For gamers and history buffs: The History Channel: Great Battles of Rome, allows players to fully immerse themselves into history by combining cutting-edge gameplay, historical footage and battle simulation.
Merging action and strategy in a setting that replicates the atmosphere of the period, Great Battles of Rome allows players to take control of a series of campaigns against Barbarian hordes, while carving out the Roman Empire. (Image above, Roman Legions in Britannia).
Over 100 battles are available for play with 3D special effects and instant control response, including the Punic and Samnite Wars, and Julius Caesar's conquest of Britain. Players can customize and control armies with an array of soldiers including legionaries, archers, cavalry and war-elephants. The game delivers battle realism in various environments, including steppe, forest, desert and coastline, with both day and night lighting.
Players can also choose to either plan their own battle tactics by selecting an army to suit a gameplay situation, or they can leave strategy decisions to the AI, freeing them to be involved in nothing but action.