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CivCity: Rome (Windows)

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Description

CivCity: Rome is a city-building game based on Sid Meier's Civilization and developed in collaboration with Firaxis Games. Players must build and nurture a wide variety of Roman settlements by completing missions, like growing a certain number of a material or building a certain number of temples to the Roman gods. Other buildings available include houses, farms, water systems, amphitheatres, coliseums and a circus maximus for chariot racing, which are vital for keeping your citizens' moral up. As well as building up the city in this way, the player will also face enemies attempting to conquer your settlement, and so raising and commanding an army is a key area of the game.

As well as the main mission-based game, players can also take on a more scenario-based mode where they could, for example, be charged with defending their city from an enemy attack straight away.

Other features include the ability to look inside houses to see a Roman family go about their daily life, over 70 technologies to research (for example, tool making), a Civilopedia full of information on the Roman empire, and a powerful scenario editor.

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CivCity: Rome Windows Battle against North African tribe
CivCity: Rome Windows This is the research screen, this is the first mission so the tech tree is very short.
CivCity: Rome Windows Fire!
CivCity: Rome Windows Tech tree - if you select an investigation with requirements you form a quote of investigations.

Alternate Titles

  • "CivCity: Roma" -- Italian/Spanish title
  • "CivCity: Rom" -- German title

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The Press Says

FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network Aug 10, 2006 75 out of 100 75
Fragland.net Oct 02, 2006 73 out of 100 73
PC Games (Germany) Jul 24, 2006 71 out of 100 71
4Players.de Jul 24, 2006 67 out of 100 67
GameSpot Jul 28, 2006 6.6 out of 10 66
Press Start Online Sep 05, 2006 13 out of 20 65
Jeuxvideo.com Jul 25, 2006 13 out of 20 65
Maximum PC Dec 07, 2006 6 out of 10 60
Eurogamer.net (UK) Aug 07, 2006 5 out of 10 50
Game Revolution Aug 10, 2006 C- 42

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Spindash (90) added CivCity: Rome (Windows) on Nov 24, 2006