Total War: Rome II

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

Total War: Rome 2 gets free 'Seasons & Wonders' update, plus Hannibal DLC

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 27, 2014 1:30pm PDT

The Creative Assembly has a double dose of content for Total War: Rome 2 today in the form of the $14.99 'Hannibal at the Gates' DLC expansion and the significantly-less $0.00 'Seasons & Wonders' update.


Total War: Rome 2 'Hannibal at the Gates' DLC crashes in on March 27

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 15, 2014 1:00pm PDT

The next major Total War: Rome 2 expansion is 'Hannibal at the Gates' and will introduce new playable factions, a new campaign map, new units, and more, as players can begin reenacting the great conflict between Scipio and Hannibal on March 27.


Creative Assembly takes its lumps over Rome 2 camel DLC

By Steve Watts, Feb 21, 2014 10:30am PST

The Creative Assembly has faced some backlash over some of its DLC units having previously appeared in pre-release videos, leading the company to issue an apology and explanation for the cut content.


Total War: Rome 2 Assembly Kit beta now open

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 16, 2014 6:00pm PST

Total War: Rome 2's Assembly Kit has hit Steam, giving players a chance to play around with assets and mod tools before uploading their creations to Steam Workshop.


Total War: Rome 2 adds free Baktria faction

By Steve Watts, Dec 05, 2013 2:00pm PST

Total War: Rome 2 has added a free update, available today, that adds the Baktria faction.


Total War: Rome II 'Caesar in Gaul' DLC campaign announced

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 02, 2013 6:50am PST

After releasing a few minor DLC packs for Total War: Rome II, The Creative Assembly is about ready to deliver something more substantial. The developer today announced a new DLC campaign pack named 'Caesar in Gaul,' retelling that time Caesar picked a fight with the proto-Fr...


Total War: Rome II invading Linux and living rooms

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 08, 2013 6:30am PST

Total War is one of the PC series which seemed destined to stay on PC with mice and keyboards, too big and complex to make work well on controllers. Not any longer. Developer The Creative Assembly has been won over by Valve's Steam Controller, enough to bring Total War: Rome...


Total War: Rome 2 DLC adds blood & gore

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 31, 2013 4:15pm PDT

"Boo!" cries the severed head as it's violently flung to the ground. It is Halloween, after all. In the horrifying spirit of the season, The Creative Assembly has released new DLC for Total War: Rome II which adds buckets of blood and mortifying dismemberments to the strateg...


Total War: Rome 2's Nomadic Tribes DLC free for a week

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 22, 2013 10:15am PDT

The "Nomandic Tribes Culture Pack" will add three new playable factions into Total War: Rome 2, and will cost $7.99. However, if you download it before October 29, it will be free.


Total War: Rome 2 adds Steam Workshop support

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 21, 2013 1:45pm PDT

A new content update for Total War: Rome 2 deployed over the weekend adds formal Steam Workshop support, while also adding a playable new faction.


Total War: Rome II patch reduces AI turn times

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 17, 2013 7:00am PDT

The AI spending ages thinking through its turn isn't Total War: Rome II's only problem, but it is one you'll encounter awfully often. The second big patch hit today, with changes including reducing the AI's turn time, bug fixes, bags of balance tweaks, and more.


Total War: Rome 2 launch 'totally unacceptable' says creative director

By Steve Watts, Sep 10, 2013 9:30am PDT

Total War: Rome 2 creative director Mike Simpson has apologized for the launch issues and laid out some plans for how to address them.


Total War: Rome 2 weekly patches start this Friday

By Steve Watts, Sep 04, 2013 2:00pm PDT

Total War: Rome 2 is getting an update on Friday to address crashing and hardware conflict problems. It will be the first of planned weekly updates for the immediate future.


Total War: Rome 2 video shows off multiplayer features

By Steve Watts, Aug 26, 2013 3:00pm PDT

The Creative Assembly has given a closer look at some of Total War: Rome 2's new multiplayer features, with a Let's Play hosted by one of the multiplayer designers.


Total War: Rome II gameplay shows AI skirmish

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 12, 2013 8:00am PDT

The Creative Assembly has shown off a fair bit of Total War: Rome II's campaign already, but what will you play when that's all done and dusted? Its AI skirmish mode is the focus of a new-ish nine-minute gameplay walkthrough, showing Macedonian forces totally warring against...