Shadow of Rome

Alternative title(s)Shadō obu Rōma (シャドウオブローマ)
Antiquity gameCAG
ReleaseFeb 4, 2005
PublisherCapcom
DeveloperCapcom Production Studio 2
Platform(s)PS2
ModeSingle-player
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
DLC

Bibliography

Gardner, A. (2007). ‘The past as playground. The ancient world in video game representation’ in T. Clack & M. Brittain (eds.), Archaeology and the Media. London: UCL Press, 255-72.

Gardner, A. (2012). ‘Strategy Games and Engagement Strategies’ in C. Bonacchi (ed.), Archaeology and Digital Communication. Towards Strategies of Public Engagement. London: Archetype Publications, 38-49.

Lowe, D. (2009). ‘Playing with Antiquity: Videogame Receptions of the Classical World’ in D. Lowe & K. Shahabudin (eds.), Classics for All: Reworking Antiquity in Mass Culture. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, 64-90.

Additional keywords

history, gladiator, stealth, detective

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