Europa Universalis: Rome

Alternative title(s)
Antiquity gameEAG
ReleaseApr 15, 2008
PublisherParadox Interactive
DeveloperParadox Development Studio, Virtual Programming (OS X)
Platform(s)Windows, OS X
ModeSingle-player, multiplayer
GenreStrategy game; empire-building
SettingRoman Republic/Empire (280-27 BCE) in a vast area stretching from the Iberian peninsula & Britain to the Seleucid Empire. The player can play as Greece and Rome next to other nations.
Notable charactersB
DLCVae Victis (2008)

Europa Universalis: Rome Gold Edition was released in 2010 by Virtual Programming, including the Vae Victis expansion pack.


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Additional keywords

history, Mediterranean, turn-based

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