MODS section has been removed and there isnt really a way to view all the steamworks HL2 mods anymore.

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Connor_T
Connor_T

Just search for Empires, it's the third or fourth down the list.

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Mkilbride
Mkilbride

Morthon, it hasn't been on Steam for a year...they've been talking about it for a year.

Hey, if this is happening, I hope NeoTokyo gets on Steamworks to get MUCH NEED EXPOSURE OF THE NEW VERSION WITH IRONSIGHTS COMING TO YOU THIS YEAR. :P

I mean hell, Gabe himself visited the NT devs, if they don't get on Steamworks, I find that a crying shame.

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KindredPhantom
KindredPhantom

Gabe visited an office where one of the NeoTokyo devs worked. Plus this news is about Empires finally getting steamworks. Well deserved guys.

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Expack
Expack

Technically, the mod WAS on Steam before, but you couldn't actually DOWNLOAD the mod through Steam - the mod page only linked to the old Empires homepage (which I'm sure caused quite a few "WT*" moments). Regardless, congrats to the Empires mod team on this real-world achievement!

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EvilAngel
EvilAngel

Dude you get around O_O you been posting on everysingle mod i have looked at today O_O

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Awesome_ninja
Awesome_ninja

meh... no one even plays it anymore anyways, and it's just a spin-off of CSS gameplay; aka nothing spectacular like this mod

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Mkilbride
Mkilbride

Some play it, and it's vastly different than CS:S.

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Magnusm1
Magnusm1

I guess that means...achievements!

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lethal_vortex
lethal_vortex

Good job :)

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Sharkz
Sharkz

Reported on this when it happened a few days ago Modsentry.com Glad to see more mods getting the Steam treatment!

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Karriz
Karriz

Great news, I think I have to give this one more try. Empires really seems to be interesting but it surely requires some time to get into.

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chsignal
chsignal

This is very nice news. I hope more people will now see what they missed.

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Helios265
Helios265

yay congrats!

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sappy_nirv_bg
sappy_nirv_bg

Congrats, let's hope there is more to come from you.

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SinKing
SinKing

Empires is great. Shame I don't play it anymore. Maybe that will change now? ...maybe

while mods were always hard to find on Steam it's nice to see some of the more deserved ones get a proper treatment now.

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KaiMan32
KaiMan32

Hooray, now I don't have to manually download the mod and patches :D

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xXMaNiAcXx
xXMaNiAcXx

Had seem it a while ago, congratulations, you deserved to go there! Love this!

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Da-Fort
Da-Fort

Bout damn time!

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PrivRyan
PrivRyan

This is awesome. Just played a skrim with some folks, holy damn that was fun.

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gerrit555
gerrit555

can someone help me my computer freezes every time i join a server

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