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Annals of Rome

Genre
Perspective
Theme
MobyRank MobyScore
Atari ST
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...
Amiga
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4.0
Commodore 64
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4.0
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Description

Annals of Rome begins in 273BC and sets you as a Roman senator, with the ultimate aim of colonizing as much of the known world as possible, and retaining that power against Carthaginians, Vandals, Parthians, Persians and all the other world forces. You have a strong army at your disposal, and can direct your generals as to which countries they attempt to invade.

The game is turn-based, and these turns operate in phases, beginning with the economic circumstances of population and tax income being decided - it's recommended to keep taxation taxing low unless things become desperate. The game then updates you on the statuses of your generals, and give you the chance to redistribute them to other parts of your kingdom.

Officers may rebel and cause a civil war - fortunately this can usually be pre-empted. More serious are attempts to take land from other civilizations, which take place in order and include conflicts between other groups. These, like every element of the game, are accurately historically modeled and variable in time-span as a result.

Screenshots

Annals of Rome Amstrad CPC Buy ships and men
Annals of Rome Amstrad CPC Map of Italy.
Annals of Rome ZX Spectrum That didn't go too well
Annals of Rome ZX Spectrum State of the world

Alternate Titles

  • "Annalen der Römer" -- German title

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User Reviews

Awesome! Never judge a game by graphics alone DOS bb bb (33)
absorbing Atari ST stan howard (3)

The Press Says

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Jan, 1988 9 out of 10 90
Crash! ZX Spectrum Mar, 1987 85 out of 100 85
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Dec, 1987 850 out of 1000 85
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Commodore 64 Oct, 1990 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Atari ST Oct, 1990 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Amiga Oct, 1990 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Oct, 1990 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Feb, 1987 5 out of 10 50

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Contributed to by Quapil (4745), Old man gamer (302), Kabushi (116224) and Xoleras (66271)