Join the thousands of corporations as the flock to Mars in hopes of striking it rich by mining Millennium
Develop your base and amass an army to defend your wealth while attacking others to plunder theirs
Work together with other mining corporations through alliances to defeat common enemies
Touted as the "Gold rush" of the future, thousands of mining corporations have flocked to Mars in hopes of dominating the Millennium mining industry. However, the competition is intense and the lack of regulations have given rise to cargo theft, base plundering and even war between corporations. Only the strongest corporations will be able to rise to the top. Are you among the few? Play Empire: Millennium Wars now and find out!
To start, you might want to focus inwards - on developing your base and building up your army. In this game, there are plenty of facilities you can build at your base. Naturally, each facility has their own functions. All of these require a ton of resources and thankfully, you can earn these resources yourself by simply building and upgrading production facilities or by completing quests and missions.
The building process in this game is fairly standard for a free-to-play MMO strategy game. You are given 1 construction slot to either build or upgrade a building. However, you are also given a stash of speed-ups which you can then use to speed up the process. Building durations of 5 minutes and below can even be sped up for free!
Now that you’ve got a somewhat thriving economy, it’s time to build an army to make sure you can keep your newfound prosperity. The game has 4 different types of units that you can recruit, and due to the design for each unit, it’s best to have an even mixture of unit types just so you can counter every unit the enemy throws your way. Not to mention, units are tiered in this game and as such, higher tier units will obviously be much stronger than the lower tiered one.
In addition to the grunts, you will also have a commander who is usually much more powerful than the average soldier and will provide certain bonuses to the troops under him/her. Commanders also have their own skill trees that you can invest skill points in, and if you want, you can customize them and choose a new avatar.
Although your troops can both attack and defend a base, when it comes to the defensive, you might want to invest in something extra – traps. Like your soldiers, each of these traps are efficient against a certain type of units. Thus, it’s best to have a balanced number of traps for each trap type.
At the end of the day though, you mustn’t forget the main reason you’re on Mars, that is to mine for Millennium! To do so, you’ll need to first prospect to find sites of interests using the Radar. Once done, you’ll then need to send out probes to scout out the place to see if it houses Millennium deposits or merely a chest of goodies. Although probes are rather limited, they thankfully recharge over time. You can only perform a scan every hour anyway, so the downtime is alright I suppose.
The millennium you managed to accumulate can then be sent to the Mars Trade Federation’s spaceport so you can get the payout you want. However, be wary! Other corporations may decide to take the easy way out and instead of mining or their own Millennium, they decide to simply take the mineral from others. Hence, it’s crucial to ensure that the valuable cargo you transport is well-protected by a huge military escort.
As you may expect, you can join an Alliance in Empire: Millennium Wars and by doing so, you’ll get to enjoy a nice range of perks. If you can spare from real money or credits (premium currency), then you can always get the stuff you need be it more resources or more probes, through the in-app store. The store also sells a variety of speed-up tokens, production boosts and peace shields.
All in all, Empire: Millennium Wars is a decent MMO strategy game that is set in a fun futuristic world where the next “Gold rush” is currently ongoing. The theme of the game is quite unique and interesting, but gameplay-wise, it seems like the game is not engaging or different enough to really stand out. Since it’s free-to-play, the game’s still good for a try though, and who knows? You might find yourself enjoying it.