The much anticipated Rome: Total War is a multi-award winner. At E3 2004, it was named IGN Best PC Game of Show, GameSpy Best Strategy Game of Show, Game Critics Best Strategy Game of Show runner up, Game Revolution Best Strategy Game, Wargamer Best of Show, and, at E3 2003, it was awarded Game Critics Awards: Strategy Game of Show. Create, rule, conquer and manipulate the Roman Republic and Empire to become the "Imperator" of Rome in this award-winning game from the highly-acclaimed Total War series. Fight as, or against ancient history's most legendary generals including Julius Caesar, Hannibal and the rebel Spartacus. From the Punic Wars against Carthage to the death of Augustus, the first Emperor of Rome, control mighty armies of up to 10,000 fully polygonal, highly detailed, motion-captured warriors clashing in panoramic real-time battles. At your disposal are over a hundred different troop types including legionaries, hoplites, barbarian hordes, war elephants, gladiators and scythe chariots to colossal war machines such as siege towers, battering rams and catapults hurling flaming missiles. The stage is set for carnage on more than 10,000 unique battlefields based on the topography of Europe and North Africa. Conflict is not the only way to gain favor with the senate and people of Rome, however, as politics, diplomacy the gladiatorial games will play key roles in your quest to be declared Imperator. Dominate and reign over one of the most powerful empires in history.