Rome: Total War

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"It has so much depth and aptitude that you'll find yourself drawn in for hours, which will quickly turn into days, months and, dare I say, years." - ThunderboltGames.com

"The combination of subject matter, game mechanics, and outstanding visuals add up to one of the best experiences you'll have on the PC." - IGN.com


Once the Roman Empire is under your command, don't lay down your sword just yet - the Barbarians are coming. With two award-winning titles from the esteemed Total War series, you'll have twice as many obstacles and opportunities to control and conquer the greatest empire ever known to man.


Features:

Rome: Total War Guide one of three noble Roman families on a century spanning quest to seize control of the Roman Empire.

Rome: Total War - Barbarian Invasion (official expansion pack to Rome: Total War) Witness the decline of Rome as Barbarian hordes attack, forcing a bitter internal struggle between rival factions.


Features:

  • Voted 2004 Best Strategy game by IGN, GameSpy and GameSpot.

  • Fight alongside or against history's greatest leaders such as Julius Caesar, Spartacus, and

  • Hannibal to expand or destroy the Roman Empire.

  • Lay siege against the Romans as Attila the Hun, fearful Saxons, or other savage factions using signature weapons and abilities.

  • Command warrior-tested legions in cinematic epic battles with thousands of soldiers on-screen at once.

  • A century-spanning campaign charges players with strategically managing the economic, civil, religious and military arms of their empire.

Customer reviews

90

Dated, but grand nonetheless

NucularS | Nov. 8, 2014 | See all NucularS's reviews »

Rome: Total War is beginning to show its age, but even 10 years after release it is still one of the best strategy games based in ancient Rome, and is probably the closest you can come to ruling an empire and conquering the known world as a Roman emperor. Large-scale battles, spectacular sieges, trade, diplomacy, assassination - Rome has it all. The greatest, and probably only, weakness is the weak AI, which has trouble applying any tactics other than a head-on assault.

95

One of the greatest

Demilisz | Aug. 19, 2014 | See all Demilisz's reviews »

In it's times Rome looked so great that it's engine was used by one of televiision series to visualise anciet battles. Now it may not look that great, but still is one of the best strategy game of all times. Even without counting the mods like Europa Barbarorum or Roma Surrectum. Rome was the third installemnt of Total War series and first to revolutionizie it - the way player move his armies around on newer titles (like Shogun 2) was first intruduced back then, when Rome: Total War was released. It is a big shame not to play this game even once.

76

Strategic and Fun to watch

DragosLoL | July 16, 2014 | See all DragosLoL's reviews »

I wasn't into the Total War series before until my cousin persuaded me to buy Rome: Total War so we could play together. The game's kind of small compared to today's standards but has some of the best mechanics in a strategy game. It's fun to watch thousands of little men have a all out brawl on a large, vast battlefield. You can have elephants or horses too. Each faction has its own unique military units that you can use to your advantage. Graphically, the game isn't as pretty but not horrible either. Probably the only drawback are the in-game settings. The settings don't give you much variety when it comes to resolution and what you want to see in-game such as markers. The Total War series is definitely addicting and worth a try.

93

A great battle simulation game

adrianching7 | June 16, 2014 | See all adrianching7's reviews »

In Rome: Total War,you are able to manage your cities like any other "Civilization" based game but the difference with this game is that you are able to actually command your troops during a battle. This game can be very educational because it provides us a certain degree of Roman history and you will also have to deal with internal quarrels within your empire. A fast thinker can excel in this game because there are many different ways the AI will approach you so the quicker you come up with a strategy, the better your chances of winning the battle. This game is perfect for gamers who are quick thinkers so what are you waiting for? BUY THE GAME!

75

Great introduction to strategy games gengre

xarabas02 | April 18, 2014 | See all xarabas02's reviews »

When i got this game during the GMG promo i did not expect much from it, considering i'm not much of a strategy sim player. It was only sheer boredom which convinced me to install it one day and i quickly found myself captivated in interesting gameplay.

Considering its age i must admit that the game still looks pretty good with all options maxed out so it has aged pretty well. It takes some time to get used to all of the gameplay mechanics but it is one of those games which are easy to learn (yet hard to master).

Highly recommended, even if you're not a strategy games fan by default.