After all these years, and growing up with Windows 3.1, I have seen an entire evolution of computers and software. Touch screens and large resolutions were a pipe dream just 15 years ago. Now it's the norm. Going from a Packard Bell (yes, before HP) that couldn't run 3D Ultra Mini...
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Though the competition is fierce, this particular road leads straight to Rome: Total War. Capable of rendering thousands of soldiers on the battlefield, Rome's brilliant engine brought the epic scope of historic conflicts right into your PC. Then it went a step further by incorporating deep dynasty elements like city construction and extensive diplomacy. Bold, impressive, innovative, and huge, Rome: Total War handily conquers the genre. Hail Caesar!
No matter how you paint it, war is violent, bloody and aggressive - three words that accurately describe the commendable carnage of Dawn of War. Furious battles filled with all sorts of gruesome details only scratch the surface of this well-balanced strategy beast, which also happens to feature some of the coolest unit design we've ever witnessed. Let the sun shine in.