This game is a must have. When I first bought it I was new to the genre having only played Age of Empires before. I soon became addicted.
A beautiful Campaign Map and an even nicer 3D Battle Map will blow you away. You will have to manage Your cities, keep the people happy and deal with rebels while thousands of troops are waiting for you to give them orders.
The objective of the main game is to capture Rome and 49 other cities of your choice. You have several hundred years of game time to do this but you can choose the shorter game if you want too. How you win is up to you but just make sure the History books praise you instead of saying how you got kicked all the way home by a bunch of Gauls!
Sound and Graphic wise this game is top class. However the battles and the game in general will begin to get repetitive.