Imperium Romanum Expansion – My Review

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Well the expansion for Imperium Romanum was released recently. In my opinion its not very dissimilar to its predecessor. The gameplay and objectives are very similar. Except that now we have four campaigns to choose from where as earlier there was the Timeline campaign and the Rome campaign in addition to half a dozen meaningless scenarios. Though the missions have a sort of historical flow and progress in terms of their difficulty, you’re free to play any mission from any campaign any time you like.
These campaigns have you building up the Roman presence in Britain, Germany and Africa, using the same type of gameplay found in the original game. Starting with a basic forum, you’ll need to build houses, agriculture, industry and a large enough military force to protect it all. However here’s somethin new. While upgrading the forum you can choose a God just like in Zeus or Poseidon. Vulcan, for e.g., will help your prefects extinguish fires more quickly, and Mercury will increase the walking speed of your slaves. You can even make a series of progressive offerings to your God to obtain several more abilities, like Mars’s ability to increase the size of your regiments, or Saturn’s ability to improve the efficiency of your agricultural industries. Here the game reminds me of Emperor.
On the war front the game is very similar to the original with the same limited troops to choose from. The only challenging mission is the Caesar’s Civil war. But the absence of units like Catapults, Battering rams, Stone throwers etc make it less interesting. The expansion isn’t much of an improvement in my case but still if you are a fan of IR like me then its worth it!

For a complete Walkthrough click here.

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4 thoughts on “Imperium Romanum Expansion – My Review

  1. Hello,

    Thanks for the review!
    I hope you enjoy the sequel to IR, recently renamed to Grand Ages: Rome. It’s coming out early next year, and is significantly changed from the previous game, and, we think, much better!

    Best regards,
    Ivan-Assen, Haemimont Games

  2. Thanks for posting a comment! I am a big fan of IR. And can you tell me if the sequel has more war units like Catapult or Battering rams? Because the original game shows a Stone Thrower in its intro video…

  3. Hello Satish,

    I wouldn’t want to interfere too much with the marketing campaign our publisher intend to do, revealing features etc., but rest assured that the sequel has a much richer military aspect, with many new unit types with interesting special abilities.

  4. Oh ok… but its nice to know that there are going to be better military units. Also I would then post another walkthrough like i did for IR.

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