Grand Ages: Rome is a city-building game where the player takes the role of a Roman patrician, a nobleman, who has just started his political career. His ultimate goal is to become the Governor of Rome.
Throughout the game the player can develop his game character by gaining favor with various historical figures such as Julius Caesar, Pompey and Octavian. The benefits provided by these relations are carried over not only for the rest of the campaign but also in free-build maps and multiplayer scenarios.
Grand Ages: Rome features completely new graphics, new buildings and environments, a new and improved economic system, an improved battle system and a comprehensive multiplayer mode.
In Grand Ages: Rome the player can select specific combinations of military units to optimize their battle success. Victory as a Roman commander demands impeccable planning, fearlessness and a total commitment to defend the Roman Empire. Defeat is not an option!
You can construct your army from these and other available military units.
- Praetorian Guard: The Praetorian Guard is the elite of the Roman infantry. They are tough and deal colossal damage.
- Gladiators: The Gladiators are slaves trained to fight at the Arenas. They wear no armor, but deal colossal damage
- Archers: Archers are basic ranged soldiers armed with bows. They are an excellent support unit, but are fragile on their own.
- Hastati: The Hastati are the backbone of the Roman army. They are better protected than other light infantry squads but more expensive.
- Triarii: The Triarii are heavily armored and highly resilient soldiers which can keep the enemy at bay for a long time.
- Equestri: The Equestri form the base of the Roman cavalry. They are well protected but deal less damage compared to other cavalry squads.
- Berber Raiders: These African camel riders are a moderate cavalry unit. They are lightly protected but have above average damage and low cost.
- Gaul Berserkers: The Berserkers are amongst the most fearsome Gaul warriors. They wear lighter protection than the Hastati but deal more damage.
- Nubian Warriors: These African warriors can hurl their spears at the enemy from afar, but are equally good in melee.
Key Features :
- A new and improved graphics engine.
- Persistent Player Character - benefits gained from completed quests are persistent and can be used on any mission, including campaign, free-play and multiplayer
- Campaign that features 20 maps of historical cities and locations
- Patrons - more than 20 historical figures that offer additional objectives to the player
- Over 60 buildings & 50 units
- Ships and Islands
- New and Improved Economics
- A multiplayer mode which includes both co-operational and competitive tasks as well as a range of exclusive multi-player maps.
- Enhanced battle system with standard RTS control of the squads
- Grand Monuments such as the Coliseum, Circus Maximus and the Pantheon
- City States - famine, siege, riots, etc.
- Disasters - random disasters such as plagues, fires and earthquakes. All such disasters will be visualized.
Grand Ages: Rome is scheduled for an release in March 17, 2009.
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