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The 100 Greatest Games | 75 | Rome: Total War

YEAR: 2004     FORMAT: PC

The 100 Greatest Games | 75 | Rome: Total War


While the critics were quick to laud Rome's innovative blend of turn-based strategy and real-time tactical battles, what most players loved was the game's bombastic presentation. With awe-inspiring graphics that allowed over 30,000 warriors to duke it out on a single battlefield, Rome was unique in the strategy genre as a game that was thrilling, visceral and brutal as any action game, yet backed up with the deep gameplay and strategic freedom to evolve the evergreen Total War series to the next level of greatness. The franchise has since moved on, but Rome remains the point where Total War made the jump from good to legendary.

Memorable for...
Elephants. Although most of Rome: Total War's battles were a delight, unleashing a legion of elephants was its most satisfying moment, especially when the pachyderms were able to smash through your enemy's frontline and allow the rest of your troops to bundle in.

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