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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 Training camp
Nemesis of the Roman Empire Windows Troops gathering
Nemesis of the Roman Empire Windows Sea invasion
Nemesis of the Roman Empire Windows Barracks

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Alternate Titles

  • "罗马帝国的复仇" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Король Друидов 2. Пунические войны " -- Russian spelling
  • "Картаген" -- Bulgarian spelling
  • "The Punic Wars: A Clash of Two Empires" -- UK title
  • "Imperivm: Le Guerre Puniche" -- Italian 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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GameSpy Apr 15, 2004 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameSpot Mar 19, 2004 8 out of 10 80
GameWatcher / Strategy Informer Apr 13, 2004 7.8 out of 10 78
PC Games (Germany) May 10, 2004 71 out of 100 71
PC Action (Germany) Apr 29, 2004 71 out of 100 71
GameStar (Germany) Apr, 2004 70 out of 100 70 Dec 27, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Absolute Games ( Aug 04, 2004 70 out of 100 70 Oct 03, 2002 13 out of 20 65
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jul, 2004 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50


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PCGamer77 (3229) added Nemesis of the Roman Empire (Windows) on May 30, 2005