This content requires the base game Total War™: ROME II - Emperor Edition on Steam in order to play.

User reviews:
Overall:
Mixed (158 reviews) - 65% of the 158 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 3, 2013

Sign in to add this item to your wishlist, follow it, or mark it as not interested

Downloadable Content

This content requires the base game Total War™: ROME II - Emperor Edition on Steam in order to play.

Buy Total War: Rome II - Greek States Culture Pack

 

About This Content

The Greek States Culture Pack adds a new playable Culture including three new playable Factions to Total War: ROME II; for use in Single or Multiplayer Campaign modes and Custom and Multiplayer Battles.

The Greek States Culture Pack adds diplomatic Athens, shrewd Epirus and formidable Sparta as playable factions. Each offers range of special tactics to achieve cultural and martial victories, and lethal elite units to crush foes in battle.

The Greek States share a number of common goals, philosophies and general diplomatic aims. However, they are defined by their fierce independence and between them demonstrate a huge variety in approach to civil and military challenges that often brings them into conflict with the wider world, and each other.

New Features:

New Playable Factions – Athens, Epirus and Sparta each offer a unique new way to experience the campaign, with their own rosters of powerful military units, distinct traits and play styles.
The Athenian pursuit of enlightenment grants them technological and cultural bonuses; Sparta’s dominance over the Helots allows them to maintain a larger slave population; and Epirus enjoys bonuses to settlement exploitation stemming from their village-confederation origins.

New Cultural Traits – All Greek States benefit from a bonus in battle when defending their own or an allied territory, a bonus to wealth generated by their capitals and an increase to the rate of cultural conversion within their borders.

New Cultural Objectives – Greek States have their own new set of military, economic and cultural victory conditions, as well as sharing a unique set of bonus objectives drawn from Greek history. Additionally, each faction will have to contend with its unique events and dilemmas.

New Military Traditions – Each of the Greek States has a unique top-tier military tradition: Athenian fleets may be honoured as Children of the Aegaean, improving the ramming ability of their ships whilst allowing them to secure more income when raiding; Spartan armies may be remembered as Peers of Leonidas, improving their melee defense capabilities and reducing their upkeep; the armies of Epirus may be feared as Hounds of Molossus, granting them greater charge bonuses whilst allowing them to keep public order problems in check.

New Units:

In addition to the intimidating unit rosters of each faction now playable for the first time, the Greek States Culture Pack introduces a variety of unique and especially elite and deadly forces.

Mercenary Veteran Hoplites – [available to all playable factions]
From glistening spear points to earth-shaking tread, a phalanx is a sight and sound to inspire dread. With these veteran hoplites, that dread is sold to the highest bidder.

Thureos Hoplites – [Available to Athens]
While the linen breastplates worn by these men may look flimsy, they are cool, practical and surprisingly tough. As with all hoplites, the men inside are also practical and tough warriors.

Thorax Hoplites – [Unique to Athens]
These heavy hoplites are marked by their bronze breastplate armour, a sign of wealth and status. They are armed with spears and hoplon shields, and use the phalanx formation to batter enemies into submission.

Agrianian Axemen – [Unique to Epirus and Macedon]
The Paeonian tribe of Agrianes are fierce fighters. As well as terrible killing tools, their axes are also climbing hooks for rough terrain. No sensible general would not use them in an assault.

Aspis Companion Cavalry – [Unique to Epirus and Macedon]
A king’s companions in battle are his nobles and esteemed friends. It is an honour to be a companion, to ride forth with javelin and kopis to fight for your lord and master.

Heroes of Sparta – [Unique to Sparta]
Embodying the spirit of Thermopylae, the Heroes Of Sparta bear their spears and shields with fierce pride and unrivalled mastery.

Polybolos Repeating Scorpion – [Siege Deployable available to all Greek, Roman and Carthaginian factions]
Able to make short work of even the most heavily-armoured opponents, this repeating bolt thrower sacrifices the ordinary Scorpion’s range in return for a rapid rate of fire.

Tortoise Armoured Battering Ram – [Siege Deployable available to all Greek, Roman and Carthaginian factions]
Combining devastating ramming power while affording protection to its crew, used well the Tortoise more than makes up for its lack of speed and manoeuvrability in open ground.

New Buildings:

The Monument of Leonidas – [Unique to Sparta]
A symbol of Sparta’s overridingly martial culture, The Monument of Leonidas brings cost reductions to military recruitment, significantly increases the morale of land units in the province and a global morale boost to existing units.

Oracle of Dodona – [Unique to Epirus]
This sacred grove is the domain of the priests and priestesses of Epirus. The Oracle of Dodona increases provincial happiness, wealth, and the global conversion of other factions to Hellenic culture.

Acropolis – [Unique to Athens]
A symbol of Athenian high culture and engineering excellence, The Acropolis also provides extra garrison forces to Athens, increases tax level, improves the city’s abilities to withstand sieges, and increases Athenian agents’ Authority actions.

Faction History:

Athens
Athens has long been famed for its cultural achievements, from buildings such as the Parthenon, to the plays and works of Aristophanes, Plato, Socrates, and Sophocles. In many ways, Greek culture is defined by Athens. Its military focus has long been its navy; however, continuing the traditions of the classical era, its citizens are also expected to contribute both infantry and cavalry to its armies.

Epirus
Epirus is a Greek kingdom formed of numerous small villages and towns, rather than the great cities of the south. An agriculture and fishing-based society, Epirus nevertheless maintains a balanced army on the Alexandrian model, consisting of cavalry, archers, peltasts, phalangites and war elephants. They also make extensive use of mercenaries from throughout the Greek-speaking world.

Sparta
With every aspect of their lives and society geared towards warfare, Sparta dominated the Greek world and continues to produce arguably the finest soldiers of the Hellenic period. The slaves and non-citizens of Sparta enable their citizens to pursue warrior perfection as soldiers and champions. Trained and hardened in battle, their warriors and leaders are the embodiment of military discipline and virtue.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS:Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8
    • Processor:2 GHz Intel Dual Core processor / 2.6 GHz Intel Single Core processor
    • Memory:1GB RAM (XP), 2GB RAM (Vista / Windows 7 or 8) GB RAM
    • Graphics:512 MB Direct 9.0c compatible card (shader model 3)
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:30 GB HD space
    • Additional:Screen Resolution - Minimum spec: 1024x768 minimum/ Recommended spec: 1280x1024 minimum (ALL SPECS ARE CURRENTLY NOT FINAL AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME)
    Recommended:
    • OS:Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8
    • Processor:2nd Generation Intel Core i5 processor (or greater)
    • Memory:2GB Ram (XP), 4GB RAM (Vista / Windows 7 or 8) GB RAM
    • Graphics:1024 MB DirectX 11 compatible graphics card.
    • DirectX®:11
    • Hard Drive:30 GB HD space
    • Additional:Screen Resolution - Minimum spec: 1024x768 minimum/ Recommended spec: 1280x1024 minimum (ALL SPECS ARE CURRENTLY NOT FINAL AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME)
    • Operating System: OS X 10.7.5
    • Processor: 1.7 GHz Intel Core i5
    • RAM: 4 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 25 GB
    • Video Card: 512 MB AMD Radeon HD 4850, NVidia GeForce 640 or Intel HD 4000
    • Screen Resolution: 1024x768.

    Unsupported graphics chipsets for Mac: NVidia GeForce 9 series, GeForce 300 series, GeForce Quadro series, AMD Radeon HD 4000 series, Radeon HD 2000 series
    • Operating System: OS X 10.7.5 (or later)
    • Processor: 2nd Generation
    Intel Core i5 (or greater)
    • RAM: 8 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 25 GB
    • Video Card: 1 GB NVidia 750 (or better)
    • Screen Resolution: 1920x1080.

    Unsupported graphics chipsets for Mac: NVidia GeForce 9 series, GeForce 300 series, GeForce Quadro series, AMD Radeon HD 4000 series, Radeon HD 2000 series
Customer reviews
Customer Review system updated! Learn more
Overall:
Mixed (158 reviews)
Recently Posted
topolinofin
Posted: April 11
-This is sparta!
-sparta?
-NO, this is MADNESS!
Helpful? Yes No Funny
RelicLord
Posted: March 27
Et tu, SEGA? Day-one DLC like this is exactly why PC gaming was dying out before steam went indie. This is a cancer and you are the direct cause.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
AndyPandy
Posted: March 24
Stupid ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ Sega and CA making us pay for DLC that should be in the game anyway. Burn in hell.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Your Mother
Posted: March 10
I got this DLC for "free" when pre order Rome 2 so no complaints here. But yeah, this should be include in base game.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Pififtyone
Posted: March 4
Quite a challenging faction, but worth it.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Avalantic
Posted: February 28
While this should've already been in the game, it's really worth buying when on sale. Before all I'd play as is Macedon and Rome, now I've switched things up. Sparta and Athens are probably some of the greatest factions in the game, and they're extremely fun to play as.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
-OTS-phiphe-Aux-
Posted: February 13
its not very cool that its a dlc and thye cost R87 but sparta and athens are very cool epirus is a crappier version of macedon
Helpful? Yes No Funny
WarlordOfRome
Posted: February 11
Yes, this should have been in the main game. But you are here to ask if it is worth it.

Wait for a sale, then snatch it.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Caligu1a
Posted: January 30
Definitely the worst of the rome 2 dlc. Too easy even on legendary as Sparta. Very limited units / hoplite battles and painfully long siege battles with no artilery / swordsman. Too many naval battles which are just ram fests with only 2 ship types. Get hannibal at the gate and caesar in gaul dlc instead.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
TheMelsom
Posted: January 30
No way it should be dlc
Helpful? Yes No Funny
A Honeybadger
Posted: January 25
Pretty much sold seperate even though they were apart of the released game.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Subotai
Posted: January 23
SPARTAAAAA!!!!
Helpful? Yes No Funny
DIRTY DUCK
Posted: January 12
Lmao this content used to be free, or at least cheaper. I dont ever remember this add-on being $8. Luckily for me, I had already downloaded it back in 2013 when it was one of the few DLCs out. I guess SEGA thought they were charging for it when they really weren't? In reality this is probably the best DLC out there aside from the gore add-on. Goes without saying, all this content should have already been in the game but whatevs. Go to hell SEGA.....
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Zarkkill
Posted: January 10
There is no reason this should be DLC. you can't make a game about the roman era and then make me pay to play as the greeks. the factions are really fun to play as but it's a total rip off i only bought it becasue it was on sale. this should have been included in the main game. do not buy this you are supporting their greed, if you do buy it make sure it's on sale not worth 8 bucks.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Zenmootie#Overwatch
Posted: December 28, 2015
I paid dosh for some ancient Greeks.
I paid dosh for some modern Greeks.

Greeks are demanding.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
[RG] Zeko the Gecko
Posted: December 26, 2015
Only buy this when it goes on sale
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Build A Wall Hack
Posted: December 23, 2015
I have to say this is the first dlc i have bought for a total war game because i used to feel like they were complete scams, but naturally i wanted to play as sparta so i bought this one for a dollar or so while on sale and ive had a great time with it. i had gone through atleast 3 other grand campaigns before and they were all nothing special the ussual factions war with each other blah blah blah... but when i buoght this expansion i did a grand campaign as sparta, i did the normal things at first conquered my neighbors allied with rome... but then all of a sudden armenia and their 3 satrapies declared on me wothout warning and i was scrambling to defend greece along with trying to apease the northern, spanish, african nations for trade agreements which aparently angered the middle east... in the end there was a 3 way war nothing like ive ever seen in total war before. IT WAS AWESOME!!! i ended up having to scramble for as many hellanic military allies as possible which is 100% against my normal 1 ally playstyle and they scrambled for allies but in the end armenia and their allies got wiped out rather quickly as they were inbetween me and the selucid empire and all their little butt buddies. anyways 10 hours later and im still fighting the selucid empire in the desert trying to keep egypt from being wiped out completely and i beleive that i have like a few thousand points of approval from my allies (especially egypt). Now i cant tell you that this will happen for you but this dlc is definitly worth the dollar and a half i bought it for so if its not on sale just wait because i dont think its worth 8 dollars. but its definitly an awesome dlc and makes you completly change to a defensive playstyle with spartas spear weilding elite soldiers.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Woolrus
Posted: December 20, 2015
Not much to say about this DLC pack, in terms of gameplay and the factions it's great, you get to play as three different Greek Factions, Sparta (why wouldn't you wanna play as SPARTA?) Athens and Epirus, they are all challenging factions to play as but never the less fun. However, ripping three main Greek Factions from the game, and then selling it as £6 DLC? Nah. Just... Nah. Not the smartest idea.

In short, if you want this, wait for a sale because these ♥♥♥♥♥s ripping you off...
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Tiny Rick
Posted: December 17, 2015
OK i see alot of people writing about how bad it is it wasn't included at launch etc etc, so you probably don't want to hear that so here's a more positive one:

Athens: not the best army out of the bunch, but they get a bonus towards research and the best navy units in the game (in the real world Athens was at one time the cultural and scientific centre of the world).

Sparta has the best army and a bonus that decreases slave (known in Sparta as Helot) revolt likelihood (in real life, not only were the Spartans obviously the best army in the world-even Rome was a bit daunted at the thought of fighting them, they also treated their slaves well, like abosolute crap...well, i don't suppose at the time you could call a slave a slave, they got paid, could learn a profession and everything so i guess by our standards they'd be more alike foreign labourers than slaves)

Epirus is an army of mercenaries or something haven't played them yet.

Anyways get it if you want Sparta or Athens to RULE THE KNOWN WORLD!!!!
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Levie
Posted: December 12, 2015
Got this as a pre-order bonus but it is hard to say it is worth the $8 to play.
All 3 greek factions feel like a handicapped Macedon. Sparta is Sparta though so it is worth catching this on a steam sale.
3 out of 5.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: March 24
Stupid ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ Sega and CA making us pay for DLC that should be in the game anyway. Burn in hell.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: April 11
-This is sparta!
-sparta?
-NO, this is MADNESS!
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
Posted: March 10
I got this DLC for "free" when pre order Rome 2 so no complaints here. But yeah, this should be include in base game.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: March 27
Et tu, SEGA? Day-one DLC like this is exactly why PC gaming was dying out before steam went indie. This is a cancer and you are the direct cause.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
32 of 33 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: January 10
There is no reason this should be DLC. you can't make a game about the roman era and then make me pay to play as the greeks. the factions are really fun to play as but it's a total rip off i only bought it becasue it was on sale. this should have been included in the main game. do not buy this you are supporting their greed, if you do buy it make sure it's on sale not worth 8 bucks.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
64 of 91 people (70%) found this review helpful
104 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: December 28, 2015
I paid dosh for some ancient Greeks.
I paid dosh for some modern Greeks.

Greeks are demanding.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
19 of 20 people (95%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
Posted: January 12
Lmao this content used to be free, or at least cheaper. I dont ever remember this add-on being $8. Luckily for me, I had already downloaded it back in 2013 when it was one of the few DLCs out. I guess SEGA thought they were charging for it when they really weren't? In reality this is probably the best DLC out there aside from the gore add-on. Goes without saying, all this content should have already been in the game but whatevs. Go to hell SEGA.....
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: December 20, 2015
Not much to say about this DLC pack, in terms of gameplay and the factions it's great, you get to play as three different Greek Factions, Sparta (why wouldn't you wanna play as SPARTA?) Athens and Epirus, they are all challenging factions to play as but never the less fun. However, ripping three main Greek Factions from the game, and then selling it as £6 DLC? Nah. Just... Nah. Not the smartest idea.

In short, if you want this, wait for a sale because these ♥♥♥♥♥s ripping you off...
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
Posted: January 30
Definitely the worst of the rome 2 dlc. Too easy even on legendary as Sparta. Very limited units / hoplite battles and painfully long siege battles with no artilery / swordsman. Too many naval battles which are just ram fests with only 2 ship types. Get hannibal at the gate and caesar in gaul dlc instead.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: December 26, 2015
Only buy this when it goes on sale
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
Posted: January 30
No way it should be dlc
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: December 17, 2015
OK i see alot of people writing about how bad it is it wasn't included at launch etc etc, so you probably don't want to hear that so here's a more positive one:

Athens: not the best army out of the bunch, but they get a bonus towards research and the best navy units in the game (in the real world Athens was at one time the cultural and scientific centre of the world).

Sparta has the best army and a bonus that decreases slave (known in Sparta as Helot) revolt likelihood (in real life, not only were the Spartans obviously the best army in the world-even Rome was a bit daunted at the thought of fighting them, they also treated their slaves well, like abosolute crap...well, i don't suppose at the time you could call a slave a slave, they got paid, could learn a profession and everything so i guess by our standards they'd be more alike foreign labourers than slaves)

Epirus is an army of mercenaries or something haven't played them yet.

Anyways get it if you want Sparta or Athens to RULE THE KNOWN WORLD!!!!
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
Posted: January 25
Pretty much sold seperate even though they were apart of the released game.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
354 of 391 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: October 20, 2013
Good dlc if you preorded the game but the truth is that it's not worth 7.5€ for just 3 extra factions, maybe a price of 3-4€ could be better for someone that REALLY wants these factions.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
298 of 340 people (88%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: October 3, 2014
So they took something that should have been in the game originally, then made it DLC and price it at 7.99? What has everyone else on this review board been drinking?

11/19: Spell check update- I don't know how to spell originally
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
217 of 239 people (91%) found this review helpful
40 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: October 4, 2015
...You're going to make me pay... to play the GREEKS?

SEGA, you are evil.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
173 of 185 people (94%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: September 7, 2015
This content should have been included in the release. There is no way to justify charging so much for so little.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
182 of 207 people (88%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: July 27, 2015
I love the Total War games, really I do. I first go into it back when Rome came out and I have been hooked and enthralled with the vivid battles and lush environments and remarkable historical time peroids that CA has taken us over these many great years. Empire was a dissapointment but they redeemed themselves with Shogun 2. How sad it is that CA, one of my favorite video companies, decides to start selling Rome 2 Total War in a bunch of parts, rather than combining them into one game. Absolutely disgusting behavior and is a punch in the gut to all Total War fans. CA should be ashamed of what it has become and many of us look upon this once great gaming franchise with saddness in our hearts as we wittness a new low for CA. My, how far has this comapny fallen. Take note other gaming companies, this is how you drive away your consumers, when greed overwhelms a game company and thus, it forgets about its most valuable asset, its fans.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
181 of 209 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: October 5, 2014
there is too much dlc toget for this game most of it are things that should be in the game in the first place like blood and gore and the greek states
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
117 of 127 people (92%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: August 29, 2015
DO NOT BUY while at full price.
This is a total ripoff for what it is but when it is on sale it can be reasonable. This DLC adds Sparta, Athens and Epirus to the game as a playable faction. Total bull**** since it should already be in the game for free, but nonetheless, it is a good DLC. Each faction has pretty unique rosters and Sparta is super awesome to play with.
Again, BUY ON SALE!
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny