Total War: Rome II
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￼￼How far will you go for Rome?
The award-winning Total War series returns to Rome, setting a brand new quality benchmark for Strategy gaming. Become the world’s first superpower and command the Ancient world’s most incredible war machine. Dominate your enemies by military, economic and political means. Your ascension will bring both admiration and jealousy, even from your closet allies.
Will you suffer betrayal or will you be the first to turn on old friends? Will you fight to save the Republic, or plot to rule alone as Emperor?
Plan your conquest of the known world in a massive sandbox turn-based campaign mode (supporting additional 2-player cooperative & competitive modes). Conspiracies, politics, intrigue, revolts, loyalty, honour, ambition, betrayal. Your decisions will write your own story.
Build vast armies and take to the battlefield in real-time combat mode. Put your tactical skills to the test as you directly control tens of thousands of men clashing in epic land and sea battles.
Play for the glory of Rome as one of three families or take command of a huge variety of rival civilisations – each offers a notably different form of gameplay experience with hundreds of unique units from siege engines and heavy cavalry to steel-plated legionaries and barbarian berserkers.
See exotic ancient cities and colossal armies rendered in incredible detail, as jaw-dropping battles unfold. Detailed camera perspectives allow you to see your men shout in victory or scream in pain on the frontline, while a new tactical cam allows a god’seye view of the carnage to better inform your strategic decisions.
Extremely scalable experience, with gameplay and graphics performance optimised to match low and high-end hardware alike.
Pretty goodGester24 | Dec. 2, 2013 | See all Gester24's reviews »
its up there on the tops of the total war. Love the animation deaths and all the other cool factors. Wish they kept the old ways back in the old Rome such as the family tree and standard armor throughout. Also a good mixture of different faces would have been great along with a religion conversion like in the old day. Its great to paly but only on difficult as easy or normal is not satisfying. Pretty content and i look forward to the next expansion.
Lots of hype very little payoff.wolfister1590 | Dec. 1, 2013 | See all wolfister1590's reviews »
Sadly Creative Assembly has done it; they managed to outdo the mess that was the launch of Empire Total War. This game is flawed in so many ways that it would almost be funny if it were not so frustrating and sad. Even after seven (quite large) patches this game has gone from a total mess to a slightly smaller mess. That is the good news I guess? The A.I. is if I am honest is not up to par with that of the original Rome: Total War and that was released in 2004. There is still a massive issue with overall performance; specifically when it comes to frame rate drops on even extremely high end machines. The game itself feels as though it was made to appeal to a "wider audience" by this I mean it has been dumbed down extremely. The UI for example is very barren when it comes to information, the research screen is poor in choice, and the government screen is close to pointless.
It just seems that the two steps forward Shogun 2 gave this franchise are gone and instead CA have not only taken three steps back, but have stumbled from those three steps down a massive canyon, into a river, floated miles away, and washed up in the middle of nowhere.
The final thought from me is to just wait on this one. Wait not only for a price drop, but I would say at least a year or so till CA has managed to make this into a complete and working game.
This was highly disappointing.
Good but could have been betterblofeld | Nov. 28, 2013 | See all blofeld's reviews »
Oh as I was looking forward to Rome 2. I have played Rome 1 so many times I cannot remember how many times it is. Sadly, I was let down, even though I still play Rome 2.
Having been with the Total war games since the start I cannot say I am surprised of the state of Rome 2. Creative Assembly (the games creator) has a tendency to release one good game, followed by a less than good game.
Rome 2 TW is similar to what Empire TW was like. So many lost opportunities and left out functionalities. After launch, it is quite clear why they decided not ot release a demo for the game.
Still, Rome 2 is better today than it was at launch. This due to 7(!) patches to date with 2 more incoming.
Before you decide on buying, check out the official forum for soome insight on the game itself.
If you are a die hard TW fan, you most likely already own the game. If you are a first time TW player, wait until prices drop a bit (and they release more patches) before buying.
Getting better with each patchhaystack84 | Nov. 25, 2013 | See all haystack84's reviews »
Unlike some people, I was able to run Total War: Rome from the first day. However, it was laggy, units blobbed together in huge mosh pits when they clashed, the the speed of battles was arcade-like (5 minute battles), and the AI was terrible.
After 7 patches though, the game is much better. The AI is better, the battles are slower and more strategic, and performance is vastly improved. CA is doing a good job with their patching and each time they patch it, the game gets better. They seem to really be listening to their customers, which is a welcome change from past CA games which only had a few patches that didn't address their customers demands. With a full modding community, I can only see this game get better with time.
Improvingbrandonm87 | Nov. 23, 2013 | See all brandonm87's reviews »
The game at launch was pretty horrific, but its slowly becoming the game it should have been as they patch it. Which means they released the game before it was even complete. Now they are releasing DLC packs of 3 civilizations for almost 10 bucks and blood textures for 4 bucks. Due to those two reasons I give this game a 70/100, Definitely not the greatest or most innovative title in the series. It in no way shape of form lives us to its predecessor but it is on par with Empire as being very streamlined.