The only game to truly challenge your tactical capabilities, whilst looking spectacular.
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For the strategy lovers this game offers the holy grail in achievements, a game in which your military might has next to no effect onto your factions successes; "Do not rely on military might alone" San Tzu. Rome captures this truth perfectly, forcing you to manage and distribute your scarce resources efficiently for a shot at success.
I would quibble over three minor points that I pray the game's developers will note; firstly, the lack of blood, that would normally be associated with many thousands armed with sharp implements. Secondly, the refusal for all nations to be playable, and lastly the inconsistency in negotiations. However, to gain some perspective; this being all that can be mustered as negatives is testimony towards the games achievements.
In conclusion, Rome offers an utterly engrossing world to be emerged into, in which your battlefield knowledge, economic policy, and political allegiances, will be consistently tested.