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 (109 reviews)
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.

Helpful customer reviews
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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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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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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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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33 of 36 people (92%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
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.
Posted: December 4, 2013
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