1UP writes: "Paradox giveth, and Paradox taketh away. This time, the publisher-developer gives us an ancient Roman sandbox, built from Europa Universalis III's 3D engine and driven by Crusader Kings' character-management system. Europa Universalis: Rome emphasizes a smaller place and a shorter, slower slice of time: Rome before the Empire, as a young Republic, with powerful neighbors and an uncertain future. The 3D engine looks great, with a view you can tilt to peer down the length of the Mediterranean from Antioch to Gibraltar. Rome is built for speed and ease, as lean as yon Cassius and as sexy as Cleopatra. This is the Paradox game for non-Paradoxers".