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Nemesis of the Roman Empire (Windows)

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The sequel to Celtic Kings: Rage of War (2002), Nemesis of the Roman Empire is another real-time strategy game set in the ancient Mediterranean world. This time there are four playable factions: the Romans, the Gauls, the Iberians, and (of course) the Carthaginians - Carthage being the Roman "nemesis" alluded to in the title.

The focus here is on tactics, not economics; there is no base building, and the only structures (villages, forts, etc.) found in the game are pre-constructed. Control of structures is strategically important, since they are necessary for collecting required resources (food, gold, etc.). Hero units can be recruited to command your armies in formation.

Two "adventure" campaigns are included. The Carthaginian campaign recreates Hannibal's march across the Alps into Italy; the Roman campaign depicts the opposite side of the Punic Wars. There is also a skirmish mode with random map generator for contests against up to seven computer or human opponents, and a scenario editor for creating your own adventures.


Nemesis of the Roman Empire Windows Main menu
Nemesis of the Roman Empire Windows Romans and Carthaginians are fighting.
Nemesis of the Roman Empire Windows The Battle of Saguntum starts. This building must be defended at all costs, losing it means game over. Roman reinforcement will arrive in 45 minutes.
Nemesis of the Roman Empire Windows Game over, just 7 minutes left to the arrival of the Roman reinforcement.

Alternate Titles

  • "罗马帝国的复仇" -- Chinese Title (Simplified)
  • "Король Друидов 2. Пунические войны " -- Russian title
  • "The Punic Wars: A Clash of Two Empires" -- UK Title
  • "Imperivm II: La Conquista de Hispania" -- Spanish Title
  • "Celtic Kings: The Punic Wars" -- European Title
  • "Celtic Kings 2" -- Informal Name

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GameSpot Mar 19, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Strategy Informer Apr 13, 2004 7.8 out of 10 78
Game Informer Magazine Jun, 2004 7.75 out of 10 78
PC Games (Germany) May 10, 2004 71 out of 100 71
PC Action Apr 29, 2004 71 out of 100 71 Dec 27, 2004 7 out of 10 70
GameStar (Germany) Apr, 2004 70 out of 100 70 Oct 03, 2002 13 out of 20 65
Game Informer Magazine Jun, 2004 6 out of 10 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jul, 2004 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50


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PCGamer77 (3028) added Nemesis of the Roman Empire (Windows) on May 30, 2005