Empire Earth – In real life

The Game

Empire Earth 3 is the last game in the Empire earth franchise.  It was developed by Mad Doc Software and published by Vivendi Games.  The games were released in November 2007.  The game garnered poor reviews at the time of release.  You can read more about the reception of this game further down on this page.

The first two games in the series were more realistic.  This game changed that formula and was more cartoonish.   Most gamers would have preferred that the game continued with the more realistic tone of the prequels.

The game is a real-time strategy game where you battle against other civilizations.   The game stretches over five different time periods. These are Ancient, Medieval, Colonial, Modern, and Future. The previous games allowed the player to play more different time periods.  The game feature a number of different civilizations. All civilization plays slightly different and can build different units and buildings. Everyone can find a civilization that suits there style of gaming.

All of these civilizations belong to one of the three main factions of the game. These factions are Middle Eastern, Western, and Far Eastern.


The game plays similarly to other historical Real-time strategy games.  The goal of the game is to achieve world domination to do this you have to conquer all the territories on the map.  There are many different territories in the game that you will need to conquer to win the game.  New territories are unlooked as you conquer territories.   There are some variations of what your objectives are in different areas.

In most areas, the goal is to defeat the enemy. To do this you need to build a city (base) filled with buildings that help you gather more resources and build military units.  You also need to build defences.  Once you have done this it is time to move out on the map and take the battle to your enemy.  Different military units have different strength and weaknesses and it is up to you to use your army in the best possible way to be able to defeat the enemy in the area.

Development and release

The development of Empire Earth began in 2005. The game uses the same game engine as the previous game but the engine was heavily modified to create Empire Earth 3. The game was released November 6, 2007. An important patch was released two days after release. This patch fixed some important issues.


The game was poorly received by both reviewers and the general public.  This is in part due to the decision to dumb the game down and make it more cartoonish and less realistic.  It did no longer provide the same type of challenge.  Below you can read some examples of what reviewers had to say.

“the animations aren’t very good and the performance leaves a lot to be desired”
5.4 of 10
“The developer’s questionable sense of taste and humor is also on display in the visuals and sound… Empire Earth III has been dumbed down to the point of irrelevance.”
3.5 of 10
“bugs, muddled combat, or weak AI aren’t things that strategy fans have to live with.”
2 of 5

The general public did not like this game either and it became the last in the series.

The Trailer


The Civilzations

Most of the Civilization in this game is real civilization that rules empires in the past. On this website, you can read information about these real civilizations, their rise and fall.

Among these civilizations you will find:


Ancient Carthage was a Phoenician city-state located in present-day Tunisia, along the coast of northern Africa. Read more …

Assyrian Empire

The Assyrian Empire was a Mesopotamian kingdom in the ancient Near East and the Levant. It developed from the Assur city-state, which might have existed as early as the 25th century BC. The Assyrian Empire did not collapse until the 600s BC, which meant that it existed from Early Bronze Age to late Iron Age. Read more …


Babylonia was an ancient state and cultural area in the central-southern parts of Mesopotamia; the land where we today find the coutries Iraq and Syria. During the reign of Hammurabi and afterwards, Babylonia was known as the Country of Akkad, in an deliberate effort to chanel the previous magnificence of the Akkadian Empire. Read more …

Byzantine Empire

The Byzantine Empire is also known at the Eastern Roman Empire, since it was the continuation of the Roman Empire. As the Western Roman Empire fragmented and fell in the 5th century AD, the Eastern Roman Empire survived and lasted for an additional thousand years, until it was conquered by the Ottoman Empire in 1453. Read more …

Mycenean Greece

Mycenean Greece, also known as the Mycenaean civilization, was a civilization on mainland Greece that lasted from circa 1600 BC to circa 1100 BC, during the last phase of the Bronze Age in Ancient Greece. It is the oldest known advanced and distinctively Greek civilization on mainland Greece. Read more …

Ottoman Empire

The Ottoman Empire comprised much of South-Eastern Europe, Northern Africa and Western Asia between the 14th century and the early 20th century. In Ottoman Turkish, its name was Devlet-i ʿAlīye-i ʿOsmānīye which means The Sublime Ottoman Empire. Read more …

United Monarchy

The United Monarchy is the name given to an Israelite kingdom of Israel and Judah ruled by the kings Saul, Ish-bosheth, David and Solomon, as depicted in the Hebrew Bible. Read more …

Zulu Empire

The Kingdom of Zulu, also known as the Zulu Empire, was a monarchy located along the Indian Ocean coast of southern Africa, reaching from the Tugela River in the south to the Pongola River in the north. Read more …

Imperial State of Germany

Imperial Germany – also known as the German Empire, the Imperial State of Germany or the Second Reich – was a German state that existed from the unification of Germany in 1871 to the abdication of Emperor Wilhelm II in 1918. In German, it was known as Deutches Reich or Deutches Kaiserreich. Read more …