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PSS have a really excellent game in Annals of Rome. If they took a bit more trouble with it they could have had a world-beater.
There is so much to this game that it will take you a long time to get to grips with it, but it is worth persevering with because the amount of available options make it very involving to play and no two games will ever be exactly the same. For the solo wargamer it's a must but prepare yourself for long involved sessions.
grand strategic view
of the Roman Republic/Empire, this simulation
offers many innovative concepts. However,
it is graphically dull and suffers from a
lack of completeness. Even with its flaws, for
a game which feels only partially done, it succeeds
on many levels. (Note that the 16-bit versions
are much more playable than the 8-bit
It is realistic in the sense that most rulers spent a lot of time looking at the map and worrying, but it can get very dull.