Normally the Geeks don’t feature video games but we had to feature Star Wars: Empire at War. First of all, what geek’s juices don’t get flowing at the mention of Star Wars? Secondly, this game allows you to follow your own path and either fight alongside Jedi and the rest of the Rebel Alliance or join management… er, I mean turn to the dark side.
I’m not a gamer, but it looks like I found the game I’ll play this year!
Civil war is brewing in the galaxy â€” there are talks of forming an alliance of rebels to fight against the evil Empire and restore peace to the land. Would you like to fight for the forces of good alongside Obi-Wan Kenobi, or will you succumb to the Dark Side and accept Darth Vader and your lord and master? Experience first-hand the creation of the Rebel Alliance, the strengthening of the Empire and the beginnings of the Galactic Civil War.
Fight for the Empire or the Rebel Alliance and play out your own version of Episode IV: A New Hope. Taking place a few years before the events of that film, Empire at War lets you take control of land and space battles on planets such as Yavin IV, Tatooine and Dagobah as well as never-before-seen environments from the Star Wars films and expanded universe books. Build ground and space structures, including space stations and factories. Deploy stormtroopers and Rebel soldiers in Star Destroyers and speeder bikes. Explore the campaign by yourself or with a friend, then hop online for multiplayer skirmishes with up to eight people. Will you destroy the Death Star or use it as the ultimate power in the universe? The choice is yours.
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