Europa Universalis: Rome

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Europa Universalis: Rome
EU Rome CD cover.jpg
Developer(s) Paradox Development Studio
Publisher(s) Paradox Interactive
Distributor(s) Steam, GamersGate
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X
Release date(s) EU 18 April 2008
NA 15 April 2008
Genre(s) Grand strategy
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer

Europa Universalis: Rome, often referred to simply as Rome, is a grand strategy game developed by Johan Andersson of Paradox Development Studio. The game is set during the time of the Roman Republic, beginning in 280 BC with the start of the Pyrrhic war, and ending with the rise of the Roman Empire in 27 BC. Players have a choice of leading any of over 53 factions, which represent 10 prominent cultures including Carthaginian, Celtic, Egyptian, Greek and Roman.[1] The game was released on 15 April 2008 in North America and on 18 April 2008 in Europe, followed by a Mac OS X version ported by Virtual Programming on 4 July 2008.[2]

On July 23, 2010, Virtual Programming published the Mac OS X version of the Europa Universalis: Rome Gold Edition, which includes the Vae Victis expansion pack.[3]


Vae Victis[edit]

On August 27, 2008 Paradox Interactive announced "Europa Universalis: Rome – Vae Victis".[4]


Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
Metacritic 73%[9]
Review scores
Publication Score C[5]
Eurogamer 7/10[7]
GameSpy 3/5[6]
IGN 8.7/10[8]


  1. ^ "Europa Universalis: Rome". 
  2. ^ "Europa Universalis Rome Released as a box product.". Virtual Programming. July 4, 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-01. 
  3. ^ "Virtual Programming Releases Europa Universalis Rome Gold Edition". MacGamer. July 23, 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-30. 
  4. ^ Thang, Jimmy (August 27, 2008). "EU: Rome Expansion Vae Victis Announced". IGN. Retrieved 2008-08-31. 
  5. ^ Chick, Tom (April 18, 2008). "Europa Universalis: Rome Review - 1UP". 1UP. Retrieved 2008-08-31. 
  6. ^ Rausch, Allen (April 15, 2008). "Europa Universalis: Rome Review - GameSpy". GameSpy. Retrieved 2008-08-31. 
  7. ^ Allen, Darren (June 19, 2008). "Europa Universalis: Rome Review - EuroGamer". EuroGamer. Retrieved 2008-08-31. 
  8. ^ Butts, Steve (April 14, 2008). "Europa Universalis: Rome Review - IGN". IGN. p. 2. Retrieved 2008-08-31. 
  9. ^ "Europa Universalis: Rome Review - MetaCritic". MetaCritic. Retrieved 2014-02-15. 

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