Empire at War demo now available

LucasArts releases taste of <i>Star Wars</i>-themed RTS; now downloadable from GameSpot.

The disturbance in the Force gamers recently felt was the frantic clicking of computer mice by Star Wars fans across the globe. The highly anticipated Star Wars: Empire at War demo is now available from GameSpot.

Empire at War is a real-time strategy game set in the Star Wars universe. The 741MB demo gives a basic breakdown of the game in the form of five tutorials and one galactic conquest map. In the full retail version, gamers can control either the Rebellion and fight for galactic harmony (boooooring) or take the side of the Empire and crush the attempts of young Skywalker and his band of meddling freedom fighters.

Star Wars: Empire at War is rated T for Teen and will retail for $49.99 when it goes on sale February 15. For more information, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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gamespotr0cks
gamespotr0cks

I'm looking forward to when game demos (and games too!) can be d/l legally on bittorrent and purchased. I don't need a fancy box...I just want a great game to enjoy. Valve & other companies offering d/l'able games are doing the right thing. This also fits nicely with upgrades and extras, to extend the gaming experience long after the end of the game. What do you think??

mobius06
mobius06

really good demo, looking foward to full game

Seymour47
Seymour47

This was a great demo. I just wish they had one more level or a slightly bigger one. Oh well. I downloaded it in about 7 minutes. It pays to be a Complete member. =P

HobartLim
HobartLim

wohooo!!!!!!!!!....playing the demo right now...looks great....

Edward1211
Edward1211

who cares. i want star wars episode 7 baby. yeah right

delessangeles
delessangeles

My download first said 20 hours to go, then all of a sudden it was done. But it didn't work! That's worse than it just taking a long time. From what I read above, I'm not the only one who's had that problem.

rl_41
rl_41

love star wars games...

lageasy311
lageasy311

THis is the one star wars game i wanna play.

f_k_hosseni
f_k_hosseni

Guys go download it from 3dgamers.com i did in 40 min last night (no paid membership) I am going to try it out today after work

chaghlar
chaghlar

you should try 3dgamers.com if you have registered before I started downloading 4 hours ago and it's about to finish.And you'd better use a download program(flashget,mass download)

jptd23
jptd23

I'm from Portugal. GamersHell 1 hour at 100kpb/s (not bad with cable in my country. average 250 kpb/s... damn connections... gamespot download is impossible). The demo is awesome! I've been waiting for this game for sometime now. played the tutorials and the conquest mission in a hour and a half and now i can't wait for the game. I have a Pentium 4 3.0, 1G RAM and a ATI 9600 XT and the game runs smooth in 1152-864 all max. Graphics are cool gameplay too. Cinematic camera its awesome when you know the the battle is going to certain win (space battle mostly) and i usually like to use it when i' m bombing the poor souls that are in the wrong place and wrong time (grounf battles). I can't wait to play for the empire and have my own star destroyer and blow naboo out off its misery. Play the demo. If you are a RTS fan you will like this one (i think). I will gladly pay the euros (in my case) to have this one. Lucasarts deserve it even if they don't do any more mega quality adventure games like mokey island (i will never forgive you for that). Just one more thing. Does anyone know if the game is going to be released in europe in the same date as in united states? Cheers to all Gamespot fans. Keep playing! Reality sucks! Sorry for any bad english.

JthRedDragon
JthRedDragon

gamershell.com has a good download of this, fileshack.com too if gamespot is slow. This game is so awesome.

Jedi_Osborn
Jedi_Osborn

Mine is still downloading....I started it at 5:00....LAST NIGHT!!

Ravenmyst
Ravenmyst

lmao 10 mins to download :P Ha the wonders of download managers

-Jedi_knight-
-Jedi_knight-

I tried it and well. it beats me now thats the its a god game but not so completely big as i had hoped for. u cant rotate the camera and u cinda just send troops at what they best can handle.il give it a weak 8... im missing more tactics and a little more freedoom. in the game...

forever_blank
forever_blank

I think I might try it tonight, I will download it offf peak Ie After 12am

Eternic
Eternic

My ISP hosted the file and I got it at 800kb/s.

prvtTucker
prvtTucker

the force is strong with this download

KillaZero
KillaZero

26 Minutes to Dowload...All too easy!

Zorak000
Zorak000

I sence a disturbance...

Proctar
Proctar

damn 50hr download time.

zzodr
zzodr

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Kirfalas
Kirfalas

I haven't subscribed, but I'm downloading with more then 20 kb/sec. I'm downloading with GetRight, maybe you should try it :P Can't wait till it's complete, my computer will be on all night!

NnyCW
NnyCW

...I subscribed to GameSpot Complete for this demo...better be worth the couple of bucks. Been looking forward to this one for quite a while.

wytefang
wytefang

As usual with the more popular games, GS's supposedly 'blazing fast download' servers slow to a crawl or worse (like in my case) actually truncated the file causing it not to work for me after a lengthy download. Sigh, might be time to switch to Fileshack, lads...

Jab_Jackal
Jab_Jackal

Getting it from Download.com.... seems to be the only place u can get a dl rate over 10kb/sec for free [psst im getting 20kbps] ...lol

fans100_2000
fans100_2000

avaiable on fileplanet as well has a better download rate

chooieboogars
chooieboogars

Wow, im only getting 8KB a sec on this DL, better leave the computer on all night...

syxpack
syxpack

I will try to snag it tonight, will take a while I'm sure, but will be a good teaser.

vejkis
vejkis

Don't you need to subscribe?

WrestlinDude
WrestlinDude

21 hours to download, im going to try later

Ace_The_Ace
Ace_The_Ace

I want to download it, but it is a HUGE file. My CPU will be lagging all over th place. It ia almost a gig in size!

hittin
hittin

Cool, i might check it out .

Nick_Rc
Nick_Rc

Wipe them out.....all of them

s0l0123
s0l0123

Awesome, this is going to rock...

NeoJedi
NeoJedi

Gonna download this one when I get home tonight.

777rak
777rak

I am downloading right now, then after I play it I will buy the full one when it comes out.

coreyb42
coreyb42

sweat? Anyway, the servers are way bogged down, so don't even try unless you're a subscriber.

9202491
9202491

What of the reports of a Rebel fleet massing near Sullust?

xxPantherxx
xxPantherxx

SWEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT.... to bad my computer probably cant handle it