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  • Summary: Dropping you into the Western Mediterranean at the outbreak of the 2nd Punic War, Hannibal at the Gates features a new campaign map focused on the period that brought the ancient-world superpowers of Rome and Carthage to all-out war.

    One of the most famous in history, the conflict
    demonstrated the tactical genius of great rival generals Scipio and Hannibal. Can you recreate their remarkable strategies, or can you do better? How will you change history?

    You enter the war as Carthage or Rome, command the noble Hellenic city-state of Syracuse, or, for the first time in ROME II, play an Iberian faction as the Arevaci or the Lusitani.
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  1. Apr 8, 2014
    74
    Hannibal at the Gates is a conservative expansion, but nevertheless a good one. The second punic war is one hell of a conflict to portray in a strategy game, and the new Rome II DLC does that reasonably well.
  2. May 9, 2014
    73
    Total War: Rome 2 : Hannibal at the Gates Second Punic war is an excellent theme for a DLC. The conflict is a reasonable small-scaled but still Carthage acts as a strong counterforce against Rome. [May 2014]
  3. Jun 5, 2014
    60
    I don't need more 'historical' battles and dozens of new units. What I want from Rome 2 are solid multiplayer, good, easy-to-understand balance and smart AI that uses battering rams and ballistics to storm castles. Is this too much to ask for?
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  1. Apr 10, 2014
    1
    Well Sega. I would absolutely buy play and review this DLC IF I COULD. However I live in South Korea and no Total War games or expansions can be bought on Steam here. If you make an effort to make this buyable then I will definitely get back here to give it a fair review. Expand