Empire: Total War

Empire: Total War Features for PC

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9Out of 10
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Welcome to Heads-up, VideoGamer.com's weekly feature which gives you an at-a-glance run-down on the games you'll be able to buy or rent this weekend. Every Tuesday we'll pick out the best of the bunch, link to our reviews and previews and keep you in the video game loop so you have enough time to pre-order for Friday's post. Time to splash the cash.

Recommended: Resident Evil 5 - PS3 and Xbox 360
As the follow-up to one of the best games of all time Resident Evil 5 had a lot of pressure on its shoulders. Thankfully lead man Chris Redfield has clearly been working out in preparation, and his rather muscular physique is more than able to carry the hopes and expectations of millions of gamers. If you enjoyed Resident Evil 4 you're almost certain to enjoy what Capcom has delivered here, and the co-op play adds a new dimension to the experience. With loads of unlockables and a campaign that begs to be played through more than once, you won't be removing this from your disc tray in quite some time. Just don't mention moving and shooting.

Also worth a look
Persona 4 - PS2
SOCOM Confrontation - PS3
World in Conflict: Complete Edition including Soviet Strike Expansion Pack - PC

If you're not interested in Capcom's stunning horror action game, you might prefer some RPG madness in Persona 4 on PS2, a rather bumper RTS package from Ubisoft in the shape of World in Conflict: Complete Edition, or the multiplayer third-person tactical shooting of the PS3's SOCOM Confrontation. SOCOM has been patched an awful lot since its initial release in the US, so don't go purely on the early reviews.

And the rest
Brain Training for Dummies - DS
Cabela's Dangerous Adventures - Xbox 360
Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force - DS
Europa Universalis 1 - PC
Europa Universalis 2 - PC
Europa Universalis 3 - PC
Eve Online - PC
Grey's Anatomy - Wii
Job Island: Hard Working People - Wii
Millennium Series Championship Paintball 2009 - PS3, PS2 and Wii
Monster Jam Urban Assault - PSP, DS, Wii and PS2
My Animal Centre - Wii
MySims Party - DS and Wii
Poker for Dummies - PC
Puzzle Quest: Galactrix - PC
Secret Service - Xbox 360, PC and PS2
Sonic and the Black Knight - Wii
Travel Games for Dummies - DS
Trivial Pursuit - Xbox 360, Wii and PS2

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User Comments

CheekyLee's Avatar


Resi 5 is not so much creeping up my want list, as charging to the front! If the rumoured multiplayer is true, then it may well become essential.

No love for Puzzle Quest : Galactrix, then?
Posted 13:39 on 12 March 2009
Wido's Avatar


Sure was! :D

I was thinking leave SFIV and get it later, but I got it instead :)

Resident-Evil 5 for me this week.
Posted 20:25 on 11 March 2009


Told you Wido! :)

Not sure about Resi though. I still need Killzone 2 (which MOTM should be able to provide when Exnor posts this month's thread and sends out the emails)
Posted 20:22 on 11 March 2009
Wido's Avatar


Getting Resident Evil 5 with the means of trading in some games. So SOCOM: Confrontation comes out..... The peer pressure group stop me from getting it to get SFIV good move indeed, looks like its borrow of a mate.
Posted 17:20 on 10 March 2009


Sonic and the Black Knight - Wii down as 'also out'. Tut Tut :)
Posted 16:44 on 10 March 2009

Game Stats

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Release Date: 04/03/2009
Developer: The Creative Assembly
Publisher: Sega
Genre: Real-time strategy
No. Players: 1 + Online
Rating: PEGI 16+
Site Rank: 253 11
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