Parents' Guide to

Empire Earth 2

By Jeremy Gieske, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Fun and even educational, but time-intensive.

Game Windows 2005
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age 9+

Based on 1 parent review

age 9+

Informational, Strategic, and Entertaining Game

This game is very compelling and exciting. It allows you to explore the development of civilizations throughout the ages, and provides a fun war strategy game without all the gore and violence.

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Easy to play/use

Is It Any Good?

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Kids say (3 ):

One of the game's strongest selling points is its subtle inclusion of good educational material. Each scenario starts with a (usually accurate) snapshot of the historical context. Players learn the value of diplomacy and about economics by buying and selling resources. While brute force is successful in the most lopsided scenarios, players typically need to employ strategy to defeat enemies.

The game contains a fair amount of "alternate history," which can be confusing when portrayed alongside historical events like the Spanish-American war. Positively, the game may inspire players to find out what really happened. Parents should be aware that the game requires a fairly high-end machine to run well; your computer should meet the recommended specifications (not just the minimum). This is a worthwhile investment, especially for gamers who like real-time-strategy games, though casual players may struggle with the steep learning curve.

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