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Caesar II (Windows)

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Advertising Blurbs

Back cover of Rise & Rule of Ancient Empires jewel case:

    Strategy Plus gives Caesar II "a solid thumbs up!...Can't stop playing...! A solid hit!"

    [Screenshot set off to the right of of the following text:]

    You are a province Governor of the Roman Empire. Choose from dozens of authentic structures to build your capital city. Develop resources, open trade routes and expand your territories. Confront upstart Gauls and invading barbarians, while rising through the governing ranks to become the next Caesar."

    Contributed by PCGamer77 (3004) on Jun 08, 2002.

Back cover of Lords of the Realm II Siege Pack jewel case:
    Caesar II

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    Seize the game that has critics raving. Choose from dozens of authentic structures: temples, aqueducts, bathhouses, even the Circus Maximus, and become the governor of a Roman province in this challenging "City Sim." Develop resources, open trade routes, and promotion will soon follow. Rise and become the next Caesar, while confronting upstart Guals [sic], invading barbarians, and restless citizens who threaten your iron rule.

    - MS Dos/Win 95 CD, Mac CD

    "Best Simulation Game" - PC Entertainment

    "Golden Triad Award" - Computer Game Review

    Contributed by PCGamer77 (3004) on Jun 08, 2002.

Advertisement in PC Gamer, August 1995:


    (Time flies, or my sundial is fast)


    (I came, I saw, I looked great in a toga.)


    (Seize this game)

    Caesar II gives an award-winning game new life.

    A great sim with a real game to it!
    • Eye-popping graphics
    • Streamlined interface
    • Extensive 3-D city-building

    Build a City...
    Start with a province in the early Roman Empire and build a capital city with exquisite, detailed structures. Then master your unruly province by exploiting its resources, opening trade routes, and raising armies. Rule wisely and promotion will soon follow...

    Build an Empire!
    Develop other provinces and take on their unique challenges. Move up the ranks and confront invading Carthaginians (with elephants!) and upstart Gauls. Your job is to keep the barbarians out, your cities thriving, and your citizens cheering.

    For a future Emperor, it's all in a day's work!

    Contributed by Belboz (6486) on Nov 09, 2001.

Unknown Source:
    Build Rome!
    The Ultimate City-Building Simulation!

    You are Governor of a Roman province whose capital city (if you build it well!) will become the talk of the Empire. Choose from dozens of authentic structures - temples, aqueducts, bath houses, even the Circus Maximus - and watch your city spring to life. Develop resources, open trade routes and promotion will soon follow. Then expand your territories and move up the ranks. your challenge - to rise and become the next Caesar - while confronting upstart Gauls, invading barbarians and restless citizens who threaten your eternal cities.

    Can you do as the Romans did and build the ultimate city?

    Contributed by Dr. Elementary (268) on Jun 11, 2000.