Total War ROME 2 is the eighth stand alone game in the Total War series, it is the successor to the successful Rome: Total War title. The Warscape Engine powers the visuals of the game and the new unit cameras will allow players to focus on individual soldiers on the battlefield, which in itself may contain thousands of combatants at a time.
Creative Assembly has stated that they wish to bring out the more human side of war this way, with soldiers reacting with horror as their comrades get killed around them and officers inspiring their men with heroic speeches before siege towers hit the walls of the enemy city. This will be realised using facial animations for individual units, adding a feel of horror and realism to the battles.
We test with the ULTRA profile at 2560×1600. Details shown in the screenshots above.
Very closely matched at 2560×1600 and all cards are perfectly playable, except for the GTX770 which struggles to maintain smooth frame rates. The R9 290 is slightly behind the R9 290X in Quiet BIOS mode.