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Score Breakdown Based on 782 ratings
  1. 10 (159)
  2. 9 (261)
  3. 8 (247)
  4. 7 (81)
  5. 6 (13)
  6. 5 (5)
  7. 4 (1)
  8. 3 (3)
  9. 2 (2)
  10. 1 (10)

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  • User Rating 8.6

    Rated on July 10, 2004 by Jayhawk

    Emperor is the latest and possibly last game in the City Builder Series, which started with Impression's Caesar, set in the time of the Roman Empire. Emperor, however, was not made by Impressions, but...

    2 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8

    Though similar to other city-building games of its time, 'Emperor..' still has its worth and is very fun and addictive.

    Rated on January 25, 2007 by Corrosion

    I know I'm reviewing a very 'old' game, but I could not stop thinking about this very old game where I spent countless hours being stuck to the chair playing: "Emperor- Rise of the Middle Kingdom...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7

    Enjoyable and entertaining gameplay that city building sim fans will become addicted to.

    Rated on January 20, 2006 by ahsanthekiller

    If you have played "Zeus" or "Pharaoh" you are already familiar with the basics of the "Emperor." In this city building sim, you'll build industries, farm, trade, and compete against other cities. You...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.3

    Addictive and stimulating...But the same old city-building game. Definitely not for intense play.

    Rated on July 10, 2007 by sandyqbg

    History lovers out there should take a peek at this game. It is an interesting game if you wanna sit in front of your PC for hours on the end without having to sit at the edge of your seat. GRAPHIC...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.2

    A fun game that immerses you in humanity

    Rated on February 11, 2006 by Science2000luke

    Who could have thought that being an Emperor and guiding your subjects to prosperity could be so difficult? Simply feeding, healing, sheltering and entertaining one person may be simple, but endowing ...

    0 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5

    Your typical civilization game. But with a large helping of chinese gleam.

    Rated on August 24, 2008 by Emp454

    A well polished game that's really hard not to admire the effort displayed. It takes the simple formula of build, pave, cultivate and expand and flavours it beautifully with the thriving culture of an...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7

    Emperor is certainly well done, but its ultimately a step backward for Impressions.

    Rated on August 23, 2007 by More_Dakka

    Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom is another Impressions city builder, this time set in ancient China. While the game does add some new features to the formula, they're extremely minor compared to t...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5

    Very addictive in the beginning, but tends to get boring if you have played it for a while.

    Rated on February 28, 2006 by Lagmadosh

    Emperor is much like Sim City. Build and watch, and then build a little more. It is set in old China, where religion and harmony play big roles. It is used an age-like system, but you can't advance th...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.2

    great game

    Rated on December 16, 2005 by jmtzrdz

    It's a game that's really hard not to admire the effort and beauty of. It tries hard, it really does, and boy did it deliver. Unlike most strategy games it is more along the lines of creating a magni...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5

    Been there, Done that.

    Rated on June 30, 2006 by sith_slayer

    If u're expecting Emperor to be as jolly and colourful as Zeus, then you're in for a bit of a let down. By itself, emperor is a good game, if only it has ben released between Pharaoh and Zeus. But aft...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.