Europa Universalis: Rome

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Europa Universalis: Rome
EU Rome CD cover.jpg
Developer(s) Paradox Development Studio
Publisher(s) Paradox Interactive
Producer(s) Johan Andersson
Programmer(s) Thomas Johansson
Artist(s) Jonas Jakobsson
Mikael Olsson
Composer(s) Andreas Waldetoft
Series Europa Universalis
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows, OS X
  • NA: 15 April 2008
  • EU: 18 April 2008
Genre(s) Grand strategy
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Europa Universalis: Rome is a grand strategy game developed by Paradox Development Studio and published by Paradox Interactive. 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 for Microsoft Windows in April 2008, followed by an OS X version ported by Virtual Programming in July 2008.[2]

On November 19, 2008, the game's only expansion, Vae Victis, was released.[3]

On 23 July 2010, Virtual Programming published the Mac OS X version of the Europa Universalis: Rome Gold Edition, which includes the Vae Victis expansion pack.[4]


On MetaCritic the following reception was achieved by Paradox Development Studio:

  • Europa Universalis - Rome: Orange (73/100) from the professional critics, and Orange (6.3/10) from the users.
  • Rome - Vae Victis: Green (79/100) from the professional critics, and Green (8.6/10) from the users.
Aggregate score
Aggregator Score
Metacritic 73%[5]
Review scores
Publication Score C[6]
Eurogamer 7/10[7]
GameSpy 3/5[8]
IGN 8.7/10[9]

See also[edit]


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

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