Control and conquer the greatest empire ever known to man.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (3,604 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 22, 2004

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Buy Rome: Total War™ Collection

Includes 2 items: Rome: Total War™ - Alexander , Rome: Total War™ - Collection

Buy Total War Master Collection

Includes 9 items: Medieval II: Total War™, Rome: Total War™ - Collection, Empire: Total War™, Napoleon: Total War™, Total War: SHOGUN 2, Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai, Total War Battles: SHOGUN, Viking: Battle for Asgard, Total War™: ROME II - Emperor Edition

Buy Total War Grand Master Collection

Includes 28 items: Medieval II: Total War™, Rome: Total War™ - Collection, Empire: Total War™, Empire: Total War™ - Special Forces Units & Bonus Content, Empire: Total War™ - Elite Units of the West, Empire: Total War™ - The Warpath Campaign, Empire: Total War™ - Elite Units of America, Empire: Total War™ - Elite Units of the East, Napoleon: Total War™, Napoleon: Total War - Heroes of the Napoleonic Wars, Napoleon: Total War™ - Coalition Battle Pack, Napoleon: Total War™ - The Peninsular Campaign, Napoleon: Total War - Imperial Eagle Pack, Total War: SHOGUN 2, Total War: SHOGUN 2 - Sengoku Jidai Unit Pack, Total War: SHOGUN 2 - The Hattori Clan Pack, Total War: SHOGUN 2 - The Ikko Ikki Clan Pack, Total War: SHOGUN 2 - Dragon War Battle Pack, Total War: SHOGUN 2: Saints and Heroes Unit Pack, Total War: SHOGUN 2 – Otomo Clan Pack DLC, Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai, Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai – The Saga Faction Pack, Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai – The Obama Faction Pack, Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai – The Tsu Faction Pack, Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai – The Sendai Faction Pack, Viking: Battle for Asgard, Total War Battles: SHOGUN, Total War: SHOGUN 2 - Rise of the Samurai Campaign

 

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"Forget R2 and just buy and mod this to your own desire. One of the classics of the series and extremely fun tactics based as well as strategy."

About This Game

Once the Roman Empire is under your command, don't lay down your sword just yet - the Barbarians are coming. With two award-winning titles from the esteemed Total War series, you'll have twice as many obstacles and opportunities to control and conquer the greatest empire ever known to man.
The Collection Edition includes:
Rome: Total War Guide one of three noble Roman families on a century spanning quest to seize control of the Roman Empire.
Rome: Total War - Barbarian Invasion
(official expansion pack to Rome: Total War) Witness the decline of Rome as Barbarian hordes attack, forcing a bitter internal struggle between rival factions.
  • Voted 2004 Best Strategy game by IGN, GameSpy and GameSpot.
  • Fight alongside or against history's greatest leaders such as Julius Caesar, Spartacus, and Hannibal to expand or destroy the Roman Empire.
  • Lay siege against the Romans as Attila the Hun, fearful Saxons, or other savage factions using signature weapons and abilities.
  • Command warrior-tested legions in cinematic epic battles with thousands of soldiers on-screen at once.
  • A century-spanning campaign charges players with strategically managing the economic, civil, religious and military arms of their empire.

System Requirements

    Minimum: Microsoft® Windows® 2000/XP, Pentium III 1.0GHz or Athlon 1.0GHz processor or higher, 256MB RAM, 2.9GB of uncompressed free hard disk space (plus 500MB for Windows swap file), 100% DirectX® 9.0c compatible 16-bit sound card and latest drivers, 100% Windows® 2000/XP compatible mouse, keyboard and latest drivers, DirectX® 9.0b, 64MB Hardware Accelerated video card with Shader 1 support and the latest drivers. Must be 100% DirectX® 9.0b compatible, 1024 x 768 Display Resolution, Internet (TCP / IP) play supported;Internet play requires broadband connection and latest drivers; LAN play requires Network card (Multiplayer)
    Important Note: Some cards may not be compatible with the 3D acceleration features utilized by Medieval II: Total War. Please refer to your hardware manufacturer for 100% DirectX® 9.0b compatibility.
Helpful customer reviews
261 of 286 people (91%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 22
1000 flaming pigs vs 500 war elephants
see elephants
tell pigs to charge
pigs all burn to death before getting within 200 meters of elephants
i'm still the best general in rome
10/10
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245 of 270 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
17.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 3
(Just around bedtime)
Mom: Stop playing!
Me: Just a city more mum, Patavium is going down!
(Sun rises)
Mom: Patavium took you the whole night?
Me: And maybe the whole of Gaul, are you proud of me mum now?

10/10
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69 of 77 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
Still one of the best game in a total war series.
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71 of 98 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
32.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
There is very little to say about the amazingness of this game. So instead I will put a recipe for pancakes.

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Makes: 4 to 6 servings

Time: 20 minutes

It’s amazing how quickly you can whip up this batter. Store it, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Adjust the consistency of the batter with either more milk or more flour as you like. Recipe from How to Cook Everything.
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar (optional)
2 eggs
11/2 to 2 cups milk
2 optional tablespoons melted and cooled butter, plus
unmelted butter for cooking, or use a neutral oil like
grapeseed or corn
1. Heat a griddle or large skillet over medium-low heat while you make the batter.
2. Mix together the dry ingredients. Beat the eggs into 11/2 cups of the milk, then stir in the 2 tablespoons cooled melted butter if you’re using it. Gently stir this mixture into the dry ingredients, mixing only enough to moisten the flour; don’t worry about a few lumps. If the batter seems thick, add a little more milk.
3. Use a little butter or oil each time you add batter, unless your skillet is truly nonstick. When the butter foam subsides or the oil shimmers, ladle batter onto the griddle or skillet, making any size pancakes you like. Adjust the heat as necessary; usually, the first batch will require higher heat than subsequent batches. The idea is to brown the bottom in 2 to 4 minutes, without burning it. Flip when bubbles appear in the center of the pancakes and the bottoms are cooked; they won’t hold together well until they’re ready.
4. Cook until the second side is lightly browned, a couple more minutes, and serve or hold on an ovenproof plate in a 200°F oven for up to 15 minutes.

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21 of 21 people (100%) found this review helpful
625.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 16
Probably in my top 3 favorite games of all time, top 5 for sure.
Don't let it's 10+ year age and simple graphics prevent you from buying. It is a masterpiece.
If you have any pinch of enjoyment from playing real time strategy games or if you have any interest in the Hellenic period, this is a must have.
And yes, it is in my opinion the best Total War game. Scratch that--Thee best strategy game of ALL TIME.

9.5/10
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