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Imperium Romanum (Windows)

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Imperium Romanum is a city building simulation set between 500 BC and 100 AD - in other words: the time of the Roman Empire. It focuses mostly on the economical aspect of the cities and combat has little bearing on the gameplay. As usual the player is in the position of the city planner and constructs all the different buildings needed for functional educational cycles and for satisfying the population, e.g. resource buildings, processing industries, schools, taverns, military and prestige constructions. Most importantly is a logical structure and short production paths.

The game offers no free building mode but only (including the campaign) unrelated missions where the player needs to fulfill certain requirements. The catch: The player decides himself when the game gives him these quests which are concealed in cards. So if the player wants he could build up the city a few hours and then reveal the first card with the first mission or reveal three of them at the same time. There are also optional missions which reward certain bonuses.

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Imperium Romanum Windows Main menu (demo version)
Imperium Romanum Windows An example of the mission cards (demo version)
Imperium Romanum Windows Overview of the campaign (demo version)
Imperium Romanum Windows The first mission (demo version)

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Splashgames Mar 25, 2008 9 out of 10 90
AceGamez Feb 15, 2008 84 out of 100 84
Gameswelt Mar 11, 2008 78 out of 100 78
PC Games (Germany) Mar 26, 2008 77 out of 100 77
Looki Mar 02, 2008 77 out of 100 77
games xtreme Mar 11, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
Gamezone (Germany) Apr 25, 2008 7.2 out of 10 72
GameStar (Germany) Feb, 2008 71 out of 100 71
Jeuxvideo.com Mar 04, 2008 14 out of 20 70
Gamer.nl Mar 25, 2008 6 out of 10 60

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Patrick Bregger (108914) added Imperium Romanum (Windows) on Jan 10, 2010