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 at 1080p with the image quality settings maxed out – at the ‘Extreme’ preset.
We couldn’t get SLi to work properly with ROME 2, and the Sli Titan Black cards are no faster than the single card. Even with some minor CPU limiting we can see just how far ahead the AMD R9 295 X2 card is in this particular game at 1080p.