Control and conquer the greatest empire ever known to man.
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Very Positive (123 reviews) - 89% of the 123 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (4,894 reviews) - 94% of the 4,894 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 22, 2004

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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.
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Recent:
Very Positive (123 reviews)
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Very Positive (4,894 reviews)
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matthew.j.gill
( 72.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Fantastic game!
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15wcowser
( 27.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Awesome game. I am looking to buy the new one
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BλRDOGλMES
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Still to this day an amazing game, i highly recommend buying it.
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mrjor2
( 14.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
after all these years, its still one of the best
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Vitrolin
( 26.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
The best Total War out of the 10 in the series.
Biased in this being my favorite time period.
But the engine, soundtrack, style and Voice acting are top-tier
10/10
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Sad Frog
( 8.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
can't STOP PLAYING THIS GAME!!!!
already addicted man
great game

10/10
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MutantSpider
( 50.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
The best RTS I have ever played. I first got this game in 2011 and I have played it on occasion, but as it was the CD version (With all of the expansions) my hours are not counted here.

You won't notice the performance issues (Which can be mostly fixed) once you get into the game, and this game runs extremely well on old computers. Multiplayer seems to be still alive with a lot of players, which I could see by going onto the multiplayer tab.

I haven't played the Barbarian Invasion or Alexander, and I don't feel like I am missing out, as the base game is so good in itself. It is definately worth the Steam price, but it can go as low as 1.99 during a sale. I think that everyone who likes RTS games should try this.
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Nickzz
( 102.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Just such an amazing game, even today i would recommend it
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Rick James
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
If you like Rome and hate barbarians buy this.
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yeoldeuncannyone
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
I sat down at midnight one night last year and I distinctly remember having a great time with this game. I told myself "I'll go to bed at 2AM, that seems reasonable." The hours flew in and I looked up at the clock and the birds started singing and ah ♥♥♥♥ it was 9AM.
Bought this again and I expect the same is going to happen...
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
33 of 38 people (87%) found this review helpful
41 people found this review funny
Recommended
19.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
"commander of this unit cannot lead night attacks"
O RLY?????
*attacks anyway*
getting ♥♥♥♥ed by sassanid empire CLEAR DEFEAT
lost my entire army
*makes ceasefire with sassanids*
*create 5 armies with imperial chorots*
assault sassanid capital
sassanid asks for ceasefire
denied.jpg
capital captured
exterminate population
sassanid empire no more

would attack sassanids again

10/10
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19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
Recommended
24.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
If you like Roman history, you will love this game

Second best total war, best rome related game.


Wish it could get a good sequel someday though...

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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
304.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
This > Total War: Warhammer and Rome 2 and Attila combined
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
32.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
Warning: This game doesn't seem to run well on newer computers. I have a gtx 970 and an i5 4690k, and I get about 20-30 fps in battles and on the batlte map.

I was really tempted to refund the game when I found this out, but I decided to keep playing. The game actually became really fun. I've watched prince of macedon play this game for a long time, so it was fun to finally get to experience it myself. Also, after a few hours, I got quite used to the lag. I don't really mind it anymore, and the game is very enjoyable. Definiately worth the price and it was a great experience.
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
176.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
Buy it ♥♥♥♥♥♥
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
46.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
Rome Total War Is perhaps the best 10 bucks I have ever spent. I have been playing total war since I was eight, and Rome is to date my favorite game of all time. I would recomend this to any strategy lover, and to anyone dissopointed in Rome II and Atilla. Its graphics have aged suprisingly well, and are in some ways more visualy appealing in battles compared with its sequal. 10/10
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
43.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
I love this game. Best total war game ever made PERIOD.

Eastern Roman Empire forever!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
62.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
challenging, but a master-piece none the less
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
Rome total war is a very fun interactive game for anyone as long as you don't mind the outdated graphics, but be warned there are some computers (including mine) that can not handle playing the campaign, the lag is real. If you don't care about the campaign you can most likly still play multiplayer and custom battles, assuming you can't fix the campaign lag.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
When ur some ♥♥♥ who makes steam reviews in the style of Greentext's and u wonder why u can't get laid.

~ 10/10 would recommend TF2
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