Rome: Total War is the most highly acclaimed game in the Total War series. Upon it's launch, it was apparent that the Total War series had something different to offer to fans of Turn Based Grand Strategy games. In time, it would become known as one of, if not, the best Total War games ever made. You might ask yourself why out of all the newer Total War games is Rome the best? Well, there's several simple reasons.
- Simple design, as it is one of the first TW games
- Large, sprawling cities to battle in, but not too detailed so as to distract the player.
- The single best Soundtrack you will find in any TW game.
- Large map, but not on a ludacris scale such as Rome II.
- Great choice of factions
- Campaign and battle map look beautiful
- This game can be played smoothly at its highest settings on any modern computer
- Massive replay value
- Outdated -
Rome II has been out for quite some time, however it is hard to tell which is better. Rome is a nice and simple, beautifully done game. It is what CA was praised for in the Total War series. Rome II is way more technical with a great deal more to learn.
Honestly, there aren't many cons about this game. Just as I have, almost all major and indie critics have given this game a 9/10, 95%, 4.5/5, etc. This was also given "14th Greatest Game of All Time" apparently and I do think it deserves it.
Note: Rome: Total War was released around the same time as Steam. I did not have steam until about 2008, therefore the hours shown here do no reflect all hours I've played.