Command the seas, conquer the land, build an Empire.
An epic game of real-time tactics which combines turn-based empire building with massive 3D real-time battles on land and at sea. Charged with the fortunes of a nation, you must use diplomacy, trade and military force to establish it as the dominant power of the 18th Century.
Decide the strategy behind the development and expansion of your empire. Expand your borders through conquest or diplomatic cunning. Conquer overseas territories to establish colonies and profitable trade networks. Take command of the battlefield and patrol the open seas to defeat your enemies and shape the contours of history.
Rule one of 12 nations from Europe, America and the Indian subcontinent, and govern your fledgeling empire across a massive campaign map.
Set the strategy, dictate the tactics and command your troops during battles involving thousands of soldiers.
Take to the high seas and lead war fleets bristling with cannon in superb recreations of 18th Century naval warfare.
Experience combat in astonishing detail using full camera control to zoom in on accurate character animations.
Forge alliances, share knowledge and negotiate trade routes as you engage in diplomacy with other nations.
Research new technologies to make your enterprises more profitable and improve your armaments.
Compete online in an enormous multiplayer mode.
Play as George Washington in the revolutionary campaign Road to Independence and lead the Continental army against the might of the British Empire.
Recreate landmark battles from one of the most turbulent periods of world history, including Bunker Hill, Fontenoy and Rossbach.