Player versus Player (PvP): No
Player base: Med
Following in the footsteps of other popular Goodgame titles, Goodgame Empire is a free, online strategy game where players take on the role of the leader of a kingdom, given the opportunity to build a prosperous castle and stamp out their enemies with a vicious army.
Goodgame Empire Review
Goodgame Empire offers an approachable tutorial system that works great for both new players, and strategy veterans. When you first log in to Goodgame Empire, various NPC’s will teach you about multiple aspects within the game. Your military adviser will teach you everything you need to know about hiring and feeding your troops, while your personal adviser will offer you quests and teach you the basics of castle construction and expansion.
Another great aspect to Goodgame Empire is the defensive system. Traditional strategy games just rely on unit count to determine the outcome of a defensive situation but Goodgame Empire incorporates a number of innovative features to make it one of the more defining aspects of the game. Various troops that you can recruit, and items that you can research, can be placed at several locations on your castle walls, allowing for a completely customizable defense system that can be unique to each base.
Base construction is also quite in-depth as Goodgame Empire offers total freedom in regards to construction plans and building placement. Each building serves a purpose and each one can be placed anywhere within your castle walls. Certain buildings can be upgraded to increase their effectiveness, but all of these actions require resources. Resource gain works in the traditional RTS sense, you must construct a number of resource earning buildings and upgrade them to ensure a regular flow of vital materials.
Overall, the distinct art-style, thorough construction mechanics and highly approachable tutorial makes Goodgame Empire a great starting spot for players new to the free online strategy game genre.