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Rome: Total War Gold Edition
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Manufacturer: Sega of America, Inc.
Average Customer Rating: Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5

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Binding: CD-ROM
Brand: Sega Of America, Inc.
EAN: 0010086851663
ESRB Age Rating: Teen
Feature: Up to 10,000 men on screen at once are yours to command
Format: Unknown format
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Label: Sega of America, Inc.
Legal Disclaimer: Warranty does not cover misuse of product.
Manufacturer: Sega of America, Inc.
Model: ROMETOTALWRGOLD
Platform: Windows Me
Publisher: Sega of America, Inc.
Release Date: 2006-02-01
Studio: Sega of America, Inc.

Features
Up to 10,000 men on screen at once are yours to command
A century-spanning campaign the charges players with managing the economic, civil, religious and military arms of their empire
Unprecedented scale and detail make Rome: Total War one of the definitive historical war game

Accessories
Rome: Total War - Barbarian Invasion (Prima Official Game Guide)
PC Gamer (1-year)

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Editorial Reviews:

Rome: Total War Gold puts you in command of the ancient world's greatest armies. Storm clouds will gather over Europe, Asia and North Africa as you lay siege to civilizations using powerful war engines. Prepare your army and develop strategies for victory, then enjoy wealth and power unlike any who came before you. Gold Edition features the original Rome: Total War and its expansions, The Barbarian Invasions.


Spotlight customer reviews:

Customer Rating: Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5
Summary: Battles Are a Thing of Beauty
Comment: The battlemaps in this game are truly a thing of beauty, from the interesting scenery, to the pageantry of the colorful massed formations, to the riveting, brutal action of the hand-to-hand engagements when viewed from close up. I confess to mostly having played Barbarian Invasion, as I find that period of history most interesting. The campaign play has a lot of compromises to allow for playability, but I enjoy especially keeping track of my 'family', and its additions and tragedies along the way. It would be nice if there were more detail to go with this feature, and a way to keep track of individual character's accomplishments (and failures) that is easily accessible, but overall, my complaints are far outweighed by the enjoyment this game has provided.
If I could make one more suggestion, it would be immensely fun if players could be members of the same faction, allowing for some interesting intrigue in seeking favor and the throne.

Customer Rating: Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5
Summary: Rome Total War delivers one of the deepest, most addicting stradegy games of all time!
Comment: I fell in love with Rome: Total War the first minute I heard about. Four years later I still play and enjoy the game.

Rome Total War - I would have to say this ranks among the top PC games of all time. When you start the game you are given the choice of one of the three Roman Factions. As you play the game and conquer factons, you unlock those factions to be played in campaign mode. I would have to say that the campaign mode is extremely deep, and may cause you many sleepless nights. As you play with your Roman faction, you are assigned missions by the Senate to go and conquer certain territories or blockade certain ports. Of course you are given discretion in the ability to conquer other territories or if you just don't want to listen to the Senate at all. Whenever you fight a battle you enter the battle map. This is what separates the Total War series from Civilization. Rome: Total War itself looks great with incredible graphics and beatiful settings. My favorite part of the battles is that the maps are accurate of your location on the campaign map. If you are by the sea, you will see the body of water in the same direction relative to your army as it was on the campaign map. The combination of the battle map and the campaign map (a civilization style map) is what hooks you to the game. You're able to control what happens in battles. In other games, if your army is smaller, you lose. What's great about Rome Total War is that you may use stradegy in the most bleak situtations to come out victorious. I played battles where my army was outnumbered 5:1 as I defended a city where I was able to drive the enemy away. Eventually you will reach the peak of the mountain as you conquer Rome and lead all the factions. What's great is that once you finish a campaign (which will take a long time to begin with), you can play again with a different Roman Faction or another faction which you conquered. I have only a couple criticisms of the game. My first is that all that all the soldiers within each unit look exactly alike. Thankfully, there are many different soldier types to adress this issue. Secondly, in the battles, your soldiers repeat a couple motions over and over. It becomes repetitive. Thankfully this issue was resolved in medieval total war. My last complaint was that you had no control over naval battles. When the odds in a battle were close to 1:1, it was simply a flip of the coin who won. All in all, Rome: Total War will give you hours and hours of gameplay, which you will probably never get bored of.

Barbarian Invasion - I'll make this one short and sweet. Barbarian Invasion was a good expansion, but a little disappointing. The game shifts to the period towards the end of the Roman Empire, as it is divided between the East and West. This time you are given the ablity to play as one of the two Roman factions (Eastern and Western) or several other barbarian factions such as the Franks or Safavids. When I got the expansion, I decided to try something new and play with a barbarian faction. Simply to say, it soon became a frustrating experience as many of my settlements revolted and my money was going down the drain. Barbarian Invasions is much more diffucult than the original game, with an added complication in religion. The new night battles are cool, but they aren't enough to overcome the frustration on the campaign map. Chances are you'll probably be taking this disc out and putting in the original Rome: Total War.

To simply put it I gave this game five stars mostly because of the original game. The expansion set will provide a nice little diversion but is not nearly as addicting as the original. I also highly recommend Medieval II: Total War.

Customer Rating: Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5
Summary: This game rocks!
Comment: This game keeps me playing. I can play as different factions during the time that Rome was gaining power through the world. I enjoy the game because it has everything I want to do such as building & destroying cities and learning and applying new strategies. I am currently playing and enjoying the game right now.

Customer Rating: Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5
Summary: Birthday Delight
Comment: This game, along with Battlefield 1942 Complete, were purchased for my 12 yeara old son ( per his request) for his birthday.

Since their receipt, All he tells me is that he loves the game and how he is able to play it and use his own facilities to determine the out come.

He still is learning how to use this game to it's fulles potential, and I might recommend it for a little older audience. But, he loves it.

Customer Rating: Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5
Summary: great game
Comment: MY 15 YEAR OLD SON LOVES THIS GAME AND I FEEL LIKE HE IS LEARNING A BIT OF HISTORY TOO


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