Imperator: Rome

Alternative title(s)
Antiquity gameEAG
ReleaseApr 25, 2019
PublisherParadox Interactive
DeveloperParadox Development Studio
Platform(s)Linux, macOS, Windows
ModeSingle-player, multiplayer
GenreStrategy game; empire-building
SettingA vast area stretching from the Iberian peninsula & Britain to India, starting in 450 AUC = 304 BCE. The player can play as various Greek and Roman factions.
Notable charactersB
DLCThe Punic Wars (2019), Magna Graecia (2020), Epirus (2020)


Gerritsen, C. (2020). ‘Exploring Imperator: Rome’ parts 1, 2, 3. Presented at the Interactive Pasts Conference Online 2, 5-6 November 2020. 

Rollinger, C. (2020). ‘An Archaeology of Ancient Historical Video Games’ in C. Rollinger (ed.), Classical Antiquity in Video Games. New York: Bloomsbury, 19-43.

Additional keywords

Wars of the Diadochi, history, Mediterranean, Alexander the Great, turn-based

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