Empires: Dawn of the Modern World Previews

HomeLAN Preview
"[We] enjoyed very much the plot oriented gameplay as opposed to the more open ended games that other RTS titles have, along with the historical settings and the improved graphics."

IGN Hands-On Preview
"Empires: Dawn of the Modern World is shaping up to be quite the epic real-time strategy game."

GameSpy Multiplayer Hands-On
"It remains to be seen whether the game will live up to the promise to appeal to both action players and empire builders, but based on our hands-on preview, I'd say it's starting to look pretty good."

GameSpot Hands-On Impressions
"Empires: Dawn of the Modern World is clearly an ambitious game that will appeal to an extremely wide audience--or so the developer hopes--and it seems to be coming along well."

PC Player Preview
"With high ambitions and an energetic Rick Goodman controlling it all, it is getting harder and harder to stay pessimistic when it comes to Empires, a game that came out of nowhere, but promises so many things."

oPPonent's Empires Preview
"Advancing ages is very expensive compared to the costs in Empire Earth. After advancing from the Imperial age to World War I, you are able to switch to another Civilization by clicking at a small window appearing at the middle of the screen."

CVG Preview
"Indeed, the version we have fallen so helplessly in love with is undoubtedly better than some finished games we've played. But we'll wait and see."

4Players Preview
"Rick Goodman and his team are on the way to give the RTS genre another heavyweight. Under the destructive 3D looks of Empires: Dawn of the Modern World lies many interesting details, which makes the game very comfortable and interesting to play."

GameSpy Preview
"The current feedback from SSSI's strike teams is encouraging, however, and it's not as if the developer doesn't have the experience or the history to back up its bold claims."

IGN Second Preview
"[There] are plenty of new units and special abilities for each of the game's six ages. The French will be able to lead their troops with Chevaliers while the Russians can use Communism to lower the cost of their worker units."

GameSpot Updated Impressions
"It's clear that Stainless Steel Studios is attempting to compensate for the smaller scale of Empires: Dawn of the Modern World by packing considerable strategic depth into each and every epoch and playable nation."

The Armchair Empire Preview
"Unfortunately, out of the gate, EDMW may face some degree of flak from the fanboy cadres of the Warcraft and Age of Empires franchises. Mr. Goodman's Empire Earth (2001) certainly met with comparisons, both favorable and unfavorable, to those titles."

Kompjuterske Igre Preview
"The game should offer us great gameplay with lots of options, interesting nations, some entertaining possibilities connected to the tradition and culture of each of the factions, epic battles, but also great graphics, thanks to the already proven but improved and polished engine."

UGO Preview
"If you're one of the many who enjoyed the Age of Empires games, you should definitely be looking forward to Empires: Dawn of the Modern World. It's the closest game I've seen to being a continuation of the AoE timeline, bringing it almost all the way to modern times."

Empire Earth France Preview
"The multiplayer mode was not very stable yet but it will undoubtedly be fixed by the time Empires goes gold. I noted that the mining resources, unlike Earth Empire, were more infinite but only there was always a maximum number of villagers per resource"

GameSurf German Preview
"Empires: Dawn of the Modern World has the beginnings of a genuine hit. Stainless Steel Studios has a lot of experience, and their new project seeks to please casual and professional gamers alike."

GameAxis Preview
"Meanwhile, real-time strategy fans should grip their armchair and stay excited and watch this space for more [Empires] updates as soon as I get them."

WarGamer E3 Preview
"Empire: Dawn of the Modern World is a fine-looking game that should be hitting the shelves in time for the holidays."

Games Domain E3 Preview
"Visibly striking, from ship-to-ship battles to armies clashing in the field, Empires is one of those rare titles that stands a real chance of capturing the public's imagination."

GameZone First Look
"Overall, Empires is looking fantastic, and you RTS folks can keep your eyes open for a Fall 2003 release."

GameSpot Preview
"Empires: Dawn of the Modern World is an ambitious game, and Goodman admits that it will be a different sort of challenge to balance the unique civilizations, but the game is said to be between 60 and 70 percent complete."

IGN E3 Preview
"Stainless Steel looks to be on the right track with this one, combining some interesting gameplay ideas with a spiffy new look. Keep your eyes open for more info on Empires: Dawn of the Modern World as it crawls closer to release."

Frozen Zero Preview
"This game sounds interesting, and from what Goodman and the other designers have said about this game so far, it looks like it will be adding some more aspects to the Real Time Strategy Genre."

PC Gamer First Look
"Empires is entering a tough market, but its creative take on historical units, blended with the fine traditions of the genre, give it a unique appeal."

Game Reactor
"[It] looks like it could be fantastic. There is nothing wrong with throwing pest infested cow bodies against enemies or spreading chaos with Korean Fire Oxen."