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Imperator: Rome 2.0 Marius and the Heirs of Alexander content pack out now

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Ready to try Imperator: Rome again? Paradox have been busy overhauling quite a lot of it, with it still being one of the worst rated Paradox titles by users overall.

They're committed to it though, clearly and a big free update is out now with Imperator: Rome 2.0 Marius. This update provides a significant reworking of the military system in the game, adding new features that transform war and army management:

  • Levies: Draft levies from your provinces to fight your wars. Their size and composition is based on the cultures and population types in the province.
  • Legions: Advance your military technology to create standing, professional military forces to guard your empire. But beware of their cost and tendency to follow disloyal generals.
  • Military Histories: Legions and Mercenary units have histories that will list their accomplishments over time.
  • Engineers: Special cohort to help with sieges, river crossings and road building.
  • Changes to Inventions and Military Traditions: Radically overhauled invention system - unlock new abilities alongside old inventions, and shape your civilization like never before.
  • Diadochi War Goals: New large scale conquests available to Hellenistic kingdoms to better model the ambitions of Successor rulers.
  • UI Overhaul: Completely reworked interface to make options and decisions more intuitive.
  • And much more: New unit models for levy and legion units, new port construction options, changes to forts and deities.
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For big fans of the game the Heirs of Alexander content pack also went out at the same time bringing in new events and missions highlight the Wars of the Diadochi, a series of bitter struggles fought by former generals and followers of Alexander the Great:

  • Unique Mission Trees: New special mission objectives for the Antigonid Empire in Anatolia, Seleucid Empire in Asia, Ptolemaic Empire in Egypt, Macedonia and Thrace.
  • Shared Mission Tree: Diadochi-themed mission objectives available to all of the Successor Kingdoms.
  • Wonder Designer: New tool that allows players to build their own custom monuments, adding bonuses to their location or to the entire empire.
  • New Events: Various Historical Events based on the history and legacy of Alexander’s followers.
  • New Deities: Regional gods and goddesses from the Hellenistic kingdoms.
  • New Treasures: Distinctive artifacts from the Hellenistic kingdoms.
  • New Music: Three new music tracks to inspire your Successor Kingdom.
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If you have been a regular player, do let us know in the comments what you think about Imperator now.

You can find Imperator: Rome on GOG, Humble Store (on sale until Feb 22) and Steam (on sale until Feb 18).

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Teodosio Feb 17, 2021
Great patch, but unfortunately they didn't test it at all with GNU/Linux, since there is a macroscoping bug. Levied armies all come with a single troop type, rather than with a mix of them. It seems to be working fine on Windows, judging from the screenshots.
Trias Feb 17, 2021
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Tried the game for a second time yesterday (first time was in 2019, when it was released) and the game looks promising so far. There is a decent chance that I will stay around this time. :).

P. S. One I:R video I particularly liked yesterday. Maybe it will serve as advertising...
Trias Feb 18, 2021
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Two days after 2.0 update and game recent reviews in Steam finally climbs over 70%. (Now it's "mostly positive", 73%).

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