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Total War Rome II

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2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (383 customer reviews)

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  • Platform:   Windows 8
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Platform: PC
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  • ASIN: B008H1QPEE
  • Release Date: 3 Sep 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (383 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 470 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Platform: PC

Product Description

The award-winning Total War series returns to Rome, setting a brand new quality benchmark for Strategy gaming. Become the world’s first superpower and command the Ancient world’s most incredible war machine. Dominate your enemies by military, economic and political means. ascension will bring both admiration and jealousy, even from your closet allies.

Will you suffer betrayal or will you be the first to turn on old friends? Will you fight to save the Republic, or plot to rule alone as Emperor?

  • Plan your conquest of the known world in a massive sandbox turn-based campaign mode (supporting additional 2-player cooperative & competitive modes). Conspiracies, politics, intrigue, revolts, loyalty, honour, ambition, betrayal. Your decisions will write your own story.

  • Build vast armies and take to the battlefield in real-time combat mode. Put your tactical skills the test as you directly control tens of thousands of men clashing in epic land and sea battles.

  • Play for the glory of Rome as one of three families or take command of a huge variety of rival civilisations – each offers a notably different form of gameplay experience with hundreds unique units from siege engines and heavy cavalry to steel-plated legionaries and barbarian berserkers.

  • See exotic ancient cities and colossal armies rendered in incredible detail, as jaw-dropping battles unfold. Detailed camera perspectives allow you to see your men shout in victory or scream in pain on the frontline, while a new tactical cam allows a god’seye view of the carnage to better inform your strategic decisions.

  • Extremely scalable experience, with gameplay and graphics performance optimised to match low and high-end hardware alike.
  • Product Description

    Encompassing one of the best-known periods in world history, Total War Rome 2 will combine the most expansive turn-based campaign and the largest, most cinematic real-time battles yet seen in any game.

    Total War Rome 2 will sink players into the dangerous political machinations of Rome's senate, while asking them to struggle with family dilemmas and question the loyalty of 'friends' and allies. Leading the greatest army ever seen into battle will be just one challenge you will face at the head of the world's first superpower.

    Will you help forge an empire? Restore the Republic? Or grasp the reins of power for yourself, and assume the hated title of tyrant? Who will you conquer? Who will you betray? Who will you sacrifice?

    How far will you go for Rome?

    Become the world’s first superpower and command the most incredible and vast war machine of the Ancient world. Dominate the enemies of your glorious empire by military, economic and political means.

    Your rise will bring admiration from your followers but will also attract greed and jealousy, even from your closest allies.

    Will betrayal strike you down, or will you be the first to turn on old friends? How much are you ready to sacrifice for your vision of Rome? Will you fight to save the Republic, or plot to rule alone as Dictator — as Emperor?

     

    • The creators of the award-winning Total War series set a new benchmark for strategy gaming quality and depth, taking their signature mix of real-time and turn-based gameplay to new heights.
    • An epic-scale turn-based campaign mode in which to plan your conquest of the known world – in any way you see fit.
    • Feel the thunderous clash of battle as the Roman war-machine takes to the field in real-time combat. Tens of thousands of

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    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    134 of 139 people found the following review helpful
    Platform for Display:PC|Verified Purchase
    Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
    OK, it's not truly awful. It's not a bad game - there's a classic in there somewhere, but it's completely buried beneath awful optimisations (CA, wake up and optimise these games properly for multi core CPUs!) and terrible design decisions.

    By far the worst of these is the decision to put 'capture the flag' style victory locations in open battlefields. They work well in city battles - especially in large cities, they stop that cheap tactic of rushing the central square with one unit, but for open battlefields, they ruin the game. The AI just head straight for them and sit there. No attempt to take the high ground or any other strategically important location; I could sort of understand if they were put on hills and things like that; history is littered with battles for hills. As well as that (and this also applies to the city capture points) the countdown timer runs down too quickly. Three minutes in the older TW games was perfect, now all you get is fifty seconds. So if you've forgotten about that capture point on a flat plain in the middle of nowhere, you have fifty seconds to rush some units back over there, beat the enemy away and recapture the point. This 'design decision' has ruined the open field battles.

    There are some neat changes on the campaign map - it's good you no longer have to scroll through each and every city under your control, and it looks very nice. There are some annoyances: for some reason I find the way the tech trees work to be annoying. Slums are also a pain in the neck: if you leave a settlement with undeveloped ground for a couple of turns, they become slums which lower public order but allow recruitment of plebs. It's a good idea, but one that's badly overdone.
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    16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars Great disappointment. 31 Oct 2013
    Platform for Display:PC|Verified Purchase
    Aside from the eye candy, it is actually quite inferior to its very old Rome Total War predecessor. The redesigned AI is pitiful. Bugs abound. As I write this, the game is patched on a weekly basis, so the developers actually do seem to care. Empire Total War and Napoleon Total War also suffered from very rocky starts before becoming enjoyable. There is hope that the same thing will happen to Rome II. Meanwhile, 2 stars, disappointment of the year.
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    108 of 115 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars Uneven, unbalanced, too fast. 6 Sep 2013
    By PS
    Platform for Display:PC|Verified Purchase
    I have played every Total War game. The series accounts for the largest chunk of my gaming time. I really wanted to love this game- the annouced features (like the new region/province system) sounded good and should have taken the game forward.
    Unfortunately, that ist not the case. I can't list every point of criticism I have now, but here are the most jarring issues:

    - The battles are too fast, absolutely unrealistic, and more suited for a Starcraft-clone than a total war game. Careful building of battle lines (really the crucial point of any TW game so far!) is absolutely irrelevant as all units will end up in one giant pile after 2 or 3 minutes. Lousy AI, no tactics, just one mad rush after the other. Remember when a large, crucial battle would easily last 30 or more minutes? Not here, as unit will break after 30 seconds of fighting. No doubt they are exhausted from the staggering pace the game sets for them: the running and walking speed is ridiculously fast. Battles are, at this stage, bordering on unplayable.
    - Families/Politics should have been a nice feature that would allow some role-playing within the campaign and would invest the player in the fate of his faction. This has been well done before, in MTW2 and recently in Shogun 2. Here, it is a mess. There is no family tree (despite the game emphasizing famiklies feuding for control of factions), if your leader dies some character will appear out of the blue to take over. Playing as the Roman Cornelii family, I was confused to encounter a member of the rival Junii family bearing the Cornelius family name! The changes made to the retainer system (there is now a pool in which to dump unwanted retainers) are unnecessary and overcomplicate things.
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    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars Dont waste your money (or time) 19 Sep 2013
    By liam1om
    Platform for Display:PC|Verified Purchase
    Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
    I have been waiting for this game for years and even went out and spent 500 on a new machine to be able to play it properly.

    What I mug I am.

    If you buy a laptop to play this and it has an AMD graphics chip and an onboard Intel chip, dont bother wasting your time. The game wont recognise your graphics card and will more or less be unplayable.

    Have a look through the Total War forums, there are many many people with AMD cards who just cant get the game to run. At the moment, CA are apparently investigating this issue.

    How could they have released it in this state?
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    136 of 146 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars Miserably disappointing; what a shame 9 Sep 2013
    Platform for Display:PC|Verified Purchase
    After 35 hours play, I have now stopped; I just can't take any more. I have not suffered from the the widely reported graphics issues, rather the sad truth is that this game is both technically flawed, and much worse is merely a soulless, simplistic parody of the previous games in the series. Check the comments listed on the TW forums before you consider parting with your hard earned cash; this game is a huge disappointment, which is a real shame - avoid.

    Most of the following comments will only be relevant to those who have played similar games including previous titles in the Total War series:

    The good:

    - Interesting province idea.
    - Big map.
    - Many factions
    - The new stance system works ok

    The not so good:

    - Awful AI.
    - Boring graphics (not like the trailers)
    - Unit types play the same and battles consist of massive, garish brawls that are over in a matter of minutes
    - Over-powered free transport ships (any land unit can turn into a ship just by walking out into the ocean; these free vessels can then ram expensive war ships to death)
    - Flawed and limited tech and build trees
    - Implementation of the province vs city idea is abysmal (for example you can only build a maximum of five buildings in Rome, the greatest city of the era)
    - Different agent action types are pointless, you just pick the one with the best chance of success and there are no agent animations
    - Each turn is a year so generals and agents die after 20 - 30 turns, usually before they can do anything. This obviates any human attachment to your characters.
    - Family tree removed and marriage options not properly implemented - no children etc.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Husband obviously likes it- he plays it ALL the time
    Published 19 hours ago by merlin
    5.0 out of 5 stars love it, apart from playing battles
    love it, apart from playing battles, my pc is too slow so stick to playing in campaign mode. dont think it is as good as orginal rome though.
    Published 6 days ago by dippy69
    1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
    The game didn't work because it's graphics memory if far too big
    Published 16 days ago by beckem
    4.0 out of 5 stars Good addition to series
    Long time Total War player finally got round to playing it and enjoyed my campaign playing as Rome very much. Read more
    Published 17 days ago by Jonathan Mertens
    1.0 out of 5 stars A legacy ruined.
    Many of the points I would write about have already been covered by other reviews and more extensively. Read more
    Published 1 month ago by Max
    2.0 out of 5 stars Greatest disappointment of PC gaming ever?
    The game is actually decent if we compare it with others but this is a game developed by CA which has been producing great games since they started, this was suppose to be and... Read more
    Published 1 month ago by Parsa
    5.0 out of 5 stars Total War Rome
    Excellent game an very quick delivery would definitely recommend to friends an family was kept updated at all times. Thanks
    Published 2 months ago by joanne dolby
    5.0 out of 5 stars Good Fun
    You can play it for a bit for fun or indulge hundreds of hours into it without blinking. Would recommend if your PC can handle it because it can be quite intensive.
    Published 2 months ago by Oliver Harrison
    2.0 out of 5 stars Still not impressed
    I know there's probably not much point to writing a review for a game that has already been out for a while and had been roundly criticised but I feel I owe it to myself to atleast... Read more
    Published 2 months ago by E Kelly
    1.0 out of 5 stars Important Information First
    I didn't see the small print,,,where you need The internet inorder to play this game. I don't have the internet and wouldn't of bought this particular item,,,had I known otherwise
    Published 3 months ago by Alex
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