Rome: Total War – Alexander Expansion Pack

The second expansion for Rome: Total War, Alexander is set much earlier time period than the original game, beginning in 336 BC. The expansion plays much the same as the original game but with a new map, fewer factions and different units. The player takes on the role of Alexander the Great during his thirteen-year reign, beginning with his ascension to the Macedonian throne. The game allows Alexander to live longer than the 33 years of his actual life and the campaign’s completion depends on the player conquering 30 provinces within the 100-turn limit.

There are only eight factions in Alexander, and only Macedon is playable in campaign mode. The other factions are:

  • Scythia
  • Dahae
  • Illyria
  • Thrace
  • Persia
  • India
  • Rebels

Several new historical battles give the player the opportunity to lead Alexander in some of his greatest victories. As with previous titles, these battles usually begin with the player in a disadvantageous position. In the case that Alexander should die or run from the battle it is lost instantly.

Rome: Total War – Alexander was released on the 15th September 2006 by the Creative Assembly and Activision.