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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rocoo1dante
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Product received for free
A work of art.
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TOP GUN
( 107.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
In my opinion the best total war for graphics units and combat interface.Great multiplayer for insand batles or a long hour campaing war ;)
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Dez
( 8.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Pice of crap...even now after so many years the game is still ♥♥♥♥ed...The resolution is stucked on 1280x720...And now I have to look for options online to change the ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ resolution...Pice of s@#t.
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Ember
( 151.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Alot of people have trouble with the menus and stuff in this game apparently, especially if they come from previous total war games. This menu system is easily learned if you have an open mind, so just remember its a little different than past total war games. (At least this is what my total war playing friends told me).

Outside of this the game has done a fantastic job of getting the total war formula of diplomacy, sustaining your empire, and war right. You can spend the whole game expanding and listing on revolt. You can expand and then chill and work on economy. Or you could take over the whole world through trade and alliances. Would rome again 10/10
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[KK]Badger
( 3,001.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
A Well rounded game that has provided me countless hours of enjoyment (around 3000 hours).
When compared to watching a 2 hour movie for 10 dollars. I have got my moneys worth with this game.
I wish that they didn't stray into the magical realm with the new upcoming warhammer total war but I understand you have to give the players what they want even if its steam punk meets harry potter looking crap that has gears with no function what so ever.
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Vanilla
( 76.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
Good but the DLC are Overpriced.
"Rome Wasn't build in a day,and so does my wallet you Sega Prick"
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Pallas
( 44.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
This game is in a lot better state right now than at launch. I originally bought it when it came out, but still kept playing the older total wars as this one wasn't well optimised, and just wasn't finished. I recommend this game if you are a fan of the total war series, probably not the best title in the series if you're just getting into it. Also wait till there's a sale, £29.99 is overpriced, it's decent now and I really like the campaign but..

The one main thing I don't like about it, but isn't affecting me recommend the game because every game does this now. And it's the DLC and add ons. Extra campaigns fair enough, but £1.99 for the blood and gore (which if you buy this game you are more or less going to want) thenit's kinda silly. Overall a good game, decent enough but not a series best
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SquallGL
( 5.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
CRASHES WHEN I END MY TURN, TRIED A BUNCH OF STUFF POSTED ONLINE ABOUT IT, NOTHING WORK. AND IT DOESNT LOOK LIKE THE DEVELOPERS ARE GONNA DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT.
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the merc with a game console
( 143.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
This is a very good game but it has it set backs, i'll start with positives and negative results

(positives) the historic relations to the original Roman empire are well done

the game play is moderate and the map is excellent

not to mention the characters ridicuous insults are make me laugh my ♥♥♥ off

the choices with deplomacy and economy are awesome

and finally the forms of soldiers and and military are amazing

(Negatives) This game can get VERY slow and has many bugs

depending on how well equiped your troops are it can get frusterating with batles and sieges

The loading on this game is very very slow even though my windows 8.1laptop is fast with most high graphip games, i often have to 5 to 10 minutes to start the campaign so #%&* you SEGA

and at last if you click some thing that is important by accident there's no coming back unless you save before hand

(Result) the game has some issues however as tedious as they may seem I think this game is 7 out of 10

So the question is how long will you go for Rome?
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gameaddict
( 8.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
i can't even get past the first turn without laging like a *****!
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Kevlar465
( 12.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Great game but it is not worth $60!!! + the DLC's it is just bs. It is fun to play it with a friend but it does get old.
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kristo_akbar
( 46.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
although the title said ROME II, but I said THIS IS SPARTA!!!!
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SamRobinson
( 319.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
This game is AWSOME buy it
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R.Ptel
( 50.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Although it my hours are low on this game I played the original along time ago before I even knew steam existed through disks. I put massive hours into that game playing as multiple factions. At first all the new changes to the campain really kind of overwhelmed me. But once I took the time to learn it I greatly enjoyed the new feautures. If your a fan of the Total War series buy this. If you where a huge fan of the first Rome Total War, WHY HAVENT YOU BOUGHT THIS YET!!! Lol
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StevenBrave 熊
( 92.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
The best game in total war series, although there are some things which I wish were improved
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taylorc
( 132.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
rome total war 2
a game with bad graphics and more simular factions than any total war game to date
howether with the instillation of DEI and the numorus faction updates (with you have to buy) it makes it ok
in conclusion you buy the shell and need DLC to make it the full game
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Pirate Joans
( 484.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Conquerer of 86 tribes, i am ceaser.
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Frankenstein 🐮🔪
( 255.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
It let me remove kebab.
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HordegruntTV
( 16.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
not a great game needs to be polished more and the price should go down its not worth what it gives you
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✞Fab2cent✞
( 15.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
Good game in 2016, yes nothing will come close to Rome 1 but this is possibly the best we will get, give it a try when it's cheap, you will love it :)
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1,215.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
While many enjoy the Total War games because of their unique blend of real-time strategy combat and standard-setting visuals or their incredibly high production values, what makes them truly fantastic is that one can easily invest hundreds of hours into just one entry of the series and likely never grow tired of its addicting mix of fighting and management. I have spend many hours on Rome II and yet I still keep coming back for more. Whether it be to try a new faction, a different early game strategy, change up my research priorities, focus more on naval prowess rather than raw manpower, empower trade over combat as a continent-spanning empire or mix up my tactics in the battles themselves.
The Total War games are packed with content, like the unique scenario battles that represent a key conflict in history, narrative campaigns and tutorial campaigns that each require a few hours or more of your time at the very least while presenting a mostly distinct experience, many entirely separate factions each with their own various traits at both a regional and cultural level, and the grand campaigns.

Each of these is a massive undertaking and has almost endless permutations for the path to total victory, dependent on any number of the factors mentioned above. You can even use the skirmish battle system to try out all different tactics and unit combinations from any of the numerous factions present in the game against a battle AI that you can freely adapt to your tastes in terms of difficulty. Lastly, Rome II offers an expansive suite of multiplayer options to back up its gargantuan single-player offerings, allowing you to play challenging battles against your friends or compete for global domination through the usual turn-based campaign system, even if the multiplayer isn't as functional as I would like! I have put many hours in every single Total War game and each new entry is both fresh enough and packed with quality to easily justify that kind of investment time and again - truly, this is a franchise that knows how to eat up the small hours of the day. If ever you needed a game to kill time in while trying out multiple different approaches to victory, allowing you to succeed either through making friends or destroying enemies in equal measure, then Rome II has been tailor made to match your desires.
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Recommended
117.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
I'm finally able to build Rome in a day.
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Recommended
15.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
Good game in 2016, yes nothing will come close to Rome 1 but this is possibly the best we will get, give it a try when it's cheap, you will love it :)
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43.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
It's always fun to bring back the might of Macedon Empire.
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Recommended
301.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
Rome II has gotten way better since release. I recently started playing again and the AI actually uses TACTICS! :)
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Recommended
49.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
After several patches, and with a healthy modding scene, it's a pretty great stratagy game. If you were turned off by it based on the early reception, it got a ton better so don't worry.

Attila is technically a better game, but I prefer the setting of Rome 2.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
51.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 4
Really good game! Beautiful graphics, good political system and really fun combat to watch! I got it on sale for a amazing price. 15$! I wouldn't get this game for any higher price than 30$ though, as it dosen't have to much to do in it. All what you have is online battles(which you can barely play on because of everybody else using modified versions of the game. Overall though It is a great game.
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Recommended
162.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
Emperor edition saved this game, worth buys when on sale for 20 or less.
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Recommended
240.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 4
Despite its troubled release, this Total War is honestly one of my favourite, its varying siege maps are great, the UI is tidy and easily navigated; and emperor's edition make it 100x better, all in all ignore the hate for it as it really is a great Total War game.
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Recommended
106.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
Whilst it's certainly a top reference of it's genre, R:TW2 becomes a bit dull after you realize the campaign has no other way to be interesting other than simply declaring war and taking what you want vs a poor AI. Whilst the battle mechanics are great (ai not so much), the game lacks complexity in diplomacy/trading. It's basically the opposite of EU IV.
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351.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
One of the best games of this in this series, this one in particular has caused me to be underslept at work many times.
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Recommended
49.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
So far so good I recommend rome II for the new total war players like me because when you start a new game its easy at first but as you play longer the more harder it gets
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Recommended
150.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
this game is amazing i highly reccomend!!!!!!
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Recommended
313.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 21
Best total war ;)
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Recommended
420.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 21
Excellent game!Recommended for all strategy game fans!
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Recommended
67.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 21
The game is much better than it was at launch - I have not encountered any bugs during my time during the game, and although there are many complaints on the DLC - just buy them during the Steam sales, they go down to unbelievably cheap prices.

A well-rounded strategy game, which although isn't on the level as Rome: Total War (in my opinion), it is very innovative and has many more features.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
Now that the majority of the bugs from release have been patched, it's actually a fun game. Yes I am a sucker for the classical period (Rome, Greece, etc) so this game is fun for me and may make my comment biased. I played Rome 1 for hundres of hours like a lot of us fans have already done. So much like all of you I had high expectations for this game to be met... I'll edit this comment if there's anything that puts me off but so far it's entertaining me.
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Recommended
257.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
Having spent over 200 hours on the game I must say that this is a must have for any RTS player
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