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History Channel: Great Battles of Rome (PS2)

by Black Bean
 Ages 12 and Over
2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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  • More than 100 hundred of the more significant battles throughout the history of the Roman Empire across 14 campaigns
  • 50 minutes of film on ancient Rome with The History Channel: 3 difficulty levels
  • Up to 12 troops available
  • Multiplayer for challenging friends in great battles
  • Realistic battlefield locations: steppe, forest, hills
  • 35 Fantasy battles in the Cult of Mithras in 7 campaigns
  • PlayStation 2 and PC Special visual effects: water reflections, advanced level of detail, daylight and night time battles.
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Game Information

  • Platform:   PlayStation2
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 12 and Over Suitable for 12 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 12. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 12 years of age or over.
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B000N86TWM
  • Release Date: 8 Jun. 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,062 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

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History Channel: Great Battles of Rome (PS2)

Manufacturer's Description

PS2 screenshotThe History Channel presents: The Great Battles of Rome is a unique action video game that transports the player all the way into the epic atmosphere of the age of Rome. You find yourself in the front line of the most spectacular battles against barbarian hordes living, and fighting, with the Roman Empire. Accompanied by the voice of the great Emperor Marcus Aurelius, the player is catapulted into an exclusive mix of game and History Channel TV clips, which narrate the history of the Roman Empire, the strongest military power in human history. See the empire at the apex of its reign over the entire western continent, when they left testimony to the Empire’s astounding beauty and equilibrium with their stunning architecture and highly modernised cities.

The History Channel presents: Great Battles of Rome is an action game, based on a combination of strategy and reflex to defend yourself from your enemy. The game immerses you in a historic setting, launching the player back through time. The simple user interface allows the player to have complete control over the game and the battle strategy.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A rare treat 26 May 2009
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
As a lover of military history i haven't exactly been spoilt for choice with games like this on console! Real-time strategy games only seem to be made for PCs. The last one i played was the Mega Drive game "Centurion" and that was in the early 90s! This game is the nearest thing to it i've come across and it is pretty good. You start as the Romans and fight various battles. After each fight you earn a number of exp points and cash. You can use these points to buy new units(Cavalry, archers, elite inf, etc) or strenghtening existing ones(better unit morale,attack.defence,etc).The battle system is good and offers a range of tactics(halt,hold,advance etc). You can also take control of any unit and maneuver them into action. Decent graphics and good gameplay i'd recommend this to any RTS-starved console gamer!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars OK, but big room for improvement 24 Aug. 2007
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
once you get pass the mediocre graphics and ridiculus sound the actual gameplay isnt that bad. youd get a few hours fun out of it
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17 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Battles of Rome 7 Jun. 2007
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
When I got this game I thought it to be like the best seller Rome (which in a way it is.) You work your way through Roman history fighting huge battles with ease. A great function is being able to style your soldiers to perfection. If you get boared with that play a campain with the fighting religion mithras which was great! I really enjoyed this game and I would recomend it to anyone.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Simplistic controls which don't work 27 Dec. 2007
By ak 8000
Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
I have never sworn in a review before but i am hard pressed not to with this game. The stills make i look fantastic but when you play the actual game you will find that your troops don't so much march as glide across the field. At the start of the battle you will be allowed to change your the initial orders for your army, icons are meant to represent each order but each one is hard to interpret and the manual is no help. Then the battle, you have to pay command points to issue orders and trying to work out how to control your army is a task in itself. The makers of this game seem to assume that the player will automatically understand how to play the game and the help you get is abysmal.

Overall a game with great potential but essentially crap.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good 15 May 2013
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my son wanted the game and it was cheap and easy to get on here needless to say he likes it
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, very disappointing. 14 July 2008
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Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
This product sells itself on the 'History Channel' label and sadly it delivers even less than its potential.

The game itself is full of great opportunity for involved gaming, with the budding commander building up an army from scratch, equipping and training their troops with various items and abilities. Great stuff, initially it was quite good fun. Credit is earned by winning battles and this is then spent on upgrades and new troops, as you get further into the game more hardcore troop types become available.

And then the crunch time. Sadly, the actual battles are ... well, just confusing nonsense. Apparently the equipment, abilities, troop type and your orders (that you have merrily spent the last half hour planning and sorting out) will dictate how the battle unfolds. What actually happens is that you sit as a spectator whilst the game itself appears to just squish all the units on the field together (there is insufficient time, space or control for the player to influence the course of anything during the battle) and then churns out a result.

If your idea of fun is watching a game play itself with graphics and sound effects from 15 years ago then go ahead and buy this. But in all honesty, it's a poor product, poorly planned, poorly tested and just churned out in the hope of the 'History Channel' title conning people into buying it. Fair play, it worked with me because I chose to disregard other honest reviews. Never again.
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