Total War: Rome II (Steam) £12.00 with code @ GMG
403°Expired

Total War: Rome II (Steam) £12.00 with code @ GMG

35
Found 8th Dec 2013
Usual price is £29.99. It's 50% off as a daily deal but you can shave a few quid more off with GMG20-CV2W4-DSYBT.

35 Comments

Great game, release bugs have been ironed out surely but slowly. HOT.

Great price. By far the cheapest I've seen it!

Banned

Still too expensive for me but heat added

Did they ever fix the problems with this game?

Same as Jaystan I did play a er.. different release for a few hours and it was fun and I didn't notice any bugs but I'll wait a while to get the steam version.

Rom

Same as Jaystan I did play a er.. different release for a few hours and … Same as Jaystan I did play a er.. different release for a few hours and it was fun and I didn't notice any bugs but I'll wait a while to get the steam version.



This is a steamworks title, you get a cdkey from gmg and redeem it on steam.

TaylorRayBarron

Did they ever fix the problems with this game?


No its impossible to play as it crashes constantly.

This isn't just buggy, it's horrifically dumbed down too.

I wrote an in-depth review of this game, so PM if you want the link.

there are loads of glitches

Damn I love Total War but tbh Shogun 2 was almost perfect and I still play that so I feel like going to Rome 2 will be a downgrade

Paid full price for this. Not even worth a fiver. Play the older Total War games rather than this watered down PoS.

how much would it cost to build a PC to play this?

Been free for ages on kick ass ;-)

Jumpernot

how much would it cost to build a PC to play this?

£500 - £1000

Overclockers do some decent stuff not always the cheapest mind: try scan!

Heat added, good price. Is it just me or is this game not as good as the other TW's? I just cannot get into it for some reason.

Jumpernot

how much would it cost to build a PC to play this?

£350

here's a portion of my review outlining how messy the port is..

From a technical perspective, Rome II’s release has been nothing short of disastrous. There is a widespread lack of optimization which results in severe frame drops and system instability. On the Ultra preset, I attained an average of 45 FPS, but this felt horrible due to steep dips between 70 FPS and 18 FPS. Even players using a 4770K and GTX Titan have reported problems. The latest patch (2) has increased the minimum frame rate. This does give me hope that these issues should be rectified in the coming months.

These shortcomings are somewhat surprisingly when you take into account how competent the graphical options are which include: AA, AF, SSAO, Texture Quality and an integrated benchmark tool. During the non-patched original release, there were problems with screen tearing, blurred textures and laughably poor lip sync. Fortunately, the majority of these graphical abnormalities were fixed in second patch. To make matters worse, I’ve encountered regular crashes where the screen freezes randomly. Creative Assembly have recently released a statement apologizing for any launch issues, and describing them as “totally unacceptable”. Nevertheless, Rome II feels like an unfinished Beta which under no circumstances should have been released in this state.

good find!!!! - HOT

Voted hot..all the major bugs have been ironed out. From memory, the latest patch is now v1.07 and each changelog reads like an essay. Sure, it has been a very buggy release but almost all the CA releases have been. You kind of expect it with a new Total War game.

I still bought it on day 1 knowing this. I never played it until v1.07. I know better but I would happily support a UK based studio :).

bought this in the steam sale for £14.99 but not had the time to play it...shouldve held out a bit longer!

All the people who pre-ordered, thanks for beta testing and paying for the privilege so those who pay 1/3 of the rrp by xmas get the finished product.

Creative Assembly Team wish you a merry xmas.

CrazyIndianZA

Voted hot..all the major bugs have been ironed out. From memory, the … Voted hot..all the major bugs have been ironed out. From memory, the latest patch is now v1.07 and each changelog reads like an essay. Sure, it has been a very buggy release but almost all the CA releases have been. You kind of expect it with a new Total War game. I still bought it on day 1 knowing this. I never played it until v1.07. I know better but I would happily support a UK based studio :).



So the AI is no-longer brain dead?
The diplomacy mechanics deeply flawed?
The performance abysmal?
The multiplayer still horribly broken?

Then there's the misguided decisions regarding the campaign mechanics & UI design..... game is still worthless IMHO, not even worth pirating.
Edited by: "TehJumpingJawa" 8th Dec 2013

GeniusGizmo

£350


cheers, any recommended sites to buy from to build one?

Jumpernot

cheers, any recommended sites to buy from to build one?

Amazon is really good for computer parts, I have also used Scan, Dabs and Aria many times in the past

GeniusGizmo

£350



No way will this game play on a £350 PC
It struggles with my £200 graphics card and most issues are caused if you don't have a DX11 card. The game is not even finished do not even think of buying it yet

Couchwarrior

No way will this game play on a £350 PC It struggles with my £200 g … No way will this game play on a £350 PC It struggles with my £200 graphics card and most issues are caused if you don't have a DX11 card. The game is not even finished do not even think of buying it yet



yes my gtx 770 can cope but it is so badly optimized - graphics card is min 200 quid.

Terrible game barely worth a fiver as someone pointed out. I have been an avid fan since the original shogun and have to say if you want to play a decent RTS play Shogun 2 or Napoleon

Tempting but I'm not sure I want to give any money to a developer who made such a hash of a beloved franchise.

Reigan

This is a steamworks title, you get a cdkey from gmg and redeem it on … This is a steamworks title, you get a cdkey from gmg and redeem it on steam.



I kinda thought he meant he pirated it

"Dear friends at CA, please imagine that you decide to treat yourself to a nice burger at meatliquor; the hype is that there is a new item on the menu, the BaconCheeseburger2, which will blow your mind. So say all food bloggers, so go the twits. Now imagine that the buns are made from a mix of gram and spelt flour, the patties are undercooked, the bacon overcooked, the lettuce stale and the red onions are simply not there; the mustard has been replaced by sour cream and the ketchup is a strange black "organic" liquid. And you find yourself, looking at the oak table, the chopping board and the lacquered floors and you think you came a long way from Wimpy, and you graduated from McD and BK and in the past years there are so many independent food stalls serving decent fare that this burger is unacceptable. And you decide to do the unthinkable, you complain to the waiter. The answer you get is the following: "I understand that some of you may experience discomfort at their meal, but we did not really try it before serving; your comments are of course welcome. Actually, the sour cream is a feature, the buns are the best our new oven can muster, we purposefully under cook the patties so you don't get cancer from saturated fats, the lettuce is a work in progress, the ketchup is an actual representation of the original condiment, so they told us, and as for the onions, we can add them with a 20p surcharge. Oh, and, here have a slice of transmogrified cheddar from ASDA, we forgot that because it does not work perfectly with the other ingredients."

And that is how I feel, except for the fact that at the moment, meatliquor is the only burger joint for miles. Not much choice.

R2 is a deeply flawed, partially completed, hastily assembled, sub-par product. It has no redeeming qualities. And most important, it's not fun. It's supposed to be fun. It's not. There is probably a good game underneath layers and layers of mediocre choices. There is evidence of hard work and of great ideas, all misaligned, all misused. I feel bad for the time I spent with it, I feel bad for the members of this community who either ranted against it or in vain try to support it, but mostly I feel bad for all the people who worked for it and were essentially betrayed by God knows what corporate concept."
- Former owner of TWC (the largest TW forum going)

If you like Total War, you'll absolutely hate this game with a passion. If you've never played the original Rome and aren't already used to the greatness that we come to expect from Total War, you'll like it.

never really played rome 1, hated medieval 2 for the city seiges (units getting stuck in alleys, terrible seige mechanics, camera locks etc), didnt like the napoleon/civil war/guns theme, but loved shogun 2 and its expansion.

guess I'll probably like this one then?

Played for 20 minutes on launch, uninstalled and haven't looked back. Will never buy from these crooks again.

I have played them all from the original Shogun, the only exception being Empire (hated the time period). I maintain that it is a fun game to play. There is no worthy competitor that I am aware of.
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text