Total War: Rome II is the next scene real-time strategy belonging to well-known and popular Total War series. The game was developed by British studio Creative Assembly, which is responsible for its previous parts (eg. Shogun, Medieval and Empire) and several other titles (Viking: Battle for Asgard, Stormrise). After the Napoleonic Wars and attempts to unite feudal Japan the series takes players back to ancient Rome.
In Total War: Rome II takes on the leader of the Roman state (or any other country), which is to fight for power and territorial domination. In an open campaign that can be played in a turn-based system, we can determine the style of government and conquer other provinces to develop their own lands. Historical period covers the ages, ranging from the creation of the Roman Republic. With time, the player can decide whether to defend the republic, or make Roman empire. In this turbulent period, wise leader expects attack from all sides – even existing friends. The player must take into account the omnipresent betrayal, because the gameplay puts considerable emphasis on the relationships between influential personalities.
Strategic Map is divided into hundreds of regions grouped into larger provinces. Each region must separately raise, but management is done on a scale of entire provinces – thanks to this solution, the player does not lose time to deal with too many details, and instead may take a policy for the area and focus on the command of armies.
In addition to the command from the perspective of strategic map, repeatedly we lead our troops to battles fought in real time, often involving tens of thousands of soldiers. They can take part in them at the same time both land units and fleet. It gives an interesting tactical possibilities – for example, ships armed with catapults protecting troops landing on the beach. Battles begin in different ways, depending on the circumstances, such as the previously mentioned landing on the beach. Although the spacing of troops in the field not disappeared, the creators decided to be made more flexible.
Available to obtain the various siege – catapults, ballista, siege towers, battering rams and more. Help in commanding armies in battle is a new camera view. At any time, you can be rejected – observe the battlefield from above and our units are presented in the form of simplified icons. Due to the size of cities, the gain is not limited to the maintenance of central square for a few minutes. Fighting continues in different districts and taking control of the metropolis requires doing some dynamically allocated targets.
Total War: Rome II uses the upgraded graphics engine Warscape engine which reflects the smallest details clashes. The game allows you to literally put the camera over the shoulder of individual soldiers – changes to the third-person perspective on, and the picture sometimes shakes like a good action film. The creators put a lot of emphasis on huge detailed characters – each of them has its own skeleton animation and facial expressions. Duels between fighters were designed based on the authentic techniques of the ancient fighting styles – the soldiers stabbing, avoid enemy strikes, attacking enemies shield.
Requirements Total War: Rome II
Recommended: Intel Core i5 2.6 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphics card 1024MB (GeForce GTX 460 or better), 35 GB HDD, Windows XP / Vista / 7/8