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Total War: ROME II – Hannibal at the Gates Steam

Total War: ROME II – Hannibal at the Gates Steam




Dropping you into the Western Mediterranean at the outbreak of
the 2nd Punic War, Hannibal at the Gates features a new campaign
map focused on the period that brought the ancient-world
superpowers of Rome and Carthage to all-out war.

One of the most famous in history, the conflict demonstrated the
tactical genius of great rival generals Scipio and Hannibal. Can
you recreate their remarkable strategies, or can you do better? How
will you change history?

You enter the war as Carthage or Rome, command the noble
Hellenic city-state of Syracuse, or, for the first time in ROME II,
play an Iberian faction as the Arevaci or the Lusitani.

Hannibal at the Gates also features:

New Campaign Map:

A more detailed representation of the western Mediterranean than
the ROME II map, with players able to expand across 19 provinces
dotted with resources and settlements. The major powers of the
time, Rome and Carthage, begin at loggerheads but with a number of
key regions and client states under their control. Syracuse, the
Arevaci and the Lusitani all start with a single region, offering a
significantly different and more formidable challenge than playing
as one of the two great empires.

Diplomacy-focused Technology:

Rome and Carthage both feature new civil tech-tree branches
focused on diplomacy. Both sides begin with multiple allies and
client states, and can undermine their opponents’ support by
diplomatic means.

12 Turns per-year:

With a time period covering events between 218 – 202BC, each
turn in Hannibal at the Gates represents a month, and the campaign
transitions through all four seasons of the year, complete with
seasonal gameplay effects.

Compact, focused Multiplayer Campaign:

For those generals seeking a more rapid Multiplayer Campaign
game, Hannibal at the Gates’ tighter geographic scope makes co-op
or competitive 2-player campaigns more focused and faster than a
full Grand Campaign.

New Historical Battles:

Hannibal at the Gates adds two new Historical Battles: the
Battle of Cannae (216BC) and the Battle of Zama (202BC). Both
battles marked key points in the 2nd Punic War, with Cannae
representing the high point of Hannibal’s invasion of Italy, and
Zama marking the completion of Rome’s victory and dominance over

New Playable Factions for Total War™: ROME

In addition to mighty Carthage and Rome, players can fight the
2nd Punic War as three new factions: the Arevaci, the Lusitani and
Syracuse, each one featuring its own faction traits,
characteristics, unique units and campaign start-position. If
Hannibal at the Gates is owned, these factions are also playable in
the ROME II Grand Campaign.

The Arevaci

Imperialist expansion has brought both Carthage and Rome to the
Arevaci’s door, although it is Hannibal that currently shares a
border with the warlike Celtiberian tribe. As the campaign begins,
the Arevaci are neutral but have a clear choice before them: unite
with Hannibal and risk genocidal retaliation from the Romans, or
remain on good terms with Rome and face the certainty of
Carthaginian wrath. Despite their knowledge of the terrain and
superb fighting prowess, the Arevaci cannot take on both
superpowers at once. For now, they maintain their neutrality, but
it cannot last. Someone must control the Iberian peninsula, could
it be the Arevaci?

The Lusitani

The Lusitani lived in Iberia long before Carthage or Rome
disturbed the region. They are, like their distant cousins the
Suebi, not a single clan but a confederation of smaller tribes,
working together for defensive and mutual gain Fierce and agile
warriors, the Lusitani are well suited to guerrilla warfare. As
Hannibal’s Carthaginian army marches through lands previously
controlled by Rome, there is opportunity for the Lusitani to expand
beyond their bounds and claim back Iberia from its invaders.
However, though there may be prudence in caution, even
fraternisation with the enemy at first, eventually they must be
expelled from the land!


The city-state of Syracuse is renowned throughout the ancient
world as a centre for culture and science. It is also rich;
Syracuse benefits greatly from its prime position in the central
Mediterranean. A string of tyrants dominate its history, defending
the city’s autonomy against fellow Greeks, Carthaginians and
threats from within. In 218BC, both Rome and Carthage would like to
see Syracuse under their control once and for all. As the two
superpowers go to war again, it stands on a precipice – will
Syracuse forge its own destiny or fall into obscurity as just
another colonial possession?

New Units

Alongside their regular unit rosters, the playable factions in
Hannibal at the Gates get the following new units. If you own
Hannibal at the Gates, these units will also be available in the
ROME II Grand Campaign:


  • Painted Warriors (melee infantry)
    Painted bodies and unpleasant stenches instil fear in unlucky
    opponents, which is half the battle.
  • Celtiberian Cavalry (melee cavalry)
    A versatile cavalry strike force when commanded by a skilled


  • Lusitani Guerrillas (stealth spear infantry)
    Moving unseen to ambush their opponents, these stealthy guerrilla
    fighters are masters of their craft.
  • Lusitani Spearmen (spear infantry)
    Skilled tribal spearmen whose reputation on the battlefield is
    fully deserved.


  • Picked Hoplites (elite hoplites, also available to Athens)
    The cream of citizen hoplites to proudly defend their city from

New Roman Auxiliary units:

  • Auxiliary Scutarii (Iberian melee infantry)
    These Iberians are more than able to serve Rome at the front of a
    battle line.
  • Auxiliary Scutarii Cavalry (Iberian melee cavalry)
    These heavy cavalrymen add a touch of Iberian fire to otherwise
    conservative Roman ranks.

New Iberian Mercenary units:

  • Mercenary Scutarii (Iberian melee infantry)
    Large, well-paid men with falcatas can settle a surprisingly large
    number of arguments.
  • Mercenary Scutarii Cavalry (Iberian melee cavalry)
    These mounted mercenaries are a fine force for close-quarters

New Italian Mercenary units:

  • Mercenary Etruscan Hoplites (Italian hoplites)
    Equipped and trained in the Greek fashion, Rome’s former masters
    remain a force to be reckoned with.
  • Mercenary Samnite Warriors (Italian heavy infantry)
    Conquered peoples can still produce the finest warriors.
  • Mercenary Campanian Cavalry (Italian heavy cavalry)
    Noble horsemen from some of the finest pastures of the

System requirements


  • OS: XP/ Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8
  • Processor:2 GHz Intel Dual Core processor / 2.6 GHz Intel Single Core processor
  • Memory:2GB RAM
  • Graphics:512 MB DirectX 9.0c compatible card (shader model 3, vertex texture fetch support).
  • DirectX®:9.0c
  • Hard Drive:35 GB HD space
  • Additional:Screen Resolution – 1024×768

  • OS:Windows 7 / Windows 8
  • Processor:2nd Generation Intel Core i5 processor (or greater)
  • Memory:4GB RAM
  • Graphics:1024 MB DirectX 11 compatible graphics card.
  • DirectX®:11
  • Hard Drive:35 GB HD space
  • Additional:Screen Resolution – 1920×1080

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