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  • Summary: Hegemony Rome brings the past alive like no other real time strategy game, as you manage your armies and manipulate your enemies in a beautifully drawn simulation of 1st century BC warfare. Bring all of Gaul under the rule of the Senate and People of Rome. Or, in the sandbox game, unite theHegemony Rome brings the past alive like no other real time strategy game, as you manage your armies and manipulate your enemies in a beautifully drawn simulation of 1st century BC warfare. Bring all of Gaul under the rule of the Senate and People of Rome. Or, in the sandbox game, unite the Gallic tribes and end the threat of Roman rule forever. Both legions and warbands will be yours to command in Spring 2012. Expand
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  1. May 15, 2014
    82
    It throws out pretty much everything you thought you knew about Real-Time Strategy and then proceeds to - successfully - reinvent the genre altogether.
  2. Jun 2, 2014
    70
    Hegemony Rome's quick, neat and easy approach to grand strategy puts impressive control in the player's hands.
  3. Jun 22, 2014
    50
    Almost everything here is mediocre, and that's really a shame given the promise of Wars of Ancient Greece.
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  1. Jun 23, 2015
    8
    I have not played the first Hegemony game, so i can not make comparisons on how good/bad this one is compared to that one.

    However; as
    I have not played the first Hegemony game, so i can not make comparisons on how good/bad this one is compared to that one.

    However; as someone who comes from the Total War series (started with Rome 1 back in 2004) , i have to admit that i was quite skeptical about this game when i first decided to try out, for my surprise Hegemony Rome turned out to be quite impressive!
    Sure the battles do not have the scale nor the complexity that Total War has, but the rest of the game is way "superior" in many aspects, specially its depth and "realism".

    I have not completed the single player campaign yet, but i am close to doing so(nearing the end of chapter 4), i must have put around 20h + into this game so far, and i don't regret it, its been wonderful! Also i don't know about other people but i have only encountered ONE crash to desktop so far, and no bugs yet (it might help that i first tried the game in December 2014, over half a year after its original Release Date: May, 2014)

    Definitely worth every penny in my opinion!
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  2. Jan 18, 2015
    7
    So game is released, still look like in beta stages
    But it improved a lot, almost nothing was working before, now it is at least enjoyable,
    So game is released, still look like in beta stages
    But it improved a lot, almost nothing was working before, now it is at least enjoyable, yet still very mediocre game
    I give this game 7, because I know developers are going to improve it in next months as they did until now and it have kinda bad score as it have potential to be good game
    But to say truth, this game sits right now somewhere on 5/10 and lack everything, mostly units for various tactics
    Also that promised historical accuracy was lost somewhere in development process
    "barbarians" look like some cavemen with short swords and heavy infantry are spearmen? One would assume that spear is cheapest weapon and only light and line infantry will have them, while heavy infantry would be armed with axes and shortswords
    There are lot more poor choices like you can upgrade unit with more men, why would you use any other upgrade for +10% attack or defense if your unit can be 50% more strong with additional men?
    This is something I want to change in this game, stop dumbing it down and creating arcade rts for everybody, we want more deep strategical game, you will never get more players with this, only less
    Right now its jack of all trades, master of none, partialy total war, partialy C&C rts, partialy ancient greece
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  3. Aug 24, 2015
    7
    This campaign is extremely accurate historically. I'm seriously playing this game reading De Bello Galico simultaenously and it followsThis campaign is extremely accurate historically. I'm seriously playing this game reading De Bello Galico simultaenously and it follows Caesar's account very closely. So it's a very fun history lesson if you look at it that way!

    I was a bit confused at the beginning by some of the mechanics and the logistics (Caesar emphasizes the corn supply in his book, and sure enough that's a big part of this game) at the beginning -- not the most user friendly -- but once you get the hang of it things start to make sense.
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  4. Jun 4, 2014
    3
    OMG! THIS is finished?! I purchased this game on early access, after I tryed Hegemony Gold. I liked the first part so I voted for new one.OMG! THIS is finished?! I purchased this game on early access, after I tryed Hegemony Gold. I liked the first part so I voted for new one.

    Now, yesterday I tryed to check - how is it going (didn't played all this months, waiting for polished build). It was VERY bad.
    - No formations
    - freezes
    - low informative game interface - in first part I saw all need about army and general in 1 screen. Now I need to go through pushing additional buttons just to check - what bonuses this general and army have.
    - NO STRATEGY in battles! Just mess of two crowds. You take as many man as you can and just dend them to fight another army. Who's army bigger - he wins.
    No flang atack, no AI , nothing!
    - armies don't even try to take position I've ordered. They just try to run in mess ASAP.
    - pathfinding of the armies is.... F! There is no any pathfinding! Army can pass the corner of the forest/mountain/anything in column, streched on half of the screen (even if there was enough space to walk through organized). And they fall into the enemy's hands one after one - all column in it's turn.
    - AI is absolutley stupid! Did I say it already? I will repeat it again - AI is very stupid!
    - there are so low space on the map, so armies often can't walk or stay near each other. It looks just like tunnels, not open space map.
    - You can't take one of your amies out of the battle - they don't listen to any orders until the end of fight, even if enemy is overnumbered by your units 4-5 times!
    Example - my cavalry prepares to take atack of enemy's swordsmans. Right behind this enemy swordsmans there are 2 another army units, wich belongs to me and they are same swordsmans too. So enemy army atacks my cavalry face to face. Right after this contact in 5 secons enemy was atacked with my 2 swordsman armies. Now I need to take cavalry out of battle and I gave them order to retreat. No way! My units stay in battle until they defeated, and enemy has no any bother about my another 2 armies atacking them from behind. Enemy started to take damage only after cavlary was dead.
    And this is only EXAMPLE - same thing all the way it goes.

    - Don't even think to try meking some order in your battlefield. No spearmans on front, cavlary on flangs and archers on the cover - just choose all units on the screen in one crowd and click on enemy's crowd. BINGO! This is all the strategy!

    Now...why I am saying it? Becouse I saw all that stuf and was disapointed, but I thought - "OK, this is early access. First game was cool, so I just have to wait for a while - it will be fixed."
    And now I hear that this is finished game!

    I give a 3 only in memory of the first "Hegemony".
    grfafic - 0 (freezes on good PC config-n)
    sound - nothing special
    gameplay - 0
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  5. Mar 6, 2015
    0
    Saw videos of it and to be frank it seems like its early alpha. It plays like early alpha according to those I know who have purchased it. GoSaw videos of it and to be frank it seems like its early alpha. It plays like early alpha according to those I know who have purchased it. Go and buy Rome 2 Emperor Edition instead, even though that game aswell isn't very good. Expand