Reviews for Rome: Total War Collection


The Best Total war

Oktarnash | Feb. 7, 2014 | See all Oktarnash's reviews »

Although this game isn't as recent as the newer total wars, and granted Rome 2 Total war came out, which was a bit of a failure, this is without a doubt THE best total war game out there. Although I wish it has 100 something factions like the newer ones, each of them doing their own stuff, like conquering and diplomacy which isn't that good in this game, it is still a great game for it's time. First we come to the ammount of buildings you can construct with is infinitly higher than the newest Rome 2 total war, although rome 2 has the advantage of switching to a different building of the same category, it still doesn't let your have a stables an archery range and a barracks all in the same city, which tends to be a drag to make an army in 1 city, and bring it to the next one to fill in another unit. Although for the people who like such things they can easily gets mods for it, and there are hundreds of them, the most famous being I think. -Roma Ressurectum -Rome Total war Historical mod -Europa Barbourum And many others, the battles are epic and exiting, unit variety is good, and look quite good, one of my issues with rome 2 is the lack of colours on the soldiers, which tends to make it hard to destinguish units from one another, although in rome 1 the vast sea of red, allows you to immediatly know who you are fighting.


A very good game

bergheer | Dec. 1, 2013 | See all bergheer's reviews »

In my opinion RTW is the second best TW game (after empire). It's even better than a lot of its successors. The reason why, is because the gameplay is fast, you have a huge amount of choice out of different units and the most important thing; there are so many good mods made for this game! Thats why I recommend this game for every man and woman thats interested in (european)history; you can play in almost every conflict in classical europe.


rome total war

daryll2013 | March 25, 2013 | See all daryll2013's reviews »

The large Imperial campaign centers on your quest to rule Rome. You begin as one of three factions, the Julii, the Bruti or the Scipii. All three are allied with each other and the non-playable SPQR faction, representing Rome itself. All four groups are initially allied with each other but, as the three playable factions develop, they will eventually come into conflict as they try to take command of Rome itself. Hopefully you'll have built up lots of support in terms of territories and public favor by the time this civil war breaks out. The large campaign is clearly designed for hardcore fans and, as with the campaign in Medieval: Total War, it can be pretty daunting for more casual gamers. Thankfully, Rome: Total War includes a shorter campaign that you can finish in a day or two. You simply pick any of the game's factions and set out to conquer 15 territories and eliminate two of that faction's historic rivals. The Scipii must eliminate Carthage and Numidia, for instance, whereas the Greeks must take out the Thracians and Macedonians. The Senate will also give Roman factions key missions throughout the game. This is a great way to get a complete, focused experience without having to dive into a massive world-conquering campaign. At the end of the shorter campaign the game allows you the option to keep playing.


This game never gets old

murgo23 | March 3, 2013 | See all murgo23's reviews »

Wonderful game that put's a twist on the traditional turn based strategy game by adding real time combat This game is highly addictive. Instead of putting a lot of your focus on getting enough resources this game is much more about fighting the battles. If you lose your archers, you can't quickly mass produce a ton of new ones. It's just army vs army on the battle field. Another part of the game is managing your cities, this can be set to full auto, or you can get an experience that is a little bit, although not nearly as detailed as the civilization series. I really love this game, the graphics aren't super anymore, but it's a great game to play on your laptop since the system requirements aren't as high with it being an older game.


Rome: Total War - review

carlyle | Dec. 31, 2012 | See all carlyle's reviews »

Rome: Total War offers a range of experiences to the player in order to revive the greatest battles of the times of the ancient Romans. In campaign mode the player is in front of a map of ancient Europe, divided into the provinces of the time of the great Rome on it is possible to identify the main cities and a number of military units scattered on it representing the forces deployed by the various factions. The structure of the game in the way of so-called "tactical map" is bound system in rounds, each round covers a relative time of six months, during which time you can start the construction of buildings in the city, manage any damages incurred in sieges or battles , dealing with domestic politics, diplomacy, economics and train new armies. II player assumes the role of an unlikely commander immune to the effects of the passage of time, but takes control of a Roman faction controlling leaders, possessions and military. Projected into the field of battle, are shown sides taking part in the battle and ultimate stages of preparation finally comes the time to get into the action. Each type of unit, located conveniently on the field following the criteria of the strategy pitched, can be controlled by platoons, for they will be given an attacking formation. The behavior of soldiers is extremely realistic, both from the point of view of the reaction to attacks and in response to the offensive enemy, both from the point of view of the reproduction of the clashes. The morphology of the territory at the same time should not be underestimated in any way since in any case provides an important element for the purposes of the battle. Venturing into a ravine or recklessly close to a steep wall without knowing the exact position of the enemy may in fact prove to be fatal, even for the most battle-hardened army.


The best Total War

DukePaul | Dec. 28, 2012 | See all DukePaul's reviews »

Rome Total War was the first game of the franchise I played and even if the graphics are outdated, the game is the best of the series for me and it shines everytime I play it. This bundle includes the expansion Alexander which is a great addition for the main game, if you want a preview of Rome II: Total War, buy this.


Rome Total War Collection

Cavalieroscuro | Dec. 28, 2012 | See all Cavalieroscuro's reviews »

This pack includes Rome Total War and the expansion Alexander. The gameplay is pretty much the same of the other chapters of the series, but this one is settled in Rome, with brand new units and location. Maybe is the cheapest of Total War games at the moment, so if you want try this series, start here.