New Total War: Rome II DLC free for a week

Nomadic Tribes Culture Pack free until October 29; features three new playable factions.

Sega today released the Nomadic Tribes Culture Pack for Total War: Rome II and it won't cost gamers a penny if they download it in the first week.

The downloadable content, available now through Steam, features new playable factions the Royal Scythians, Roxolani, and Massagetae. The expansion is free until October 29, after which it will be sold for $8.

"We've had more gamers playing Rome II, and for longer, in its first month than any other Total War to date," Creative Assembly studio director Mike Simpson said in a statement. "We are going to continue to work on gameplay feature balancing with our community who have been hugely helpful in feeding back on the game. Offering this DLC for free for the first week it’s on sale is a celebration and a small thank you to them for helping us make this the biggest TW yet."

The Nomadic Tribes Culture Pack also features new buildings and building chains, campaign objectives, a technology tree, and new units. A detailed breakdown of the Nomadic Tribes Culture Pack is available in the Steam product listing.

Total War: Rome II was released exclusively on PC in early September. Earlier this week, a report claimed Creative Assembly's previously announced Aliens game will star Ellen Ripley's daughter Amanda.

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19 comments
Diegoctba
Diegoctba

This game still exists? It's really broken.

dmastri2
dmastri2

This game cannot be salvaged.  We aren't just talking about the bugs and the awful performance.  The core design is flawed.  Key features of previous iterations removed.  The game is soulless and, this is probably the biggest travesty, they completely screwed up the realtime battles.  

Hell on release your average battle time took 2 minutes.  Literally it was a race, units broke morale when hit by a gentle breeze, and while they took some steps to remedy that (SERIOUSLY HOW DID QA NOT PICK UP THE FACT THAT 2 MINUTE BATTLES WERE A MISTAKE), the omission of key features like guard mode means that unit formations are completely FUBAR.  Battles end up huge uncontrollable mosh pits.  Have a look at why: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_evgnzSZTvI

This game is a complete disaster.


slimskelter
slimskelter

Just say, "Trial," and leave the word, "Free," out of it, g0dd@mn!t.

nl_skipper
nl_skipper

I just downloaded it and it's less than a 3mb file...  PLEASE don't pay for this.  All the assets have clearly already been created and installed, just locked behind a pay-wall if you wait till after Oct.29th.

GnugnaGnagna
GnugnaGnagna

"We've had more gamers playing Rome II, and for longer, in its first month than any other Total War to date" I think mr Simpson is lying. Just look at the global achievement stats:

  • 25% of players did not kill 10000 men in battle (you get this just by running the benchmark a few times);
  • 33% played less than 10 hours;
  • 30% played less than 20 campaign turns;
  • 25% never destroyed a faction;
  • 70% played less than 100 campaign turns;
  • >90% played less than 100 hours;
  • >95% played less than 10 multiplayer battles;
  • 4% completed a campaign;
And this is 50 days after release. This doesn't look like the incredible success he claims... Or maybe his data are correct, but these stats tell that the game is NOT being played by the majority of people.

Maybe he mistook all those emails as fan mail. They are hate mail.

DiamondDM13
DiamondDM13

They are launching DLC but the game is still an unfinished mess. How about fixing the game first, then launching DLC. Although this DLC should have been included in the game in the first place.

Triton
Triton

Is this game fixed yet? Were they on patch 5 or something. I think I'll wait until next year when Steam puts it on sale. Maybe by then it will be what it should have been at launch.  They end up making great games but their launch versions have big problems.

CnConrad
CnConrad

Well played, Free DLC buys good will.

They would have really upset some fans by charging for DLC before the game gets finished.

I understand it was rushed to avoid the ps4 & gta hype. Just glad they are supporting the game and making it right.

Grimkillah
Grimkillah

can you grab this dlc without the game?

Saidrex
Saidrex

Fix bugs first! Then make new DLC's!

hampton2003
hampton2003

@nl_skipper lol my download took half a sec and said upon completion 0/0mb downloaded and i checked and they are now playable.

ggregd
ggregd

@GnugnaGnagna Those stats are meaningless without the player numbers behind the percentages and the same stats for all the other games.

orbit991
orbit991

@DiamondDM13 They do this with every game since Rome Total war1. They assume the modding guys will fix it for them. I'm done with them, now they even lock content till you pay them more, it's a lame company that forgot what games are about.

LaserXUKM
LaserXUKM

@Triton If you run mods made by other people its rather ok, but until someone finds a way to expand how many buildings you can build per settlement i'll just wait like you.

CnConrad
CnConrad

No...

Can you get any DLC without owning the game first? No, then why think you would get this.

GnugnaGnagna
GnugnaGnagna

@ggregd @GnugnaGnagna Of course I don't have data for games released in 2004! And I'm aware that these are PERCENTAGES and do not inform on the absolute numbers of players. But if you deigned to read my comment I said:

"Or maybe his data are correct, but these stats tell that the game is NOT being played by the majority of people."

Far from meaningless.

HelIWithoutSin
HelIWithoutSin

@CnConrad I picked up the free GAT Saints Row IV DLC (Steam) the day GTA V was launched despite not owning the game.  However, it seems you need the game installed in order to pick up this DLC.

Grimkillah
Grimkillah

@CnConrad I get DLC first before buying the actual game on 360 all the time, never tried on steam, so won't know.