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Total War: Rome 2 gets free Seleucid Empire, Steam Workshop support

A free update for Creative Assembly's PC strategy game Total War: Rome 2 dropped today, introducing a number of balance fixes and a new playable faction, among other additions. Today's update also enables mod management via Steam Workshop, adding support for player-created gameplay tweaks,...

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Total War: Rome 2 patch includes 'over 140' improvements

Creative Assembly has unleashed the third planned update for Total War: Rome 2, a patch the developer believes will improve the game's performance, online multiplayer functionality and overall usability. The full list of changes included in the patch is massive, but most crucially, Creative...

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Total War: Rome 2 totally patched

Patch 2 for Total War: Rome 2 has come ashore, so the next time you ready your legions for battle, it will automatically download and apply more than 100 changes. Most of the changes are various tweaks and fixes, but among the highlights are Campagin performance optimization, AI round time...

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Learn history from Brian Blessed in the latest Total War: Rome 2 trailer

Legendary actor Brian Blessed is joined by an expert on Roman warfare to narrate a look at the various "throwing" weapons found in Creative Assembly's newly released Total War: Rome II. These include slings, pilum and the one weapon more impressive than Blessed's magnificent beard, the ballista....

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Total War Rome 2 developers striving to catch critical bugs

Total War Rome 2 launched earlier this month and suffered a strategic blow when some players reported game-breaking bugs – and this was "totally unacceptable," Creative Director Mike Simpson said. In the Total War forums, Simpson outlined Creative Assembly's approach to fixing these issues,...

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Total War: Rome 2 fails to conquer Saints Row 4 in UK charts

These are the days of the Saints Row empire. Despite a brave attempt by Total War: Rome 2, all roads still lead to Saints Row 4 in the UK charts, where Volition's game is now into its third week as Numero Uno. Not that it was a bad launch for Rome 2; the strategy sequel upped the previous Rome...

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Total War: Rome 2 review: The condiments of war

I once watched a reenactment of the Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge – a Revolutionary War battle in Wilmington, NC – and one of the colonist militia used ketchup packets to simulate fatal blood loss. Upon recoiling from the impact of the invisible half-inch musket ball, he fell to the...

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Total War: Rome 2 gets multiplayer trailer now, additional content by October

Creative Assembly recently announced its post-launch support plans for Total War: Rome 2, the developer's newest war strategy game. Beyond the game's day-one Greek States Culture Pack, the developer said the Nomadic Tribes Culture Pack will arrive by October. That pack, for which Creative...

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Former rivals Creative Assembly, Relic find 'kinship' on the battleground

Previously competitors in a niche genre space, The Creative Assembly and the formerly THQ-owned studio Relic Entertainment are now under the same umbrella at Sega. This has fostered a "kinship," The Creative Assembly's studio communications manager, Al Bickham, says – a kinship largely fueled...

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Total War: Rome 2 picks up (Mark) Strong celebrity voice work

Mark Strong, known for his villainous work in Sherlock Holmes (the Robert Downey Jr. one) and Kick-Ass, will switch gears to play the protagonist of Total War: Rome 2's prologue. Let's hope he lasts longer than Patrick Stewart did in Oblivion. Given our knowledge of Roman leaders, we're not...

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