Control and conquer the greatest empire ever known to man.
User reviews: Very Positive (4,348 reviews) - 94% of the 4,348 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 22, 2004

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

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

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

 

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
168 of 181 people (93%) found this review helpful
75 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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64 of 69 people (93%) found this review helpful
42 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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24 of 24 people (100%) found this review helpful
25 people found this review funny
91.3 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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27 of 30 people (90%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
30.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2015
UNLEASH HELL
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21 of 22 people (95%) found this review helpful
2 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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