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...
User reviews: Mostly Positive (153 reviews)
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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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
A fun little side bonus campaign and set of historical battles. Consider it more of a DLC in today's terms.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
36.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
Alexander as a game is a huge failure. However, after CA and STEAM botched ROME when dropping Gamespy, Alexander has become the base to use for mods.

My personal Favorite is Jack Lusted's Terrae Expugnandae which has been used as a base for several mods. I currently run the full combination called Ab Urbe Condita...

Description and Install directions...

http://www.moddb.com/mods/ab-urbe-condita

Download Link...

http://www.moddb.com/mods/ab-urbe-condita/downloads/ab-urbe-condita-2

Check out the couple of screen shots I have if you want to see or ask me for more...
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
Committed mass genocide on the Persians 10/10 would genocide again
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36 of 41 people (88%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2013
If there had to be a single groundbreaking game in the genre, it would be Rome: Total War. At the time, it revolutionzed what it meant to be an RTS and remains to this day one of the greats. Despite its age, it is still easy to slip into and play if you're wanting to dive into a Total War binge. The variety of third-party mods also make sure that it never gets boring.

Alexander adds a single campaign that's somewhat enjoyable. While it's not up to the level of Barbarian Invasion, it's still worth the few dollars it costs.
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19 of 22 people (86%) found this review helpful
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 17, 2014
An OKAY expansion, but not at all as good as the base game or Barbarian Invasion. I, as a fan of Alexander, liked this expansion a lot, but it definitely has it's cons; one playable faction in the campaign, 7 factions altogether, a lot of minor bugs, and a hard campaign. However, I feel that the campaign's difficulty is a welcome break from the relatively easy campaigns of the base game. The pros of this DLC: Cool unit designs, good historical accuracy, a break from the Rome-based timeline of the base game and Barbarian Invasion, and an interesting challenge campaign-wise. However, I only recommend this game to seasoned Rome Total War players because of it's difficulty.

Overall, 6/10.
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21 of 26 people (81%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 2, 2014
Rome: Total War - Alexander is a short campaign addition to the Rome: Total War game. It's a decent expansion, although the Barbarian Invasion expansion which is included in Rome: Total War Gold Edition is probably the superior of the two. Really, there's not much to say about the expansion other than it's more Rome: Total War - and that's always a good thing. If you liked the main game and want more, get the expansion. You won't be disappointed.
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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
142.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2013
With Europa Barbarorum and Jirisys' mega mod pack this is the best historical strategy game I've ever played, absolutely fantastic. It is an okay game on its own, Europa Barbarorum though is in a class of its own.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 21, 2013
Who wouldn't recommend this?!?
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 15, 2014
It has a big map, a fun little expansion.
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 8, 2014
Honestly they should've added a bit more factions like different Greek City-states and maybe Egypt. It's like Rome Total War but with less stuff.
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12 of 19 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 15, 2014
NOTE: If you're good at Rome: Total War, ignore the review recommendation and read on. If not, still read on. This review is driven more towards the general populace of casual gamers. - I'm a history buff. This time period is interesting to me. So, I bought this expansion pack. While it is historically accurate with battles and admirably recreates the scene of Alexander the Great's rise to power, this is DIFFICULT. In order to get joy out of this, you must be a better Rome: Total War player than me, and also dish out $5. Now, I am aware that more gets unlocked once you finished the main campaign. This DLC pack isn't lacking content. 5 factions, and a challenge for elite players. That's what you pay for. That's what you get, period, end of statement. End of review, also.
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11 of 19 people (58%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 20, 2014
Let’s great straight to it because this game is terrible. Rome total war is a huge, stunning game and all of its DLC expansion packs are great....except....arr, I can't say this one is sadly. I can't do a huge review because this game is so small and pointless. The campaign is different, but its difference is completely flawed. Not enough factions and a cradling Alexander mission complex make it a race to defeat everything on the map. It just boils down into one crappy campaign that is not diplomatically strategic and the battles that don't even have all the Ancient Factions. This game could be spared the humiliation due to its low price, but the Barbarian expansion and the full game have set the bar so high it should be jam packed with more content and historical context (as certain reviewers have pointed out, I'm only an Ancient Roman expert sadly). There are some good points within it though, I'll mention them for the sake of it-
-Price
-Different campaign format
-Units

That’s about it. The other DLC pack is far better and if bought on Steam comes with the full game (Gold Edition). Being a history fan I wouldn't care about the price, but this expansion is so bad I have to complain. This is the difference in the packs-
- Campaign map size
- Faction selection
- Diplomacy
- Long campaign time
- Historical accuracy
All these favour the other pack so the only reason to get this game is if you care about the Alexandra period greatly. I can't believe they advertised this next to the Barbarian Invasion pack, it’s a joke.

I rate this game a low -2/5 or 12/100 or 6% and would never ever recommend it as it’s an offence to the main game and the other expansion pack. As all the randomly generated NPC rumours on Elder Scrolls Oblivion Say- It’s a disgrace!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
60.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2013
This expansion is awesome. It adds a variety of new units as well as new factions to the game. Just about everything in programming has been redone (i.e. unit stamina & moral, building costs, squalor effect, etc.) yet retains a familiar feel to the original version. If you enjoyed Rome: Total War, you'll love the Alexander expansion.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2013
Its like 3 bucks if you buy it in the bundle so get it i guess. Barbarian Invasion is way better though and this doesnt add to manu things so its your call.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2013
Great if you're a die hard Alexander the Great fan, but not recommended otherwise. There are only a handful of factions and only one rush campaign.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
195.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 4, 2014
Combined with the Roma Sur♥♥♥♥♥♥ MOD, it makes for a perfect TW experience.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 1, 2012
I enjoyed this expansion, but if you don't want more of the same, don't get it.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 16, 2013
Go on a Historical based strategy taking the steps of Alexander The Great!
Lead Alexander to glory against the Persians while you improve your great cities and recruit more men to the fray, With historical cities and leaders, fight for supremacy!

Although the game is old, it has potential, the only cons are that the map isn't very detailed compared to other TW games, and most persian units have low-quality looking units.
7/10!
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 19, 2012
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
20.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2013
Get this game if you want to play some of the best mods for Rome: Total War
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