Empires: Dawn of the Modern World is an RTS (Real-Time Strategy) history-based game released in October 2003 by Stainless Steel Studios. It is considered as the unofficial sequel to Empire Earth. The game lets players command civilizations from China to Germany and the United States in different eras. The objective of the game is world domination.
Players must collect resources that are needed to train military units, build an empire, and conquer rival civilizations. The game includes nine playable civilizations: United States, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Russia, England, Franks, Korea, and China. The first five civilizations are playable from the Medieval era to the Imperial era. The last four civilizations are playable from World War I to World War II. The game features three campaigns: Richard the Lionheart, Admiral Yi, and General Patton campaigns.
The Richard the Lionhearted campaign is entirely about his course to the English throne. The campaign started off with Richard’s historical revolt against his father King Henry and the war with Phillip II of France.
The Admiral Yi campaign is set in the 1590s and Korea’s battle against the Japanese and the Manchus. The scenarios focus on the Imjin Wars that lasted for six years.
The General Patton campaign is set during World War II, including skirmishes in Northern Africa, Italy, and Normandy. In some scenarios, players will meet Dwight D. Eisenhower and Franklin Delano Roosevelt.