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Pax Romana, a real-time strategy game developed by Galiléa Multimédia, covers a large amount of time — roughly three hundred years of Roman history. A historically accurate military, economic, and political model was developed for the game, allowing for a wide variety of historical content including military movements, political schemes, and complex conspiracies. Pax Romana may be played in either "Strategic" or "Political" modes. The "Strategic" mode is designed as a conventional "Expand and Conquer" contest, while in "Political" mode, each character is a Roman politician and a large part of gameplay focuses on the internal conflicts that plague such officials. Players can use secret tricks designed to gain favor from Rome's political elite, or to hold back their opponents. By influencing the agendas of various Roman politicians, players can obtain the supreme position of power as Emperor of Rome. Hundreds of characters, some based on historical figures, are available to place in strategic military or political positions. For example, a character such as Cicero would be better suited for a political role than commanding an army. Players can also match wits against up to five of their friends in various multiplayer modes as the fate of one of the greatest civilizations hangs in the balance. ~ Damian Francis, All Game Guide