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Annals of Rome (DOS)

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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 DOS Allocate some funds to the troops...
Annals of Rome DOS Starting screen / set up a new game
Annals of Rome DOS Uh oh, an invasion!
Annals of Rome DOS Here's the results after an uprising...

Alternate Titles

  • "Annalen der Römer" -- German title

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Awesome! Never judge a game by graphics alone bb bb (33) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

The Press Says

Computer Gaming World (CGW) Oct, 1990 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

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Awards

  • Computer and Video Games
    • May 1988 (Issue #79) - Golden Joystick 1988 Award: Third in category Strategy Game of the Year

Old man gamer (302) added Annals of Rome (DOS) on Jun 14, 2000
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