GodisaGeek: "Total War: Rome II is an absolutely fantastic game, pure and simple. The Creative Assembly had a lot to prove with this direct sequel to the critically acclaimed first instalment and they not only rose to the challenge, but surpassed it in many ways. It’s by no means easy, and takes a hefty investment of time to fully appreciate. Even after the tutorial prologue, you’ll have a lot to learn, but it’s a testament to the developers that they were able to create an engrossing game that draws you in even with such a steep learning curve. With the unique aspects of each factions, extra game modes, a robust multiplayer and plenty of planned DLC, there are hundreds of hours of quality gameplay awaiting you in ancient Rome."