Forge of Empires Game

Forge of Empires

In the browser game Forge of Empires you can create your own city and experience all of history from its perspective - from the Stone Age on through the centuries. Explore new technologies that ring in a new era. Leave a mark with unique, contemporary buildings and establish a gigantic metropolis that is unparalleled anywhere. Increase your empire with sophisticated strategic campaigns and skilled actions in Forge of Empires. Create your own world: Forge your Empire

But not everything is peaceful in Forge of Empires. Fight exciting battles, use a variety of units and incorporate the individual features of the terrain in order to win. On the battle field you can either take on the computer or give other players a lesson in battle strategy. Steer the fate of your empire: Forge of Empires

Rating: 85%

Build a civilisation by conquering your way through the ages

In the browser game Forge of Empires you can create your own city and experience all of history from its perspective - from the Stone Age on through the centuries. Explore new technologies that ring in a new era. Leave a mark with unique, contemporary buildings and establish a gigantic metropolis that is unparalleled anywhere. Increase your empire with sophisticated strategic campaigns and skilled actions in Forge of Empires. Create your own world: Forge your Empire

Forge of Empires: Build an Epic Empire

But not everything is peaceful in Forge of Empires. Fight exciting battles, use a variety of units and incorporate the individual features of the terrain in order to win. On the battle field you can either take on the computer or give other players a lesson in battle strategy. Steer the fate of your empire: Forge of Empires

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At first glance, Forge of Empires looks very promising -sure, the visuals seem a bit dated, but will certainly spark a sense of nostalgia and familiarity for folks who grew up on games like Civilization or Heroes of Might and Magic. The repeating textures, grid-based isometric layout, and even the small character portraits that pop up in the menus speak of the older 90's era PC-desktop clickers that many last-gen players grew up on. While it looks like it belongs in one era, Forge of Empires actually packs the extremely modern playstyle of this generation's mobile game F2P mechanics -and that is not entirely a good thing.

Forge of Empires Combines Old Timey Charms With Modern Day Frustrations

Want to take care of a small tribe and help them through the generations all the way up to the point where they can build castles? Want to see how people go from stones and sticks to massive broadswords and shields? Forge of Empires delivers a very Civ-esque experience in terms of generational gameplay, you work your way up the upgrade flowchart and teach the people all the key things they will need in order to establish a proper kingdom. It is a pretty big game -despite the single scope, which is to keep improving, and it has a lot of content for players to discover. However, the big question lies in whether Forge of Empire's mechanics is something that the player's patience can tolerate.

What is Forge of Empires?

Forge of Empires Game: light afternoon skirmish

Forge of Empires is a free to play RTS game on the browser -now this may be seem like a terrible thing in terms of how much quality a game has in terms of visuals and delivery, but FoE manages just fine. The game itself looks pretty enough for fans of the genre, though the animations of the combat sequences feel more dated than the rest of the game. Those things however, are actually part of the game's charm and if that is not exactly your thing, it is still not a deal breaker level kind of issue.

Getting back on topic, FoE is all about building up your own little group of people and turning them from a small tribe and into a larger, more prosperous kingdom. The path is pretty much done Civilization-style: you gather up resources, research technologies, and build up military strength in order to defend yourself against threats and invade new territories.

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How it Plays

The first few hours of playing FoE is actually quite fun. You get to see the system through a rather lengthy and thorough tutorial before hopping into the main game. This part feels a little slow and tedious, but considering that this game has a lot of details, it is nice that they try to go over all it as much as they can.

Once you are done with the tutorial, you can proceed with fulfilling the first few sets of the game's optional objectives. These little missions will provide you with various rewards that will help you start out in the game. It feels nice to get these rewards as they provide you with the necessary resources to keep pushing forward with the next tier of stuff you need to get done. Expect to be pretty close to getting your castle up and ready at this point.

Castle Building?

Forge of Empires Game: New York of the Middle AgesMost screenshots and advertisements of the game heavily feature the medieval era and for good reason -it has one of the best visuals in terms of who the structures and portraits look. And in terms of active units, your troops look quite flashy an impressive -even more so than the modern period (which obviously packs more firepower). This is also the point where gathering resources starts to plateau -you do not get as much that going through the age feels slower than it did previously.

The Diamonds Make It Rough

Expectedly, the game starts becoming something different once you reach a certain point -upgrades requires a ton of resources not easily made available and having access to the multiplayer trading system will not help either. You either join a guild (and hope that some of them help you out), or you start paying for cash to keep moving forward. In either case, the game's self-grinding system loses any value and players hoping to compete in online rankings will have to spend to win.

The Verdict: A Few Hours of Nostalgia

The good thing about this game is that if you just want a quick browser game to pop into every now and then, then Forge of Empires is a great choice. You log in, collect resources, make a few commands, and then wait it out till your next free time. Constantly progressing is not something you will get so players have to either take it slow or pay to expedite the processes. Sure, this style will never get you into rankings, but it allows you to stop and smell the roses -while other players are rushing to get to the modern age, you can sit back and enjoy the little joys of being able to run your own little medieval kingdom.

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