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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Total War: Rome II is a strategy game about war. It features realistic combat on huge battlefields. While there isn't blood, you can see soldiers hack and slash each other and other potentially disturbing images (impalement, explosions, etc.). It's possible to zoom in for a closer look but by default the view is from up above. The game also contains some dialogue with sexually suggestive phrases, references to alcohol consumption, and some profanity.
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Can gamers learn about history, geography, and diplomacy with a strategy game like this? There is an educational component to the game, not to mention actions and consequences.
Since this is a game about war, how do you feel about showing some violence in a game if it's rooted in history, and if there are repercussions for military attacks?
- Platforms: Windows
- Subjects: Social Studies: cultural understanding, government, history
Language & Reading: following directions, reading
- Skills: Collaboration: cooperation, meeting challenges together
Emotional Development: developing resilience, handling stress, moving beyond obstacles
Thinking & Reasoning: applying information, decision-making, strategy
Self-Direction: goal-setting, motivation, time management
Responsibility & Ethics: integrity, learning from consequences, respect for others
- Price: $59.99
- Available online? Available online
- Developer: Sega of America
- Release date: September 3, 2013
- Genre: Strategy
- Topics: Friendship, History
- ESRB rating: T for Alcohol Reference, Language, Suggestive Themes, Violence
- Last updated: May 24, 2020
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