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  • Summary: (Currently available in the UK/EU only) Merging action and strategy in a setting that replicates the atmosphere of the period, The History Channel: Great Battles of Rome allows players to take control of a series of campaigns against Barbarian hordes, while carving out the Roman Empire. Over 100 battles are available for play including the Punic and Samnite Wars, and Julius Caesar's conquest of Britain. Players can customize and control massive armies with an array of soldiers including gbraries, archers, cavalry and even mighty war-elephants. The game delivers battle realism in various environments, including steppe, forest, desert and coastline, with both day and night lighting. [Black Bean Games] Expand
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  2. Negative: 5 out of 9
  1. Get "Legion Arena" instead. [July 2007, p.88]
  2. There is little new here that would make you choose this over the demonstrably superior games from Creative Assembly. [July 2007, p.72]
  3. The battle graphics get the job done, but everything else is a wash. The game is simple to play and though it does try to complicate matters, does a poor job – which reveals the simplistic nature of this title.
  4. Rome seems rushed and poorly realized. [Apr 2008, p.70]
  5. Recycled edutainment and terrible production values make this RTS survey of Roman history stale and simple.
  6. Great Battles of Rome = Epic Fail.
  7. If you really want to learn more about the battles of Rome and to try your hand at recreating them, you're far, far better off simply renting a History Channel Special and picking up a copy of Rome: Total War.

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  1. IanH.
    Aug 30, 2007
    1
    This game is a complet copy of the total war series, if you you seriously want great batlles with romans buy rome:total war.Not this poor excuse.
  2. SteeleX
    Jul 30, 2007
    0
    When I started playing this game, i continously checked the date of when this game was made. I can not believe that this game was made in 2007!!
    I would give this game a 7 or 6 if it was made in 7 years ago. So the more I play this game, the more I wanted to play Medieval 2.
    EVEN IF YOU'RE GETTING THIS GAME FOR FREE I SUGGEST YOU NOT, BECAUSE I'M SURE EVEN ROMAN TIMES LOVERS WOULDN'T EVEN TOUCH THIS GAME!!!!!
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