Update: I was unfortunately not aware of Shamus Young's severe criticism of Fallout 3 available here to link in the original piece and I regret that. It dovetails rather nicely with what I've written and it's much better executed than my piece. I strongly recommend anyone...
Rome: Total War is the next generation in epic strategy gaming from the critically acclaimed and award winning Total War brand. The aim of the game is to conquer, rule and manipulate the Roman Empire with the ultimate goal of being declared as the "Imperator" of Rome. Set in a time when the mighty Roman Empire emerged to conquer the known world against powerful enemies; when gladiators fought to a bloody death in the Coliseum; when Spartacus defied the might of the empire; when Hannibal led his invincible army and his war elephants across the Alps to strike fear into the very heart of Rome itself; and when Julius Caesar finally smashed the Barbarian Gauls. This was a time of brutal confrontation between civilisation and barbarism, and of civil war as the ancient world's only superpower turned on itself.
The essence of the modification is to provide a realistic approach to Rome: Total War's often lacking historical merit. This brings to the table an incredible array of new features, including a completely revamped combat system, accurate campaign map, over two-hundred brand new historically accurate totally re-skinned, and remodeled units, etc.
Rome: Total War - Mundus Magnus includes a new map, historically accurate starting locations, new resources, gameplay balance fixes, and Anti-Squalor gameplay ramifications. To play with Sarmatia - copy content of "sarmatia.zip" into your RTW's Data
folder after installation of new map.