I fail to see why some people like Rome better. Medieval 2 is everything what Rome is, and a whole lot more.BlackAlpha666
I agree completely. If there's downside to Medieval2 (versus Rome), it's that it's awfully similar to Rome--only a bit richer, and with sexier graphics. The similarities are striking enough that you could be convinced you're playing a fantastic Rome mod or expansion.
Given that, as far I'm concerned, if you're only thinking of buying one, make it Medieval2. They're both great games, but the latest is, in this case, greatest.