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Setting: Ancient Roman

Group Description

This group contains games set in the Ancient Roman milieu, taking place in the vicinity of modern-day Italy and the republic and empire it controlled from the 8th century B.C. to 476 A.D. The actual size of the empire varies depending on the time period, from its roots as a dominating political force around the city of Rome to its vast empire stretching across Europe outwards to Hispania, Britannia and Syria.

Games included in this group can include, for instance, city-building simulations, strategic battles overseeing Roman legions, one-on-one gladiator fights, chariot races, and specific historical battles that happened in relation to the Roman Empire (e.g. against Carthage in the Punic Wars.)

For the purposes of this group, the "Eastern Roman Empire", based in Constantinople, is not included after 476 A.D., being more commonly referred to as the Byzantine Empire.
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Game TitleYearPlatformPublishersorted in ascending orderMobyScore
Legions of Death1986Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumM.C. Lothlorien Ltd0.80
The War College: Universal Military Simulator 31995DOSGameTek (FL), Inc.1.17
Pax Romana2003WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.1.17
The Gladiators of Rome2002WindowsActivision Value Publishing, Inc.1.48
SPQR: The Empire's Darkest Hour1997Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.xGT Interactive Software Corp.1.69
Asterix and the Magic Cauldron1986Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumMelbourne House1.80
Jabato1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, MSX, ZX SpectrumAventuras AD3.32
Coliseum1988Amstrad CPC, MSX, ZX SpectrumKixx3.00
Legionnaire1982Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64Microcomputer Games, Inc.2.00
Rome and the Barbarians1984Atari 8-bitKrentek Software2.00
Skunny: Save Our Pizzas!1993DOSCopysoft2.00
Catechumen2000WindowsN'Lightning Software Development, Inc.2.07
Europa Universalis: Rome2008Macintosh, Windows1C Company2.07
Against Rome2003WindowsEncore, Inc.2.38
Glory of the Roman Empire2006WindowsCDV Software Entertainment AG2.42
Hannibal1993Amiga, DOSGeneral Admission Software2.58
I Ludicrus1989Amiga, Atari STActual Screenshots2.75
Imperium Romanum1996DOSFunsoft2.93
Caesar IV2006WindowsSierra Entertainment, Inc.2.97
Astérix and the Great Rescue1993GenesisSEGA of America, Inc.3.06
Legions1994Macintosh, Windows 3.xMindscape, Inc.3.06
Gladiator1986Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumBug-Byte Software Ltd.3.08
Astérix & Obélix XXL2004Game Boy AdvanceAtari Europe S.A.S.U.3.10
Caesar1992Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, MacintoshImpressions3.11
Spartan: Total Warrior2005GameCube, PlayStation 2, XboxSEGA of America, Inc.3.14
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Selected Covers

Legions Windows 3.x Front Cover
Front cover for Legions
Catechumen Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Catechumen
Gladiator Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Gladiator
Hannibal DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Hannibal

Selected Screenshots

Title Screen.
Screenshot from Legions of Death
Title screen.
Screenshot from Gladiator
Title Screen
Screenshot from Hannibal