Total War: Rome II

Game review by Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Compelling war strategy game combines brains with brawn.

Windows 2013

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 8 reviews

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Community Reviews

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
age 12+

Huge strategy game teaches military tactics, Roman history and geography

I'm a big fan of Total War series, I've played most titles since Shogun came out in 2000. I've shared my enthusiasm for this game with my eldest son who recently turned 12. Last year he used to play custom battles only, but recently he's started playing the campaigns. We play Rome 2 together when we can, so we can discuss and share what's happening in the strategy and battlefield tactics. The game has helped build an interest in Roman history, cultural and military, and we also talk about the geography of Europe and the Roman Empire. My son finds the campaigns quite challenging... there's lots of decision making to be done and you have to adapt your plans as events unfold. There are a few 'adult' themes in some of the character details but these are not a main part of the game. The main game is about conquering the world! Its an epic game of soldiers... you make your own mind whether that's entertainment or not. Last point... its demanding on computer power. To play smoothly and to see the glorious graphics needs a decent core i5 and GPU

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