Editor's Update (10/24/14) – There isn't an official demo or free trial for this game any longer. However, you can find a low cost, full version digital download at Steam or Good Old Games
Awesome RTS Strategy Game!
The time: 59 BC. The place: Cisalpine Gaul, a peaceful Roman province. The stakes: the fate of the known world!
It is here, in this unassuming backwater of Roman-controlled territory, that you begin your quest to build a Roman Empire forged and strengthened in the fires of combat!
An excellent real-time strategy (RTS) game, Praetorians places you in command of the most feared troops ever seen in the ancient world, the Roman legions.
- "Praetorians does manage to put the focus of its gameplay squarely on battlefield tactics…The challenging and lengthy single-player campaign and the tough AI will keep you busy for a long time." – GameSpot, 8.4/10 – Full Review
Will you become one of the greatest generals the world has ever known, or merely fade into the forgotten footnotes of history? Only time will tell!
Play as Any of 3 Civilizations and in Multiple Modes!
In the campaign mode of Praetorians, you command the vast armies of Rome in 24 scenarios based on what really happened. F ight the same battles as Julius Caesar himself, he who brought the Roman Empire together by cold steel and sheer willpower!
The scenarios have varied objectives – defend against a siege, rescue an embattled ally, capture a certain town, and many others.
Praetorians' campaign mode combines a rich, detailed storyline with historically accurate missions to bring you a game experience which is truly unlike any other!
If the Roman campaign isn't enough for you, Praetorians also includes a Skirmish mode which lets you play not only as the Romans but also the Egyptians or the Barbarians, against up to 7 computer opponents on any of 16 maps.
Each civilization comes with 13 unique units for a ton of strategic variety! For a new challenge, take your skills online in epic 8-player battles!
- "The single player campaign is a good ride the entire way through… and multiplayer can be a really exciting ride if you find a worthy opponent." – IGN, 8.9/10 – Full Review
Become a Master of Intricate Battle Tactics and Strategy
Praetorians takes the focus away from tedious resource gathering and town building and places it on intense battle action!
Unlike some other RTS games, you won't be successful if you just throw all your units into battle without plans or tactics. Instead, you'll need to think about the balance of infantry, cavalry, archers, and siege weapons in your army, and how to use them to maximum effect.
Elevation also brings great advantages to those who have it, so make sure you hold the high ground because it could mean the difference between victory and defeat! Your road is long and arduous. It will take you through Gaul, Egypt, and Italy.
Nobody ever said building an empire was easy!
Vivid 3D Graphics Bring the Battles to Life!
Praetorians fully immerses you in the ancient world. Travel to sandy deserts and beaches, icy mountainsides, dense forests, even the Egyptian Sphinx!
The game is full of visually stunning environments and scenes of epic battle action complete with armies, towns, and fortresses.
Fans of real-time strategy games, or of all things Roman: Praetorians is a game right up your alley.
New to the RTS genre? Praetorians will give you a great introduction to this whole new world of gaming!
Like Julius Caesar and his famous Roman legions, you too can live forever in the history books, only with Praetorians!