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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.


Imperium Romanum Windows Overview of the campaign (demo version)
Imperium Romanum Windows Main menu (demo version)
Imperium Romanum Windows The first mission (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
Krawall Gaming Network Feb 29, 2008 79 out of 100 79
Gameswelt Mar 11, 2008 78 out of 100 78 Feb 22, 2008 76 out of 100 76
Gamezone (Germany) Apr 25, 2008 7.2 out of 10 72
GameStar (Germany) Feb, 2008 71 out of 100 71
Hooked Gamers Mar 05, 2008 6 out of 10 60
IGN Mar 24, 2008 6 out of 10 60
DarkZero Mar 10, 2008 5 out of 10 50
GameSpot Mar 18, 2008 3.5 out of 10 35


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Patrick Bregger (156335) added Imperium Romanum (Windows) on Jan 10, 2010