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Total War: Rome II

Save 75% on Total War titles at Get Games

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Strategy games, Total War: Rome II

Save 75% on Total War titles at Get Games

Get Games are running a tasty Total War sale this weekend!

Highlights include the Shogun 2 Collection at £9.99, the Total War: Rome II Emperor Edition for £7.99 and a huge slate of DLC for you to cherry-pick. Thanks gooner and Buzz for the heads-up!

Cheaper than Steam! Total War: Rome II - Emperor Edition now £6 thanks to GMG's Holiday Sale

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Matt Gardner
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Deals
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PC games, Strategy games, Total War: Rome II

Cheaper than Steam! Total War: Rome II - Emperor Edition now £6 thanks to GMG's Holiday Sale

Total War: Rome II Emperor Edition is only £6 at Green Man Gaming. Click here to buy it! >>

Make sure you use the GMG voucher code WINTER-SALE20-GROGRE to get it at this price. There's no denying that Total War: Rome II was embarrassingly buggy at launch, but CA turned things around, and the game's a pretty impressive package now, especially at this price. You can read my full review here, and remember that this is the Emperor Edition that includes an extra Campaign Pack.

Bookmark our games deals stream for further savings!

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Calling all armchair emperors - Total War: Rome II Emperor Edition from £7.49, all DLC on sale

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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PC games, Strategy games, Total War: Rome II

Calling all armchair emperors - Total War: Rome II Emperor Edition from £7.49, all DLC on sale

Total War: Rome II Emperor Edition is only £7.49 on The Humble Store. Click here to buy it! >>

Alternatively, GamersGate are charging £7.50, a penny dearer but lasting an extra day. Click here to buy it! >>

Both offer Steam codes. There's no denying that Total War: Rome II was embarrassingly buggy at launch, but things have improved and the game is now up to snuff. You can read Matt's full review for the details, and remember that this is the Emperor Edition that includes an extra Campaign Pack. Thanks to Muryu13 and Mark!

GamersGate are also throwing a massive Total War sale that includes all the DLC and other games in the series at major discounts. Browse the selection and see what takes your fancy!

Game of the Month | September 2013

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Features
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Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs, Game of the Month, GTA V, Lone Survivor: The Director's Cut, Outlast, Puppeteer, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor - Soul Hackers, Total War: Rome II

Game of the Month | September 2013

Whatever you may have thought of it, September was only ever really going to be dominated by one game. The hype train for GTA V was a roaring locomotive that, as expected, has crushed all in its path. But there were some other games that emerged in September too. Sony Japan's striking platformer Puppeteer won us over emphatically, in turned out that Diablo III was better as a console game after all, indie gems such as MirrorMoon EP and Lone Survivor: Director's Cut proved that you don't need a massive budget to work wonders.

Honourable mentions also go out to The Creative Assembly, who crafted a gargantuan grand strategy experience that surely would have been in  with a shout had it not been so terribly buggy; the re-emergence of Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner - Soul Hackers as the 16-year cult classic hit the 3DS; Daedalic dropped probably their best adventure game yet in Memoria; and Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs emerged to freak us out along with Outlast.

As per usual, we've got a couple of runners-up before we hit the big one...

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Massive Total War: Rome II Patch Promises AI & Performance Improvements

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Patch, PC games, RTS, Sega, The Creative Assembly, Total War: Rome II, Update

Massive Total War: Rome II Patch Promises AI & Performance Improvements

The Creative Assembly plan to address two of the biggest criticisms surrounding Total War: Rome II - namely the quirky AI and inconsistent performance - by way of a massive patch. The tweaks and changes entered beta last Friday, and SEGA have just informed us that it's now available to download via automatic update. We've got the lengthy patch notes below, courtesy of the official site.

Be sure to read our exhaustive Total War: Rome II review for all the gory details.

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UK Games Charts | 7th September 2013

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Diablo III, Farming Simulator 2013, Games charts, Killzone: Mercenary, Saints Row IV, Sales, Total War: Rome II, UK Games Charts, UK retail

Saints Row IV maintained it's position at the top of the charts, but there were also no fewer than four new entries in the top ten this week. The Creative Assembly stormed into second place with Total War: Rome II, hotly followed by Diablo III, given a boost by its console release. The Vita got some sales loving thanks to Killzone: Mercenary and would you believe it, Farming Simulator 2013 has made the top ten in the console version's first week on sale here in the UK.

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Brian Blessed Explains Total War: Rome II's Projectile Weapons In New Trailer

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Brian Blessed, PC games, RTS, Sega, The Creative Assembly, Total War: Rome II, trailer

Brian Blessed Explains Total War: Rome II's Projectile Weapons In New Trailer

Effective use of ranged weaponry can be key to winning battles in Total War: Rome II, and you don't have to take my word for it. You can take Brian Blessed's word for it. The bearded one narrates a new video for the recently-released RTS that focuses on thrown projectiles and missiles, which you can find after the break.

Matt was generally impressed with The Creative Assembly's effort in our Total War: Rome II review, but reckons that a fair bit of patching is necessary to bring some ropey AI and bugs up to standard. A major feedback-driven update is scheduled to release today.

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Total War: Rome II Getting Major Feedback-Driven Patch This Friday

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Patch, PC games, RTS, Sega, The Creative Assembly, Total War: Rome II, Update

Total War: Rome II Getting Major Feedback-Driven Patch This Friday

The Creative Assembly are working hard on a major update for Total War: Rome II based on player feedback and metrics from the first few days of play. Though it will primarily focus on ironing out specific hardware issues, the patch will also "tweak the balancing, AI routines and other features."

Full patch notes will be available on Friday alongside the automatic update itself. Total War: Rome II will apparently be patched on a weekly basis, so we'll keep you updated. For now, you can read Matt's exhaustive Total War: Rome II review for our official verdict.

Total War: Rome II Review | Alea Iacta Est

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Matt Gardner
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Reviews
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Grand strategy, PC games, Sega, Strategy games, The Creative Assembly, Total War, Total War: Rome II

Total War: Rome II Review | Alea Iacta Est

Platforms: PC

Developers: The Creative Assembly

Publishers: SEGA

I've always loved the more ambitious entries in the Total War series a good deal more than the more battle-focused titles to bear the name. Medieval is still my favourite entry in the series -- and that includes this game, I have to say, but only just -- precisely because it managed to combine fantastic grand strategy with political intrigue and a fairly robust diplomatic system, and real-time battles set in a time period that could legitimately yield up veteran Templar Knights to lead your lines.

But we've come a long way since then. One look at Rome II on its maximum settings is almost enough to make your eyes weep with joy. We often lament this industry's obsession with beautiful shiny things to the detriment of good things, but in doing so we sometimes forget that aesthetics really do matter. The devil is in the details for so many games, and Rome II excels at showing off the extreme lengths to which The Creative Assembly has gone to make Ancient Europe feel alive.

Given that you're staring at a glorified map for much of your time, that's pretty good going.

Returning fans will be instantly at home with the machinations of tens of would-be empires unfolding across Europe and North Africa. The main allure of Rome II -- the expansive campaign, where you choose you faction and are then left to get on with conquering the known world -- is a languid, patient affair, as it has always been. You cannot simply hope to build an enormous army straight off of the bat, and march off into the sunset to fill the next few decades with rampant aggression. There are cities to be managed, carefully struck trade arrangements to be protected, rebellions to be crushed, and a delicate social ecosystem to be maintained.

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Total War: Rome II Launch Trailer Asks "How Far Will You Go?"

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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PC games, RTS, Sega, Strategy games, The Creative Assembly, Total War: Rome II, trailer

Total War: Rome II releases tomorrow, and Matt's feverishly beavering away at our full review for this monolithic RTS. However, to tide you over, here's the brand new launch trailer that poses a tough question. Just how far will you go to ensure the glory of the Roman empire... or its destruction?

Total War: Rome II Video Pits Parthia Against Pontius

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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multiplayer, PC games, RTS, Sega, The Creative Assembly, Total War: Rome II, trailer

Total War: Rome II Video Pits Parthia Against Pontius

The Creative Assembly has released another Let's Play-style video for Total War: Rome II, which launches next month on PC. You'll get to see a vicious head to head multiplayer battle as Parthia (Community Team’s Trish Ryniak) and Pontius (multiplayer designer Elliot Lock) vie for supremacy.

Total War: Rome II will also be available in a swag-heavy Collector's Edition, which was unboxed yesterday during a trained military dog attack.

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Total War: Rome II Collector's Edition Unboxing Video Unleashes Real War Dogs

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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RTS, Sega, The Creative Assembly, Total War: Rome II, Unboxing

Total War: Rome II Collector's Edition Unboxing Video Unleashes Real War Dogs

No, really. Seemingly bored of traditional unboxing videos, The Creative Assembly has forced their presenters to unbox Total War: Rome II's Collector's Edition while under attack from trained military dogs.

In case you need reminding, Total War: Rome II is out next month, and its limited collector's edition contains an inordinate amount of physical swag. Details here.

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Total War: Rome II Trailer Is A Navy Lark

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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C games, RTS, Sega, Strategy games, The Creative Assembly, Total War: Rome II, trailer

Total War: Rome II Trailer Is A Navy Lark

Naval combat will be a key part of Total War: Rome II when it launches this September, as evidenced by a new trailer from The Creative Assembly. Different factions will offer unique takes on sea power, such as the tough uncomplicated barbarian longships designed for quick and nasty boarding action. Get your feet wet after the break.

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New Creative Assembly Vid Shows Macedon Taking On The The Might of Rome

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Dev diaries, Grand strategy, PC games, The Creative Assembly, Total War: Rome II

New Creative Assembly Vid Shows Macedon Taking On The The Might of Rome

The Creative Assembly have just released a video showing off the AI capabilities in the upcoming Total War: Rome II. The "Let's Play" video shows Studio Communications Manager Al Bickham's Macedonian forces taking on the might of Rome (with the AI set to Very Hard) in an open terrain skirmish match.

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Total War: Rome II Trailer Will Find A Way... Or Make One

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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PC games, RTS, Sega, The Creative Assembly, Total War: Rome II, trailer

The latest trailer for Total War: Rome II focuses on the legendary Carthaginian general Hannibal, who famously promised to "find a way or make one" when crossing the alps. Using his campaign against Rome as a template, the footage demonstrates the wealth of tactical options at players' disposal when it comes to outmanoeuvring, outfoxing or outfighting their opponents.

Total War: Rome II releases on September 3rd worldwide. Matt recently corralled developer Pawel Wojs for a video interview if you want to know more.

Total War: Rome II Campaign Unleashed In New Video

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Dev Diary, PC games, RTS, Sega, The Creative Assembly, Total War: Rome II

Total War: Rome II Campaign Unleashed In New Video

You can now get a guided tour of Total War: Rome 2's campaign mode thanks to a Let's Play video from The Creative Assembly. Trish Ryniak and designer Dom Starr talk us through the factions, diplomacy system, map and more over the course of 13 minutes; showing us what to expect from a campaign in progress.

Total War: Rome II releases on September 3rd worldwide. Matt recently corralled developer Pawel Wojs for a video interview if you want to know more.

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Cleopatra Gets Stuck Into The Battle of the Nile In Total War: Rome II's E3 Trailer

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Matt Gardner
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News
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E3 2013, Sega, The Creative Assembly, Total War: Rome II, Trailers

Cleopatra Gets Stuck Into The Battle of the Nile In Total War: Rome II's E3 Trailer

SEGA have unleashed the E3 trailer for Total War: Rome II, which gives us a glimpse of the Battle of the Nile portion of the game that will be on the show floor next week.

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Total War: Rome II Gets Firm Release Date & Collector's Edition

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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PC games, RTS, Sega, Strategy games, The Creative Assembly, Total War: Rome II

Total War: Rome II Gets Firm Release Date & Collector's Edition

We've been gawking at The Creative Assembly's upcoming RTS for months, but now Total War: Rome II finally has a release date. It'll be available on September 3rd in all regions, with an extra faction available as free launch DLC.

SEGA has also revealed pre-order bonuses (three more factions) and a swagtastic collector's edition. More details after the break, or check out the latest developer walkthrough here.

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Total War: Rome II Getting Free Launch DLC Faction

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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DLC, PC games, RTS, Sega, Strategy games, The Creative Assembly, Total War: Rome II

Total War: Rome II Getting Free Launch DLC Faction

Total War: Rome II may not have a firm release date yet, but The Creative Assembly have revealed that a ninth playable faction will be freely available to download on launch day. The Kingdom of Pontus, denizens of the mountainous lands around the Black Sea, excel at lightning-fast cavalry assaults, using scythe-bladed chariots to cut down legionnaires as they sweep across the battlefield.

The latest episode of Rally Point, Rome II's community show, goes into more detail. We've embedded it after the break.

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Total War: Rome II Dev Diary Narrates The Battle Of Teutoburg

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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PC games, RTS, Sega, Strategy games, The Creative Assembly, Total War: Rome II, trailer

Total War: Rome II Dev Diary Narrates The Battle Of Teutoburg

The Creative Assembly have released a lengthy slice of Total War: Rome II gameplay that re-enacts the Battle Of Teutoburg. This vicious engagement saw the Roman army caught in a Germanian tribal ambush, acting as a perfect way to show off just how "savage and dynamic" these new scenarios will be. Creative Assembly staff are on hand to deliver a blow-by-blow explanation of both the new mechanics and historical details.

Total War: Rome II will launch on PC later this year.

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