Control and conquer the greatest empire ever known to man.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (2,213 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 22, 2004

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Includes 2 items: Rome: Total War™, Rome: Total War™ - Alexander

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Includes 9 items: Medieval II: Total War™, Rome: Total War™, Empire: Total War™, Napoleon: Total War™, Total War: SHOGUN 2, Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai, Viking: Battle for Asgard, Total War™: ROME II - Emperor Edition, Total War Battles: SHOGUN

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Includes 28 items: Medieval II: Total War™, Rome: Total War™, Empire: Total War™, Empire: Total War™ - Special Forces Units & Bonus Content, Empire: Total War™ - Elite Units of the West, Empire: Total War™ - The Warpath Campaign, Napoleon: Total War™, Empire: Total War™ - Elite Units of America, Empire: Total War™ - Elite Units of the East, Napoleon: Total War™ - Coalition Battle Pack, Napoleon: Total War™ - The Peninsular Campaign, Total War: SHOGUN 2, Total War: SHOGUN 2 - The Ikko Ikki Clan Pack, Total War: SHOGUN 2 - Sengoku Jidai Unit Pack, Total War: SHOGUN 2 - Rise of the Samurai Campaign, Total War: SHOGUN 2 - The Hattori Clan Pack, Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai – The Saga Faction Pack, Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai – The Obama Faction Pack, Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai – The Tsu Faction Pack, Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai – The Sendai Faction Pack, Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai, Total War: SHOGUN 2 - Dragon War Battle Pack, Napoleon: Total War - Imperial Eagle Pack, Total War: SHOGUN 2: Saints and Heroes Unit Pack, Viking: Battle for Asgard, Napoleon: Total War - Heroes of the Napoleonic Wars, Total War Battles: SHOGUN, Total War: SHOGUN 2 – Otomo Clan Pack DLC

 

Recommended By Curators

"Forget R2 and just buy and mod this to your own desire. One of the classics of the series and extremely fun tactics based as well as strategy."

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 Gold 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
14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
i am now single because of this game.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
61.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Product: Rome:TotalWar

Rating: 9/10

Recommended amount to pay: I would pay $9.99

Personal thoughts of game:
Pro-The battles are very nice for there time and the game runs well on almost any processor
Con-The campaign is not really historically accurate

Why I recommend this: For any true fan of the TotalWar series, this game is a must. This game has won award after award back in the day and still holds up well today. For those who can't afford the newer games or there processors cant support them, then this is a great substitute.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
To anyone who is a history buff or likes RTS, this is a great game. It's older, so it doesn't boast near the graphics or the features, but it's still a classic with plenty of replay value. You also don't need a ton of processing power to run it. 9/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
The best in the series, period. If you're going to get a game, get this one. It's worth way more than $10.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
53.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
Metacritic rates this a 92. How the hell do you get a 100.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
Only recommend getting it if you are a die-hard fan of the Total War franchise. Challenging, but not easy on the eyes unfortunately.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
18.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Awesome game
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
Better than Rome II
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
107.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
better than the sequel
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
the game is aesome make your army powerful and take the most greatest land of all get it!!!!!!
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
29.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Incredible 4X tactical and strategy game. This is my favorite epic-scale empire building game of all time. It's exciting to crush my enemies with powerful armies and clever tactics.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
152.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
Welll ♥♥♥♥ , HARD TO REVIEW A GOD, but i dont give a rats ♥♥♥, best game ever when i conquered sparta m troops almost were well, nevermind either buy this game or ceres kill you!!!!!! FOR ROMAAAAAAAAAAAA
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
56.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
this game is one of the best of the total war franchise and most likey the best rts of all time. if you ever played Age of the Empires this is very similar but more in detail.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
15.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
Definantly recommend this game
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
70.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
An amazing game, though steam kinda broke it with their most current update, but definetly a nostalgic buy
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
148.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
THE BEST GAME OF ALL TIME GET IT NOW
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
21.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
Been playing this game for 5 years. My first ever Total War game. Activated it on Steam recently. Words cannot describe my attachment to this classic.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
BLOODY BRILLANT DEN OUTTA DEN ♥♥♥♥ PONTIS
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
one of the best rts games I've ever played. ♥♥♥♥ civilization this is where its at.

such a high replayability

huge battles

gets the roman theme right

awesome game mechanics like diplomancy and espionage and appeasing the roman senate

naval battles are suprisingly addicting even though theyre ai controlled battles that are instantly decided without animations

excellent ai that will crush you on the hardest difficulties

excellent camera and scalable graphics ( cpu intensive on the larger battles )


I have many memories with this game, buy it on the next steam sale, you won't regret having it in your library.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
274.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
awesome cheap game spent 200+ hours playing
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