Empire of Sin

Publisher- Paradox Interactive

Release Date- December 1, 2020

Platforms Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Classic Mac OS, Macintosh operating systems

Description

Empire of Sin plays as a real time strategy game with the player taking the role of a crime boss in the Prohibition era, starting anew in 1920 and trying to gain control of Chicago by 1933. As the boss, they can enlist up to 16 underlings from 60 potential ones to manage their empire of questionable businesses, such as speakeasies, casinos, and brothels, protecting them from the law and rival mafia gangs, while trying to extend their own influence by taking over others. The game uses alcohol as a type of currency to extend the empire’s influence. Alcohol can be made by breweries under the player’s control, given to the player by allies, or rewarded as part of completing various missions. The quality of alcohol can impact its influence; poor quality alcohol can be made cheaply and initially sold at a high profit, but over time will lose its value.

Taking over another business may involve direct combat, during which the game enters a turn-based strategy game similar to X-Com, or can occur through other persuasive means, including short-term alliances with other gangs to defeat a common foe. Combat and other situations are impacted by various traits and perks the characters have, and may cause them to act differently from the player’s orders. For example, a character with the “Hair Trigger” trait may fire their weapon rather than moving to cover when ordered. These traits can change over the course of a game; an underling may become more accustomed to solving problems through violent means the more they are put in such conditions.

Screenshots

Empire of Sin
Empire of Sin
Empire of Sin

Reviews

 

Empire of Sin’s many bugs, balance issues and competing systems undermine what could have been a novel mob management game.

 

Released way too early. The balance is completely off on like every aspect of gameplay. Your boss becomes an unstoppable killing machine, certain hired goons are Overpowered and certain ones are useless. It is way too easy to take out enemy bosses. The list goes on.

 

I was very much looking forward to this game but what a complete and utter failure. The turn based combat could have been interesting and brutal but no it’s the usual xcom rip off with hitpoints and special abilities which seem completely at odds with the theme.

System Requirements

Empire of Sin System Requirements (Minimum)

  • CPU: Intel iCore i3-530 or AMD Phenom II X3 720
  • CPU SPEED: Info
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
  • VIDEO CARD: Nvidia GeForce GTX 555 or AMD Radeon HD 6790
  • PIXEL SHADER: 5.0
  • VERTEX SHADER: 5.0
  • FREE DISK SPACE: 6 GB
  • DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 1024 MB

Empire of Sin Recommended Requirements

  • CPU: Intel Pentium G4600 or AMD A10 7700K
  • CPU SPEED: Info
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • OS: Windows 10 Home 64 bit
  • VIDEO CARD: Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti or AMD Radeon HD 5870
  • PIXEL SHADER: 5.0
  • VERTEX SHADER: 5.0
  • FREE DISK SPACE: 6 GB
  • DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 1024 MB

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