Control and conquer the greatest empire ever known to man.
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Very Positive (142 reviews) - 90% of the 142 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (4,923 reviews) - 94% of the 4,923 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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Chrisalis™
( 31.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
Blocked the House of Scipii from getting any settlements. 10/10 would do again
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Rastapopoulos420
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
When i first brought it and fired it up, it didnt't work with windows 10 INITIALLY. I had a black screen. Then I lauched it in borderless mode by going into the lauch options for the game on steam. Then when i booted it up it worked fine! then i went into visual setting and set it to fullscreen at my native res! Vola! works fine now with no problems! Great gameplay and and excellant campaign. Get it on sale if you can.
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jamesgameslewis
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
Works fine on Windows 10.
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JAK
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
Rome total war 9.5/10 just for the nostalgia even
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joedhaass
( 82.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
holy crap i got this game expecting it to be worse than rome 2, but ive not been able to play any other game on my xbox or computer. i bought medieval 2 but never wanted to leave rome until i conquered the whole map. this game is amazing. if you are into historical strategy games, you have to get this game. and why wouldnt you for the great price of it and its dlc!
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Severn3088
( 32.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Rome Total War was the first game that I was ever obsessed with, being early in high school when it came out in 2004. I actually first saw the game engine on the History Channel’s show Decisive Battles, which used the game to depict the Battle of Cannae, among others.
The slaughter that can be witnessed and commanded on the RTS battlefield in this game came at a pivotal time, when Lord of the Rings rewrote the book on grand fantasy movies. You saw these huge battles on screen in movies, and now you could command them yourself.
From experience the central mechanics of a game obviously must grab you to hold interest, but I also believe that the little details can be just as important in showing the player how much the developers love their work. Those that struck me in this game were the hilarious descriptions and attributes of the generals, which adds flesh to the polygons you command.
Here you could find that your general could be a bold Caesar, or an insane Caligula (literally one of the attributes can describe a character as painting his butt blue and running around the palace naked). These attributes can affect what your generals say in their speeches before a battle; I would always make insane generals my frontline commanders, just so I could hear them say ridiculous things before a battle.
The game is fun, has plenty charm, and an epic soundtrack; still plenty of bugs, but they can be worked around. Try roleplaying your generals in battle, and your faction leader in the campaign map based upon their respective attributes.
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Penguin
( 8.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Product received for free
Nero did the Great Fire of Rome.
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TheTinGod
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
One of the classic Total War games and the first to have a really great campaign.
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ImperatorCaesar
( 14.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Reality : Why Egyptians wear the Anicent Egyptian Costume? This Starting Period is BC 272. Not Ancient Egypt! In that time, Egypt was ruled by Ptolemy Dynasty(Ptolemy was served at Alexander's Expeditionary Army)

Battle : Fast Battle, Enjoyable Battle.

Computer Requirment : If you satisfy some requirements, You can play it even if you have low-quality computer.

Management and Diplomacy : If you expect that its systems are similar to CK2 or EU4, Give up your expectation. Its Diplomacy is simple. Trade Agreement for Economy, Build s buildings for satisfication, Military and Order, Get/give money from/to another country.
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vjsoliven
( 12.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Better than chest. Brings the history to life. Almost as if you were a general commanding the army and a bird watching the war. You also feel like a king ruling his kingdom.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
41 of 47 people (87%) found this review helpful
50 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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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 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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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
43.6 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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7 of 7 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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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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
To this day this total war game is a vision of what new ones SHOULD be.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people 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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3 of 3 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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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
It works but has severe issues running on windows 10. I would not reccomend it on W10.
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
Game does not work with Windows 10. I wish there was a reporting process rather than having to warn portential buyers with a thumbs down because this really was an amazing game.

I tried looking for solutions for an hour and nothing worked. Do not waste your money.
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