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Raise massive armies, embark on epic campaigns to expand the Empire, and take control of the known world! Engage in grand-scale city building and create magnificent cities with creativity and control like never before.
Release Date: Mar 20, 2009
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About the Game

Raise massive armies, embark on epic campaigns to expand the Empire, and take control of the known world! Engage in grand-scale city building and create magnificent cities with creativity and control like never before. Intuitive controls make it easy to launch bone-crushing combat missions and manage every aspect of your thriving civilization.
After decades in exile, your family name has been all but forgotten in Rome. But, the departure of the tyrant Sulla has changed everything, and Rome stands on the brink of a new era. Sides must be chosen as Caesar and Pompey battle for control of the Republic. The stage is set for you to gain power and influence over one of the greatest civilizations in history.
Advanced Battle System
Take command of 18 different military units, including naval command, elephant cavalry, and mercenary forces. Recruit citizens of Rome, draft captured enemy forces, and pay foreign squads for their special skills. Defend and expand the Empire by land and sea with exciting RTS gameplay.
Intense Multiplayer
Online multiplayer functionality with 6 different strategy modes — play competitively or cooperatively. Create buddy lists and challenge your friends to a battle, or use the matching system and take on an unknown foe with the same skill level. Advance your career and increase your rank from praetor to consul and beyond.
Epic Campaigns
Rub shoulders with Julius Caesar, Mark Antony, Cleopatra and more in a non-linear historical campaign featuring over 40 missions. Choose your own fate as you create and destroy alliances with more than 20 different historical figures. Celebrate your victories by erecting legendary monuments such as the Coliseum, Circus Maximus, the Pantheon, and more.
Complex Economy
Flow resources eliminate tedious micromanagement, giving you the freedom to create thriving cities with multi-leveled economic systems. Information overlays visualize the city economy and satisfaction of the people on every location on the map.
4X REAL-TIME STRATEGY:
ExplorE — Journey to ancient Gaul, Britannia, Egypt, and more to colonize barbarians and establish new trade routes.
Expand — Stake your claim throughout the known world in the name of Rome! Help build the empire through military conquest and economic prowess.
Exploit — Natural resources are yours for the taking as you establish farming, mining, and logging operations. Raze barbarian villages for riches, labor, and property.
ExtErminatE — Destroy all who stand in the way of Rome's glory! Defend your territories by land and sea to secure peace and prosperity for the empire.
  • Detailed citybuilding alongside rtS combat dramatically widens audience.
  • Competitively priced within the genre.
  • Extensive online multiplayer connectivity — play competitively or cooperatively.
  • Game's scale is far beyond the city of rome, allowing players to experience all areas of the roman Empire by land and sea.

System Requirements

    • Operating system: Windows® XP & Vista
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Single Core Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard disk space: 4 GB
    • Video: 128 MB 3d Video Card (GeForce® 6600/Radeon® 9600 or better)
    • DirectX® Version: 9c
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
41 products in account
3 reviews
6.6 hrs on record
I love this game, I have owned only for a couple of days, but it is already a favourite. It can be hard to master (I still haven't) but it is still a great game and I will definetely recomend this brilliant game.
Posted: March 21st, 2014
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
17 products in account
6 reviews
46.0 hrs on record
This game is really really intense!
I like the Roman History and i like the possibility to take part in the History of this great ancient time! You really can enjoy the beautiful looking graphics and the gameplay. A mix of strategy and citybuilding!
Take this game! U will have a lot of fun and a game full of possibilities...

One of the best game Kalypso EVER made!

Buy it!

Cheers!
Posted: March 22nd, 2014
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
55 products in account
10 reviews
1.0 hrs on record
this is an ok RTS, if you like the old type rts and eco running games this is for you!
Posted: March 26th, 2014
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
257 products in account
2 reviews
3.9 hrs on record
I played it a while ago and thought it was an interesting if somewhat unforgiving. When I later reinstalled it would not accept my cd-keys. Having issues with installing and reinstalling a game is unacceptable not something I should have to deal with when I buy a game through steam. I would not recommend buying from them again.

http://forum.kalypsomedia.com/showthread.php?tid=5111

According their tech support the only solution is to close steam, run admin (which it should already be doing anyway), and edit the registry.
Posted: March 2nd, 2014
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
37 products in account
1 review
4.7 hrs on record
I managed to get 4 hours of game play out of this game and now i am unable to even start up the game as each time i try the page minimises and a windows uxexpected error comes up. i have tried the forums and the help page and there is no support for this. i cant recommend a game i paid for and cant play sorry
Posted: March 22nd, 2014
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35 of 37 people (95%) found this review helpful
169 products in account
21 reviews
7.8 hrs on record
I bought this game because years ago I was a fan of the Impressions Games city-building series, particularly Caesar and Pharoah. This game builds on the same premise, with the building of cities in Rome while raising armies to attack and defend. Like Pharoah, it is a blend of city-building simulation and RTS except there is a stronger implementation of the RTS elements here.

Visually, the game looks pretty good. Not the best graphics by modern standards, but bounds above the old Impressions games.

The biggest problem with this game is that it's a lot to learn and take in very quickly. There are some tutorials for that, though. It's not the steepest learning curve, it's nothing compared to some of the Paradox games, but it is a game that requires you take the time to learn it.
Posted: December 16th, 2013
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