Parents' Guide to

Total War: Rome II

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Compelling war strategy game combines brains with brawn.

Game Windows 2013
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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 7 parent reviews

age 2+


Play as a faction, join allies in war, get war declared on you, get slaughtered on all sides, lose to ai, lose to autoresolve situations, get back capped, attrition, get destroyed, cry, repeat.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
age 11+

Very good game

First off this game is really fun but hard. You can learn alot from roman and Greek times. Even In the loading screen it's teaching good morals. Violence isn't that big of a deal unless you buy the blood pack. But that doesn't even matter unless you have a really good PC. The most sexual the game can get is a picture of Caesar hugging Cleopatra. There's a little of swearing. That's it buy the game

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (7 ):
Kids say (8 ):
Yes. Computer gamers who prefer some brains with their brawn will no doubt enjoy clicking through Total War: Rome II. The thoughtfully conceived and meticulously executed PC game offers deep and challenging tactical gameplay; multiple factions and modes to choose from; and unique weapons, battlefields, and tech trees. In other words, there’s a lot of meat here. A smart tutorial campaign will familiarize you with the controls, interface, and strategies needed to tackle the varied solo and multiplayer campaigns. Despite a few technical bugs -– many of which have been addressed in a recent software upgrade -- and a camera that doesn't quite zoom out enough for larger battlefields, developer Creative Assembly has created an ambitious and engrossing historical strategy simulation worth sinking your mouse into.

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