Total War: Rome II

PC / Strategy / Release: Sep 3, 2013 / ESRB: RP

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Total War: Rome 2 includes 'privileged access' to Total War: Arena

Total War: Rome 2 includes 'privileged access' to Total War: Arena

Just in case Rome 2 wasn't Total enough for you, Sega has announced that all owners of the upcoming RTS will receive "privileged access" to Total War: Arena, a free-to-play "RTS-MOBA-y thing" announced earlier this year. The free-to-play PC game will see 10v10 matches where each player controls three squads.

Read more: $15 of in-game currency and other bonuses »

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Total War: Rome 2 preview: high above the battlefield



Total War: Rome 2 preview: high above the battlefield



As my tiny force of Roman soldiers marched on the Samnite forces laying siege to the city of Capua, I zoomed in to look at my individual soldiers, wondering what I would see. Fear? Excitement? Fatigue?

I wanted to see if Total War: Rome 2 could make good on its promise that the fortunes of battle would be etched on the faces of combatants on both sides. I had been told that there would be speeches, and that soldiers would mourn their fallen comrades. I didn't see any of that though; my little band of warriors looked stoic as ever as they hurried to meet the Samnites. I'm not sure it would have mattered either, because Total War: Rome 2 has much more going for it than it's supposedly Saving Private Ryan-like depiction of soldiers on the battlefield.



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Total War: Rome 2 gets interactive campaign map for attack planning

Total War: Rome 2 gets interactive campaign map for attack planning

After watching the Romans try to outmaneuver the Egyptians yesterday, you may want to start planning your path of carnage once Total War: Rome 2 comes out this fall. A newly released interactive campaign map should be just the tool for the job if you are into that amount of detail.

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Total War: Rome 2 video shows Battle of the Nile from Roman view

Total War: Rome 2 video shows Battle of the Nile from Roman view

When Creative Assembly demoed Total War: Rome 2 at E3, it showed off the Battle for the Nile scenario from the easier, more accessible Egyptian perspective. A new video shows that game being played from the Roman perspective, one that offers a challenge for more seasoned players.

Watch: Outnumbered and attacking the high ground »

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Titanfall takes record six E3 Game Critics Awards

Titanfall takes record six E3 Game Critics Awards

The winners in the annual Game Critics Awards have been released for E3 2013, with Titanfall being the first in GCA's 16-year history to take six awards. It won the top spot in all of the categories in which it was was nominated, including Best of Show. No other game received more than one award.

Of the winners, 11 will be playable on PC, with 10 games for Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Four games will be playable on PS4, three on PS3, and one each on Wii U and Vita. And besting both next-gen consoles was Oculus Rift, which received the award for best hardware/peripheral.

Read more: The winners list »

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Total War: Rome 2 PC requirements confirmed

Total War: Rome 2 PC requirements confirmed

Will thousands of pretty Romans and barbarians running around murdering each other in Total War: Rome 2 strain your PC too much? Before you scoff that your 'rig' can handle anything, as well as confirming the system requirements today, developer The Creative Assembly has released a 30000x4087 panorama that may have you hungering to upgrade to play in similar absurd detail.

Read more: Minimum of 2GHz Dual Core with 2GB RAM »

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Total War: Rome 2 expanded politics system detailed

Total War: Rome 2 expanded politics system detailed

Total War: Rome 2 is getting a heavy dose of politics. Rather than deal only with diplomacy and foreign conflicts, this one will see you dealing with disagreeing factions within Rome itself.

Read more: Pacifying the House and Senate, and marrying up »

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Total War: Rome 2 marching September 3

Total War: Rome 2 marching September 3

Sega announced today that Total War: Rome 2 will release on September 3, 2013, on both physical and digital formats. With a release date set, pre-orders are open for business, and Sega announced some pre-order bonuses and a Collector's Edition too.

Read more: Pre-order and CE details »

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Total War: Rome 2 trailer gives 10 minutes of gameplay

Total War: Rome 2 trailer gives 10 minutes of gameplay

Sega teased a little of Total War: Rome II's Battle of the Teutoburg Forest mission in February, and today came back with a solid 10 minutes of narrated actual gameplay. It's an ambush rather than a straight-up army vs. army battle, so come watch doggies and horsies chasing the Romans.

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Total War: Rome 2 trailer shows Teutonburg Forest battle

Total War: Rome 2 trailer shows Teutonburg Forest battle

Total War: Rome 2 likes to show off big battles, and the newest trailer shows off one of the most decisive battles of the Roman era. The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest in Germania in 9AD saw more than 15,000 Roman troops routed by Germanic tribes led by a former vassal of Rome.

Watch: The end of three Roman legions

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Total War: Rome 2 trailer shows Carthage carnage

Total War: Rome 2 trailer shows Carthage carnage

Do you have a thirst for violence and/or historical accuracy? You're in luck! Today, The Creative Assembly debuted a new cinematic "gameplay" trailer for Total War: Rome 2, showing a fierce battle in Carthage.

The trailer takes place in 146 BC, when Scipio Aemilianus is sent to Rome to break a siege that has been going on for three years. One thing leads to another, and before you know it the battle is raging. The game is due in 2013, or MMXIII for you purists.

Watch: A good ol-fashioned Carthage throw-down »

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Total War: Rome 2 debut trailer cuts in

Total War: Rome 2 debut trailer cuts in

Having announced the long-awaited sequel Total War: Rome II yesterday, publisher Sega today shared the first trailer for The Creative Assembly's Roman strategy-o-rama. The live-action affair shows the sort of back-stabbing and throat-slitting political manoeuvres we should expect when we return to the Imperium Romanum on PC in 2013.

Watch: The debut Rome II trailer »

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Total War: Rome II preview

Total War: Rome II preview

For Total War fans, it was nice to see the series return to its roots in the Shogun era. They liked the colonial era-themed Empire Total War as well. But every new Total War announcement has been consistently met with the same refrain: When is the series going back to Rome?

Sega communications manager Al Bickham laughs: "They would say, 'Yeah, yeah, that's great, but where's Rome 2? Rome was enormously popular. It probably has a lot to do with how strong it is in the popular imagination. The swords and sandals fighting, the gladiators, and everything else."

Read more: Carthage brings the pachyderms »

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Total War: Rome II announced

Total War: Rome II announced

The Creative Assembly has been to many different eras and locations in its Total War series. From medieval times to Napolean to feudal Japan, the series has run the gamut. But the popular franchise is now returning to arguably its most popular venue, Rome.

Read more: Coming to PC in 2013 »

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