CivCity: Rome

Alternative title(s)
Antiquity gameCAG
ReleaseJul 24, 2006
Publisher2K Games
DeveloperFirefly Studios, Firaxis Games
GenreStrategy game; city-builder; empire-building
SettingRoman Empire
Notable charactersBCaesar, Crassus


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Additional keywords

Civilization, history, turn-based

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