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  • Summary: Imperator: Rome is the newest grand strategy title from Paradox Development Studio. Set in the tumultuous centuries from Alexander’s Successor Empires in the East to the foundation of the Roman Empire.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Apr 25, 2019
    95
    A good game with a lot of depth & just what one would expect from Paradox. Play it through once or twice just for fun, then grab one of the strategy guides that will be popping up to more fully appreciate the mechanics.
  2. Apr 25, 2019
    90
    Imperator: Rome is one of the best grand strategy games on the market.
  3. Jul 4, 2019
    85
    Imperator: Rome brings together in a single game the best ideas of the two great works of Paradox: Europa Universalis IV and Crusader Kings II.
  4. Apr 25, 2019
    80
    As Imperator grows in scale from its Clausewitz cousins, so too it grows in depth and ultimately in unwieldiness. But there's a grand strategy with aeons of play in it for you.
  5. Apr 25, 2019
    75
    A very Paradox game, in both a good and bad way. It has all the hallmarks of a good game, and I look forward to seeing continued development as time goes by.
  6. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Jun 26, 2019
    67
    I’d like to believe that in time, with a few DLCs, Imperator will become a worthy Antiquity simulator. Still, it’s a worrying sign that a brand new Paradox game has basically no original features at its launch. [Issue#238, p.66]
  7. Apr 25, 2019
    50
    Imperator: Rome is a massive game, yet one that falls markedly short in comparison to what we've gotten used to with other Paradox titles like Crusader Kings 2 or Europa Universalis 4. An outdated, lacking or outright broken UI hampers the experience dramatically, despite a beautifully gorgeous new campaign map and an awesome and innovative new trade system. Imperator tries to be a bit of both; a family and state-oriented game, but in its pursuit of this goal, it sadly becomes neither.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 67
  2. Negative: 40 out of 67
  1. Apr 26, 2019
    10
    I think its a nice paradox entry in the antiquity period. People complain that it has not as many features as CK2 and EU4 forgetting thoseI think its a nice paradox entry in the antiquity period. People complain that it has not as many features as CK2 and EU4 forgetting those games had years of updates and more than dozens of expansions. I am really looking forward to seeing how this title will grow as paradox expands it Expand
  2. Apr 29, 2019
    9
    First of all It's a Paradox game. Every Paradox game was poor with mechanism and aspects at the start.
    But the game is awesome. It is great
    First of all It's a Paradox game. Every Paradox game was poor with mechanism and aspects at the start.
    But the game is awesome. It is great mix of Crusader, Europa and Victoria. The game is going to be real good with DLC that are going to come for sure.

    I must recommend it for everyone who loves Paradox Grand strategy games.
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  3. Sep 2, 2020
    7
    This game is not a successor of a game with Clausewitz Engine, meaning that this game is a successor of a very old game(EU: Rome). Because ofThis game is not a successor of a game with Clausewitz Engine, meaning that this game is a successor of a very old game(EU: Rome). Because of that, the game looked very empty when it was released. But with updates, Paradox Development Studio made this game better. Also, the fact that this game doesn't having a single dlc like a CK2, EU4 or HOI4 dlc is a very great thing. Expand
  4. Apr 29, 2019
    4
    Unacceptable release for Paradox. I have almost 1000 hours in their various games, but this is an underwhelming and disappointing mess. AsUnacceptable release for Paradox. I have almost 1000 hours in their various games, but this is an underwhelming and disappointing mess. As others have stated, you really don't need to pay attendtion to anything. Just give it in game time and you will win, you may or may not care. Ruling families? Who cares they are meaningless. They will most likely fix the issues that are involved in Imperator (like giving me a reason to play for more than an hour). However, that's not the point how did this make it out of beta? Paradox is now just like Bethesda, buyer beware. Expand
  5. Nov 26, 2019
    3
    The UI is hard to navigate, it takes a lot of time to execute desired actions. The game offers no interesting mechanics and is only aboutThe UI is hard to navigate, it takes a lot of time to execute desired actions. The game offers no interesting mechanics and is only about conquering with nothing else to do. Expand
  6. May 7, 2019
    1
    Give it three years and $200-ish worth of dlc later, and it may be worth calling a full game. But in its current state, its a hollow handjob.Give it three years and $200-ish worth of dlc later, and it may be worth calling a full game. But in its current state, its a hollow handjob.

    The loyal community of modders to fix this train wreck will be the only reason ill go through cancer.
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  7. May 18, 2019
    0
    Boring game ,on the late stage of game all countries have huge amount of many and manpower.

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