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Rome: Total War (including Barbarian Invasion and Alexander)

By Jeremy Gieske, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Impressive game is for teens and up.

Game Windows 2006
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 10+

great rts and great for learning

I play this game with my children a lot, they love it and it makes them think. They were failing their classes in the history of Rome at school, Given this, I got it and now they're interested in history. Just don't let them play online
age 10+

OK for some tweens - but not for sensitive children

Great for learning strategic thinking and some history. This game sparked deep interest with my son in Roman History.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (13 ):

Rome: Total War and its two expansion packs are all brilliantly designed. The games are complex, but players will grow comfortable operating within them after half an hour or so. Players will appreciate that they have many strategic options but never feel blogged down in micromanagement. Even the tutorials are fun to play.

The games are a mix of real-time and turn-based strategy. The large-scale battles are impressive to behold, if somewhat gory. Be prepared for realistic depictions of men (and a few women) being speared, run over by chariots, thrown by elephants or cut down by swords.

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