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Total War: ROME II - Emperor Edition

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Total War: ROME II - Emperor Edition is a strategy game developed by Creative Assembly. It is the eighth game in the Total War series and is both a sequel and a remaster to Rome: Total War.


The game does not feature a specific story mode, yet it offers a set of historical campaigns for the players to go through. Most of such campaigns revolve around the reign of Caesar and his military campaigns.


In Total War: ROME II, the players control armies of the Roman Empire era. It is completely up to the player how to form an army and its navy.

The formations of armies and navies have changeable stances on the game world's map. These stances define what distance can the army traverse in one turn and the time required for the troops to prepare an ambush.

At the beginning of each scenario, the players pick a faction to play as. Each faction has a specific amount of power called “Imperium.” It specifies how many armies can a faction have and can be gained by conquering nearby lands and getting gold. After forming an army, it is up to the player to assign a general to it. Upon doing that, the general will recruit the soldiers for his army. Both armies and generals can be leveled up which unlocks new skills and traits.

Emperor Edition features

Emperor Edition was available as a bundle in retail stores. 22000 bundles were released. This edition features a unique box, playing dice, the map of Roman Empire, a map pack, and a Legendary Edition of the game.

Release date
Creative Assembly
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • OS: XP/ Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8
  • Processor:2 GHz Intel Dual Core processor / 2.6 GHz Intel Single Core processor
  • Memory:2GB RAM
  • Graphics:512 MB DirectX 9.0c compatible card (shader model 3, vertex texture fetch support).
  • DirectX®:9.0c
  • Hard Drive:35 GB HD space
  • Additional:Screen Resolution - 1024x768
  • OS:Windows 7 / Windows 8
  • Processor:2nd Generation Intel Core i5 processor (or greater)
  • Memory:4GB RAM
  • Graphics:1024 MB DirectX 11 compatible graphics card.
  • DirectX®:11
  • Hard Drive:35 GB HD space
  • Additional:Screen Resolution - 1920x1080

System requirements for macOS

• Operating System: OS X 10.7.5
• Processor: 1.7 GHz Intel Core i5
• Hard Drive: 25 GB
• Video Card: 512 MB AMD Radeon HD 4850, NVidia GeForce 640 or Intel HD 4000
• Screen Resolution: 1024x768.

Unsupported graphics chipsets for Mac: NVidia GeForce 9 series, GeForce 300 series, GeForce Quadro series, AMD Radeon HD 4000 series, Radeon HD 2000 series
• Operating System: OS X 10.7.5 (or later)
• Processor: 2nd Generation
Intel Core i5 (or greater)
• Hard Drive: 25 GB
• Video Card: 1 GB NVidia 750 (or better)
• Screen Resolution: 1920x1080.

Unsupported graphics chipsets for Mac: NVidia GeForce 9 series, GeForce 300 series, GeForce Quadro series, AMD Radeon HD 4000 series, Radeon HD 2000 series
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Total War: ROME II - Emperor Edition reviews and comments

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Total War: Rome II a Game that can captivate you for hundreds of Hours, whether you're playing a Campaign, or just a Battle like that. No other Game Series has ever represented Warfare, and thus deserves the utmost Respect! Of course, CA does not have any Competition, which therefore also has negative Sides, but we will not go into it until later! If you start the Game and haven't played a Total War Title before, it's best to start the Tutorial Campaign first. One slips into the Role of a Roman Commander and must first defend one's own Lands against the warring Samnites, and then Go step by Step into the Counter-offensive. During this Introduction, you will learn all The Basics that are absolutely necessary without being Too easy! So stop by there before you venture to the big Campaign! After that, as I said, you can venture to the actual Campaign. Depending on the DLC, you can choose more or less Factions and then conquer the well-known ancient World with it! Don't Be afraid! Here, too, there will always be a Consultant at Your fingertips! The Factions have various Difficulties, Traits, Troops; Strengths and Weaknesses, so choose wisely! A Campaign can last from several Days (if you really don't have any other Things to do xD) to several Weeks, and is pretty much the Main Part of the Game. Almost everything is only designed for the Campaign, which is also noticeable when playing. Just no Desire for a Campaign? Or you just want to have two Factions compete against each other that would never otherwise meet? Then off to Custom-Battle Mode! Just choose Factions and assign Troops, and off you go the Carnage! Also ideal for Newcomers who want to practice the Art of Battle strategy. Now, of course, there is the Multiplayer. In most Games I love multiplayer modes, just here not quite. As mentioned above, some Groups are much easier to play than others. Unfortunately, this is also noticeable in the MP. When you play the Romans, thanks To good Combination, of extreme Good Infantry, good Long-distance fighters and Horsemen who can also be seen, you have almost a Chance against every Opponent with every Army, but as Sueben you are mostly destroyed, even if You are with five of his Their own Squads, consisting of Elite Spears, Elite Swords and Relief Units, is battling a Unit of Veterans Legios. This is simply away unrealistic and unfair, and takes away the Fun. Also, the huge Selection and troops and Factions often makes it difficult to predict what the Opponent brings to the Fight, and what is best to take to counter it, unless you have Rome, as you said, it doesn't matter! However, If you deal with all the Factions and troops, and many upcoming Battles, and thus take hours to just get you ready, the Multiplayer mode will certainly be Fun when you have the Hang of it, but I am unfortunately not one of those so ge Condatient Fellow Human Beings. Better Matchmaking, for Example, might even improve something that only mixes you with Players at the same skill level. So you could probably avoid big Initial Frustration, but well, whether that's probably being considered? But now enough of the Multiplayer, now to the Conclusion! As you can see from my Playing Lessons, Rome II is definitely worth it! The Campaign (s) alone captivates for many Hours, and also the Multiplayer can be seen as soon as you have the Hang of It, even if it often generates frustration at the Beginning. Still, as with actually any Total War, it's annoying that the AI Straw is stupid, and can only survive through Cheats. While The Diplomacy System is a good Step forward for the Total War Series, it is simply a Malformation compared to Games like Crusader Kings II. Also unnecessary are special, almost magical Special abilities of many Troops. I can still Befriend war cries, and druid prayers that strengthen one's morals, and lower those of the Enemy, but 90% of The skills are simply unrealistic, and don't fit into what is actually such a historic Game. And as indicated at the Beginning, this will certainly not be fixed by Total War in the next 15 Years either, as the Series simply has no Competition, and can be sure that even with all the bad and unnecessary Sides we will continue to buy the Games even:D Still, 8/10
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