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

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Cheat Code Central 2008 4.7 out of 5 94
HonestGamers Mar 06, 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 Zone Feb 25, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
spieletipps Mar 09, 2008 73 out of 100 73
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Mar 27, 2008 73 out of 100 73
GBase - The Gamer's Base Mar 07, 2008 7 out of 10 70
411mania.com May 16, 2008 6.6 out of 10 66
IGN Mar 24, 2008 6 out of 10 60

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Patrick Bregger (116145) added Imperium Romanum (Windows) on Jan 10, 2010