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 worlds only superpower turned on itself.
New Total War Engine
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 fans 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.
Sticking with the award-winning formula of Total War games, the campaign game lets players build an Empire using the arts of war, diplomacy and trade.
The new engine recreates Europe as a 3D game world ripe for conquest, where the whole physical terrain of Europe has been re-created.
Cities and settlements will grow and develop over time, and as players develop the environment around their cities the battlefields will adapt to show these features.
The result is a fully dynamic interactive world.
Epic battles between collosal armies. Over 10,000 fully polygonal, motion captured men can be displayed simultaneously with virtually no sacrifice of performance compared to Medieval Total War.
Players can command entire Roman Legions, Greek phalanxes, barbarian hordes and the armies of Carthage, Egypt, and the Successor Kingdoms, each with a mix of exclusive units.
The campaign game is accessible to all gamers from those who want to do everything through to beginners, and those who just want to fight enormous battles!
Besiege huge cities and storm mighty fortresses with powerful artillery and siege engines.
Bring your enemies defences crashing to the ground with catapults, smash through their gates with battering rams as burning oil rains death from above.
Fight your way onto the battlements with siege towers and assault ladders and undermine their walls by igniting sapping points.
Rome Total War also allows up to 8 players to fight epic battles over a LAN or the internet.
Windows System Requirements:
Microsoft Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP
Pentium III 1.0 GHz or Athlon 1.0 GHz processor or higher
8x Speed CD-ROM drive
2.9 GB of uncompressed free hard disk space (plus 500MB for Windows swap file)
100% DirectX 9.0b-compatible 16-bit sound card and latest drivers; 100%
1024x768 monitor resolution
3D hardware accelerator card required -- 100% DirectX 9.0b compatible 64MB hardware accelerated video card and the latest drivers.
Internet connection (TCP/IP) and LAN (TCP/IP) play supported
Internet play requires broadband connection and latest drivers
LAN play requires network interface card and latest drivers