I am looking for a game set in the classic Roman Empire.

I Like turn by turn, and 4x games, however I am open to other suggestions.

It could be a Civilization type game, or Sim-City like, or a war game, but I will try anything,

I hope that's not too vague.

o/s : Windows 10 (although I could run others in a VM for a really good game) price: under one million Euros


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I can suggest Rome Total War and Rome Total War 2.

The Total War series are turn by turn strategies, with a real time component in the combat phase(which can be skipped). Both of these games are set in ancient Rome and have good reviews. Personally I have played Rome Total War and found it interesting.

  • Please add some info why you recommend these.
    – user416
    Jul 17, 2017 at 9:50

Anything by Sid Meier...

However, I'll specifically mention 0 A.D. Both Free (libre) and free (gratis), open source. https://play0ad.com/

From their page -

“0 A.D.” is a time period that never actually existed: In the usual calendar, one goes from 1 B.C. to 1 A.D. and skips zero. This reflects the historical fiction in the game: Who would have won if all the factions were pitted against each other when each of them was at its prime?

We intend to portray some of the major civilizations over the millennium of 500 B.C. to 500 A.D. (Hence the midpoint, zero.) That is an ambitious prospect, so in the first edition of 0 A.D. we focus on the last five centuries B.C. Perhaps in future expansion packs, more civilizations will be added, along with additional gameplay features.

We put a strong emphasis on historical accuracy while developing 0 A.D. We plan all our units and all our buildings based on reconstructions of how the units and the buildings might have looked like in the ancient world. We even name them in the original languages, such as Greek and Latin. But it’s worth remembering that any game should be fun to play, so, in many cases, we preferred playability over historical accuracy.

  • Looks OK (+1), but it's still in Alpha and not specifically Roman. I will give it a try, though
    – Mawg
    Jul 18, 2017 at 8:42

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