ROME: Total War

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Rome: Total War is a turn-based strategy. It is third of the numerous Total War titles: the main series counts as many as 13 titles, with 4 games being spin-offs. Rome: Total War is estimated to be one of the best PC strategies.
The story follows a line of three Roman families: Julii, Brutii, or Scipii. The story takes place in the late Roman Empire. As the plot is driven entirely by the player's actions, it is possible to have numerous outcomes — one's story may end at the end of a battle, while another may start at the same time.


There are dramatic gameplay differences in the title: the concept of a city is introduced: a fraction is considered defeated when it loses all the cities. The city can be lost in three ways: either conquered, bribed or contracted.

Visuals and other features

There are a total of 21 fractions within a game with each economy being summed up by some factors: trade industry, taxes, agriculture, and mining.

Release Date

Sep 22, 2004




Play Time

33.5 hours

Games in Series



Teen: Violence

System Requirements

  • CPU: Pentium III 1.0GHz or Athlon 1.0GHz processor or higher
  • RAM: 256 MB
  • GPU: 64MB Hardware Accelerated video card with Shader 1 support and the latest drivers, Must be 100% DirectX 9.0b compatible
  • HDD: 2.9GB of uncompressed free hard disk space (plus 500MB for Windows swap file)

Interesting Facts

  • The game’s main campaign takes place from 270 BC to 14 AD.
  • The player initially assumes control of one of three Roman families.
  • Gameplay is split between real-time tactical battles and a turn-based strategic campaign.
  • Each faction starts with a set of family members.
  • There are three types of agents: spies, diplomats, and assassins.
  • It features a playable version of the Battle of River Trebia, with the player taking the role of the brilliant general Hannibal.
  • Rome: Total War allows for the manipulation of some game resources, including its text files and textures, which has led to the creation of modifications.

Mod Support


Cheats support


Contains Game/Battle Pass


Virtual Reality Support


Number of maps


Game Engine

TW Engine 2

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