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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Gavin King
168.7 hrs
Posted: August 30
New engine is terrible. Awful game in general
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Little Ass Kicker
88.3 hrs
Posted: August 29
Take my money
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LMS_Paladin
382.0 hrs
Posted: August 29
Another good total war.
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Shawked
10.6 hrs
Posted: August 29
Я американец из Техаса . Если вы читаете это , не используя Google Translate , ПОЗДРАВЛЯЮ !!! Вы получаете печенье !!! Если это не так , как вам не стыдно ... Вы ожидали фактический обзор ?
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Hell Gangster
105.1 hrs
Posted: August 29
A nice stealth based game
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Athelstan1234
206.4 hrs
Posted: August 29
This game gets a lot of ♥♥♥♥. I like it. Playing as Rome you are a power house from the get go. Literaly your men are the only guys in the civilised world who seem to not use spears. The Greeks even use spears for cutting their food. The game is essentialy you murdering your way to respect. Then you have to murder your way through Hate. Finally you murder your self right to victory. The only issue then is that if you loot 1 city you have at least 10 slave revolts in each city. The slaves also seem to be more experienced than the soldiers who took over their lands and the rest of the bloody world. Doesnt matter though because Legionaries can kill absolutely anything. I wont settle for all your male population I will kill Ra the sun God to.

1. Hear loads of ♥♥♥♥ about this game

2. Play the game with low expectations

3. Pleasently suprised

4. be Rome

5. Take over most of the world

6. Get Legions

7. beat entire stack of enemy levy with 1 vet Legion squad

8. Have endless slave revolts. Kill more slave then the amount of prisoners you captured

9. get confused

10. desire more realistic experience

11. divide et impera

12. play as Rome

13. Fail as you have spears now instead of swords.

14. got to Shogun 2

15. commit sepuku

10/10 would murder many slaves and defeat entire armies with one over powered unit again
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Slum Dog Donald 2K16
24.2 hrs
Posted: August 29
I have a small manly part.
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Utiplayer
16.3 hrs
Posted: August 29
Love IT
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SH@DOW
292.4 hrs
Posted: August 28
The Campaign starts off in 272 BC with Nine playable nations/factions and dozens of others including Britannia, Carthage, Macedon, Seleucids and many more including some included in Culture Packs (DLC) like Sparta, Athens and Epirus. Rome ofcourse being the primary Vanilla starting nation.
This game is purely grand strategy with almost every character and faction having their own unique personalities of their own as to how they conduct themselves as a nation whether it be passive or aggressive, Tretcherous or Loyal.
Each choice has a consequence however, opinions and hatred can be mended over time.
Diplomacy plays a part in the game but I felt that it was lacking to some what a degree and could have been worked on more.
I missed being able to hand over my land and towns to my less fortunate brother factions that could use an extra helping hand to later on help me out in tough situations and to make things a little easier for me with not having to manage so many towns.
There is a technology tree which allows techological advancements in military training to unlock new and stronger units to add to the recruitment list and upgrade such things as the damage they inflict to their maximum defence and moral, Also Town and resource advancements which help with the upkeep of your mighty armies.

Units are now recruited by generals as well which spare them from having to travel so far to the barracks which in so saves quite a few movement points.
All armies must be accompanied by a general and arent allowed to travel alone like in previous total war titles which for me is a bit of a let down. I personally loved that part of the game, with being able to have armies march themselves and then when a soldier has proved himself, he then be promoted to general of that army if it be noticed that he had what it takes.

There is also much more variety of stances, among them is the option to forify with the armies own small wooden fence to provide an extra amount of small protection from the attacking army.
Or you may decide to take the sneaky tactical route and decide to lay an ambush.
However, choose carefully on where and when you decide to go about these new implementations as the weather conditions and terrain can play a heavy roll on the battle.

The Interface is quite neat and tidy I found and fairly easy to get used to.

Battles start with two armies facing off, however at times other allied or enemy armies if in the same vicinity may join in on a battle which can also play a big part in the odds of the victor.

The Graphics/visual textures and sounds are quite stunning and breathtaking from the sound of the arrows whooshing through the air all the way to a group of stampeding angry elephants on their way to trample your tiny Roman cohort soldiers. Will the stenght and brute force win the battle for the enemies war elephants, or strategic military tactics of boxing in them with your brave cohort decide the winner?

With saying that, there are those annoying and fustrating parts of the game which from experience I would Naval warfare or times where the enemy may camp at the end of their kingdom which can even take some time with the fast forward option enabled.

From My experience playing this game, I loved playing with Sparta the most as it reminds me so much of Leonidas and his mighty 300.
I love how i can slow my battles down to see my mighty armies march in synch, get into formation ready to stop a group of charging horsemen, dare i say even a general performing a decapitation blow on an enemy soldier in to some what degree one on one fight engrosed by their following armies.

This game is a must For people who love their historical strategy games.
My rating for Rome 2 is 10/10 and I definitely recommend it even though i thought the diplomacy menu was a slight let down.
Im sure there are many more things I could have included in my review, but this is all I could think of, off the top of my head.


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Karasi
26.6 hrs
Posted: August 28
I have bought new videocard to play game, but i have black screen on gamepedia window. Why should i google to fix your problems which were not fixed since years after release, instead of playing?
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
23.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
Rome wasn't patched in a day.
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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
569.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
Not the best Total war.. Not even the second best, or the third best, but i did play it for 500+ hours.
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Recommended
537.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
It was a bad game at realease but with years of pathing it is finaly the game it sut have been

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Not Recommended
295.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
Thanks to DlC-Scam i have to give bad reviews to a lot of good games.

How about we go back to a time where you didn`t have to pay extra for missing parts of the base game and a 30-bucks expansion actually had the content to justify 30 bucks?
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9 of 15 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
Score 6 / 10

Lets just... no... just no... I feel like the original rome had more features... Horrible release like so many other games atm, oh and day one DLC for factions that should be free? sure.. I could probably get into this game as of writing this review, with a bunch of mods. But CA has truly stopped thinking about the gamers and started thinking about the best way possible to squeeze as much money out of the hardcore fans. Its really just not fair considering Total War is the only franchise ruling this game genre.

Really disappointing..
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
551.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
This is my favorite Total War game. I still play it nearly 3 years after it released.
One big issue though. After playing a campaign for awhile and gaining power, the game looses it's feel of urgency. (The first part of a campaign feels like being on a knife's edge. Very exciting.) While I understand that you need to progress, there usally is no other big threat on the map after you controll about 1/4 of it. ALL the other nations are still squabbling over small territories. I would expect that at least 2 or 3 empires would control 90% of the map other than I have at that point. It's a big enough gripe that it kind of ruins the latter game play of a campaign. On a good note, the battles are amazing to watch and I am still surprized at how you can use real life tactics from history and they work. (It's not perfect, of course. and there will always be room for improvement.)
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Recommended
105.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
Fun in a variety of ways, but very time consuming. If you like playing the turn-based game, you can do that and let the computer manage individual battles. If you prefer the real-time strategy, you can do that, too. I found myself mostly playing the turn-based portion, especially later in the game, but it can become very time consuming to manage your empire as it expands, and it requires a lot of micromanagement to make sure that you don't over-extend yourself and wind up getting destroyed (just as the Roman Empire did).
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
206.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
This game gets a lot of ♥♥♥♥. I like it. Playing as Rome you are a power house from the get go. Literaly your men are the only guys in the civilised world who seem to not use spears. The Greeks even use spears for cutting their food. The game is essentialy you murdering your way to respect. Then you have to murder your way through Hate. Finally you murder your self right to victory. The only issue then is that if you loot 1 city you have at least 10 slave revolts in each city. The slaves also seem to be more experienced than the soldiers who took over their lands and the rest of the bloody world. Doesnt matter though because Legionaries can kill absolutely anything. I wont settle for all your male population I will kill Ra the sun God to.

1. Hear loads of ♥♥♥♥ about this game

2. Play the game with low expectations

3. Pleasently suprised

4. be Rome

5. Take over most of the world

6. Get Legions

7. beat entire stack of enemy levy with 1 vet Legion squad

8. Have endless slave revolts. Kill more slave then the amount of prisoners you captured

9. get confused

10. desire more realistic experience

11. divide et impera

12. play as Rome

13. Fail as you have spears now instead of swords.

14. got to Shogun 2

15. commit sepuku

10/10 would murder many slaves and defeat entire armies with one over powered unit again
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
502.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
With other total war titles out now, this one is sure to begin to decline in price. That is why I am writing this review now.

The game cost me 60 bucks to buy, and over the years another 30 or so in DLC, the prices of which are all likely to come down now that this one is "obsolete".

However, I put 500 hours into this bad boy, and will likely come back to it again when the feeling comes to me.

Total war fans know what this is, and love it. For new comers, this game is a turn based empire builder with real time (pausable) battles.

Decent graphics, good gameplay, literally hours of fun. Give it a try, you won't regret it.
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