Total war: rome ii


Rome 2 still holds a special place in the Total War pantheon, and it also happens to lớn have an excellent mod scene


Familiae Romanae: Roman Houses

With the impending release of Total War: Rome Remastered, we thought it might be topical to highlight a thủ thuật that lets you capture some of that nostalgia in Rome 2. The Roman Houses mod splits up the Rome faction into four smaller factions, just like in the original Rome: Total War.

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With this mod, you can choose to play as either the Julii, the Brutii, the Scipii, or the SPQR itself. At the moment it seems khổng lồ be more cosmetic than anything else – there’s no replication of the SPQR mission mechanics, for example, and the inevitable civil war from the original trò chơi is far less engineered. There’s a variant of this thủ thuật that keeps all Roman factions bar the SPQR coloured red, if you like, và there are also versions that let you adjust how many turnsit takes khổng lồ mark progress through a year.


Radious Total War gian lận – Anniversary Edition

Team Radious are very good at their overhaul mods. Another success theirs being theTotal War: Attila overhaul, và much of the samepraise could just as easily apply khổng lồ the team’s Rome II gian lận as well. If you had to lớn install just one hack from this các mục for Rome II, this would be a very safe bet (although, technically, it’s a collection of about six mods).

Like all of the Radious overhauls, it acts more lượt thích a suite of interlocking mods, all rolled into a single package, that flesh out in loving detail the campaign, battle system, economy, research, AI, and factions. This mod made it khổng lồ the đứng đầu of the Rome II Steam workshop subscription list for a reason. Be aware, however: if you’re installing on the Steam workshop this gian lận contains four parts, and you will need to lớn install all of them.


Divide et Impera

As always, Team Radious will not go unchallenged. A close second on the menu of most subscribed mods and a worthy rival for best overhaul mod, Divide et Impera adds a ton of new factions & features. The roster of playable factions is significantly increased lớn include way more tribes, Greek city-states, new factions and Diadochi kingdoms.

The real allure of this mod, though, is a total campaign and battle overhaul aimed at making the strategic play more difficult & the tactical battles more realistic. This, alongside revamped units, textures, models, buildings, resources và more, make Divide et Impera a close contender for most valuable thủ thuật on the list. It’s been updated as recently as this year, & even has an official website that you can check out.


Traits, Talents và Toadies: Character Overhaul

As the name implies, this gian lận aims to lớn improve the vanilla traits, talents, and character systems from the slightly bland original version into something a bit more robust & substantial. It adds new traits & a dynamic skill system for generals và provincial governors, as well as completely refurbished and more faction-specific Cursus Honorum rankings & Army Traditions.

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Divide et Impera, listed above, uses a similar system for its character overhaul. So, if you want some improved character features, without having lớn sign on for the rest of the changes that that overhaul gian lận entails, this makes for a great standalone improvement that fixes a particular area of Rome II that has not aged that well and, even at release, felt a bit bland.

Rome: Total War Music

The triumphant rising orchestras, the chants, the faux-ancient warlike drum beats, & the vaguely near-eastern twangs: this is the soundtrack of antiquity, or at least, what the brains of many in the cohort that grew up with the original Total War: Rome were trained to lớn associate with the period through prolonged exposure to lớn that original soundtrack. Even today, the score can resurface memories of lost afternoons adjusting formations và expanding borders. If you are the kind of person who enjoys that consistent evocation of nostalgia then this is a thủ thuật well worth installing.

It doesn’t always work perfectly, as sometimes the music cuts too abruptly & switches to lớn a new tuy vậy in a way that doesn’t feel natural, but if you still long for those glory days conquering in the name of the Republic then this is a good quick fix. And if this gian lận doesn’t sate that nostalgia craving, then you could try dipping into Familiae Romanae: Roman Houses by Turquoise-Falcon, which changes the starting set up khổng lồ resemble that of the original Rome, with the Roman faction divided into three major houses & one city-state faction that eventually descend into civil war.

It’s worth noting that this mod is included in the Radious collectionas well.

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AAA: Generals – Romans (Aging, Advancing, Acclimatising)

Even someone usually indifferent lớn purely cosmetic mods can respect the subtle immersion offered by Steam user Benjin‘s AAA: Generals mod. With this installed, the appearance of Roman generals will change alongside their position on an axis of the three A’s (aging, advancing, acclimatizing).

So, as a characters ages so will their character model; as they rank up, they will gain extra accoutrements & more varied personal armour; and, as the weather changes, they will switch from warm-weather khổng lồ cold-weather garb. Seeing the physical circumstances of your campaign have a dynamic impact on a character’s appearance is a very subtle, yet effective way of visually displaying your progress. There is also a version of this hack forGreek generals, the Roman’s of Rise of the Republicand most recently, the Punic culture.


Campaign Camera For Patch 20 and Later

The drawback distance for the vanilla camera is, quite honestly, insulting. Coming back into Rome II after playing some later Total War titles, it can feel especially egregious. The sort-of-over-god’s-shoulder view is fine, but it’s much, much too close to lớn the ground, & makes it difficult to see even the most rudimentary of empires as a collective whole.

Don’t settle for such a restricted view: this mod will mix the drawback distances as far as they can go without crashing & give you a view worthy of an emperor.


Rome II: HD Series

At release,Rome IIwas quite graphically impressive, especially at the higher settings. Now, at a hefty six years old, however, it is beginning lớn show its age. Especially after playing some of Creative Assembly’s more recent entries, dipping back intoRome IIcan be a bit graphically jarring. Textures & models that were once perfectly adequate now leave a lot khổng lồ be desired.

We previously has a mod on this menu that improved the campaign textures. Khổng lồ offer more choice though we thought we’d point out the same author has also created several different ‘HD’ mods, which can all be viewed in this collection (that also includes the AAA: Generals) mods. This also includesOrbisTerrarum II,which is a more all-encompassing HD mod.


Constantine: Rise of Christianity

The Tetrarchy is one of the most interesting yet overlooked periods in Roman history. Coming after the Emperor Diocletian dragged the Roman world kicking & screaming through the tail kết thúc of the Crisis years, the Tetrarchy was an attempt to reforge the Empire in a way that would bring lasting stability & end forever the ouroboros-like circle of rising and falling barracks emperors that had plagued the Roman world for a half-century before. Diocletian’s reorganization of the Empire into four zones with a more streamlined succession system failed pretty stunningly, but at least it gave posterity an interesting historical playground lớn cut through in this mod, which takes place after the death of Diocletian when the heirs of the first Tetrarchs, unsatisfied with ruling a mere quarter of the Roman world, descended into civil war và infighting.

Will you take up the role of Constantine, eliminate your competitors, và Christianize the empire, or will you take up the mantle of one of the other Tetrarchs lớn forge a new path based on the old ways. If not, you can always take command of the Sassanid Empire và seize the eastern Mediterranean or choose the Franks & flood over the Rhine amid the chaos of the Roman’s sibling squabbles. In addition khổng lồ picking one of the most historically rich start dates, this will also serve as an excellent prequel chiến dịch to a Total War: Attila play-through.


Alexander The Great campaign Hellenic Edition

The world the burgeoning Roman Republic emerged into was fundamentally defined by the regional reordering which had occurred less than a century before when the king of Macedon, a plucky và ambitious youth known to lớn history as Alexander the Great, flipped the world on its head và invaded and conquered that great bane of ancient Greece, the big-bad of Herodotus’ Histories, the Achaemenid Persian empire. At the time Rome II begins, from the Adriatic to the Indus, Hellenic warlords, the heirs of Alexander’s conquests, rule the world. It’s hard khổng lồ overstate how profoundly this geopolitical shift changed the region, and how far downwards its echoes reverberate.

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This total conversion chiến dịch lets you relive this struggle by allowing you to lớn take the reins of Alexander’s forces and see if you can recreate his stunning lightening conquest of Achaemenid Persia. As a plus, this campaign is pretty consistently updated và is, at the time of this writing, still being actively tended to, something that can’t always be said about a trò chơi several years out from release và long since eclipsed by sequels. There is also a separate sibling gian lận for a Persian chiến dịch so you can attempt to lớn prevent the rise of Alexander and maintain the legacy of Cyrus the Great, as well as a Prequel thủ thuật that covers the events before the thủ thuật proper begins. This is a labour of love that deserves attention.

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The above represent some of the best that the Total War: Rome 2 modding community has khổng lồ offer. If we see any more, we’ll make sure to địa chỉ cửa hàng them.