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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 – [Unique 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
Helpful customer reviews
134 of 158 people (85%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 3
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
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75 of 90 people (83%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 5
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
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37 of 40 people (93%) found this review helpful
Posted: November 22
I do recommend this but ONLY because it is good and people should see that when they look if they want to buy it. This however does not mean I am any happier about them ripping this DLC from the original game and then making it an add on for more money. I didn't pay $60 to not get the full deal.
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42 of 52 people (81%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 4
Steam finally let me review dlc so I will review this.

It adds Sparta, Epirus, and Athens for custom battle and campagn.

pros.

the factions have fun and unique units.

cons.

$7.99 is a bit much for this dlc.

conclusion.

I would reccomend this dlc if it was on sale, I would not pay full price.
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28 of 31 people (90%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 8
It's okay. Sparta is pretty cool and so is Athens but Epirus just feels like a reskinned Macedon. Not worth $7.99 though so wait for a 75% off sale like I did.
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: November 21
This culture pack is decent and pretty fun to play as Athens or Sparta. All three factions have interesting units and other gameplay mechanics. But $8 for 3 factions is a little to much. Thats about $2.50+/- per faction. Get it on a sale.
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 16
The price is high. I got it with my preorder and find that my fascination for ancient Greek culture is almost satisfied by my option to use these brilliant states. They are powerful and beautiful in cultural appearance.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Posted: November 24
dont know why this dlc is $8.50 kind of rediculous for a game that i payed 70$ for
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
Posted: December 16
Kind of ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ that you have to pay eight dollars to play as the Greeks, a people who were integral to this history of Rome and antiquity in general. Should have been included for free.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: December 21
I like it but i still shouldent pay for something that should already be in the game even if its on sale.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: December 21
I'm very upset that this was not included in the base game along with the Blood and Gore pack. Regardless, the Faction is very nice and entertaining to play with but not worth the money unless it's on sale. We really need to stop supporting Developers decisions to pull off schemes like this, Sparta should've been included because they're in the Main Campaign. If you want to sell us things you should sell more Campaigns and factions not present in the campaign originally.
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
Posted: December 14
Great factions to have but the fact they are forcing us to buy this.. is disrespectfull towards the consumers and fans.
I Payed 60 bucks for this and i expect to get the full game with all factions playable. Not just a few...
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Posted: December 21
Sparta:OP
Athens:Hippies
Epirus:War,War,War
8.9/10
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Posted: November 30
great, should of come free with the game
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337 of 367 people (92%) found this review helpful
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.
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9 of 21 people (43%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 8
plaese add for mac i just wanted to play as sparta and make 300 videos
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4 of 11 people (36%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 30
I really love playing as epirus but they always beat you in the end. Out of ten I rate this *static* ITS OVER NINE THOUSAND!
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6 of 17 people (35%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 2
pls let it come also for mac
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4 of 15 people (27%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 3
when will it be avail. for apple?
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18 of 47 people (38%) found this review helpful
Posted: September 4, 2013
Auf alle Fälle kaufen. Die Griechen sind sehr einzigartig und spielen sich wirklich gut!
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