Grand Ages: Rome
Raise massive armies, embark on epic campaigns to expand the Empire, and take control of the known world! Engage in grand-scale city building and create magnificent cities with creativity and control like never before. Intuitive controls make it easy to launch bone-crushing combat missions and manage every aspect of your thriving civilization.
After decades in exile, your family name has been all but forgotten in Rome. But, the departure of the tyrant Sulla has changed everything, and Rome stands on the brink of a new era. Sides must be chosen as Caesar and Pompey battle for control of the Republic. The stage is set for you to gain power and influence over one of the greatest civilizations in history.
Could have been betterdraculrosu12 | March 5, 2013 | See all draculrosu12's reviews »
Fun at first, takes a while to learn, but not much replay ability. Good theme, but lacks depth. You rebuild just about the same things over and over, with different objectives. I still prefer the old Caesar III game than this slightly graphic improved strategy build game
Personally I enjoyed and still am enjoying this game. Yes somethings could be better, but all in all its fun. The building rules are not that hard to figure out its all common sense stuff, such as you need a building close to a resource to get the resource, you need houses which have people in order to work the resources. Like I said all common sense stuff. If you build the city and pay attention to what the people want then you won't have a problem. I have been enjoying this time of game for years and I love them. Many are to dumbed down to enjoy this one is a challenge, its not Age of Empires or Total War, I will agree with that but if you want a challenge then get it its a lot of fun if you like challenges and to think about what your doing.
All in All I enjoyed it, yeah there are a lot of stipulations on where to place things, the graphics are the best but that's really all the cons I have about it.
A very fun city builder with some neat featuresNeohoodman | Feb. 28, 2013 | See all Neohoodman's reviews »
It's pretty difficult to come out with a city builder when there are alternatives that are hailed as 'the best'. Grand Ages Rome is no AAA title, but allows for good fun while building in the roman era. While there is a combat facette to this game, it is not the way to play it.
Build, expand and grow your own roman village, keeping in mind the infrastructure of that time. Water needs to come from sources, travels via a waterway and all other kinds of historical things. Historical setpieces are also yours to build, and the best thing about this game? It has co-op functionality. Build cities together, or against each other.
Fantasticvjk | Dec. 6, 2012 | See all vjk's reviews »
I've been looking for a city-building sim for a while. I played the original sim city as well as the caesar games, but lately nothign really clicked. I have tried Tropico 4, but it just didn't seem to click for me.
This game clicks.
The reason is the circles. Each building has a "radius". So you have to be smart about where you place them in order to get the maximum "synergy"
As a result, I end up really thinking about where I'm placing buildings. I actually think, "I'd like a good oceanside view" for these guys.
That's a big improvement. Because in Sim city, I'd basically try to make the most population in the least amount of space. Ambience didn't matter.
Here it does. Great city-building game. Best I've played.
Grand Romefaraany3k | Sept. 2, 2011 | See all faraany3k's reviews »
Grand Ages: Rome is a spiritual successor to the great city building series like Caesar and Pharaoh. In Grand Ages: Rome we construct huge roman cities and manage its daily routines. Graphically it is a great looking game both aesthetically and how accurately it depicts a roman city.
Although the management and the city building mechanics are not as complex or deep as you might have seen in other city building games like SIMCITY, but in my view Grand Ages: Rome tries to keep things simple deliberately by removing the more deeper aspects like connecting the city and loads of micromanagement in the favor of more accessible gameplay. This results in a more fluid and east to 'pick and play' gaming experience. The BATTLE system of the game is not as proficient as a regular RTS game and this is the case with almost all city building games. So if you are looking for an enjoyable city building experience, Grand Ages: Rome is an appropriate choice.
Absolutely FineAtrius | June 19, 2011 | See all Atrius's reviews »
I spent a couple of days considering whether to buy this or not. Online reviews had criticized it, but mainly for the similarity to previous games in the series. Obviously, this doesn't really count if you've not played any of the series.
In the end I purchased Grand Ages: Rome to have a nice relaxing Sunday morning game. And I'm glad I did!
I was a big fan of Caesar 3 back in the day, and if you know that game then know that GA:R is a bit simpler, with a lot of resource management automated. However, in being simpler, it is more accessible, and it's certainly quite pretty.
Grand Ages Rome is a great game for just kicking back and building cities. It does what it set out to do and it does it well.