Support us on Patreon to keep GamingOnLinux alive. This ensures we have no timed articles and no paywalls. Just good, fresh content! Alternatively, you can donate through Paypal, Flattr and Liberapay!

Empire: Total War Available Now For Linux - Conquer Both On Land And Sea

Posted by , | Views: 24,251

Empire: Total War has been release on Linux today! The game, ported by Feral Interactive, had first been hinted at through teasers and appeared in the SteamDB page several months ago as was previously covered here. Feral have been responsible for the excellent XCOM: Enemy Unknown Linux port and have made available a launch trailer for us penguins and OSX friends that you can see just below:

YouTube videos require cookies, you must accept their cookies to view. View cookie preferences.
Show & Accept Cookies   Direct Link


It's worth noting that it's 64bit only, and multiplayer is Linux vs Linux only. A Feral Interactive developer explained the Linux vs Linux multiplayer in our comments.

About The Game
The Total War franchise is a mix of real-time tactical combat with turn-based strategic movement of armies, technological research and development of cities and provinces against a historical backdrop. Empire: Total War is set in the 18th century, featuring major European powers as playable nations as well as bits of the New World and India to dispute and conquer in due course. This was a century of large wars including the War of the Quadruple Alliance, the Seven Years' War, and both the wars of Spanish Succession and Austrian Succession. Empire is also the first game in the franchise to have featured naval battles, pitting large wooden ships with dozens of guns against one another. The main part of the game, however, are the large land battles with hundreds of men, horses and guns on each side fighting for supremacy. Leaders can affect armies and their morale and various types of battles can occur including ambushes, sieges or even a classic open field pitched battle. Even though it is mainly a wargame diplomacy plays a role as does espionage and subterfuge; it helps add another layer to what is otherwise a game about conquest and battle.

Personally, even though this game is now several years old, I am looking forward to replaying and having a few hours of fun with this. User modifications are usually the lifeblood of Total War games and Empire fortunately features hundreds of such mods that make the game an unforgettable experience.

It seems inevitable that other games in the franchise will eventually come to Linux as hinted by images of Rome 2 featured in the announcement of steam machines. This is as good a place as any for Linux gamers to familiarize themselves with the franchise. Feral have had a good track record in bringing native ports and I can't wait to see what they'll bring us next.

You can get the game on steam here where it's currently 50% off, or grab it from the Feral Interactive store to support the porters directly.

Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
0 Likes
We do often include affiliate links to earn us some pennies. We are currently affiliated with GOG, Humble Store and Paradox Interactive. See more information here.
The comments on this article are closed.
56 comments
Page: 1/6»
  Go to:

Metallinatus 9 December 2014 at 8:11 pm UTC
I hope this is the beginning of something great....
I would buy Total War: Shogun at day 1 if it comes to Linux too
liamdawe 9 December 2014 at 8:13 pm UTC
Purchased, downloading, fuck yeah!
gojul 9 December 2014 at 8:21 pm UTC
Yeah ! Too bad I already bought it so Feral won't get money from me.
Teodosio 9 December 2014 at 8:24 pm UTC
I purchased this years ago when I was an evil sinner. Haven't played for ages since I became good! I will happily give it another go!
Segata Sanshiro 9 December 2014 at 8:27 pm UTC
Awesome . Will buy it later on today.
vulture 9 December 2014 at 8:33 pm UTC
MetallinatusI hope this is the beginning of something great....
I would buy Total War: Shogun at day 1 if it comes to Linux too

ohh, dear... another strategy. like we don't have enough of these. well, E:TW is the last strategy for me to support porters. i'm starting to get the feeling that by buying to support i'm somehow promoting fact that i would like them, so that would be it for me.
edo 9 December 2014 at 8:38 pm UTC
This is great news I'm glad I bought the last humble bundle.
Mohandevir 9 December 2014 at 8:41 pm UTC
Not a big fan of this kind of games, but I think I'm going to buy it, just because Feral is awesome with the Linux community.

Keep working your magic, Feral!
WorMzy 9 December 2014 at 8:44 pm UTC
*drools*

I may need to increase the size of my Steam partition soon!
Metallinatus 9 December 2014 at 8:44 pm UTC
vulture
MetallinatusI hope this is the beginning of something great....
I would buy Total War: Shogun at day 1 if it comes to Linux too
ohh, dear... another strategy. like we don't have enough of these. well, E:TW is the last strategy for me to support porters. i'm starting to get the feeling that by buying to support i'm somehow promoting fact that i would like them, so that would be it for me.

Not enough Japan-inspired games yet through
  Go to:
While you're here, please consider supporting GamingOnLinux on Patreon, Liberapay or Paypal. We have no adverts, no paywalls, no timed exclusive articles. Just good, fresh content. Without your continued support, we simply could not continue!

You can find even more ways to support us on this dedicated page any time. If you already are, thank you!
Livestreams & Videos
Community Livestreams
See more!
Popular this week
View by Category
Contact
Latest Comments
Latest Forum Posts