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

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Splashgames Mar 25, 2008 9 out of 10 90
AceGamez Feb 15, 2008 84 out of 100 84
Looki Mar 02, 2008 77 out of 100 77
PC Zone Feb 25, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
Gameplay (Benelux) Mar 27, 2008 73 out of 100 73
Gamezone (Germany) Apr 25, 2008 7.2 out of 10 72
GamePro (US) Mar 11, 2008 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Jeuxvideo.com Mar 04, 2008 14 out of 20 70
IGN Mar 24, 2008 6 out of 10 60
GameSpot Mar 18, 2008 3.5 out of 10 35

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Patrick Bregger (129409) added Imperium Romanum (Windows) on Jan 10, 2010