1001 Video Games
Rome: Total War
appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die
by General Editor Tony Mott.
If you ever wondered whether manual combat brings better results than automatic combat (e.g. better character trait results), then the answer is yes. This is because the game programming requirements at an end battle are usually much better during manual combat than automatic combat. Automatic battles usually inflict minimal enemy casualties which usually is not enough for a character requirement to progress.
When you look in the building description for aqueduct, there's a quote "what have the Romans ever done for us? This is what!" This is a line from the Monty Python comedy movie Life of Brian
In December 2004 has Rome: Total War
won the Gold-Award from the German VUD (Verband der Unterhaltungssoftware Deutschland - Entertainment Software Association Germany) for selling more then 100,000 (but less then 200,000) units in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
The Total War
engine was used in The History Channels TV program called Decisive Battles
to depict ancient battles and on the BBC television program Time Commanders
, where contestants reenact historical battles and must work together to find the best battlefield tactics to win.
Information also contributed by
Indra was here,
- Computer Games Magazine
- March 2005 - #5 Game of the Year
- 2004 – #5 PC Game of the Year
- 2004 – PC Strategy Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)
- GameStar (Germany)
- February 2005 - Best PC Strategy Game in 2004 (Readers' Vote)