PJ: "It’s been a long time since Total War: Rome. The third instalment of the Total War series was the one that really got the franchise going. Excellent reviews, good graphics for the time and enough depth to keep even the Paradox crowd occupied for some time. It was a game that took hours out of our lives, as we conquered Rome, Carthage, Macedon or Egypt. With a few mods, the game is still alive even to this day. The Total Realism mod, greatly changing the game to something a little more historically accurate for the obsessed like me. Now, after many years, Rome returns. Has our wait been rewarded?"