Factions in Total War: Rome II

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Faction Reveal Page

Ranging from the Spanish coast to the far-flung, exotic kingdoms of the east, the campaign map for Total War: Rome II is breath-taking in scope, and a study in detail and variety. This page is your source for background information about each of the playable factions: their starting position on the campaign map, their civic and military focus, and some of their key battlefield units.

The playable factions represent key powers within the Greco-Roman, Barbarian, and Eastern cultures, and each offers a notably different and deeper form of gameplay experience from those in previous Total War games. Each brings unique commercial, military and political strengths, its own agents and political system, and three tech trees representing civic, military and engineering disciplines. Each will have its own dilemmas to face and different styles of army to manage. Some factions are split into a number of playable families, which bring further unique benefits to their base faction traits.

Players will need to work with – and in certain circumstances against – their faction’s internal political system. You’ll direct the actions of famous characters from history, and if they’re not out in the field commanding your armies, they’ll be politicking in the senate house, or its cultural equivalent. Players would be wise to keep an eye on such individuals…

Some factions rely more on mercenaries for their military might; some prefer to train their own. Some rely on client-nations or vassals to boost their economic growth, while others are more trade-focussed. Whichever you choose, each faction brings a completely different gameplay experience to Total War: Rome II.


Main Game

Total War: Rome II - Roman Faction - Rome

Total War: Rome II - Carthaginian Faction - Carthage

Total War: Rome II - Macedonian Faction - Macedon

Total War: Rome II - Iceni Faction - Iceni

Total War: Rome II - Averni Faction - Arverni

Total War: Rome II - Suebi Faction - Suebi

Total War: Rome II - Parthia Faction - Parthia

Total War: Rome II - Suebi Faction - Egypt

Additional Free Factions

Total War: Rome II - Pontus Faction - Pontus

Pontus available free in content update from release day.

Total War: Rome II - Seleucid Faction - Seleucids

Second Free-LC Faction

Total War: Rome II - Baktria Faction - Baktria

Third Free-LC Faction

Total War: Rome II - Getae Faction - The Getae

Fourth Free-LC Faction - released alongside the Battle of Pydna.

Total War: Rome II - Armenia Faction - Armenia

Fifth Free-LC faction - released as part of the Total War: Rome II - Emperor Edition.

Total War: Rome II - Massilia - Massilia

Sixth Free-LC Faction - released alongside the Black Sea Colonies Culture Pack

Campaign Packs

Caesar in Gaul

Total War: Rome II - Boii Faction - Boii

Total War: Rome II - Galatia Faction - Galatia

Total War: Rome II - Nervii Faction - Nervii

These factions are included in the Caesar in Gaul Campaign Pack, but are playable in the Main Campaign Game. Purchase Caesar in Gaul.

Hannibal at the Gates

Total War: Rome II - Arevaci Faction - Arevaci

Total War: Rome II - Lusitani Faction - Lusitani

Total War: Rome II - Syracuse Faction - Syracuse

These factions are included in the Hannibal at the Gates Campaign Pack, but are playable in the Main Campaign Game. Purchase Hannibal at the Gates.

Wrath of Sparta

Total War: Rome II - Wrath of Sparta - Sparta - Sparta

Total War: Rome II -  Wrath of Sparta - Athenai - Athenai

Total War: Rome II - Wrath of Sparta - Boiotian League - Boiotian League

Total War: Rome II - Wrath of Sparta - Korinthos - Korinthos

These factions are available only in the Wrath of Sparta Campaign Pack. The Factions Sparta and Athens in the Grand Campaign (part of the Greek State Culture Pack) remain the same.

Imperator Augustus (Free Campaign Pack)

Total War: Rome II - Octavian - Octavian

Total War: Rome II - Lepidus - Lepidus

Total War: Rome II - Marc Antony - Marc Antony

List of playable factions in the Imperator Augustus campaign: Marc Antony, Lepidus, Octavian, Pompey, Iceni, Marcomanni, Dacia, Egypt, Parthia, Armenia (also now playable in the TWR2 Grand Campaign).

Culture Packs

The Greek States

Total War: Rome II - Athens Faction - Athens

Total War: Rome II - Epirus Faction - Epirus

Total War: Rome II - Sparta Faction - Sparta

The Greek States Culture Pack.

The Nomadic Tribes

Total War: Rome II - Massagetae Faction - Massagetae

Total War: Rome II - Roxolani Faction - Roxolani

Total War: Rome II - Scythia Faction - Scythia

The Nomadic Tribes Culture Pack.

Pirates and Raiders

Total War: Rome II - Ardiaei Faction - Ardiaei

Total War: Rome II - Odrysian Kingdom Faction - Odrysian Kingdom

Total War: Rome II - Tylis Faction - Tylis

Pirates and Raiders Culture Pack.

Black Sea Colonies

Total War: Rome II - Cimmeria - Cimmeria

Total War: Rome II - Colchis - Colchis

Total War: Rome II - Pergamon - Pergamon

Black Sea Colonies Culture Pack.