Centurion: Defender of Rome

Published: February 1, 2009 - Last update: October 24, 2013 - 7178 downloads

Year
1990
Genre
Action, Strategy
Theme
Historical Battle (specific/exact), Real-Time
Publisher
Electronic Arts, Inc.
Developer
Bits of Magic
Perspectives
3rd-Person, Isometric, Top-Down
4.39 / 5
36 votes
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Description of Centurion: Defender of Rome

Centurion: Defender of Rome is a game published in 1990 by Electronic Arts, Inc., the theme is historical battle (specific/exact), real-time. It features a action, strategy genre and uses a 3rd-person, isometric, top-down perspective.


An entertaining game with bits of adventure elements (for example, at some point you'll get to meet Cleopatra and try to-- erm-- win her favor), this game is reminiscent of the old Cinemaware classic Defender of the Crown for its strong emphasis on fun over historical realism. (Not surprisingly, since it's designed by the same designer, ex-Cinemaware Kellyn Beck). As official of the Roman Empire, you must manage armies, calm rebellious citizens, and conquer neighboring countries. Rome wasn't built in a day, but win enough chariot races, and you might be able to do it in a matter of weeks ;) Two thumbs up!
Review by HOTUD

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BritBrat added this comment :

This game is excellent. Even now it captures my attention. There are few games like it. I may try out some of the harder difficulty settings, since I always played as Galley Slave as a kid.

#8447

Big bad gavin added this comment :

Love this game so much when I was a kid could not stop playing it

#7913

pedro45 added this comment :

i love this game remindes me of beig a kid!!!

#2738

jaminp25 added this comment :

i love this game remindes me of beig a kid when games where cool!!!

#552

JetClarke added this comment :

This was a fascinating wargame I recall.. with the strategy of what formation to use for your troops, it was like a puzzle as well as a war game.

#400

ahug4u added this comment :

A simple but brilliant game, battles represent an earl total war format. holding Gladiator games and chariot racing is very addictive too. I hhave had many happy hours playing this. Thanks My Abandonware!!

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