Generally favorable reviews - based on 38 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. Jan 18, 2022
    Expeditions: Rome is astounding in every area I was presented with. Constantly I felt like there were tons of things for me to explore and pay attention to, and truly simulates how I picture leading an entire war campaign.
  2. Feb 21, 2022
    Expeditions: Rome is sure a masterclass in writing and player choice. It is a true RPG, with a great historical period, political intrigues and vast combat situations to navigate. Even though it possesses some lacklustre moments like its legion sieges and skirmishes, it is a completely polished, fun, well written and content-rich experience.
  3. 90
    Historical fiction is a quick way to my heart, and while, if I were inclined to make a historical fiction game set in ancient Rome myself, I would probably go with some kind of retelling of Caligula’s story (note: I swear it’s so much more interesting than the popular stories would have you believe), I found this to be interesting and engaging experience on every level. The tactical action is challenging and deep, the management side of things is robust, and the story that it weaves will keep you invested, even 40 or more hours into it. This is an early game of the year contender.
  4. Jan 28, 2022
    Expeditions: Rome balances thoughtful historical story-telling, ambitious RPG elements and tactical warfare to serve up a Roman triumph.
  5. Jan 24, 2022
    Logic Artists finally did it! They made an epic mix of RPG and turn-based strategy. Roma Victor!
  6. Jan 21, 2022
    Expeditions: Rome is a masterpiece of a turn-based RPG, featuring an impressive web of interconnected systems and features.
  7. Jan 19, 2022
    Expeditions: Rome knows how to make history exciting and engaging. The tactical engagements offer variety and challenge. Controlling a legion is makes the player feel powerful. Interacting with the likes of Mithridates through dialogue will appeal to history lovers but you don’t have to know the period to enjoy the narrative. I spend 40 hours with the game and plan on going back to try other ideas and other tactical setups. I would have liked to see a little more innovation in the tactical combat and, maybe, more mechanics for the legion side of the game. Expeditions: Rome needs a few hours to get going but once that’s done it has a lot of fun and cool historical moments for its fans.
  8. Jan 19, 2022
    Streamlined is a good word to describe Expeditions: Rome. Instead of jamming it full of every feature under the sun, it’s lean and mean. Maybe you are making fewer choices than you would in the latest Pathfinder game, but every one of those choices is meaningful. That philosophy permeates every level of the game, from the combat systems, to the art design, to the music, and the writing. A lot of thought went into every part of this game. RPG fans should honor that by giving just as much thought back to this game.
  9. Jan 18, 2022
    Expeditions: Rome is a profoundly in-depth RPG that manages to achieve its lofty ambitions with verve. There are a few potholes in this otherwise smooth Roman road with how steep the learning curve is, but they should get smoothed out in time. For those who loved the tactical machinations of X-Com, but wanted a bit more character development and a personal story, Expeditions: Rome is more fun than visiting the Circus Maximus and Colosseum with a full amphora of wine.
  10. 85
    Thanks to a solid turn-based combat system and an extremely convincing set of characters and an enthralling story, Expeditions: Rome manages to be a great RPG but a not so great strategy game.
  11. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Feb 7, 2022
    It’s hard to put a genre tag on Expeditions: Rome. It has small-unit skirmishes, clashes between armies, some strategy planning on the campaign map, camp management, crafting, role-playing, and so on and so forth. But the best part is that you don’t need to be Caesar to keep track of it all, because they are perfectly interwoven. [Issue#258, p.46]
  12. Jan 20, 2022
    Expeditions: Rome is a surprisingly detailed tactical RPG that takes you through three huge theatres of the Roman republic on a personal quest for revenge or triumph. This story is what you make of it, packed full of meaningful decisions that influence many aspects of the game. Adding to this story is a robust character development system that feeds into the excellent combat, with multiple side-missions to develop both characters equipment and stories, as well as your war camp. The game feels like it could become dull, but never reached that point and is one well worth it for any RPG fan.
  13. Jan 18, 2022
    Don't be fooled by its raw presentation, and don't let yourself be discouraged by a poorly made dubbing: Expeditions Rome is a video game that treats us with a first-rate role-playing experience. In a nutshell, if you love tactical RPGs you can't miss Logic Artists’ latest creation.
  14. Jan 18, 2022
    I'll make this as simple as possible: If you like the idea of controlling a Roman Legion and conquering in the name of Rome, you will like Expeditions: Rome. If that doesn't sound like fun, then this game won't be for you.
  15. Jan 23, 2022
    Despite the rather overstuffed Legion Management aspect and the lingering feeling of watching a "Netflix adaptation" of ancient Rome, the game's objective-based combat, high production values, as well as the plethora of available RP options, make Rome the most complete Expeditions game yet.
  16. Jan 18, 2022
    We really liked Expeditions: Rome and we recommend it to all those who are looking for a deep and multifaceted role-playing game, albeit with some critical issues, especially from the strategic side.
  17. Feb 1, 2022
    Expeditions: Rome is an ambitious turn-based strategy game that unites adventure, role-playing, strategy and tactical combat in a single title. It stands out for a pampered recreation of the culture of the time and despite its markedly strategic vocation, it has a consistent story that will hook the user and motivate him to progress in the game. The tactical combat, thanks to its movement system and the infinite possibilities of personalization of the units, are the best that has been seen. He just flounders on the strategic map where, waiting for the legion to have something to do, the protagonist wanders aimlessly looking for a random event to happen.
  18. Jan 18, 2022
    Expeditions: Rome is the best title in the series yet, with an intriguing storyline that can be partially influenced by players choices and a deeply satisfying combat system in which players can test their tactical prowess.
  19. Feb 7, 2022
    I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Expeditions: Rome. The tactical combat held my attention throughout. It has some weaknesses elsewhere, for sure. But like an effective party, they work to offer support. Tinkering away in your camp, or shuffling pawns across the strategic map might not get the pulse racing, but it provides an opportune moment to catch your breath, to rest and recuperate before pulling on your armour and once again striding onto the battlefield where you belong.
  20. Jan 31, 2022
    Expeditions: Rome is an easy recommendation for any fan of turn-based tactical RPGs. The variety of gameplay environments, the depth of the combat system, and a surprisingly compelling story with unexpectedly strong characters all carry the experience above the few shortcomings of clumsy UI and underwhelming strategy elements. Even if you have no attachment to the setting of ancient Rome (I sure didn't), the overall scope and level of ambition are worth experiencing first-hand.
  21. Jan 31, 2022
    Expeditions Rome is trying to bridge the gap between turn-based RPGs and turn-based strategy games - and it succeeds almost completely. Unfortunately, mass battles during the campaign become unnecessary, so the narrative weight in that aspect is completely lost. Nevertheless, a big step up compared to the previous instalment.
  22. Jan 25, 2022
    Expeditions: Rome is a solid RPG with diverse tactical combat, a thrilling story and challenging decisions that can alter the fate of characters, your own family and even the roman republic.
  23. Jan 24, 2022
    Logic Artists once again proved that they know how to make RPGs and shortened the distance between their games and the genre’s greatest. Promised strategic elements were introduced with moderation, so they are visible but did not dominate the gameplay. Card-based legion management is disappointing, but traditional turn-based combat is as enjoyable as always. Just bear in mind that the story needs quite a lot of time to really get going.
  24. Jan 19, 2022
    Expeditions: Rome deserves a Roman triumph as one of the most impressive tactical RPGs of the last several years, despite occasionally bending under the weight of too many systems.
  25. Jan 18, 2022
    Not everything fits together perfectly in Expeditions: Rome. Nevertheless, it is a very good tactical role-playing game.
  26. Jan 18, 2022
    For those looking for an engaging historical RPG, Expeditions: Rome is an easy recommendation. The options for tailoring the difficulty allows players to focus on their preferred elements and make it challenging, welcoming, and rewarding depending on what players want. While the game’s interpretation of Rome may simplify the issues of the time, Expeditions: Rome successfully uses its setting to create a very enjoyable role-playing experience.
  27. Jan 18, 2022
    A few small annoyances aside, Expeditions: Rome is an impressive, huge, and exciting CRPG. Massively ambitious in its combination of genres, and competent enough to make the variety work massively in its favour.
  28. Jan 18, 2022
    Expeditions: Rome is a very niche third episode in the series. A tactical RPG that is both interesting and efficiently crafted not to bore the player with its lore but to engage him in its beautiful ancient Rome world.
  29. Mar 27, 2022
    Expeditions: Rome touches a bit of everything and, if it does not succeed in making a perfect copy on its conquest and exploration component, it does rather well on its tactical combats and its very pleasant story to follow. If you're not too sensitive to technique and some heaviness in the game's pace, you should have a good time in the heart of the Roman Empire, building your own legend and pursuing your quest for revenge.
  30. Jan 18, 2022
    Expeditions: Rome, despite some not so well crafted aspects, manages to deliver a captivating tactical experience.
  31. Jan 18, 2022
    Expeditions: Rome is in the line of the previous episodes. It's a tactical-RPG with hard battles, a good tactical depth and which gain in complexity as you progress. The secondary elements, such as the conquest phases or the improvement of your headquarters, which seem to be secondary in the end, still give a sense of progression and something to do between battles.
  32. Jan 21, 2022
    An uneven epic whose historical richness guides it through some awkward pacing.
  33. Feb 9, 2022
    Expeditions: Rome is probably developer Logic Artist's biggest and most impressive game, but not all aspects are equally rewarding, and when you're forced to do the same thing over and over again, the whole unfortunately becomes somewhat less than the sum of its parts.
  34. Feb 2, 2022
    The first few hours are just delightful, carrying you away into the ancient Roman world, but it soon starts to get quite repetitive and the story loses its legs. But the worst offenders of all are the terrible, sometimes game breaking bugs.
  35. Jan 18, 2022
    The overwhelming feeling I had in my time with Expeditions: Rome is that it’s perfectly average. If you have a strong draw to Roman history, there’s a lot to love, as the game goes full-force into its setting. The systems all work together competently, but never do anything to stand out from the pack of other CRPGs out there. Even so, I kept finding myself wanting to play more, wanting to conquer that extra little bit of land. If you’re hankering for a new CRPG with a lot of systems to learn, you can certainly do worse than Expeditions: Rome.
  36. Feb 23, 2022
    The worst problem is that combat, skill management and trying out tons of various swords are quite boring as a main dish, and Expeditions: Roms has nothing extra to offer.
  37. Jan 24, 2022
    I would appreciate Expeditions: Rome much more if only there were fewer boring tasks and everything was happening faster. Conquering Europe really shouldn't take that long, and battles should have more meaning, albeit less frequent. Quantity does not mean quality.
  38. Jan 18, 2022
    Expeditions: Rome feels more like a mod with Roman themes than a fully fleshed-out game. From the customization to the design, there are many details that feel unfinished or lack the depth expected of games in the strategy genre. Still, there is fun to be had if players are willing to focus exclusively on the tactics and strategy. Those looking for more of the same coming off Expeditions: Viking will be satisfied enough, even if this new title doesn't feature any major innovations.
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  1. Jan 20, 2022
    Expeditions: Rome has absolutely everything a good RPG needs to succeed. His narrative, rhythmic and interesting as if it were the best Rome’s Empire novel, immerses you fully in his story. Thanks to the system of morality of our companions and their different paths to travel, every decision matters. Turn-based combat is vibrant, vertical, and challenging, while camp and resource management, as well as the crafting system for new equipment, ensure that time flies. As the only 'but', it would have been appreciated if the battles with the legion were somewhat less predictable. An excellent game for RPG and History lovers. [Recommended]
  2. For all these little improvements, though, the time-honoured pursuit of watching a party of adventurers sprint across a map at a snail’s pace has been left untouched. And I know this might seem like a petty thing to complain about, but I’m dead serious. As I’ve stressed, between its surprising and inventive level design, its genuinely compelling character writing, and its various interlocked secondary games, Expeditions: Rome keeps you in a constant state of looking forward to what comes next. And unavoidably, that excitement dampens fast when you’re just sitting there waiting for people to move across a map.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 72 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 50 out of 72
  2. Negative: 8 out of 72
  1. Jan 21, 2022
    If you are a nerd for Rome you will like this game.
    If you are a nerd for tactical crpgs you will like this game.
    If you are a nerd for your
    If you are a nerd for Rome you will like this game.
    If you are a nerd for tactical crpgs you will like this game.
    If you are a nerd for your men panicking in battle and killing their comrades you will love this game!
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  2. Jan 24, 2022
    It's not a AAA title but if you look at the state of AAA games in last years its probably for the better.
    Viking was a good game but Rome
    It's not a AAA title but if you look at the state of AAA games in last years its probably for the better.
    Viking was a good game but Rome makes a huge step forward in almost every game system.
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  3. Jan 27, 2022
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. Expeditions Rome is a singularly well written and designed game. There is a richness and a depth to the story and the characters that is rare in games, but that I have come to expect from the Logic Artist team.
    I especially like that the choices you make in the game has consequenses, that carries all through the game (and at least once the consequenses can be fatal for your companions) It shows that the devs have respect for the players.
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