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.
Helpful customer reviews
359 of 387 people (93%) found this review helpful
345 people found this review funny
137.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
>Be playing as the Scipii in Campaign
>Destroy Carthage and Numidia, empire borders Egypt
>Small Egyptian army enters my territory
>NotEvenWorried
>We're neutral with each other and have trade rights
>Egyptian army leaves
>Larger army returns, captures one of my cities, kills entire garrison of glorious Roman soldiers
>Very Upset
>Build up army, recapture city, slaughter populus
>F**k Egypt
>Decide I haven't dished out enough punishment to Egypt
>DisIsGunnaBGud
>Takes a long time, but I build up several enormous armies and naval fleets
>Wasn't at war with anyone else, only thing I had to worry about was making sure my people were happy and weren't rioting
>I have several large armies loaded on ships bound for the Egyptian empire
>DisIsGunnaBGudPt.2
>At this point in the campaign, the Marian Reforms had come about, meaning I had the glorious Legionnaires
>TestudoAF
>Takes several turns to get all ships into Egyptians waters, had to fight off Egyptian and Rebel naval fleets
>Eventually have several dozen Roman ships loaded with armies floating off the coast of Egyptian terroritory
>DisIsGunnaBGudPt.3
>Land every single army on their shores at the same time
>OhSh*tSon
>First target: Alexandria
>Assault city
>"Setllement Captured!"
>Slaughter populus
>F**k Egypt pt.2
>Take Memphis and Thebes within next few turns
>Split Egyptian empire in half
>Parthia, Egypt's neighboor, is fazed AF, they don't want it
>DisIsGunnaBGudPt.4
>Continue moving my armies inland, capturing more cities and territory
>Egypt couldn't handle the Ancient Roman blitzkrieg
>More turns go by, Egypt is down to one settlement left
>I have three armies poised on it, ready to strike at my command
>Approach Egypt with a diplomat, offer to become their protectorate
>"Our freedom is much more valuable yada yada yada."
>NextTurn
>Give them the same offer once more, adding on "Accept or we will attack"
>Egypt basically tells me that I'm not about my sh*t
>Lol k
>Attacks city with the three armies I had at the ready
>"Settlement Captured!"
>Slaughter populus
>Receive message: "Egypt has been destroyed."
>Roma Victor

10/10 Would blitzkrieg Egypt again
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367 of 407 people (90%) found this review helpful
168 people found this review funny
1,877.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2015
Just look at the number of hours listed on my profile. That should tell you enough about what I think about this game.
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199 of 216 people (92%) found this review helpful
138 people found this review funny
35.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 10
-Crush your enemies.
-See them driven before you.
-Hear the lamentations of their women.
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105 of 109 people (96%) found this review helpful
36 people found this review funny
25.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2015
I am the House of Julii.

I am to the North of Italy. I am part of the Glorious Roman Republic, sharing with three other factions; the blue Scorpios (I think) who have decided to take a couple of islands and then the big parts of Africa. The green Brutii, who decided that looking ridiculous would best show the Greeks what's what. And I, wearing fantastically imperial red, who was tasked with sorting out the dirty Gauls.

I quickly began a conquest that would put the Black Templars to shame, sending out army after army, conquering town after town. They tried to resist, but my men were worth two of theirs, and my men outnumbered their three to one. As we came, we took most of them slaves, built up my core towns, built as many temples to convince more people to shag as possible, and continued on our merry murdering way.

Occasionally, the Guals or Brittony or Germans would manage to scrape together an entire army of 2000 people. These were the battles I, and my family, were born for. We smashed together, blood and sword and sinew, as my Velites threw their spears overhead, and cavalry quickly hit them from behind. Few enemies died facing us in the north, many ran and most died with sword wounds in their backs rather than face us.

We tried peace once, and we paid the price with roman lives. When they begged for our mercy, they found only our gladius. We heard the lamentations of their women as they were taken back to mighty Arretium, our capital city. And how it had grown; on the back of slaves and the glory of our men, we raised great arenas and temples to show our glory! We raised great barracks to train our men! We grew the greatest of men to enforce our will! And the north of Europe was stained red with blood; the map of Europe was stained red with our flags.

We found that land ran out quickly; Europa gave way before our bloodlust did, and we turned to look back. We were disgusted with what we saw. Corruption. Weakness. Our supposed equals made peace with the savages, our supposed superiors hide behind the walls of Rome. They whispered of treachery, but we knew weakness and corruption when we saw it. The spineless Scorpios had no trouble gaining the favour of the Senate; spending more time on their knees in glorious Rome than sword in hand over Carthage. The Brutii failed to live up to their brutish name; content with a paltry pile of sand, growing fat and lazy as we had grown lean and numerous in both flesh and glory.

We recalled our armies to home, to the swell of the crowds. They chanted our name, and spat at the mentions of the Senate. All had been united under our banner; did not the Celts and Gauls and Germans and Thrycians alike not bend the knee to the glorious Romans, all beneath the bloody red banner of the Julii? Mars had made his favour clear; he doesn't favour cowards, and Jupiter didn't let the weak rule. We built temples in His Name, and spread his name further than even the diplomats know. All that was left was to follow the glory given to us, under the gaze of the gods and cheers of the people, we marched the final path.

All roads lead to Rome.
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93 of 98 people (95%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2015
Rome Total War wasn't opening here, i don't know why, well... I discovered a way to make it happen. Use the window mode configuration "-ne" . This should work. Don't need put any kind of compatibility .

Right-click on the game title under the Library in Steam and select Properties.
Under the General tab click the Set launch options... button.
Enter the launch options you wish to apply (just write "-ne" without ") and click OK.
Close the game's Properties window and launch the game.

Please... Spray the words ^-^
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