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Total War Rome II

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3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (394 customer reviews)

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

Product details

Platform: PC
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  • ASIN: B008H1QPEE
  • Release Date: 3 Sep 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (394 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 789 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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    141 of 146 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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    14 of 14 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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    10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars Such a step back 28 Dec 2013
    Platform for Display:PC
    Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
    Such a shame.

    Don't get me wrong, compared to release day, this game has improved with all the patches and the mods etc. But there is just 1 inescapable fact. So much of the fun has gone.

    The battle are pretty good though, as always, there are (better now though) AI issues.

    But the campaign is just poor in comparison. Diplomacy is mediocre (it wasn't great in the first Rome). The map is huge but not in a way that excites you, more of in a "it takes ages to get anywhere and movement is annoying".

    The research and tech stuff is just a bit dull.

    The whole family tree is missing and you have a 'important people' or some such section which is just dull.

    All in all, a real shame. IT almost seems they put too much focus on the graphics and forgot the game play.

    And shame on the professional reviewers (sites/mags etc) who rated it so highly upon release. Just goes to show they are in the pockets of the game developers.

    Overall: not great. Hope it continues to be modded by great modders like Radious and they can make the game how it should be.
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    9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars Unpolished, broken AI, collisions and formations 10 Sep 2013
    Platform for Display:PC|Verified Purchase
    Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
    The good:

    The player has to balance public order and food supply for each city. Several cities make up a province (so for example Knossos, Sparta and Athens make up one province) which share food and public order. That means you can have one city produce soldiers while the other two take care of food and order. I think this is a good idea.

    Improved historical accuracy (although still not that great) over Rome 1.

    Graphics are pretty decent and the world map looks great.

    The armies now gain traditions/experience as a whole as well as individual units.

    Variety of units and a huge number of factions (though very few are actually playable)

    The bad:

    Long waiting time at turn changes.

    Family tree pretty much non-existent.

    Battles are waaaay too short, morale breaks too fast.

    AI is completely broken. On the turn-map the AI is so passive that all of the difficult settings are a breeze.

    The battle mechanics are broken- little point in having unit formations where upon collision it all turns into a huge mosh-pit melee.

    Overall:

    The game has potential but it needs A LOT of work and polish and a ton of patches.
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    8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars Rome II: Total Disaster 19 Oct 2013
    Platform for Display:PC|Verified Purchase
    Before I begin, the game was delivered late to me and I received the pre-order DLC even later. However, these two problems will not affect my review regarding the QUALITY of this product. Amazon did a fair job compensating for their late delivery so all is forgiven.

    On to the review. It is quite apparent that this game was released earlier than was intended. The game was riddled with bugs and glitches. 4 patches later the game is relatively 'fixed' but it is a long way from being a completed game. This is a disgusting way for a company to behave and has destroyed the trust of their fanbase and customers. Needless to say, this is the first and last time I'll pre-order a Total War game (I'll just wait for a 75% discount on Steam during the summer when they fix their buggy mess).

    The political system is poorly done. The prequel possessed a more complex political system and that was 13 years ago. There really is no need to pay any heed to the politics at home since civil war is pretty much a scripted event and will happen eventually no matter what you do.

    You'll be thoroughly bored and even annoyed with the battles. The AI will mass produce a horde of slingers and javelinmen; every single AI faction, making battles incredibly repetitive as there is simply no unit diversity.

    As for unit formation; there is no unit formation practically speaking. The units will break formation while charging or attacking and turn into a ridiculous moshpit.

    There are now 3 victory conditions. However, it does not seem to be very well-thought out as the best way to achieve them is to go around conquering everyone anyway, so it does make the victory condition a useless new feature.
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