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Ancient Battle: Rome app for iPhone and iPad

4.2 ( 4832 ratings )
Games Entertainment Simulation Strategy
Developer: Hunted Cow Studios Ltd.
1.99 USD
Current version: 1.14, last update: 6 months ago
First release : 05 Sep 2013
App size: 349.6 Mb

Designed from the ground up Ancient Battle: Rome gives a unique wargaming experience on iPhone and iPad. Use Roman legionaries, elephants, catapults, heavy and light cavalry, archers, slingers, fanatics and many other unit types to engage in classic battles.

Reached No.1 strategy game on the App Store in 8 countries and reviews included:

"Hunted Cow’s best wargame yet" - Pocket Tactics

"delivers everything one can expect from a strategy title" - Arcade Sushi

"smart, challenging, and surprisingly substantial strategy game" - Pocket Gamer

Included in this version Caesars campaign in Gaul culminating in the classic siege of Alesia, and the campaign between Julius Caesar and Pompey the Great, including the battle of Pharsalus.

You can also purchase additional campaigns, Britannia with the highlight of Queen Boudiccas demise at the battle of Verulamum, Germania with the Roman massacre at Teutoburger Wald, and the Pontic campaign against Mithridates the Great.
The Pontic campaign adds scythed chariots and the Greek Pike Phalanx to the game system.

Upcoming expansions include the infamous Parthia campaign where a whole Roman army perished in the desert. This campaigns will also add fully armored cataphracts and hordes of light cavalry archers to the game system.

Key Game Features:

● High Definition Ancient Era Graphics.
● 7 Mission Tutorial Campaign.
● 8 Mission Gallia Campaign playable as the Romans and Gaul.
● 8 Mission Italia Campaign playable as Caesar and Pompey.
● 32 Unique Ancient Units.
● Detailed Combat Analysis
● Flank Attacks
● Hours of Gameplay.
● Game Center Achievements and Leaderboards.
● Universal App (Works on iPhone & iPad)
● Additional Purchasable Campaigns.
● iCloud Saves (also compatible with the Mac version of the game)

Purchasable Extra Content:

● 8 Mission Britannia Campaign playable as the Romans and Britons.
● 8 Mission Germania Campaign playable as the Romans and Germans.
● 8 Mission Pontic Campaign playable as the Romans and Pontic
● 8 Mission Parthia Campaign playable as the Romans and Parthians
● 8 Mission Terra Incognita Campaign playable as the Romans

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Pros and cons of Ancient Battle: Rome app for iPhone and iPad

Ancient Battle: Rome app good for

May I suggest a custom battle area of the game? Set up different units on both (or more) sides in a map, and then play as a faction of choice.
Excellent turn-based tactical game: user-friendly controls, simple game play, & lots of fun.
One of the scenario introduction: "Caesar was poised to attack Gergovia, now known as Paris". Wow! So long for history and geography. Too bad for this kind of game, it gives a poor impression of historical research done by the authors. Still, a quick and entertaining game for the iPad.
Of all of the hex based wargames Hunted Cow has produced this is the best yet. The engine they use is perfect for this type of battle and the scenarios and AI are much better than previous games. Their WWII titles have been a bit if a disappointment but this game more than makes up for it. Great graphics and sound effects as well and the hordes of barbarians rushing at your Roman troops makes for a great game experience
Awesome game.... I was hoping to see more of these historically based games. The graphics are a bit low but overall Im enjoying the game.
there are hundreds of strategy games dealing with wwii. this one here is unique. fun to slaughter the enemies of the roman empire without using tanks or fighter planes. hopefully there will be more games like this one. what about the old greeks ? on to battle.....

Some bad moments

Simple stuff like not being able to flank unless you have a giant free area, veteran units still getting wiped by non vet units, basic stuff that you should be able to use to win fights is poorly or not implemented. Especially the flanking is horrible. The whole concept of the Roman cohort was to allow units to be flexible and take advantage of opportunity but in this game you need a square mile of empty space to maneuver. Musket smoke got it right this game is just frustrating.
The game isnt bad, but the initial purchase only yields 2 starter campaigns, then you need to purchase to progress.
You can only lose so many times before you give up and resolve to NEVER buy a game from these guys again. If only they had a clue about ancient combat. I mean come on! Skirmishers outrunning cavalry? It would be funny if I hadnt wasted money on it. Last purchase from them ever.
Game is well done, but the AI is no challenge even on Hard. Only really worth it if you plan to play multiplayer I think.
Make a game where you can create a battle with unlimited units. If you want to see a game like this so you could have an idea of what to do, look at the Age of Empires series. I really want to have a phalanx vs phalanx. Its a great game even without the create mode, but it could be better with the creative mode. Its a great game, and is worth $1.99.
I love this game but you guys should expand where you can fight to places like Carthage or Greece. Re-enacting the Punic wars would be awesome.