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  • Summary: Imperium Romanum puts the player in the role of a governor of a province, where he or she must strive to build a well organized, prosperous and commanding settlement. Set in the time of the Roman Empire at its peak, players construct fortifications, towers, gates and bridges, while paying for them with a new currency. Imperium Romanum is a challenging, enjoyable, and authentic quest to rule the world. With missions based on real events and locations and enhanced by elements like crime and economics, Imperium Romanum is the complete historical strategy gaming experience. Impressive graphics showcase historically accurate buildings, natural disasters, and siege machines, as well as an improved battle system where the player commands their armies. The missions are interactive, so the players activate the goals when they choose. Build. Rule. Conquer! [SouthPeak Interactive] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. Imperium Romanum offers tons of replay value, with different modes and virtually unlimited ways to play each scenario.
  2. Imperium Romanum ticks all the right boxes; with an intuitive and easy to understand interface, a varied mix of scenarios to play through and a substantially improved graphics engine, there's a lot to like about it - but it isn't perfect.
  3. If you can turn a blind eye to the ropey skirmishes, you'll be in for weeks of city building goodness. [Apr 2006, p.85]
  4. It’s a little boring and it’s a little easy and it’s a little basic, but if you’ve never tried the city-building genre before, then you might find it to be of some value. However, if you’re familiar with the genre at all, then you might as well skip Imperium Romanum, because you’ve already played better versions of it.
  5. This ancient city planning simulator got a bit more interesting, but is still lacking many managing options and the scale is certainly sub par, especially considering that the population of Rome at its peak was over 1 million. [May 2008]
  6. It is not going to set the world afire with a wild reimagining of the format, but Imperium Romanum is a solid and enjoyable city management simulation, with some gorgeous graphics, an evocative soundtrack, and very confident execution. [May 2008, p.64]
  7. 25
    You can play a few pointless sandbox maps that demonstrate the straightjacketed city progression, whether you're in Capua, Venice, Sparta, or Memphis.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. PascalG.
    Apr 1, 2008
    Imho one of the best city-builders on the market...just perfect to relax after a long day of work...which is right now.
  2. DanaM
    Oct 24, 2008
    Great to relax with, lay out your city so it is functional and watch it grow. Challenge is not over the top, but just plain fun.
    Nov 28, 2009
    Very nice graphics, Good gameplay, Interesting features and historical notes. Good game!
  4. FarhanS.
    Mar 3, 2008
    The game's basic funda is city building as defined by the tag line. It covers all the part from the game CIV CITY ROME, with a touch of SIM CITY. Its value is in Graphics, AI system, and game mechanics or interface. Enjoyed Playing it. Expand
  5. Feb 9, 2013
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. very good city building game, had loads of fun, although there needs to be more random or better events which take place. still great game to play could play all day in fact nearly did!! Expand
  6. BenjaminP
    Aug 20, 2009
    A lot of indepth gameplay once scratching past the surface
  7. RobH.
    Mar 11, 2008
    There's nothing particularly innovative or exciting about this game. I'm a big fan of city-builders but this does nothing to improve on what's already out there, and in many ways is actually worse. At best, it feels like I Expand