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Mad Doc Software continues Sierra's Empire Earth series with a revamped presentation and gameplay designed to appeal to those new to the strategy genre. Empire Earth III features a total of three factions (Middle Eastern, Western, and Far Eastern), each offering distinct buildings, units, and research options. As in previous entries, players can advance their selected faction over the course of hundreds of years, starting with swords and catapults and ending with robots and lasers. Empire Earth III divides its history into five time periods or epochs, gradually expanding the number of unit options during play.
While there is no single-player campaign in this installment, Empire Earth III includes a World Domination mode designed in the spirit of classic board games such as Risk, where the goal is to conquer all neighboring territories. Players in this mode initially make turn-based decisions on a world map, such as moving armies or purchasing special technologies. Moving an army into a contested territory results in a battle, which can be auto resolved by the computer or played out in a traditional real-time format. Online support for up to eight players is also available on a choice of 60 skirmish maps. ~ Scott Alan Marriott, All Game Guide