Empire Of Sin Gets A New Expansion And Major Update

Empire of Sin had a lot of attention when it launched last year, with major publisher Paradox and developer Romero Games giving cause for optimism. The 1920s gangster-era tactics game disappointed in various respects, unfortunately, with our tagline of ‘Eliot Mess’ giving you a good idea of what we thought of the Switch version in our review.

There have been updates and fixes since, of course, but evidently it’s an ongoing project to find the right balance for the game’s various systems. This week it’s had a major patch with numerous fixes and some additions – called the ‘Free Precinct Update’ – along with its first major paid expansion, ‘Make It Count’. The expansion adds new characters and units, along with 20 new missions; it can be bought on its own or as part of the Expansion Pass.

As you can see in the official patch notes there are a lot of fixes and tweaks thrown in. If you do want to give Empire of Sin a shot now that it’s had nearly a year on the market its multiple editions (base and with DLC bundled) are all currently 50% off on the European eShop, though unfortunately that discount doesn’t seem to be available (at the time of writing) in North America. Or if you did pick this up at launch, it seems now is as good a time as any for a revisit.

Hopefully the various fixes have brought this game closer to its potential; if you have Empire of Sin on Switch and try it with the update do let us know how it’s faring in the comments.

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