Rome: Total War - Alexander is the second official expansion pack to Rome: Total War. An entirely new campaign map that stretches from Macedonia to Greece and into the heart of the ancient Persian Empire New campaign game that tasks players with matching the exploits of Alexander the Great as he swept across Central Asia and dominated...
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Release Date: Jun 26, 2006
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About This Game

Rome: Total War - Alexander is the second official expansion pack to Rome: Total War.

  • An entirely new campaign map that stretches from Macedonia to Greece and into the heart of the ancient Persian Empire
  • New campaign game that tasks players with matching the exploits of Alexander the Great as he swept across Central Asia and dominated the Persian Empire
  • Four new factions including the Macedonians, Persians and Indians
  • Over 25 new units, including Alexander's own renowned historical troops
  • Historical Alexander the Great campaign with six new historical battles that unlock sequentially, telling the story of Alexander and providing a historical backdrop to each of the battles
  • All-new movies to support the Alexander campaign, with professional voiceovers by actor Brian Blessed (Alexander, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace)

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, Internet (TCP / IP) play supported; Internet play requires broadband connection and latest drivers; LAN play requires Network card.

    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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
I would reccomened this game a lot its just a lot of fun in general.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
30.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
The game itself isnt worth buying, howeer thanks to coding geniuses, there are amazing mods, like Lotr, and others
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
57.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
If you're really gonna get this expansion, start looking up mods right away. After first playin' this game, I stopped until I decided to search for mods. There were only 4 factions with a map from Greece to India. You can only play as Alexander's Faction on Campaign
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
be sure to check the system requirements, as i'm sure your computer is too good to play this game.

i'm running windows 8.1 ... not sure how to make a steam game to run in compatability mode, so this game nor half the games on steam will work on this pc....
tho i do own this game, shame i cant play it...
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0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
Why the hell is Persia green?
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1.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
The lack of choice is boring. The pack itself is neat, but there should be much more.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
It has a big map, a fun little expansion.
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
Unfortunately, this add on does nothing to increase the popularity of the series as well as enhance my love for it. Its primary problem is that, while playing, it feels unfinished; like medieval total war II: Kingdoms, it does not retain the ability to build from recently captured settlements nor allows any kind of deplomacy to have an effect on the outcome of the game. Alexander strictly plays by the history books, which in one instance is fine, as it does, in a way, make the game realistic, but in the base game the course of history has no leverage. You can decide to destroy Rome if so chosen or take Rome further than it had ever gone. In my opinion that is the whole point of why Rome Total War was and is so fantastic. In addition to not changing history, as it were, the player can only choose Macedonia as a faction. Persia and the various tribes of India, let alone the rest of the conquerable world as was known to Alexander the Great, are non-playable factions. These primary facts, in addition to other complaints, make this title unworthy of the Total War name... there can be no total war if you can only have one war.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
amazing game, i love the ability to puase and really plan my attacks, if you love rts games i highly recommened this one, the amount of teams to pick from, the amount of diiferent armies ou can make, it really makes for an amzing game
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
Frequent system failures during battles that do not happen with Rome: Total War, and Medeival: Total War. Three failures that prompted closing the program in 1 hour of game play.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
60.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
Group all your units together... 1.2.3. Phlanax! Win
Repeat
Purple map painter/10 would great again!
Decent expansion, definitely not something I would buy unless you were an alexander the great fan. Follows his conquest upto India.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
Not very good pretty boring imo 6/10
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
There are only 4 factions to choose from 10/10
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2 of 8 people (25%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
I do not recommend this game to most people, and few Total War fans. Not becuase the game is unworthy, but this game is quite difficult. Very careful movements and hefty decisions are plentiful in strategy games, however this game multiplies the stress. I very much appreciate the precise historical reference and accuracy. If you are a fan of the Total War franchise, and even more so, Rome: Total War, this DLC will suit you. After all, it is quite cheap. If you master this game, you have mastered Total War. The challenge awaits.

8/10, Not for most people...
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3 of 11 people (27%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
rome total war was one of the best total wars yet and the barbarian ivasion expansion was amazing yet this exists it doesent even deserve the name total war there is almost no choice all you do is kill people in the middle east and unless you are american that gets very boring very quickley also the map is small and you can only play as alexandra removing all elements of choice it is worse than that standalone expansion that shall not be named for empire total war something that i didnot consider possible
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2 of 9 people (22%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
No!!!! Waste of money
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1 of 8 people (13%) found this review helpful
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
It's gr8 m8 I r8 8/8
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2.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
I never got caught up in this, the AI just seems to act differently in this campaign and it was a faltering step in CA when they were trying to make focused campaign expansions. They got the format right for Medieval 2 and Napoleon.
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13.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
A great expansion to a great game. The game is not hard in battle terms but conquering the map in the time limit is difficult. I played for 13 hours and lost with only two more regions needed, but i don't feel like i lost as it was an enjoyable game and i still had a massive empire. Well worth the £1.50 i payed for it.
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3.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
A terrible game that isn't worth anything. The Campaign was such a disappointment for an expansion that was Campaign oriented. The Persian Empire was a vast land with many sub-kingdoms in it that ran there own affairs, government, and armies that would give financial or military assistance to the Empire upon request. Do we deal with multiple kingdoms all allied against Macedon, lead by Persia… not. Instead we get 3 factions, Greeks, Persians, and Barbarians, great job phoning it in and killing my favorite part of History. Just don’t bother buying the game; I could only milk a few hours out of it before I got bored.
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