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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Mostly Positive (261 reviews) - 74% of the 261 user reviews for this game are positive.
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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A folding chair
0.1 hrs
Posted: August 15
God up above save me from this. I went in hoping for a great Rome total war and got a expansion that had no purpose. I don't mean to sound like I hate it but it just wasn't good or sounded good. It was bad at first but the graphics effects aren't on par with the original itself which is odd to be honest. I did like the diffrent units kind of, this didn't need to exsist.
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Anon102
2.5 hrs
Posted: July 20
After Alexander had conquered Egypt, King Darius of Persia offered Alexander generous terms for peace.

Darius would pay Alexander 10,000 talents for releasing Perisan prisoners, give him the areas west of the Euphrates and he would hand over his daughter to Alexander in marriage.

Alexander was unsure if he should accept these terms and consulted his general, Parmenion. Parmenion said, "If I were Alexander, I would accept these offers."
Alexander countered, "So would I, if I were Parmenion."

MUH ♥♥♥♥♥ YOU JUST GOT ROASTED
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SVK PETO
0.4 hrs
Posted: July 17
too old
try Total War: Rome II+
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Rayvan321
2.6 hrs
Posted: July 10
This is, like 'Rome: Total War', a very very very great game. Two negative points are that there isn't a possibiltity to play as another faction (Persia for example) and the Indian culture in a Custom Battle is just a dumb copy of an Egyptian city.
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Solution
1.1 hrs
Posted: July 9
GOD DAMN SAVAGES!
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ImperatorCaesar
10.0 hrs
Posted: July 6
Campaign : Only Alexander Campaign.
Well, You can play other nations by editing descr.strat.txt on "Rome Total War Alexander\alexander\data\world\maps\campaign\Alexander". But It isn't enjoyable.

If you play as Macedon, You should aware of Spartan revolt and get rid of barbarians firstly. And Next, Get rid of Persians.
Within 100 turn, You are hard to focus on Management. So You should massacre residents after you occpuied the enemy's City. And Perhaps you would hire mecenaries in certain Region.

Multiplay : Most people tend to play Rome:Total War or Barbarian Invasion multiplay rather than Alexander.

Custom Battle : Except for Macedon and Persia and Greek, Don't expect anythings on units of Another Faction.
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vjsoliven
46.0 hrs
Posted: June 29
Better than chest. Brings the history to life. Almost as if you were a general commanding the army and a bird watching the war. You also feel like a king ruling his kingdom.
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Passepartout
14.6 hrs
Posted: June 26
Alexander is a mini-campaign for Rome: Total War that has you controlling Alexander the Great as he more or less destroys the Persian Empire and anyone else foolish enough to be in the vicinity circa 334 BC. It's an interesting challenge, and a nice break from the Roman focus of the game up until this point. Enterprising Alexander-likes need to be able to take on a numerically superior opponent with their own superior tactics and strategy, and a lot of what Alexander actually did is also applicable here. Hammer-and-anvil tactics, mercilessly slaughtering occupied populations, that sort of jolly thing. (It also has Brian Blessed.)

Alexander's real value however lies in its serving as a base for many of the best RTW mods out there. Rome Total Realism and Europa Barbarorum are two examples of mods that frankly improve the base RTW far beyond Creative Assembly's initial efforts, as well as they did. That's why some people's Alexander playtime is much higher than it would otherwise be for the mini-campaign. Recommended for all Total Warriors.
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Alves Viper
2.0 hrs
Posted: June 25
Rome: Total War™ - Alexander, just like the main game Rome: Total War™, is a legendary and revolutionary game of its time. You will be told a story of Alexander the Great and his shocking conquests. The game is quite old and some of the gameplay basics are outdated, but at the time this game came out, it was revolutionary. However, it is quite hard and challenging - I was unable to identify this trait as a minus or a plus, so you should decide for yourself.

+ Good music
+ Good historical basis
+ Amazing atmosphere
+ Outstanding strategy options

- THE GAME WILL NOT RUN NORMALLY ON WINDOWS 10! You will have to put "-ne" into the launch options of the game in order to launch it.
- The resolution is pretty terrible.
- The controls are quite uncomfortable in comparison to the games of our days.

Still, despite all that, I believe that the game is worth it. I caught my chance to play the game before, which is not recorded on Steam, which is why I will probably wait for the Win10 fix or something like that to come out, because putting the options for a launch every time may be a little frustrating, but if you did not play the game before - that is a very petty price to pay to experience one of the greatest strategies in the history of game development.
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Alexandros(GR)
120.1 hrs
Posted: June 19
One of the best total war games about Alexander the Great campaign and the Rise of Macedon as dominated power in Greece and the known world.

Grades: From 1-5 ( not satisfied at all 1 - 5 very satisfied).

Plot: 5
Graphics: 5
Gameplay: 5
Control: 5
Music: 5
Animations: 5
Environment: 5
Sounds/Dialogs: 5
Cinematic Videos: 5
Difficulty: 5
Average: 5
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
God up above save me from this. I went in hoping for a great Rome total war and got a expansion that had no purpose. I don't mean to sound like I hate it but it just wasn't good or sounded good. It was bad at first but the graphics effects aren't on par with the original itself which is odd to be honest. I did like the diffrent units kind of, this didn't need to exsist.
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66 of 73 people (90%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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41 of 45 people (91%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 13, 2015
I don't really like the campaign, and the multiplayer is non-existant without a friend, but the historical battles are really interesting and teach you a fair amount of the Great Alexander's use of battle location, and how even an army 10 times his size is worthless if you know how to set up a battle. This could actually be used hand-and-hand with the Art of War, a good manual that could give you assistance on battles when it comes to the other Total War games, and commanding in general. This expansion is really what got me into the aspects of battle other than fighting, to read the Art of War, and even to look into the political aspects of war. Truly a good introduction into an amazing commander, this will teach you a lot about more than just killing in war. Give it a try, and if you don't like it, it's just a couple of bucks.
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39 of 42 people (93%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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26 of 31 people (84%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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36 of 53 people (68%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
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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19 of 23 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 8, 2015
Alexander brings a lot to the table for its price tag. Although for me the battlefield focus makes the game a little bit too fast since I like my virtual empires to stand the test of time, this isn't, however, what Alexander the Great was all about. This expansion isn't about building your own empire, but it's about following Alexander's exploits.
This is a must-play addition to the Rome: Total War family, especially if you're looking for a challenge.
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33 of 48 people (69%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Recommended
28.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 19, 2015
You play as Alexander the Great. Enough said
10/10 highly recommended
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18 of 24 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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