Up to 10,000 men on screen at once are yours to command * A century-spanning campaign, in which you must manage the economic, civil, religious, and military arms of your empire * Fight alongside or against history's greatest leaders such as Julius Caesar, Spartacus, and Hannibal to expand or destroy the Roman Empire * Play either side * Unprecedented scale and detail make Rome - Total War one of the greatest historical war games Rome: Total War is an epic-scale strategy game that invites you to experience the grandeur glory and brutality that was ancient Rome. Enpassing three centuries of warfare from the Punic Wars to the death of Augustus the game captures the excitement and challenge of conquering and ruling the Roman Empire. Using military might diplomacy subterfuge and assassination this is a struggle to reach and retain the Imperial throne.But that's no small feat. Along the way you'll have to dodge assassins' knives build and govern cities train and mand armies obey the wishes of the Senate (some of the time) stage gladiator games and face many other challenges and surprises.The Barbarian Invasion expansion pack moves the action on by over 350 years to the end of the Roman world. The Empire had changed in that time and was now Christian and not entirely Roman. The army was largely manned by "barbarians" and the Empire itself had split in two. The western part was to be crippled by a series of poor emperors bad administration civil unrest and large scale migration by barbarians into Roman lands. Eventually as the money ran out the Empire's forces were withdrawn from the outlying provinces and the locals were left to fend for themselves.Features Innovative battle tactics - Experience innovative battlefield tactics and real-time battles with up to 10000 soldiers on-screen at once. Command and build your campaigns - Command and build economic civil religious and military power with the century-spanning campaign. Fight against great leaders - Fight alongside or against history's greatest leaders such as Julius Caesar Spartacus and Hannibal to expand or destroy the Roman Empire. Lay siege with signature weapons and abilities - Lay siege against the Romans as Attila the Hun the fearful Saxons or other savage factions using signature weapons and abilities.System Requirements:MINIMUM: Processor: 1.4Ghz. RAM: 512MB. Graphics: 128MB VRAM. OS: 10.5.8.
Rome: Total War has been my favorite strategy game for the past few years. I've had to stay in the Windows world, though, since there wasn't a native Mac version.I've been kicking the tires of Feral's Mac port for the past couple of days using the Rome: Total Realism - Platinum mod (which Feral has also enabled for the Mac, along with a couple of the other most popular mods). No problems so far; the game has been flawless, with no crashes or observed bugs. Thumbs up to Feral not only for bringing the van..
I originally played this game for the PC and was excited when it finally came out for mac. My impression has been mixed.Rome: Total WarThis is the better of the two games. I first started playing as Brutii and so far so good. I have had no problems. However, when I tried the game as Gaul, problems started to arise. I was besieged early on by a Roman army, but when I tried to attack with the army in the settlement, the game just froze. On one settlement, there were added buildings to one of the religio..
The total war series as a whole is amazing.With a campaign map of Europe where cities are developed and forces moved on a turn by turn basis, and then real time field and siege battles, they have a formula which is unique and amazingly addicting. However, despite the many advances after Rome,I still find it to be my favorite. Something about the feel of Roman legions cutting down barbarians and the true epicness of the empire you can create is dear at heart to me.This game is also one of the most realistic ..