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Hail Ceasar! The best selling city-builder series returns. Caesar IV takes the ancient city builder to the next generation with leading edge graphics and expanded control over the Roman Empire. Developed by the award-winning creators of Caesar III and Pharaoh, Caesar IV is sure to please the masses.
Starting as governor of a newly formed province in the Roman Empire your goal is simple: advance up the empire`s political ladder to become the next Caesar. As governor, you will have total control over your province: including city planning, finances, and defenses. As you succeed you will be given new challenges in other provinces within the Roman Empire ultimately ending in the heart of the empire: Rome.
Caesar IV represents the culmination of more than a decade of development experience in the city-builder genre making it the definitive ancient city-builder. Plebs need not apply.
Pitched as a sort of SimCity 100BC, Caesar IV is a little more structured than its modern equivalent, as youre put in charge of an increasingly large population, while also keeping Rome happy by furnishing it with whatever goods it requires. You cant just slap buildings down anywhere though but most consider aesthetics, supply and demand and the three tier social structure. The interface couldve been a touch more intuitive, or at least not so thoroughly old fashioned, but this is still easily the best historical city builder in terms of depth, graphics and the impression of being in control of an actual living, breathing city.
Most exciting moment:
Combat is by no means the focus of Caesar IV but there are plenty of fights to get into. Naturally most of the battles revolve around the defence of your city and as such you can build huge defensive walls as well as specialised guard towers and barracks.
Since you ask:
Many of the designers at developer Tilted Mill also worked on the original Caesar game, the last one of which appeared over seven years ago. The studios first game, to which Caesar IV has many similarities, was Immortal Cities: Children of the Nile for Sega.
The bottom line:
Fiddle while Rome builds in the most comprehensive city sim yet. -HARRISON DENT