The Galactic Empire is one of two factions available to players in Star Wars: Commander. The Empire is known for it heavy utilization of vehicles such as the nimble AT-ST, and the infamous AT-AT. The player's in-game attaché to the Empire is Captain Kosh, and along with sympathizer Saponza they make up the NPCs that deliver tutorials and story to the player. On occasion, Darth Vader will make an appearance and address the player himself.
The Empire's primary advantage is the strength of their combat vehicles. The factory which allows the player to build vehicles becomes available at headquarters level 2 whereas the Rebel faction does not have access until headquarters level 4. The repair droid which restores health to vehicles is exclusive to the Empire faction. As a result of superior vehicular firepower, Imperial vehicles typically have a higher unit capacity than their Rebel counterparts. In addition, Imperial troops are generally weaker than their Rebel equivalents. Because many Imperial commanders rely heavily on vehicular firepower, defending Rebel bases tend to utilize plenty of rocket turrets and anti-vehicle traps.
Each base is comprised of various buildings. Creating buildings and leveling them up unlocks new units, adds features, and increases building stats.
These units have limited availability and can only be unlocked or upgraded during planetary conflicts and other special events. All special units are in parity with the Rebel faction.
Equipment enhances other units and is available through the armory. All equipment is in parity with the Rebel faction.