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Rome: Total War Barbarian Invasion

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Overall 8
8.0

Rome: Total War - Barbarian Invasion

GamesRadar
24 June 2012
  • Pros: Perfect blend of strategy & tactics, Glitchy gameplay is gone, Even bigger battles, now at night
  • Cons: Cities changed, but no new map, Few historical battles, Historical context is very thin
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Overall 9
9.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 8
8.0
Storyline 8
8.0
Originality 8
8.0

Grand Theft Carriage

RPGamer
1 March 2010
  • Excerpt: What motivates a hero to do great things? A desire to do good? A lust for power? Revenge? It's a question you'll have to ask yourself as you adventure in Fable 2 , the sequel to Peter Molyneux and Lionhead's acclaimed, if somewhat overhyped, Xbox role-playing game.
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Overall 9
9.0

Fable II

GAMESQUAD
3 November 2008
  • Conclusion: Whilst Fable II is not quite the finely polished experience you would expect given its triple A stature, it is utterly captivating in every other way imaginable. A stunning victory in some regards, it is safe to say Fable II may be one of the best games I've ever played. Notwithstanding my downright love for the game at times, I wished for a tightening-up of niggling issues that should have never made it into the final copy, and a more advanced structure befitting the...
  • Pros: Albion is a world flowing with character; beautifully realized worlds with great variety; a wealth of gameplay dynamics unique unto themselves yet brilliantly woven together into a whole; satisfying combat and character progression; excellent sense of pacing and reward.
  • Cons: Glitchy as all get-out; quest-ending bugs; level-structure feels antiquated in the face of large, open, streaming worlds which are increasingly the norm.
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Rome: Total War - Barbarian Invasion Review

VideoGamer.com
7 September 2007
  • Excerpt: I'm sure you're probably familiar with the concept of dèjà vu , the existential feeling that you've seen or done something before. Well, playing Rome: Barbarian Invasion isn't quite like that. It's more like the sensation of presque vu : the feeling of almost remembering something you may have done or seen before.
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Overall 8
8.0

Rome: Total War - Barbarian Invasion

GAMESQUAD
17 August 2006
  • Conclusion: Fans of any aspect of Rome: Total War -- especially those who liked the kinds of changes the Viking Invasion expansion added to Medieval: Total War -- should definitely add this expansion to their collection. Its historical accuracy, while still far from perfect, is much better than that of the original and gameplay actually improves as a result.
  • Pros: Improved historical accuracy; good replay value; excellent use of audio; loyalty trait.
  • Cons: Poor documentation; bland visuals; pathfinding problems in some areas.
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Overall 9
8.7
Gameplay 9
9.0
Graphics 9
8.5
Sound 9
9.0
Multiplayer 8
8.0

Rome Total War Barbarian Invasion

GamersHell.com
21 January 2006
  • Excerpt: has finally been released. After the split of the Roman Empire into eastern and western segments, migrating barbarian tribes attempt to attack Rome while it’s still rebuilding. While there are a few tweaks to the gameplay, the majority of this expansion focuses on the many new playable barbarian factions and the new units for each class, which makes for a great addition to this acclaimed series.
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Overall 9
9.2

Rome Total War: Barbarian Invasion

Deaf Gamers
16 January 2006
  • Excerpt: Rome Total War: Barbarian Invasion, an introduction. I still remember the first time I played the demo for Shogun Total War. As you all know the demo didn't feature the campaign element of the game and simply focused on moving and organising your troops as well as showing the formations and some basic attacks. Regardless of what it didn't show you though I was impressed and hooked. On its release I went and bought Shogun Total War and thoroughly enjoyed the game.
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Rome: Total War Barbarian

NZGamer.com
14 December 2005

Expert Review

The Wargamer
1 November 2005
  • Excerpt: The Wargamer is pleased to present The Creative Assembly and SEGA with this Award for Excellence for Rome: Total War - Barbarian Invasion.  Barbarian Invasion is a text-book example of a quality expansion pack; it takes the features that gamers loved the first time around and hones them to cutting-edge quality.
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Rome: Total War - Barbarian Invasion

The Wargamer
1 November 2005
  • Excerpt: Huns, Goths, Vandals, Allemanni, Saxons, and Franks...all here to bring down the once mighty Roman Empire. Lloyd Sabin examines the Barbarian Invasion to see how well it puts a beating on Rome.
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