Grand Ages: Rome

Alternative title(s)Grand Ages Rome, Imperium Romanum II
Antiquity gameCAG
ReleaseMar 6, 2009
PublisherKalypso Media
DeveloperHaemimont Games
ModeSingle-player, multiplayer
GenreStrategy game; city-building; empire-building
SettingRoman Republic during the First Triumvirate
Notable charactersBCaesar, Pompey, Crassus, Mark Antony, Cicero, Spartacus, AugustusDLC
DLCThe Reign of Augustus (2009 [SP, ITA], 2010)


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Additional keywords

history, real-time

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