Once the Roman Empire is under your command, don't lay down your sword just yet - the Barbarians are coming. With two award-winning titles from the esteemed Total War series, you'll have twice as many obstacles and opportunities to control and conquer the greatest empire ever known to man. The Gold Edition includes: Rome: Total War Guide one of three noble Roman families on a century spanning quest to seize control of the Roman Empire. Rome: Total War - Barbarian Invasion (official expansion pack to Rome: Total War) Witness the decline of Rome as Barbarian hordes attack, forcing a bitter internal struggle between rival factions. Voted 2004 Best Strategy game by IGN, GameSpy and GameSpot. Fight alongside or against history's greatest leaders such as Julius Caesar, Spartacus, and Hannibal to expand or destroy the Roman Empire. Lay siege against the Romans as Attila the Hun, fearful Saxons, or other savage factions using signature weapons and abilities. Command warrior-tested legions in cinematic epic battles with thousands of soldiers on-screen at once. A century-spanning campaign charges players with strategically managing the economic, civil, religious and military arms of their empire.