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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White.Reaper.94
( 146.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
Fantastic game, never get bored.
Looking forward to Warhammer Total war.
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JOE
( 350.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
this is one of the best i've ever seen.
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orangutanshart
( 194.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Best Total War game out there. 10/10 would buy again
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Vekaa
( 385.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
great game combined with mod devide et impera its almost perfect
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Ahotamarn
( 298.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Rome 1 is still far better. This is over simplified, has pointless features I would never use and didn't when I played. I am embarressed by how many hours I put into it. I really really wanted to like this game but it is a complete waste of money in my opnion. Hours of reminicing over the old feeling frustrated about the direction they took with this. Why can't I build a siege works where ever I want or build walls. It's complete nonsense. When I saw how many positive reviews I was sickened so I decided to put my own. Steam really needs a spell checker.
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Mmstayler
( 147.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
One of the best in the total war series
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Harime Nui, Master Seamstress
( 62.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Doesn't work on my Mac. Has SERIOUS compatibility issues with Mac. Oh, and horrible launch was not forgotten. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, THIS IS WAR. DLC out of the dregs and EVERYWHERE. ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥it CA, Rome II was the chosen one! It was the successor to the greatest game of all time, and a great follow-up to Shogun 2. YOU SCREWED THE FANS AND NOW THE FANS WILL SCREW YOUR NEXT RELEASE. Will Total War: Warhammer 40k end up like Rome II, with a crappy release and half baked gameplay? History shall decide!

Oh, and the models still have that horrible deformed face. It's 2016 ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥it.
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Frank the Tank
( 431.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
TL;DR: What started as a complete mess is now a decent game where one can forge a vast empire, delve into political intrigue, put the sword to some barbarians and be back in time for the Circus Maximus.

All major bugs are ironed out, only a few small ones remain and none of them are game

DLC, Voice Acting, Music, GFX & Performance Ratings

  • The DLC is mixed. Some are tiny and perhaps should have been included in the base game such as the blood or faction/culture packs buta couple of indivual factions were offered for free. There A few extra "mini-map" expansions and a large "full-map" expansion are available. DLC is over priced for what is it, but the expansions offer continued gameplay and a bit of variety to the base game. 6/10

  • Voice acting is great, however a little more variety couldn't have hurt. 7/10

  • GFX is nice, obviously a little outdated by now but still very satisfactory. 8/10

  • Music is great, nothing negative to say. 9/10

  • Performance is very well optimized. Running most settings on ultra and 1920x1080 on an Nvidia GTX 480 can achieve anywhere from 25-45fps. This is great result considering how old the card is. No performance isssues whatsoever. 9/10

Gameplay

The campaign is fun however I found it hard to complete a "world domination" style play like in the original Rome Total War. Plenty of extra fun to be had with agents, political events and diplomacy. Diplomacy is the best of any total war game so far, no outrageous demands, no pointless betrayals, friendships can last throughout the whole game.

The battle gameplay is also fun however some battles can be over within 5 minutes, which is great for an arcade style playthrough but older Total War fans might miss the longer, more epic feel of previous installments.

Overal

7.5/10 - A decent Total War game with improvement and drawbacks over the original game. I highly recommend this game, however not for €54.99, wait for a sale.
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Ray Baro
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
I am using MBP and meeting all system requirements, but the game won't start.
After few seconds I'm getting the "Rome2 quit unexpectedly." error.
Really disapointed!!


My specs:
MBP Retina 15, Late 2013
2.6 Ghz Intel Core i7
16GB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 2GB
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rocoo1dante
( 7.5 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
( 3,015.5 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
( 76.7 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
( 45.6 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
( 144.3 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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21 of 27 people (78%) found this review helpful
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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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117.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
I'm finally able to build Rome in a day.
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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
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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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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
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3,015.5 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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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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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
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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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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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Posted: April 17
this game is amazing i highly reccomend!!!!!!
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313.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 21
Best total war ;)
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1,106.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
This game was terrible at launch I’m told. I got the game about a year after release, right before emperor edition, it's now an amazing game in campaign and multiplayer. I would recommend this game to anyone getting into total war for the first time and anyone in general. I played Rome 1 and medieval 2 for a sh!t tone of hours, this is by far the best total war!

P.S I'm broke but if I were you I would buy this game on sale
or any game for that matter.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
77.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
Funnest game ive played all year!
The only problems are - some key Roman factions like Sparta are DLC, you need to pay £5.99 to be able to play Sparta, Athens ect..

But besides it doesn't seem to have any bugs (In my last 20hrs playing) and is an all around FUN game, really worth the money.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
51.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
This is an amazing game, definetely better than attila, and the grand campain is just amazing, the MODs are also very good. I reccomend this to all Total War fans!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2,400.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
The game had a rough start with AI and all sorts of bugs. They have fixed that now imo. I find myself coming back to play this game over and over every time I get bored with another game. I would say that this game is awesome (as most of the games in the Total war series) and I really recommend buying it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
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774.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
It's come a long way since launch but it's definately still a go to when I want to play an extremely fun strategy game.
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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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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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
160.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
Being a huge fan of total war franchise, I recommend this game to all. But...
It was really "painful" to play it on release, but now after 987 patches it is a decent game.
CA should be more careful with future releases.
This is "strike two"...
Remember Empire?
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
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487.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
Conquerer of 86 tribes, i am ceaser.
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