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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Commander Ted
23.8 hrs
Posted: August 27
Rome wasn't patched in a day.
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xdr8x
416.4 hrs
Posted: August 27
Excellent game, with plenty of ways to play.
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EPICMAN395
434.1 hrs
Posted: August 27
good game but needs mods also dont get faction dlc you can get unlock faction mods
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Gaius Julius Caesar
35.4 hrs
Posted: August 27
played this game a fair amount, its a terribly made game, it's AI is ♥♥♥♥ing useless, just got attacked with 1 canvalry unit vs a whole ♥♥♥♥ing city garrison, another example, i was attacking a city, prepared my artiller and rows of roman soldiers, the enemy came out of the city stool still fo 30 seconds and then started running in circles, this isnt 1 day after release this is ♥♥♥♥ing years after and the AI is still total garbage. dont buy this game, if u are going to buy it, then buy it of plati ru u can get for like 5 quid there sure as hell not worth 30 pounds total garbage.
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Fredz:
30.6 hrs
Posted: August 27
My game crash every time
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stevenharker43
60.4 hrs
Posted: August 27
this game is awsome and if worroer of sparte looks at this it would be nice to showcase a mod cadded golden guard its for rome
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ShamaN
213.5 hrs
Posted: August 26
its GoOD
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Romulus Augustus
1.1 hrs
Posted: August 26
Great game and worth the money really immersive
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TomGrubb
105.1 hrs
Posted: August 26
DID YOU GIVE UP ON THIS GAME? NO MORE PATCHES, STILL HAS STUPID ISSUES! FIX YOUR GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Stroganov
118.2 hrs
Posted: August 26
After three years of patches, this is now better than the original Total War: Rome.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
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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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
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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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
162.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
Enjoyable, especially if you like previous Total War titles. It was an unoptimized mess when it launched, but it's quite polished now.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
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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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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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
302.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
Best history-strategic game to date. With mods it's perfect game.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
628.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
Celtic pots = unhappy romans 10/10
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
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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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
54.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
Rome wasn't patched in a day.
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