Rome: Total War Alexander PC

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  • Summary: The expansion offers an epic addition to the Total War series boasting more that 30 hours of gameplay and features a brand new campaign game map, spanning Alexander's unification of Greece and his subsequent conquest of the Persian Empire. The expansion pack also includes six new historicalThe expansion offers an epic addition to the Total War series boasting more that 30 hours of gameplay and features a brand new campaign game map, spanning Alexander's unification of Greece and his subsequent conquest of the Persian Empire. The expansion pack also includes six new historical battles portraying Alexander's triumphs against the Greek, Persian, and Indian forces. These new battles are available for online and LAN multiplayer use. The new campaign in Alexander gives players the objective of matching the achievements of one of the greatest generals in Western civilization. It adds four new factions to the original game, including the Macedonians and Persians. More than 60 new units are also now available, including Persian scythed chariots, elite immortals, and all of Alexander's most famous units, including the Hypaspists, Phalangists, and Companion cavalry. [Sega] Expand
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. I love the combat skills of the general; it makes me feel superior in the battlefield. This game makes me want to know more about the Western Civilization.
  2. PC Gamer UK
    86
    More lands to conquer, new challenges, and a chance to star in one of the greatest stories of all time. [Aug 2006, p.86]
  3. Alexander brings a lot to the table for its $14.95 price tag. Although the battlefield focus makes it a little too fast and furious for methodical conquerors who want their virtual empires to stand the test of time, this isn't what Alexander the Great was all about. So the expansion based on his exploits isn't about building something that lasts, either. Still, this is a must-play addition to the Rome: Total War family, especially if you're looking for a challenge.
  4. 80
    Still, the limited nature of the expansion keeps it from being a "must have" addition for those who aren't quite as hungry as I am for new Total War content. Containing none of the breadth of new units and new strategies that the Total War expansions have been known for, Alexander feels more like a mission pack. Thanfully, the twenty-dollar price tag makes it a little easier to accept but, if you're like me, you'd rather have paid twice as much for content that would last a little longer.
  5. Games Master UK
    76
    Will keep your historical appetite under control while waiting for "Medieval 2." [Sept 2006, p.81]
  6. 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.

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  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. NateG.
    Sep 22, 2009
    10
    Great game adds some difficulty to the Rome Total War classic and for 9.99 now a great buy totally worth it.
  2. [Anonymous]
    Jul 3, 2006
    9
    the graphics are ammazing and the sounds too you must think about real strategies to play. so FUN
  3. ChrisT
    Aug 14, 2009
    9
    The graphics have been improved the campaign is actually a challenge unlike the standard RTW campaign which even on very hard/very hard is The graphics have been improved the campaign is actually a challenge unlike the standard RTW campaign which even on very hard/very hard is remarkably easy for anyone with basic knowledge of the game. Personally I feel critics gave it a bad rating just because it was too difficult for them? I dont see how difficulty is a factor in whether the game is good just because the critics don't know how to play the game right doesn't mean its a bad game. Bottom line, if your a Alexander the Great fan and/or a Total War junkie You'll want to give this a try. Collapse
  4. Sep 3, 2012
    7
    Good title for the price asked of it. Adds a decent amount of content to the base game and provides a totally fresh experience with the newGood title for the price asked of it. Adds a decent amount of content to the base game and provides a totally fresh experience with the new campaign. Unfortunately since there is pretty much only one way to go about the campaign, i highly doubt you will want to play through it again. Expand
  5. 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. Expand
  6. ConorH.
    Jun 19, 2006
    5
    This game is okay, 15 bucks is a bit much, but not to bad. Without any modifications to the game you can only play as Macadon, and you start This game is okay, 15 bucks is a bit much, but not to bad. Without any modifications to the game you can only play as Macadon, and you start with Sparta loosing tons of money. Also there are no politics so no aliences, trading, ect. One more thing, all of the battles are way to easy or extreamely hard. Expand
  7. 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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