Expeditions: Rome is a tactical role-playing game developed by Danish developer Logic Artists and published by THQ Nordic. It is the third game in the Expeditions series, which also includes Expeditions: Conquistador and Expeditions: Viking. It was released for Windows on January 20, 2022. The game is an RPG that combines gameplay in local, tactical battles with other types. In the game, the player controls a legatus who investigates the death of his father and travels throughout the Roman Republic and nearby nations as they expand Roman influence across the world.
The game received mostly positive reviews from critics, who praised the game’s strong gameplay elements and strong plot elements, but criticized its legionary battles for being weaker than the tactical gameplay and the length of time that battles could take.
Each campaign region is a different “Act” inside of the game. The player must scout each region’s sectors, where they can encounter resources that they need to grow their army, story decisions, or military strongpoints they need to conquer.The game is split into two different kinds of battle systems: legionary battles and story missions that generally take place in turn-based combat settings.In the legionary battles, the player assigns a Centurion to lead the attack, and can prepare the army before the battle to raise the odds of victory. Cards are drawn during combat which affect the likelihood of success.In story battles, the player takes turns controlling a small squad of characters that they use to move around a battlefield and defeat an enemy.Players are also responsible for managing their legion’s camp, which can help them have better outcomes during legionary combat.Story-based battles often have objectives outside of defeating all enemies and sometimes can be won without engaging in combat; in one instance, a mission requires the player to quickly steal an Olympic trophy..