Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Limited, but compelling. For a full-price add-on, you'd judge it more harshly, but for £8.50 (Plus an extra couple of quid if you want the "Download Insurance", which frankly sounds a little sinister), for some strategic challenges while we all wait for "Medieval 2" it's entirely acceptable.
  2. 60
    If you're looking for a brutal campaign requiring every ounce of military strategy and luck, one that requires you to throw your best general right into the thick of things while laying waste to everything you touch, you might want to give Rome: Total War -- Alexander a whirl.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 59 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 59
  2. Negative: 5 out of 59
  1. Jul 29, 2013
    6
    Takes away the time i enjoyed in previous games building my cities and sorting out trade agreements and instead forces you into a rush toTakes away the time i enjoyed in previous games building my cities and sorting out trade agreements and instead forces you into a rush to conquer provinces. Feels a lot more limited than RTW and i didn't enjoy it nearly as much. Full Review »
  2. Apr 14, 2018
    7
    The worst part of this is the start of the campaign. You start with bad cities, low income, tons of enemies, and have to somehow manage toThe worst part of this is the start of the campaign. You start with bad cities, low income, tons of enemies, and have to somehow manage to conquer the map in only 100 turns. It is overwhelming at first, and difficult even on easy, but once you get a few cities can be fun. It took me 66 turns on easy, though I used a guide to help with the start.

    Balance issues: Alexander is way too strong, pikes are too strong, archers are useless.

    The historical battles are fun and interesting, though also too hard.

    20-30 hours of content, recommended if bundled or cheap.
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  3. Oct 13, 2014
    5
    Rome Total War but with one campaign, Alexander is merely a limited DLC item. Once again, the factions were not as profound as the originalRome Total War but with one campaign, Alexander is merely a limited DLC item. Once again, the factions were not as profound as the original Rome Total War.
    5/10 - Ben Hazelden
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