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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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
4.1 hrs on record
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
Posted: September 30
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
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
Posted: October 15
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
There are only 4 factions to choose from 10/10
Posted: October 18
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1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
13.7 hrs on record
It's gr8 m8 I r8 8/8
Posted: September 25
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0.8 hrs on record
If you really enjoy the base game, you will enjoy this. However not nearly as much. It isn't a very good expansion pack but it is worth £2.99 I can tell you that. If you want either this or Barbarian Invasion, you would definately prefer Barbarian Invasion. I feel bad for saying this because you can tell they have tried unlike some games nowadays but it only has one different game mode and it's kind of dull. There isn't an active community which kills the multiplayer unless you're with a friend. I love Rome: Total War but I got bored after the first 45 minutes. The military is worse as well. But I have to say, the Campaign battles are a lot more bigger and intense than the base game. However the base game has better custom games. If you have £2.99 lying around and you're looking for something to spend it on, you may consider buying this.
Posted: October 2
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
12.4 hrs on record
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.
Posted: May 17
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
It has a big map, a fun little expansion.
Posted: August 15
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
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.
Posted: August 3
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2 of 8 people (25%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
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...
Posted: August 15
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1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
I wouldnt reommend this DLC, it really sucks in my opinion! I have played most of the Rome Total War series and this 1 sucks!
Posted: May 12
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1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
No!!!! Waste of money
Posted: July 5
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1.5 hrs on record
Great game, much like Napoleon: Total War to Empire: Total War. This has great game play and yet Rome: Total War is even better. Make sure to download Darthmod Mod to enhance the game. It's a small download and makes both Rome and this game better. 8/10
Posted: June 8
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11.5 hrs on record
It's very addicting and fun. 10/10
Posted: May 24
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13.5 hrs on record
Great & Awesome game
Posted: May 22
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6.4 hrs on record
This game can be summed up succinctly by the following sentence:
Meh.

When you play RTW's secondary expansion - Alexander - you can help but think; 'What could have been...' Quite similar to what I personally think on Alexander's untimely demise at still relatively youth stage.

The campaign is poor. The map was clearly made without either time or consideration. The factions are limited, whilst the units are even more limited. The best fun to be had is playing custom battles, or perhaps the somewhat disappointing historical battle recreations. As a stand alone game, free of the RTW franchise, Alexander may have been considered pretty decent, but when you consider that TCA made this AFTER Rome and the Barbarian expansion, you can tell they were just quickly milking the cow before moving onto another era.

5 out of 10 - If you're burning cash, get it. Otherwise, save yourself the time and money. Subpar expansion.
Posted: June 1
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13.6 hrs on record
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.
Posted: September 17
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2.3 hrs on record
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.
Posted: July 10
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15.1 hrs on record
cool
Posted: June 29
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60.4 hrs on record
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.
Posted: September 24
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3.3 hrs on record
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.
Posted: July 27
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