Categories: Real-Time, Strategy
Meta Score: 92
Store: Rome: Total War (Price: Is Free)
User Score: 90.0
Platform: iOS (iPhone/iPad), PC
Publisher Names: Activision
Support Language: English
Publish Date: 2004-09-22


PC 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 Display Resolution, Internet (TCP / IP) play supported;Internet play requires broadband connection and latest drivers; LAN play requires Network card (Multiplayer)
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.


Rome: Total War is the next generation in epic strategy gaming from the critically acclaimed and award winning Total War brand. The aim of the game is to conquer, rule and manipulate the Roman Empire with the ultimate goal of being declared as the "Imperator" of Rome. Set in a time when the mighty Roman Empire emerged to conquer the known world against powerful enemies; when gladiators fought to a bloody death in the Coliseum; when Spartacus defied the might of the empire; when Hannibal led his invincible army and his war elephants across the Alps to strike fear into the very heart of Rome itself; and when Julius Caesar finally smashed the Barbarian Gauls. This was a time of brutal confrontation between civilisation and barbarism, and of civil war as the ancient world’s only superpower turned on itself. A completely new Total War engine uses innovative technology and groundbreaking design to bring the world of ancient Rome to life to deliver the biggest and most cinematic battles ever seen in a videogame. So the battles in Rome: Total War maintain the epic scale that fans of Total War are used to, but now use high-detailed 3D polygonal troops and allows huge cities to be displayed on the battlefields. The result is truly spectacular. [Activision]

Positive Comment(s)

A strategy game for the ages.95Gamers’ Temple
It’s huge, thrilling, epic stuff. Give yourself unto Caesar. [PC Gamer UK]95Games Radar
Like Romeo and Juliet, I was deprived of my love for so long, but the third Total War has made the franchise accessible to all but the most casual of gamers.95Gamers Europe
The atmosphere in R:TW is breathtaking…This game is by far the best Total War game released yet and, in our opinion possibly the best strategy game of all time.94Xequted
Rome: Total War is nothing less than awesome, and is engrossing enough to provide weeks of play at the very least.94Jolt Online Gaming UK
Jaw-dropping battle engine, Staggeringly deep yet intuitive strategy map, Fiendishly lifelike AI.93Computer and Video Games
As a total game experience, it is enchanting, and sometimes even astounding, if you have a machine that can handle it well.93Worth Playing
An ideal strategy game as it combines two rather different gameplay approaches into one very cohesive package.93PGNx Media
Crosses the rubicon of greatness with a Latin flourish; it’s the equal of a hundred lesser games. [Nov 2004]93PC Format
The presentation is marvelous, the gameplay is terrific, and much of the strategy is tremendous. Strategy gamers, I implore you, buy this game!93Warcry

Negative Comment(s)

The game was inaccessible. I did not know up from down. The game is a seven out of ten.70KevLooney

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