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Annals of Rome begins in 273BC and sets you as a Roman senator, with the ultimate aim of colonizing as much of the known world as possible, and retaining that power against Carthaginians, Vandals, Parthians, Persians and all the other world forces. You have a strong army at your disposal, and can direct your generals as to which countries they attempt to invade.

The game is turn-based, and these turns operate in phases, beginning with the economic circumstances of population and tax income being decided - it's recommended to keep taxation taxing low unless things become desperate. The game then updates you on the statuses of your generals, and give you the chance to redistribute them to other parts of your kingdom.

Officers may rebel and cause a civil war - fortunately this can usually be pre-empted. More serious are attempts to take land from other civilizations, which take place in order and include conflicts between other groups. These, like every element of the game, are accurately historically modeled and variable in time-span as a result.


Annals of Rome Amiga The Gauls invade Italia.
Annals of Rome Amiga Gaul seizes control of Italia and kills many Romans.
Annals of Rome Commodore 64 Starting screen / set up game
Annals of Rome Amstrad CPC Map of Italy.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Annalen der Römer" -- German title

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Awesome! Never judge a game by graphics alone DOS bb bb (33)
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Critic Reviews

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Dec, 1987 850 out of 1000 85
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Dec, 1987 850 out of 1000 85
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum Dec, 1987 850 out of 1000 85
Crash! ZX Spectrum Mar, 1987 85 out of 100 85
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Oct, 1990 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Amiga Oct, 1990 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Zzap! Commodore 64 Jan, 1988 68 out of 100 68
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) ZX Spectrum Jan, 1987 7.6 out of 12 63
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Feb, 1987 5 out of 10 50
Compute's Amiga Resource Amiga Jun, 1989 9 out of 20 45


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    • May 1988 (Issue #79) - Golden Joystick 1988 Award: Third in category Strategy Game of the Year

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