When in Rome, do as the Romans do
Rome Total War takes you back in time and fastens you into the shoes of a top general of any army you could dream of.
Lead the charge
In this game, you have to make sure you have the proper provisions for your army before you can command them to attack your foes.
Commanding expansive armies in glorious battle sounds great. However, it’s not as easy as it sounds. A lot of gears turn behind each fight. Also, as a leader, you have to give your troops a reason to fight and motivate them. Don’t hesitate, because the more you stall, the better prepared your enemies will be.
Rome Total War does an amazing job at giving conflicts between warring nations a unique feeling. The top-down third-person view of the soldiers on the field feels just right. Giving commands and watching them executed feels so satisfying. Apart from having proper execution, there are plenty of delicious visuals.
A great feature included in this title is the huge variety of civilizations to choose from. Sure, the name of the game might have you thinking that Rome is the protagonist of this story. But, you’d be wrong to think so. The real protagonist here is you! Yes, the historical accuracy with the names of specific soldiers and cities is great. But, Rome Total War lets you rewrite history through your victories and losses on the battlefield.
Where can you run this program?
This title runs on most Windows and iOS computers. Sadly, it was never made available for consoles.
Is there a better alternative?
No! Rome Total War has no competition, whatsoever. Other titles that try, and fail, to do something similar include Crusader Kings 2 and Imperial Glory.
Rome Total War manages to create an elegant dance between strategy and fun. No tedious tasks here, only enjoyment.
Should you download it?
Absolutely! If you have a thirst for war, there’s no better way to satiate it than on the battlefield with your favorite army!
- Beautiful 3D graphics
- Large-scale battles
- Great focus on strategy
- Variety of units
- Historical accuracy
- Some bugs
- Balance issues in multiplayer
- Framerate drops