Summary: This is a decent world strategy game that combines turn based play with real time battles. It runs well on our Windows 7. It does have some annoying AI glitches, that can get frustrating at times (Hint: play the battles out on the map, rather than letting the computer determine the winner, no matter how far it says the odds are in your favor).
Summary: I've long enjoyed playing strategy games, beginning at an early age with a friend's various collection of Avalon Hill board-games (Panzer Armee Afrika, in which I was defeated after three turns) and I strove to learn from my mistakes, which led to still further board-games through the 1980s, 1990s and culminating in the Sega Total War series.
Summary: I'm hopelessly addicted to the Total War games and hopelessly frustrated with their flaws. Although there's a mod for almost everyone's taste available, I keep seeing several bugs repeating from series to series.
Summary: If you like Rome: Total War, you'll find this comparable. It's simply an older version with most of the same mechanics. All of the menus and the game play will be instantly familiar but the graphics a little less pristine. I do find the map to be rather annoying compared to Rome. The people displayed on the campaign map are too large and their names too bold.
Summary: Great games. I love the gameplay, graphics a little lacking but it's an older game so not too bad, the mods out there to add extra story lines really make the game fun. They could have done a more intensive story line in the game, its lame but thank goodness you can make your own, or download some really awesome ones.
Summary: I'm a veteran to the Total War series and I must say this is another solid game from Creative Assembly it doesn't do anything groundbreaking that the original Rome didn't do but it's a refined and improved game that will give you hours upon hours of fun. And 10 dollars for the game along with the 4 different campaigns gives you a lot of content on top of a great price point. If you enjoy strategy games, RTS games or other Total War games I definitely recommend this game.
Summary: This is a great game from the older Total War series. I prefer this system for its ability to repair city structures and grades even though the AI is not as intelligent as future games. I have only played it for a few hours but it is very addicting and as in all Total War games the most difficult part is keeping positive relations with your neighbors and the pope.