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 (243 reviews) - 74% of the 243 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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[Totální retard]Tistis
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
Doesnt detect mobile Nvidia
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[KOR]sakurawars88 Rena's Shovel
( 48.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
Don't play vanilla game.
Please download mods from Total war community sites.
I recommend EB. May cause CTD, but still worth it.
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Beech
( 7.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Great DLC. Back when DLC's were actually useful and weren't forced on you like games today.
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Rastapopoulos420
( 8.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
Interesting campaign, However, it adds next to none in terms of New units variety and New factions. I still had a lot of fun playing the campaign tho. So if you really want a total war expansion based on Alexander the Great then I would recommend this expansion. Otherwise it does not offer a lot. I still had to run the game in borderless mode like total war Rome which is disappointing. I do admit I had fun leading Alex's campaign.
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Blagh
( 28.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
Classical Era style War on Terror

Great stuff!
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Interracial Bagel (Yin Yang)
( 66.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Do not get this game unless you are in love with Alexander the Great. There are only maybe 4 factions and a few units per faction.
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Ael
( 45.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
This is a stand alone Rome campaign telling the history of Alexander the great Campaign.
Man I can tell that if you didn't play the first game the campaign is really hard to do. Even on Easy difficulty.
I Really recommend you buy and play the Rome Gold edition a bit before attempting this.

It is a great campaign and it's so cheap that is tottaly worth it. I just wish they did more of this type of stuff.

Overral 8/10
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Emperor
( 24.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 31
Very nice DLC, adds a lot of troop types + an entire new campaign to the base game.
Worth the 4 bucks
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Siddyus
( 41.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 12
Greeks could rule the world. Alexander did. He took a Greek army to the far Indus. There was nothing left to conquer; the world was his...
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wjw44
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 6
This game doesn't work unless you have Directx9 on your computer and Directx9 doesn't work on windows 10. So if you have windows 10, I would not buy this game?
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jazz
( 11.3 hrs on record )
Posted: February 14
if you like the classic rome, this stand alone campaign is a nice alternative. fast movement required.
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SEA DOG
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: February 13
ca needs to patch the game for windows 10. i enjoyed playing it on my old windows 7 computer
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kaminhuffcutt
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: February 13
Too few factions.
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Plenty_of_Wood
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: February 13
Love the game-play and the new units but I think the campaign is very static with not many ways to be creative.And I know it's following the actual exploits of Alexander but It's hard to feel attached to your men when the majority of the time your leaving them to rot in Cities while you push forward with mercenaries. But all in all a great game.
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miles_jones
( 12.4 hrs on record )
Posted: February 9
I very much recomend this game. The graphics may not be that good, but the game itself make sup for it.
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lukaslew
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: January 16
I had the same problem like with the base game. After few seconds when I started the game I got a black screen and I had to do hard reset. I can't find solution for this problem and I got this every time I tried to play this game.
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Taebrythn
( 17.1 hrs on record )
Posted: January 1
i think this was worth it. you learned a lot about alexander and some of the battles he went through.
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6ixSavage
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: December 29, 2015
Decent DLC, Few factions. like 5 factions.
Fun, could play as India. So PLUS 1 for me.
6/10
Gets my Samosa's are good if you add ketchup and the indian sacues on it! medal of goodness
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
45.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
This is a stand alone Rome campaign telling the history of Alexander the great Campaign.
Man I can tell that if you didn't play the first game the campaign is really hard to do. Even on Easy difficulty.
I Really recommend you buy and play the Rome Gold edition a bit before attempting this.

It is a great campaign and it's so cheap that is tottaly worth it. I just wish they did more of this type of stuff.

Overral 8/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
28.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
Classical Era style War on Terror

Great stuff!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
19 of 30 people (63%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
41.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 12
Greeks could rule the world. Alexander did. He took a Greek army to the far Indus. There was nothing left to conquer; the world was his...
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 6
This game doesn't work unless you have Directx9 on your computer and Directx9 doesn't work on windows 10. So if you have windows 10, I would not buy this game?
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
62 of 69 people (90%) found this review helpful
3 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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37 of 41 people (90%) 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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35 of 38 people (92%) 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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25 of 30 people (83%) 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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32 of 43 people (74%) found this review helpful
13 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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31 of 46 people (67%) 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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17 of 21 people (81%) 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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17 of 23 people (74%) 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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11 of 13 people (85%) 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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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
140.7 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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19 of 30 people (63%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
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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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 26, 2015
It's good, but only get it if you're interested in playing as Alexander in campaign, as it adds nothing to the base game.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
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
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 21, 2013
Who wouldn't recommend this?!?
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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