Half-Life 2 Mod: Empires 2.4 Released

The award-winning FPS/RTS hybrid mod Empires for Half-Life 2 has recently seen a major update after a long period of development.

The mod features four infantry classes, each with customizable skills, squad-based teamwork with special squad abilities, vehicle combat with six different vehicle types, and the ability to play as the Commander, who places buildings, builds defensive turrets, constructs vehicles, and conducts research in order to lead his team to victory.

Don’t let the term FPS/RTS hybrid intimidate you, though — you don’t have to manage both aspects yourself simultaneously. Rather, the team’s Commander takes on the RTS duties, while the rest of the team gets its FPS on in massive squad-on-squad battles.

Empires’ 2.4 update brings the map count up to 20 and adds eight Steam achievements. The mod is a free download on Steam.

Check out this trailer for version 2.2:

Read more about Empires here.

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