GamesRadar - When it comes to historically accurate strategy gaming, the Total War franchise is king. Creatively Assembly's storied PC series has legions of new fans after the excellence of Total War: Shogun 2, and their next game is among the most anticipated sequels for hardcore Total War fans. Total War: Rome II is bigger, more beautiful, and just as awe-inspiring as its predecessors, judging from what we've seen of it so far.
But with so much to know about the game, where do you even begin? We've parsed out the aspects of Rome II that every strategy gamer should know about; by the time you're done reading, you'll be itching to jump back through time into the sandals of a doomed Roman soldier.