My wife asked me this the other day, and what I thought was a pretty inane question actually turned into an absolute mind-tearer. Why? Because I wouldn't take my favourite game.
If I were to keep a list of my top five favourite games of all time in a tattered black book buried in a tin box in my backyard, only one game from the post-GameCube world would be on it. Empire: Total War.
Bjorn Hurri is an artist who has been working on video games for years now, having lent his skills in some way or another to projects like Dead Space 2, Viking: Battle for Asgard and the last three entries in the Total War series.
Mods are what happens when somebody takes a game, cracks it open and either adds or fixes stuff that wasn't in the final retail product. They're a big reason people play PC games, and we want to hear your favourites.
If the extent of your real-time strategy gaming extends to playing Starcraft and pre-ordering Starcraft II, boy have you missed a lot in the last ten years.
Poor PC gaming.
If you've seen war, or if you're a student of it, perhaps this will merely strike you as a well edited sequence of cutscenes from Empire: Total War. Others might find it strangely gripping, especially because of the music.
Empire: Total War is, regardless of its inherent excellence, in serious need of regular updates. And on Monday, it's getting one, which will bring both a range of fixes as well as some "new" units.
Despite the fact that Empire: Total War still needs technical fixes (late-game slowdown is still a pain), the team at Creative Assembly feel now's the time to start introducing some gameplay changes as well.
Turned-based strategy computer game Empire: Total War has been beleaguered with issues since launch. There have been crashes to the desktop, or corruptions in your game that stop campaign progression.
Don't fret. You're not alone. Most, if not all players of Creative Assembly's masterpiece have been struggling through various technical issues since the game's launch.
Hrm. An Empire: Total War review. Where to start, where to start... It's tough! Tough like trying to sum up War & Peace in Haiku.