Thursday, July 31, 2014

Screenshot of the Day: Rome: Total War

Great formations, bad graphics.

Rome: Total War is a strategy game with both a world map where players build up cities and move armies, and a real-time strategy portion (shown above) in which battles are carried out. It's lauded as one of the best games in the Total War series, and the Roman setting is one I particularly enjoy.

Playing as Rome is great because you can conquer the known world while still following a generally historical course of operations. Players start out controlling just a few Italian cities, and can expand the Roman Empire as they please. The battles a surprisingly tactical, and small forces can triumph against the odds if they have better formations and organization.

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