Lead the Roman army in massive battles
Rome: Total War is a high quality game of historical strategy and tactics. Lead your army to battle for the glory of Rome while managing your political position to ensure the success of your house.
Senatus Populusque Romanus
With Rome: Total War, you’ll be able to recreate the great period of expansion of the Roman Empire. At the head of one of the great houses that presides over the destiny of the city, you’ll try to expand your territory while managing internal political struggles to avoid being knocked out of power. With great historical accuracy, Rome: Total War is a marvel that has become a landmark in the history of strategy games.
An innovative blend of strategy, tactics and management
The recipe proposed by Rome: Total War is simply excellent. Similar to Europa Universalis or Crusader Kings, you’ll manage the construction and development of your territories. Unlike other historical and strategy games, however, Rome: Total War offers real tactical combat.
When a fight begins, you change the display to visualize the battlefield and give orders directly (using a pausing system to give orders that the army executes when the break is over). It's a major innovation that encourages complex and exciting battles that have nothing to envy in even the most advanced real time strategy games!
Very good display
Graphically, it's undeniable that Rome: Total War sets a new benchmark for strategy games. The strategy map, although little, is certainly impressive. Wait to start the battle to see the game’s quality graphs: on fields of huge battles, you'll see thousands and thousands of units activated, animated to create an outstanding rendering.
An essential strategy game
Rome: Total War is an essential classic. In addition to renewing the strategy game genre, the game never forgets historical accuracy. Between strategic and long-term political phases, you’ll get the most intense battles.
One drawback could be that the game lacks finesse, with some overly strong units and siege phases that are played in favor of the defenders. Despite the excellence of Rome: Total War, the aesthetes of strategy might turn to its sequel Total War: Rome II, which corrects the defects and adds content. Ave Caesar, Morituri te Salutant!