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Europa Universalis: Rome is a stand alone game based on the foundations of Europa Universalis III, taking you further back in time and allowing you to play from any date from around 280 B.C. to near the birth of Christ. Conquer the 'known world' as Rome or one of the other major states of the period or simply survive these growing empires as one of the smaller groups of people.

EU:Rome features an enhanced graphical engine over its predecessor, a smaller scope, and a number of tweaks specific for the time period. It is a grand strategy game that runs in "continuous time" (like most Paradox games), where the clock ticks away at the user's discretion, from paused to the passing of days within seconds. You control the overall guiding spirit of your chosen faction, developing your economy, military, infrastructure, and technology. War is handled on an operational level, with little direct involvement aside from making sure your armies are as large and prepared as necessary and your generals are the best choices for their situations. Games can be won on diplomacy, deception, and/or war, with the best results coming from balancing those actions and doing what's best for one's nation.

Taking a page from Crusader Kings, another Paradox game, EU:Rome incorporates some role playing elements as your nobles, politicians, and leaders are represented with detailed characters, each with their own histories and traits. They are born, seek fame and power, get married, win and lose battles, develop vices, and die. While you don't babysit a dynastic family as in Crusader Kings, you do get to watch and control as these various individuals develop friendships or hatred between them and, along with their various traits, these relationships can either make your country stronger or lead to an eventual civil war.


Europa Universalis: Rome Windows Primo Ordo. Europa Universalis: Rome's Main Menu
Europa Universalis: Rome Windows Art of War. One of the artistic loading screens.
Europa Universalis: Rome Windows She can do better. Cleopatra prepares to knock off her little brother/husband in favor of finding a stronger mate.
Europa Universalis: Rome Windows All roads lead to Rome... and sometimes enemy armies take them. The newer engine allows for pivoting and rotating the main map.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Европа. Древний Рим" -- Russian spelling
  • "Europa Universalis: Rzym" -- Polish title
  • "ヨーロッパユニバーサリス ローマ" -- Japanese title

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Game Captain Windows Apr 19, 2008 82 out of 100 82
Gameswelt Windows May 16, 2008 82 out of 100 82
Game Tap Windows Apr 15, 2008 8 out of 10 80 Windows Jul 24, 2008 16 out of 20 80
Deaf Gamers Windows May 14, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Killer Betties Windows Apr 25, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Jun, 2008 78 out of 100 78
PCActu Windows Feb 18, 2010 7.5 out of 10 75
Inside Mac Games (IMG) Macintosh Aug 25, 2008 7 out of 10 70 Windows Apr 30, 2008 68 out of 100 68


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