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  • Summary: Rome: Total War - Barbarian Invasion commences just after the last Emperor of a unified Rome has died. His successors in Rome and Constantinople are now uneasy allies and rivals for power. The ‘barbarians' are massing along the borders, and in some cases are living inside what used to beRome: Total War - Barbarian Invasion commences just after the last Emperor of a unified Rome has died. His successors in Rome and Constantinople are now uneasy allies and rivals for power. The ‘barbarians' are massing along the borders, and in some cases are living inside what used to be Roman territory. Two hundred years have now passed since the main campaign in Rome: Total War. Players can now control vast armies and over 100 new units as they battle across an updated European map that now reflects the historical changes since Rome: Total War. Tear Rome apart by leading hordes of barbarians or stand and defend the Empire as a leader of one of the two former Romes, the Western and Eastern Empires. [Sega] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. Pelit (Finland)
    93
    Despite the short list of new features, Barbarian Invasion complements Rome: Total War perfectly. [Nov 2005]
  2. If you loved Total War get ready for another rendezvous.
  3. I am really looking forward to seeing what the developers of this game have to offer in their next game.
  4. For those of us who crave battles with thousands of bloodthirsty warriors on each side, the Total War series is still your best bet for total carnage.
  5. As magnificent an example of the add-on pack as Rome is, it doesn't redefine the game completely in order to make it an absolute essential buy for anyone who was interested in the mother-game. It's an imaginative more-of-the-same, but still – at its core – a more of the same.
  6. The single player campaign is so challenging and engrossing that it's easy to forget about the game's shortcomings.
  7. AceGamez
    40
    A poor expansion, with not much in the way of expanding on the previous. In fact it's possibly made the game a damn sight less playable, although hopefully my love for Total War will return with time.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Oct 3, 2015
    10
    La expansion de Rome total war siguió mostrando lo bueno que fue Rome Total War , las mejoras como las antorchas en los combates nocturnosLa expansion de Rome total war siguió mostrando lo bueno que fue Rome Total War , las mejoras como las antorchas en los combates nocturnos fue bastante innovador (tambien el modo hordas y saqueo ) y lo poco negativo que tiene no tiene mucha variedad de unidades barbaras mas o menos todas son iguales . Mi opinión mi expansión favorita de la saga Expand
  2. StuartR.
    Sep 9, 2005
    10
    i have played the original and i have to admit that in rome total war the title speaks for itself just as i am sure the sequel will do i have played the original and i have to admit that in rome total war the title speaks for itself just as i am sure the sequel will do also......Let war commence AGAIN!!!!!! Expand
  3. JonasH.
    Apr 22, 2007
    10
    Great game, loads of fun. It's incredibly amusing playing as your nationality's roots and beat down The Romans. Or pwn them as Great game, loads of fun. It's incredibly amusing playing as your nationality's roots and beat down The Romans. Or pwn them as Carthage with Amoured Elephants. Probably the best strategy game I've ever played. Expand
  4. Cormac
    Oct 7, 2005
    9
    Although not a huge change it is challenging and different enough to whet the appetite.
  5. Feb 9, 2020
    8
    Nor more fun than main edition but still well game. But after atilla total war its not important to play.
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    Nor more fun than main edition but still well game. But after atilla total war its not important to play.
    Graphics:9/10
    Sounds: 10/10
    Gameplay: 7/10
    Fun: 7/10
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  6. Jun 30, 2016
    8
    Great strategy game for its time. It is still a good game to this day, but it has clearly aged. The management of your cities for example canGreat strategy game for its time. It is still a good game to this day, but it has clearly aged. The management of your cities for example can be incredibly painful when you have a lot of cities. Expand
  7. Oct 13, 2014
    6
    As much as I enjoyed Rome Total War, i cannot say I found Barbarian Invasion enjoyable. Exactly the same but with fewer likable factions.As much as I enjoyed Rome Total War, i cannot say I found Barbarian Invasion enjoyable. Exactly the same but with fewer likable factions.
    6/10 - Ben Hazelden
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