Control and conquer the greatest empire ever known to man.
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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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JD
0.6 hrs
Posted: August 30
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FattyFeraligatr
0.4 hrs
Posted: August 30
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Caominhim
13.4 hrs
Posted: August 29
childhood memories didn't inflate this game, it's good
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tJ BLAZE EM UP
2.1 hrs
Posted: August 29
After updating my software to Direct X 11, this game doesn't seem to be working anymore.
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[AKC] Lima the Catman
4.3 hrs
Posted: August 29
>playing multiplayer
>i decide to make an army of greek incendiary pigs
>200% P I G
>battle starts
>other guy also made a pig army
>my pigs get rekt
>we decide to do another battle
>serious this time
>i go with seleucid empire
>he goes with greeks
>i rush my elephants at him
>they stop in front of his infantry line
>they run back like crazy
>they stomp most of my army, destroy my formations and my morale
>i see a ♥♥♥♥ ton of spartan hoplites marching in my army's direction
>massacre.jpg
>i watch while my loyal soldiers try to escape the slaughter and get murdered by cavalry

10/10 this game went from something fun and light to some pretty dark ♥♥♥♥
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beowulfiow
0.4 hrs
Posted: August 27
i've always loved this game and would stick with it over rome2 personally. However... i can't seem to get barbarian invasion to even run T,T
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Skerpskutter
20.1 hrs
Posted: August 26
Still a nice game after all these years, it aged very well. Still feels very smooth and enjoyable. Played this game as a seven years old and after thirteen years it still feels good.

I guess you can compare it with having sex after thirteen years with the girl you lost your virginity to. Time has passed, she aged, you feel different to her, but in the end it is good.

8/10
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~Deus Vult~
132.9 hrs
Posted: August 25
I have put hours upon hours into this game since it's release (outside of steam until just recently) and I can't get enough still. I recommend everyone to try the mods too, since there are several ones that adds so much to the vanilla that it basically becomes a whole new game again. If you haven't played this yet you should, but do keep in mind that it is somewhat aged by now - although I think it just adds to the charm of the game. 11/10 - would cast die again
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K3nyboy
1,099.2 hrs
Posted: August 24
Been my favorite game for 10 years straight, almost never gets boring and always something new that you can do or discover. This is definetly worth the $10 for a game, even though old, has decent quality and fantastic gameplay.
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Alberto Barbosa
22.8 hrs
Posted: August 24
Egyptians ain't black

0/10


We wuz kangz and ♥♥♥♥♥
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
30.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
And remember this above all.. Our Roman gods our watching; make sure they are not ashamed!
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
23.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
great g ame to recreate the roman expereince also good mods incluidng

end of days 1: fight satanic legions as christian, islamic, or buddhist nations
end of days 2: reunite vampire empire or rebel as werewolf or purify the world as templar order crusader

blue lotus: ancient chinese mythology with great soundtrack if you ever s aw the movie "big trouble in little china" you will love this mod

roma sur♥♥♥♥♥♥ 2: improves expereince of real life history

fourth age: lord of the rings post return of the king very cool!

lord of the rings: play as the ending of the third age, fight sauron or darkness conquer world.

viking invasion 2: raid british isles as viking or defend it as the natives

all in all 10/10 especially with mods im very proud
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
20.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
Still a nice game after all these years, it aged very well. Still feels very smooth and enjoyable. Played this game as a seven years old and after thirteen years it still feels good.

I guess you can compare it with having sex after thirteen years with the girl you lost your virginity to. Time has passed, she aged, you feel different to her, but in the end it is good.

8/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
22.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
Egyptians ain't black

0/10


We wuz kangz and ♥♥♥♥♥
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
The first Total War game I have played which got me hooked!

Loving the chance of fighting the enemy without letting the 'automatic resolve battle' do the job for victory. I'm no expert with strategies but the fightinf is just fun.

It's one of the best classic games! You'd probably love it too!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
170.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
missing the good old days when customer staisfaction mattered not the dirty business practice of dlc, when moders had the opportunity to totally overhaull the map creating great mods like europa babrbaroum. Rome total war 2 would have been a way better game if it was based on this game with a slight improvment on the graphics. So sad Rome total war 2 could have been a the best game in history of pc games.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
total war good game
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
80.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
Absolutley love this game.

It was my first ever Total War game and what a way to start. Easy to pick up and loads of factions to play from making each new game you play, a different one each time.

Graphics still live up even today and even though the AI can sometime be thick as ♥♥♥♥, especially when doing treaties, still make for some challenging opponments.

9/10 and definitely recommend.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1,099.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
Been my favorite game for 10 years straight, almost never gets boring and always something new that you can do or discover. This is definetly worth the $10 for a game, even though old, has decent quality and fantastic gameplay.
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