Boasting state-of-the-art graphics, over 350 units, and a bunch of interesting features, Empire Earth II is a significant improvement of Empire Earth. The gameplay is similar to that of most real-time strategies: you collect resources, outproduce your opponents, advance through epochs faster, and then crush your adversaries with superior weapons and numbers. There are three major innovations compared to Empire Earth I. First, a workers manager allows you to see how many peasants are currently idle and send them to collect specified resource type with one click. Second, you can set up to six active cameras at different points of the map and monitor enemy activity in a small screen. Third, you can better coordinate your directions of attacks with your allies by drawing arrows on a special screen. We were impressed with game s graphics and weather effects. Also, multiplayer with 9 different modes is a nice touch. Strategy buffs and especially fans of Empire Earth will have a great time with this awesome game.