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Rome: Pathway to Power (DOS)

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Rome: Pathway to Power is set - as the name implies - in Ancient Rome. You start life as a poor slave in Herculaneum, which, along with Pompeii, was destroyed by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. Eventually you travel to Rome and climb the social ladder, becoming a Captain in the army, a Senator and eventually Emperor of Rome. Four of the game's six levels are adventure style romps, while in the other two levels you control an army in an attempt to conquer an enemy of Rome. The game contains many characteristic details to be seen around the levels; from naked people running around the Baths, to buying slaves to fight in the Gladiatorial games. There are instances in which you have the freedom to choose how to deal with various problems.


Rome: Pathway to Power DOS Title Screen
Rome: Pathway to Power DOS Captured by angry natives
Rome: Pathway to Power DOS The Battle of Britain. Your legion looks somewhat... small
Rome: Pathway to Power DOS Check Your Inventory

Alternate Titles

  • "Rome AD 92" -- European title

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User Reviews

A very good game, but still had it's flaws..... James1 (240) unrated

The Press Says

PC Games (Germany) Nov, 1992 75 out of 100 75
Power Play Dec, 1992 47 out of 100 47


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Mt. Versuvius erupted in AD 79, placing the game's year over a decade late.
Richard Wilson (21) added Rome: Pathway to Power (DOS) on Aug 24, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker (419)