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History Channel: Great Battles of Rome (PS2)

by Black Bean
PlayStation2
 Ages 12 and Over
2.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 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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  • 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: 2.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,415 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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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 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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