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Europa Universalis Rome Gold combines the epic strategy title Europa Universalis Rome with the expansion pack Vae Victis.
Experience one of the most defining periods in world history in an experience crafted by the masters of Grand Strategy. The greatest cultural and military civilizations are brought to life through this epic title rife with great strategic and tactical depth.
Set during the golden age of the Roman Republic when the Senate ruled the Empire, Vae Victis features a massive number of additions and improvements to Europa Universalis: Rome, a game that was already one of the most prominent to depict that era in the widest scope. An overview of these key changes begins with government, which has received a lot of attention for the expansion in order to produce more fluid and balanced gameplay. The cast of historical characters of the ancient world have also had a significant overhaul across a variety of areas and with the addition of missions, decisions and laws, Vae Victis is an expansion packed with a huge amount of new content.
Fully 3D map with integrated graphics and detailed topography
Start at any date between 280 B.C. and 27 B.C.
Choose between 10 different cultures, including the Roman, Celtic, Greek and Egyptian civilizations, with more than 53 playable factions on a map spanning hundreds of provinces.
Watch your characters develop new traits through political intrigue and various interactions with thousands of other characters.
Trade, negotiate or fight with your neighbours and advance your technologies to unite the Mediterranean World.
Robust multiplayer allows you to challenge up to 32 players either competitively or in co-op mode.
Key Features in Vae Victis:
Completely revised military AI, particularly in the area of military campaigns
Dynamics of the characters that live in the Republic will come to life as the men and women have their own personal goals and agendas
As a republic you will now need to take the Senate into the account. Characters will belong to various parties depending on their goals, values, and ambitions
Monarchies and Tribes will have their own courts, beware of bootlickers and sycophants who will stop at nothing to replace your divinely appointed ruler
© Paradox Interactive 2008. All rights reserved. Europa Universalis: Rome — Vae Victis is a trademark of Paradox Interactive.
Europa Universalis Rome: Gold is so close to being good but it just lacks the polish of the later game. It has the same flavor that Paradox spreads throughout its games yet it lacks what you would expect out of grand strategy game. The combat is well done but there leave a lot to be desired during peace time. At many times I am left scratching my head waiting for the next war to start. Roman history is my favorite time but they dont get the flavor right. The idea of colonizing so much land seems really unfeazible when Romans would conquer most through military victory. Instead you have to wastefully move troops around to arrise their attacks. Good thing is that mods make this game a lot better. In conclusion, you should make sure to check out the mods before buying this game.
Rome Gold is a good game. No game breaking bugs, but lacking polish of later Paradox grand strategy games. Roman Era is my favorite time, and I'm glad I can play those years through this game. However, you'll have more fun and take advantage of Paradox's continuing improvements by playing later games such as EU3, or Crusader Kings 2. Overall, if you are in love with late BC early AD time period in Europe, you can't go wrong with this game.
Compared to the original and the third Europa Universalis, EU Rome can feel small and lacking in the number of factions. It's still fun, but it's a significantly smaller feel.
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