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 (250 reviews) - 74% of the 250 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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Mostly Positive (250 reviews)
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Alves Viper
( 2.0 hrs on record )
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)
( 112.3 hrs on record )
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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Sarkoth
( 11.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 15
The grand expansion to the original Rome. A historical pinnacle of strategy and tactical gameplay. I sunk thousands of hours into this before Steam introduced the playtime counter in 2009.

Perfection of the past, still a great game today. Replaying it, one can see how far the Total War series has come, and how it never abandoned its roots.
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Masakazu222
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 11
Campaign is really hard. But its fun even though map and factions are reduced.
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Johni
( 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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Nebulous
( 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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
Campaign is really hard. But its fun even though map and factions are reduced.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
112.3 hrs on record
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 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
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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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
63 of 70 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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39 of 43 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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36 of 39 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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34 of 49 people (69%) 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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