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Total War: Rome II  



Reviewed: 7.5/10: Good
( pc version reviewed )





4:30 PM on 02.10.2014

Rome II update replaces Indian elephants for African ones

In his review of Total War: Rome II, our own Josh Tolentino was left unhappy at the buggy state of the game but was happy with the level of historical accuracy displayed. I wonder if he would have docked the game an extra poi...

Alasdair Duncan




6:00 PM on 01.16.2014

Mod tools for Total War: Rome II are now in beta

Total War: Rome II was one of the games I'm kicking myself for passing over in 2013; I didn't think I was going to be able to commit to a vast strategy game in a series that has shown me no mercy in the past. However, the new...

Alasdair Duncan




11:30 AM on 12.02.2013

Total War: Rome II is getting an expansion soon

Total War: Rome II will be getting an expansion, called Caesar in Gaul. This new campaign will focus around Caesar and the Gallic War, and the campaign will feature seasons with weather effects. New units will be added to the...

Joshua Derocher




11:45 AM on 11.08.2013

Total War: Rome II coming out for SteamOS early 2014

Valve and Creative Assembly are plotting to release Total War: Rome II on SteamOS and Linux early next year. Along with the port to Linux, they will add support for the Steam Controller. Rob Bartholomew, the brand direct...

Joshua Derocher




10:00 PM on 10.30.2013

Total War: Rome II is getting gory but it'll cost you

That man seems to have lost his head. Welp. Tomorrow, Total War: Rome II is getting its Blood & Gore DLC which adds a whole mess of gruesome effects to the game. It's unfortunate that this is a $2.99 download as opposed t...

Jordan Devore




10:00 AM on 10.09.2013

Review: Total War: Rome II

Picture, in your mind's eye, a testudo. If you're up on your Roman history, you'll know that I'm referring to that ancient Roman formation in which soldiers tightly align their shields to protect themselves from every an...

Josh Tolentino




12:30 PM on 09.05.2013

First Total War: Rome II patch coming on Friday

Less than a week after its release, Total War: Rome II is getting its first patch on Friday. This will be aimed at fixing bugs and crashes, as well as some gameplay balancing tweaks. Patch notes aren't currently available, bu...

Joshua Derocher




9:00 PM on 07.11.2013

Watch Creative Assembly play a Total War: Rome II battle

In Total War: Rome II's take on the Battle of the Nile, you can either play as the Egyptians or the Romans. The latter is at a distinct disadvantage in terms of positioning and troop numbers, which means, yep, let's go with ...

Jordan Devore




11:15 AM on 06.28.2013

Get ready: Total War: Rome II system requirements

Creative Assembly has put out the system requirements for Total War: Rome II, a game that's been a long time coming and one that will devour many an evening come September. Minimum: OS: XP/ Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 P...

Jordan Devore




12:15 PM on 06.13.2013

Yes, you're going to like Total War: Rome II

A better-looking Rome: Total War would have been enough for some, myself included -- have you seen how crazy some of the battles look? "Epic" is not a word that frequently leaves my mouth (or fingers, in this case) but it's a...

Jordan Devore




8:30 PM on 06.06.2013

Rome II's campaign will be all about Cleopatra and togas

The latest trailer for Total War: Rome II shows off what the campaign will be about, and it gives us a good look at the campaign map. The story will revolve around Cleopatra's struggles with Rome and all of the political fun...

Joshua Derocher




1:30 PM on 05.09.2013

Total War: Rome II drops in September

September 3, 2013. Commit that date to memory -- it's when Total War: Rome II releases globally. Creative Assembly is offering DLC, the Greek States Culture Pack, as incentive for pre-ordering the game. This includes Epirus,...

Jordan Devore




2:30 PM on 04.24.2013

Ten minutes of Romans getting slaughtered in Rome II

The Romans had quite a wee bit of trouble pacifying the Germanic tribes of Northern Europe, and now you can sit back and watch some of that trouble on top of a substantial amount of bloodshed, fire, and fleeing Italians in T...

Fraser Brown




6:30 PM on 04.11.2013

Biggest Total War screenshot ever taken is really big

I was never aware that creating gigantic panoramic screenshots of games was a thing, but after seeing this huge picture of the Massacre of Teutoberg Forest I wish more people did stuff like this. The image is 3...

Joshua Derocher




2:30 PM on 03.22.2013

Total War Rome II: Crushing it with Egypt's war-elephants

The Romans are pretty groovy, but they were a bit boring in comparison to many of their neighbors. Now the Hellenic nations, they knew how to party. The latest Total War: Rome II nation getting shown off is Ptolemaic Egypt, a...

Fraser Brown




1:15 PM on 03.18.2013

Total War fan remembered in Rome II

James was a big fan of the Total War series who recently died because of cancer. As a memorial to his struggle with this terrible disease, he has become a character in Rome II. James was 24-years-old when he became one of the...

Joshua Derocher




7:00 PM on 03.07.2013

Parthia is the newest faction in Total War: Rome II

It's time for another faction to be announced for Creative Assembly's upcoming strategy title Total War: Rome II. This time, it's the little-known Parthians that will be joining the fray. Formed from a confederation of tribes...

Alasdair Duncan




11:00 PM on 02.28.2013

Total War: Rome II trailer takes us to Teutoburg Forest

This trailer for the impressive-looking Total War: Rome II recounts the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest, where Germanic tribes -- united by the son of a chieftain who was taken hostage as a child and raised in Rome -- ambushe...

Jordan Devore




11:00 AM on 10.23.2012

Watch Carthage get attacked in Total War: Rome II

If you have ten minutes, you should watch this city get attacked while James Russell, the lead designer on Total War: Rome II, goes into detail with the new mechanics.  I have played every Total War game to date, and th...

Joshua Derocher








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