Rome: Total Realism

Alternative title(s)
Antiquity gameCAG
PublisherRome: Total Realism Team
DeveloperRome: Total Realism Team
Platform(s)Mac, Windows
ModeSingle-player, multiplayer
GenreStrategy game; empire-building
SettingRoman Empire
Notable charactersB

Rome: Total Realism is a ‘realism mod’ for Rome: Total War.


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Additional keywords

history, modification

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