Lead your base and army in Imperial: War of Tomorrow where the world is devoid of borders and states.
Featuring a real world map, conquer cities and revive them to their former glory!
Use a variety of modern weapons and vehicles, from tanks to helicopters.
Imperial: War of Tomorrow is your typical, run-of-the-mill real-time strategy game. The setting is cliche: you will take the role of a decorated commander. Your next mission - which is basically the tutorial stage - will be to return to your hometown and stabilize the situation. The game doesn’t give much of a background story, though it follows the cliche “be a powerful commander, raise your army, and rule the world” plot. Despite the game barely providing anything new, it may still be something worth trying out, because hey, it features real-world locations. Let’s take an in-depth look at what it has to offer.
If you have played other RTS games before, you will be familiar with the entirety of Imperial: War of Tomorrow’s gameplay elements. You will end up having a base of your own, raise an army, attack resource points on the map, and attack neighboring regions. Resource management is also a crucial element, and so is premium currency. As the game’s namesake suggests, everything is about open warfare, and thankfully, you’ll be immune from outside attacks in the first few days.
We’re not going to beat around the bush: this game looks like a re-skinned version of Game of War. You will reach the same conclusion while going through the tutorials and fiddling around the user interface. After going through the early cinematic and dialogue, a muscled soldier will teach you the intricacies of the game. For example, you will learn how to build and upgrade buildings, as well as commanding units to attack, whether to capture resource points or to attack other bases.
Imperial: War of Tomorrow’s graphics and presentation elements are well-made. Even if the game does look like a run-of-the-mill RTS, the buildings, maps, character sprites, and models look pretty detailed. Moreover, the game has an intuitive user interface, although it looks like it was taken from other RTS games. The map of the base looks like the one you see in most strategy games, but hey, the setting is the real world, so it does appear a little unique.
Training units and buildings require the usual resources. These range from food, steel, metal, and oil. There are not a lot of unit varieties from the start: only two types of infantry will be available. Meanwhile, you wouldn’t want to expect much from the battles. You see, you would not be able to see tank-on-tank and soldier action: simply command your units and once they reach the desired destination, the attack will ensue and almost instantly. You will then be given a full report of what had transpired.
Thankfully, Imperial: War of Tomorrow does a good job in giving you rewards for finishing quests. This give you a good sense of progression and you won’t run out of resources from the start. However, the missions are pretty simple and only range from creating a certain building, training a specific unit, and researching a particular technology. Yes, these are pretty dull, but they can give you a sense of direction.
Overall, Imperial: War of Tomorrow isn’t the best RTS game out there, but it’s a decent entry to an already bloated genre. It’s worth playing and can give you dozens of hours of entertainment.