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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Release: 03/11/2019

Features

  • Reverted the feature that would swap to engineer tool when pressing use on building.
  • Added volume control command for voices "snd_voicevolume".
  • Grenadier bots now aim at the correct position on tanks.
  • Re-added main menu button sounds, courtesy of Universum.
  • Added a max travel time in seconds before missiles will explode.
  • Added an anti-grief feature that blocks 4th vehicle creation within 2 minutes (Vehicle factory only, maps with vehicle spawners are unaffected).
    • This feature is turned on by setting "emp_sv_antigrief_build_vehicles 1" on the server.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed players being able to press use on map spawned entities when dead.
  • Fixed two crashes caused by the vehicle HUD.
  • Fixed two crashes in the vehicle customization menu.
  • Fixed a crash relating to engineer turret health displayed on the HUD.
  • Fixed a texture seam in the empsky_sunset1 skybox texture.
  • Fixed a bug which made players appear to be standing when they first enter a jeep.
  • Fixed an auto-balance bug preventing players from joining specific teams/spectator.
  • Altered the NF jeep collision model to be more accurate.

Map changes

  • Cyclopean
    • New skybox, tweaked lighting
    • Added 3D skybox fog gradient texture
    • Added vehicle clip ramps to roadsides in the south and east, and in city center
    • Fixed texture and brush seams in C5
    • Slightly adjusted terrain at the ends of bridges
    • Added bollards to bridge sidewalks
    • Moved railings on the southern bridge to match the setup of the eastern bridge
    • Adjusted misaligned fence in eastern city

Scripts/Game Balance

  • Simplified vehicle weapon script by removing missile variables from non-missile weapons.
  • Increased RPG damage against building by 40% (about 2.5hp/shot)
  • Bio Diesel Heat Capacity 125->130
  • Changes to sticky grenades:
    • Reduced Sticky & Stun Grenade's Grenade's damage against buildings (except walls) and infantry by 40%.
    • Increase Sticky & Stun Grenade's damage against walls by 285%. (1 sticky grenade will take down an unbuilt wall, 4 sticky grenade will take down a fully-built wall.)
    • Capacitive Armor will receive 8% more damage from Sticky Grenade and Stun Grenade, this is to ensure that no vehicle except for Commander Vehicle will survive 4 sticky grenades on one side.
  • Max missile travel time changes:
    • Infantry RPG -> 5 Seconds
    • Upgraded ML -> 5 Seconds
    • Heavy-duty ML -> 5 Seconds
    • ML turret -> 10 Seconds
    • Nuclear Missile -> 20 Seconds
    • All other missiles - > 10 Seconds
Empires 2.14.6 released

Empires 2.14.6 released

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We released 2.14.6. Primarily containing bug fixes and changes to player stamina.

Empires 2.14.5 released

Empires 2.14.5 released

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We released 2.14.5. Containing bug fixes and changes to address vulnerability in the source engine.

Empires 2.12.2 released

Empires 2.12.2 released

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We released 2.12.2. Main highlights are persistent class options, sound updates and shotgun sounds.

Empires 2.11 released

Empires 2.11 released

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Empires 2.11 brings new sounds, new weapons and 8 achievements.

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OLD ARCHIVED VERSION: Empires v2.30 Client Full

OLD ARCHIVED VERSION: Empires v2.30 Client Full

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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

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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

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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...

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Guest
Guest

is there a discord or somthing for this game?

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Guest
Guest

nice game admin god luck

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HEVcrab
HEVcrab

Hello) There is now a tutorial menu entry, but the map crashes...

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HEVcrab
HEVcrab

2 years have passed since my comment, and such mod as Exterminatus now has a tutorial map. Empires' gameplay is much more complicated and many more players would love to get a quicker start instead of trial and error.

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heepox
heepox

sometimes there are people sometimes there is nobody. depends if its the weekend or holidays and such usually

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neophus
neophus

How long I didn't play it... 7-10 years ago

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Bost0n-KR33m
Bost0n-KR33m

Cool

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Guest
Guest

i have this on steam but it is basicly dead

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Polyesta
Polyesta

It's alive at certain time zones and days.,

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Guest
Guest

I have almost 4000 hours playing this game, it never gets boring. Every game enables you to improve your skill. There is no ceiling. Most other games get repetitive and boring, Empires Mod never does. I think my second favorite has 167 hours. If you have not tried Empires Mod - you don't know what you're missing.
JustGoFly

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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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