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The History Channel: Great Battles of Rome

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The History Channel: Great Battles of Rome is a real time strategy game set in Roman times. The game allows you to play all the great battles from Roman history. In between missions you can watch (up to 50 minutes of) TV footage from The History Channel's documentaries on Rome. Additionally, the story of Marcus Aurelius is completely voice-acted as well. Gameplay is similar to Slitherine's previous game Legion Arena: You control your armies in real time on a 3D map. There is no resource gathering or city building, but at the end of every battle you are given points which can be used to purchase new units and upgrade surviving units which you bring along to the next battle.

The game features 14 different campaigns portraying over a 100 different battles. There are 20 different types of units which can all be customized with different skills and clothing.

The PSP version features some bonus missions take from Legion Arena: Cult of Mithras in which you play as the Celts. Both the PSP and Windows version include multiplayer modes, but the Playstation 2 version lacks this.


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Alternate Titles

  • "Победы Рима" -- Russian spelling

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GameZone Windows Oct 04, 2007 6.2 out of 10 62
PC Powerplay Windows May, 2007 60 out of 100 60
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Jun 26, 2007 48 out of 100 48
GameStar (Germany) Windows May, 2007 44 out of 100 44
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Jul 10, 2007 8 out of 20 40
GameSpot Windows Oct 25, 2007 3.5 out of 10 35
IGROMANIA Windows Jul, 2007 3.5 out of 10 35
4Players.de PlayStation 2 Jun 24, 2007 14 out of 100 14
4Players.de PSP Jun 24, 2007 13 out of 100 13
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Windows Jun 14, 2007 10 out of 100 10


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