It is no surprise that Star Wars, as a franchise, is popular in video gaming right now. With the recent release of Bioware’s very highly anticipated MMORPG, Star Wars: The Old Republic, there has been a renewed interest in games from the Star Wars universe. As a change of pace, for this week’s blog I decided to take the 2006 title Empire at War and breathe new life into it with mods from other popular sci-fi franchises, video games or otherwise.
Halo: Campaign Commanders by the_Farseer While the hype surrounding Halo isn’t quite as huge as it was several years ago, Halo is still regarded as a great sci-fi FPS. The games have memorable characters and stories, and modder the_Farseer has taken the Halo universe, and transferred it over to Empire at War. Halo: Campaign Commanders one of the most popular available for Empire at War. In a sea of Halo mods, his is set apart by awesome animations, graphics, and music. If you have the expansion, Forces of Corruption, and are a Halo buff, you should check this mod out!
Halo: First Offensive by Ascendancy Studio Not surprisingly, there are a number of Halo mods available for Empire at War. Halo: First Offensive is another great mod for Forces of Corruption. Creator Ascendancy Studio has extremely high hopes for this mod, creating an original soundtrack to accompany dynamic gameplay. First Offensive allows the player to assume the role of either the UNSC or the Covenant with over 100 playable units. This expansive mod is not to be missed!
Starship Troopers: First Interstellar War by Starside R&D Typically, when people think of Starship Troopers, they think of the awesome movie of the same name. However, Starship Troopers was first released as a novel in 1959 by Robert A. Heinlein as Starship Solider. Either way, the idea is an awesome one. In his mod, Starship Troopers: First Interstellar War, creator Starside R&D brings the “bugs” to Star Wars: Empire at War.