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Caesar II

Genre
Perspective
Theme
MobyRank MobyScore
Macintosh
73
4.1
Windows
...
4.0
Windows 3.x
...
4.0
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Description

Caesar II is set in the time of ancient Rome, and lets you try to be the next Caesar. You start with one province and have to build an efficient city. To do this you'll have to manage the water supply properly, make sure the city is policed well, and provide adequate education, entertainment, baths, and temples (which also hold your money and can be robbed if you don't have enough protection).

At some point, possibly more then once, you'll have to defend your province from invading tribes that don't really want you there. You also have to connect all the little villages in the province with roads and make some industry, like stone mining, grapes, etc. for which you can then create markets in your city.

When you have achieved the necessary requirements, you'll be able to start all over again in a new and more challenging province. Do well enough and you can become the new Caesar.

Screenshots

Caesar II DOS Title screen.
Caesar II DOS At the very start of the game, it is possible to govern Latium, building Rome as your city, if you press the ESC key, instead of selecting one of the four adjacent provinces.
Caesar II DOS A barracks
Caesar II DOS A thriving city

Alternate Titles

  • "凱撒大帝Ⅱ" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "凯撒大帝II" -- Chinese title (simplified)

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User Reviews

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The Press Says

High Score Windows Feb, 1996 5 out of 5 100
PC Gamer DOS Jan, 1996 93 out of 100 93
Mac Gamer Macintosh 1997 90 out of 100 90
Power Play DOS Nov, 1995 85 out of 100 85
macHOME Macintosh 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Jan, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Mac Game Gate Macintosh 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameStar (Germany) Windows Aug, 1998 79 out of 100 79
Génération 4 Macintosh Jan, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 67
High Score Macintosh Mar, 1997 2 out of 5 40

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