Alternative title(s)
Antiquity gameEAG
ReleaseFeb 28, 2003
PublisherEidos Interactive
DeveloperPyro Studios
ModeSingle-player, multiplayer
GenreStrategy game; empire-building
SettingRoman Republic from Caesar’s conquests in Gaul (59 BCE) to the end of the Civil War (45 BCE); players can also play as the Ptolemaic Egyptians and as Barbarian tribes
Notable charactersBCaesar, Crassus, Divitiacus, Labienus, Dumnorix, Commius, Quintus Tullius Cicero, Cassius, Cassivellaunus, Gaius Crastinus, Ambiorix, Vercingetorix, Cleopatra

On Jan 24, 2020, Praetorians HD Remaster was released for PS4, Windows and Xbox One.


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.

Reinhard, A. (2018). Archaeogaming. An Introduction to Archaeology in and of Video Games. New York, Oxford: Berghahn Books. (Ch. 4. ‘Material Culture of the Immaterial’)

Serrano Lozano, D. (2020). ‘Ludus (Not) Over. Video Games and the Popular Perception of Ancient Past Reshaping’ in C. Rollinger (ed.), Classical Antiquity in Video Games. New York: Bloomsbury, 48-61.

Additional keywords

history, Parthians

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