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Europa Universalis Rome Gold combines the epic strategy title Europa Universalis Rome with the expansion pack Vae Victis. Experience one of the most defining periods in world history in an experience crafted by the masters of Grand Strategy.
Release Date: Nov 19, 2008
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Europa Universalis Rome Gold combines the epic strategy title Europa Universalis Rome with the expansion pack Vae Victis.

Experience one of the most defining periods in world history in an experience crafted by the masters of Grand Strategy. The greatest cultural and military civilizations are brought to life through this epic title rife with great strategic and tactical depth.

Set during the golden age of the Roman Republic when the Senate ruled the Empire, Vae Victis features a massive number of additions and improvements to Europa Universalis: Rome, a game that was already one of the most prominent to depict that era in the widest scope. An overview of these key changes begins with government, which has received a lot of attention for the expansion in order to produce more fluid and balanced gameplay. The cast of historical characters of the ancient world have also had a significant overhaul across a variety of areas and with the addition of missions, decisions and laws, Vae Victis is an expansion packed with a huge amount of new content.

KEY FEATURES

  • Fully 3D map with integrated graphics and detailed topography
  • Start at any date between 280 B.C. and 27 B.C.
  • Choose between 10 different cultures, including the Roman, Celtic, Greek and Egyptian civilizations, with more than 53 playable factions on a map spanning hundreds of provinces.
  • Watch your characters develop new traits through political intrigue and various interactions with thousands of other characters.
  • Trade, negotiate or fight with your neighbours and advance your technologies to unite the Mediterranean World.
  • Robust multiplayer allows you to challenge up to 32 players either competitively or in co-op mode.

NEW KEY FEATURES IN VAE VICTIS

  • Completely revised military AI, particularly in the area of military campaigns
  • Dynamics of the characters that live in the Republic will come to life as the men and women have their own personal goals and agendas
  • As a republic you will now need to take the Senate into the account. Characters will belong to various parties depending on their goals, values, and ambitions
  • Monarchies and Tribes will have their own courts, beware of bootlickers and sycophants who will stop at nothing to replace your divinely appointed ruler

System Requirements

    • Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP/2000/Vista
    • Processor: 1.9 Ghz Intel Pentium or similar AMD
    • Memory: 512mb RAM
    • Video Card: Direct X 9.0c compatible video card with at least 128mb & support for pixelshader 2.0
Helpful customer reviews
12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
40 products in account
5 reviews
19.9 hrs on record
Owning this and comparing it to the other Europa Universlais games, this one is not as in depth... to me at least. For example, you can choose a emmissary to send to an enemy country to declare war on them, which is good to eliminate bad apples in the family because they are usually killed the the enmy country. But unlike in EU3 and EU4, you can't have cabinet members that give your country bonuses ( trade does that, but it's not as interesting). But I do like this more than the other games because:

1. It's a longer game than EU3. I don't know about EU4 because I haven't ever played it.

2. The time setting is much more interesting to me than EU3 and EU4.

3. Altough this game looses some features, it also gains ones. For example, the troops in your army can become more loyal to their general than their country. This means if that general has loyal units and decides to start a civil war, you have a problem. But it is not all bad, because the generals pay their troops instead of you so you get more money.

Overall, It is a great game and should be bought by Europa Universalis fans. 8/10
Posted: April 15th, 2014
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
34 products in account
2 reviews
102.6 hrs on record
AWSOME
Posted: May 26th, 2014
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
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9 reviews
6.5 hrs on record
Took all of italy and gaul then barbarian HORDS split my empire up then a civil war in italy

10/10
Posted: June 8th, 2014
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
146 products in account
4 reviews
28.8 hrs on record
wait until they make a new one. this one just turns into a game of keeping the populist faction out of power.
Posted: May 23rd, 2014
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1 of 9 people (11%) found this review helpful
11 products in account
1 review
18.4 hrs on record
This game could be great if the developers would bother fixing the intermittent game crashes.
Posted: February 23rd, 2014
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31 of 32 people (97%) found this review helpful
105 products in account
1 review
108.4 hrs on record
For those of you that consider picking up this game:

Europa Universalis: Rome is a game I like very much at the moment, I have not played any other Europa Universalis games and some of them might be better (after I bought the game I heard from people that 3 is better) I however do not regret my purchase since I like the ancient world theme a lot more than almost anything else set in the real world and is for me a tie with the cold war.

Why did I like this game?

I think It is mechanically very sound, the combat mechanics are very limited but unlike for example civ 4 I do not find it annoying to fight wars and the combat does not distract too much from what works really well with the game.
So what does work really well in the game? The economic gameplay in the game is solid, it is less about buildings than for example Rome total war 1, however there are various other things that have an influence on the economy such the governors of the province that you can select (very much like Rome total war 1) but also stuff like the people you have chosen to take positions in nationwide politics, the laws you have passed, religious blessings, trade and the kind of civ you have( for example dictatorship monarchy and various kinds of democracies).
That brings me to something else that works pretty well in this game, Politics. The game has 5 political factions that battle (sometimes in case of civil war literally) over political control of your nation. Each factions power can grow or diminish depending on your actions, the populist party will for example gain more political attraction if either peace or war last too long, while the religious faction can grow from invoking blessings on your nation or sacrificing to the gods, but all factions grow from having representatives in important functions for (for example the research positions) the people taking these functions are chosen by you. But on the other side the factions can also influence your decisions, if you don't have the political support in the senate you can't start wars or make use of various other mechanics in the diplomacy interface.

What doesn't work?

The game doesn't do such a good job of explaining to you what various mechanics in the game do and how they are calculated (I for example still don't know fully how diplomatic skill is calculated) most of it however isn't that annoying and can in a way even increase your enjoyment, since you get the feeling that after your first playthrough you really got to know the game, therefore also giving you an incentive to try another one. It also isn't that bad, now after some wiki reading I think diplomatic skill is the only thing I do not really understand that I would like to understand. The game could however do a better job of presenting its information, the game could for example tell you what the traits characters could gain during events do before you need to selects them. Also I think the game could have been better if the people of your nation belonged to larger but fewer families and give you a better way (for example the family tree in Rome total war 1) to look at these families and their relations to other people in your nation

In the end I sill liked this game very much but it could have been better
Posted: December 1st, 2013
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