Populus Romanus 2: Britannia

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About this game

POPULUS ROMANUS II: BRITANNIA has now arrived!

A turn based strategy war game where you return to ancient Rome, this time leading Roman legions against british tribes in their conquest of the island of Britannia. Play various scenarios of the wars fought by the Roman empire in the ancient age.

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* 8 scenarios of varying size and difficulty, ranging from the initial conflicts in southern Britannia to the conquest of modern day Wales and North England
* Single player and Local Multiplayer (players sharing same device) game modes (online multiplayer not supported)
* Hex and counter style of play, like many table-top TBS board games: advance on the battlefield in turn by turn fashion, and use as much time to consider your moves as you want
* Autosaving: Progress is automatically saved at end of each turn, or when you switch away from the game; No risk of losing game progress because of forgetting to save
* Designed to be playable also on lower-spec Android phones and tablets; on the other hand, users with more capable 'droid devices have enhanced frame rate and smoother experience
* In-game help guide
* Supports natively all screen resolutions from the smallest phones in your pocket to the largest HD tablets

The basic gameplay style of this game was inspired by many earlier hexagon based "oldskool" or retro PC strategy games like Fantasy General, Panzer General and Battle for Wesnoth as well as some of the more recent titles, such as Uniwar on mobile devices ... with a little bit of Civilization / Freeciv spirit mixed in. However, the backdrop of the game is set in the ancient Rome, and the game attempts to follow faithfully the known course of the events to the extent that is known to the modern history writing (some liberties have been taken in interpreting the details to make the game more entertaining). The game has some minor RPG like elements such as unit leveling (success in combat leads first to veteran, then to elite status, giving stats improvements), but at its heart it is first and foremost a pure strategy game.

Nearly two millennia before the era of medieval knights and castles of the European middle ages, the first ancient settlers of the Roman tribe founded the city of Rome. As the legends customarily tell, the twin brothers and townsmen Romulus and Remus were the original founders, with Romulus eventually becoming the first king of Rome. From its humble beginnings first as a small village, and then a local kingdom, its destiny was to become a great empire encompassing all coasts of the Mediterranean sea and even beyond. For centuries, his royal majesty the Emperor of Rome was undoubtedly the most powerful man on the Earth, wielding total authority over a large portion of the humankind, until warfare with barbarian hordes and many years of military revolution brought the fallen empire to its end.

The game begins with the Romans landing on southeastern coast of Britannia; You, the player, will lead the Roman army, legion after legion, from a battle to another in the name of the Roman Empire against the local warlords of Britannia. Assault the native realms before they build an alliance of resistance against Rome ... and may the god of war Mars provide defense from the fury and vengeance of your enemies in the battlefield!
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Jan 25, 2015

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4.6
365 reviews
Mark Drake
January 11, 2021
Very easy to get to grips with, with as much of a challenge as you want depending on the level you choose, and very easy to use for mobile. Would love to see more of these games develop.
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A Google user
February 7, 2020
Good strategy game. Simple controls with the right amount of difficulty to make challenging. Played the first, now enjoying the sequel.
8 people found this review helpful
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Cam
February 8, 2022
I played this for while, but the map got too big and the AI is really stupid. I enjoyed it, good little indie game
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What's new

v1.1:
- Maintenance release (several fixes for different crashes; fix occasional savegame corruption in multiplayer)

v1.0.2:
- Added larger game font for high-resolution (xhdpi) devices

v1.0.1:
- Fix a bug in scenario 5 where certain AI units were unable to move.

v1.0:
- Initial release.