About Total War: ROME II - Emperor Edition: Emperor Edition is the definitive edition of ROME II, featuring an improved politics system, overhauled building chains, rebalanced battles and improved visuals in both campaign and battle.
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Release Date: Sep 2, 2013

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About Total War: ROME II - Emperor Edition:

Emperor Edition is the definitive edition of ROME II, featuring an improved politics system, overhauled building chains, rebalanced battles and improved visuals in both campaign and battle.

In addition, Emperor Edition includes all content and feature updates made available for ROME II since its launch in September 2013. These include Twitch.TV integration, touchscreen controls, new playable factions and units, and Mac compatibility.
The Imperator Augustus Campaign Pack and all Emperor Edition content and features are free, via automatic update, to all existing ROME II owners.

About the Imperator Augustus Campaign Pack

The Imperator Augustus Campaign Pack is a new playable campaign for ROME II, which rivals the original ROME II Grand Campaign in both scope and scale. This campaign comes as part of Total War™: ROME II – Emperor Edition and is available as a free, automatic update to existing owners of Total War™: ROME II.
The Imperator Augustus Campaign Pack is set in 42 BC during the chaotic aftermath of Caesar’s grisly murder. The republic remains whole, but its soul is divided as three great men, the members of the Second Triumvirate, hold the future of Rome in the palms of their hands.

Octavian, Caesar’s adoptive son and the heir to his legacy.

Marc Antony, Caesar’s loyal friend and most trusted lieutenant.

Lepidus, Pontifex Maximus of Rome and the man who secured Caesar’s dictatorship.

With the territories of The Republic divided between them and the military might of Rome at their beck-and-call, the members of The Second Triumvirate are each in a position to make a bid for leadership, and rule Rome as its first – and only – emperor.

However, external forces are on the move, looking to exploit the instability of Rome and expand their own territories. Will you fight as a defender of Rome and defeat the other members of the Triumvirate? Or lead another faction on a campaign of conquest and expansion, and take advantage of the chaos as the Roman civil war rages?

Playable Factions

Players may embark on a new Campaign as one of the following playable factions:
Marc Antony
Lepidus
Octavian
Pompey
Iceni
Marcomanni
Dacia
Egypt
Parthia
Armenia (also now playable in the ROME II Grand Campaign).

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 closest 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’s eye 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.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum
    • OS: XP/ Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8
    • Processor:2 GHz Intel Dual Core processor / 2.6 GHz Intel Single Core processor
    • Memory:2GB RAM
    • Graphics:512 MB DirectX 9.0c compatible card (shader model 3, vertex texture fetch support).
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:35 GB HD space
    • Additional:Screen Resolution - 1024x768
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7 / Windows 8
    • Processor:2nd Generation Intel Core i5 processor (or greater)
    • Memory:4GB RAM
    • Graphics:1024 MB DirectX 11 compatible graphics card.
    • DirectX®:11
    • Hard Drive:35 GB HD space
    • Additional:Screen Resolution - 1920x1080
    • 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
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59 of 77 people (77%) found this review helpful
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19 of 24 people (79%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
799.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
Whenever I talk to people about rome 2 the immediate reaction is that rome 1 is more fun and more accurate than rome 2. Well agreed there is no free for all mode in Rome 2 which sucks majorly, I mean what is the point of a 2v2 if you can't beat up your ally for being incompetent or backstabbing everyone around you. It may not seem like a make or break thing in a game but the free for all defined rome, sure the javelinmen sucked ♥♥♥ and if your spearmen couldn't form a phalanx they sucked ♥♥♥ as well and all the barbarian infantry on an equal leg (without upgrades) would get beaten up by romans everyday of the week, furthermore the carthagianian mecernaries were underrepresented, the spanish suck many things as a faction and Spain at the time compromised of multiple tribes, armenian spearman are to pufta, macedon do not have the right symbol to represent them, the historical accuracy of what artillery pieces each faction had available are sketchy at best, unit details in general are misleading from being culturally inaccurate like seleucid archers are less likely to have resembled greek archers to german spearmen having a pike phalanx formation WTF???

On these many point I am therefore a greater fan of Rome 2 because Rome 2 allows you to fight battles with much more accurate unit compositions meaning the battles are more realistic, javelin units suddenly have a purpose and the tactics you can employ with them much more sophisticated this is no longer a swords vs archers vs cav vs large, tactical game it is way more expansive.

Campaiging has also been a touchy subject when I have discussed it but given that not many people buy all the expansions it can be hard to explain nonetheles wasting that amount of money just to make it a full game is criminally insane and certain people should experience ancient warfare without any safeguards or be sent back in time to appreciate why dividing the cost between the main game and so called expansions damages what the game is trying to achieve for the player, an immersive experience with a context of historical warfare that is far superior to Rome 1.

it is easy to point fingers that greece was not divided betwen sparta and athens and that in reality there were many city states but why would the total war team have added the greek states campaign. In reality it is impossible to include every singe faction in history into a grand campaign as the map and interface would become incredibly distorted not to mention the change in where settlements are, routes, roads etc. For instance for a armenian history buff where is tigrano? Nowhere is a good answer. That is why Rome 2 with everything packed in is a great game provided all the extras are stuffed in sure it still falls short of real history but hey everything does as we find ourselves increasingly finding holes in the past the further forward we go, its time people just learnt to improvise again (just not to a Rome 1 standard more sort of stop picking small holes and making them larger).

My only concerns are the lack of a free for all mode in multiplayer, the cost of the so called expansion packs which you need to make the game run and as always with Rome 2 the accuracy of siege engines available to all factions, but don't let that ruin the game it still feels more realistic than Rome 1 ever will.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1,139.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
Played for over 1100 hours and still enjoying the game
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
171.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
If you're a big Rome fan, don't mind the Warscape Engine era of TW... Sure, buy the game, cheap, on a sale. It's now actually working, still has some animation issues, but nothing game breaking anymore.

HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE "DIVIDE ET IMPERA" MOD. I think it makes the game what it should be (or at least as close as they could get it) and it gives a hell of a lot new factions. Not stupid DLCs.
If you're coming here from Medieval II and before, don't even bother trying vanilla, go straight to DEI. Oh and also the RTW music mod for some real quality music. ;)
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
a game u should play before leave this world.
if u are from those people who like history try it
if u like rts games taste it
if u like to spend hundreds of hours in gaming buy it.
my rating 8/10
Total war fans will love it.
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
288.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
Is it good when it was launched back in 2013? Oh hell no that was a disaster.
But after all these years work by devs and modders is it a good game now? Oh hell yeah. (Rome wasn't patched in one day)

Very smooth gameplay, great improvements over previous TW games in just every aspects, absolutely recommend it whether you are or are not a Roman history fan.

And look at just how good the launch of Attila and Warhammer is, you'll understand CA learned their lessons. Good job on this one.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
55.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
The game is fine, but i miss the days when i could buy a complete game, ♥♥♥♥ DLCs
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
177.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
Have spent a lot of hours on the Total War games. Worth getting.

They're not without flaws, but they're usually well done, comprehensive, with a lot of worthwhile varied gameplay (meta view large map, city-level resource management and building, battlefield combat, etc)

Again, not perfect, and CA seems to knock out games that will have 1-2 glaring flaws or glitches that only get fixed by the modding community, but still a fun game and worth playing for those into this genre.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
34.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
Crashes like a ♥♥♥♥
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
39.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
So to start off I love the total wars. I have played them a long time now and will most likely keep playing them but I came about a few very annoying problems that are killing the game for me. First the AI is literally stupid and will sometimes just sit there at the front of your walls just looking at you(A lot of the time actually). They will also camp out and have a cook out at the bottom of the ladders while fire arrows kill them from the defence towers. Trying to put your troops on walls or even off of them is impossible so dont bother. Even sometime on the field they dont listen to you they just sit there. I find a lot of the problems happen in city battles but sometimes it can happen in land battles to. I think these are problems that the game has had since the start and dont know if they will ever fix them. I think if your gonna have a game like this you need to make sure your troops actually do something other than glitch out and do nothing.
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Hiscr3s
336.9 hrs
Posted: October 1
Sadly I can't recommand you this game. The Total War concept is a reallly great one, but this game lacks vision.

In the detail:

-Battle-wise, AI can be disappointing, sometimes leaving units idle for no reason for a whole battle. Similarly, you might also see multiple units clamped together going back and forth forever.
-Diplomacy can be absurd, but the use of numerical indicators makes it somewhat readable. Associated voicelines are cringeworthily bad. AIs can drown you in useless propositions.
-Scientific tree is uninspired and not pleasant to go throught.
-Province building is interesting but the lack of a proper interface makes the gestion of a huge empire tedious. As a consequence, you might often forget to build something, which the game then punishes you for.
-The game proposes you some basics overlays, but they are somewhat separated from the main campaign map and don't offer some features of the latest. As a result, to manage your empire, you have to go back and forth through a painfuly long transition.
-The map is not necessarily greatly designed, some areas are unpleasant to work with.


Overall, everything adds up to make the campaign more tedious as you expand. The general experience is unpleasant, floating between easiness and an excruciating work.
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DELTA
200.8 hrs
Posted: October 1
Product received for free
Awesome Game
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Ł.
18.5 hrs
Posted: September 30
Its not Shogun 2, but still a great total war.
9/10.
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Ragezilla
149.0 hrs
Posted: September 30
So it's been three Years since this game was published and still the game crashes all the time. The game is not playable like this. Instead of releasing tons of way too expansive DLCs which should be in the game from the beginning the developers/publisher should be more focused on fixing bugs.

I have always been a huge fan of the Total War series but this is probably the last game of the series I bought.
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Wom_Tey
318.1 hrs
Posted: September 30
Keeps freezing @ end of turn!
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Hocus
247.3 hrs
Posted: September 30
It was alright i guess
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Chromecast
118.1 hrs
Posted: September 30
♥♥♥♥ing Brilliant
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