Shadow of Rome

Alternative title(s)Shadō obu Rōma (シャドウオブローマ)
Antiquity gameCAG
ReleaseFeb 4, 2005
DeveloperCapcom Production Studio 2
GenreAction-adventure; role-playing game; hack and slash; hero-based
SettingRome during and after Caesar’s assassination (44 BCE) and the ascenscion of Octavian
Notable charactersBAgrippa, Caesar, Decius Brutus, Cicero, Vipsanius, Antonius, Octavianus, Pansa, Maecenas, Sextus (Pompeius), Marcus Brutus, Charmian


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Additional keywords

history, gladiator, stealth, detective

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