Main Menu


Use the main menu to select from the following options:



Choose this option to learn the basics of Total War: ROME II by playing the prologue which will tutor you in the basics of campaigns, land, and naval battles. There are also video tutorials for more in-depth training on core features.

New Campaign

Start your campaign by selecting this option. You will be invited to select a faction.

Load Campaign

Use this option to load an existing saved campaign game from the list.

Multiplayer Campaign

Select this option to play against real opponents in multiplayer campaigns.

Continue Campaign

Use this option to quickly load the latest saved campaign game. It only appears after you have already played and saved a campaign game.


Historical Battles

Select this option to play against the AI in a recreation of a real-life historical scenario. Click here to see details of the battles that have been included.

Custom Battle

Select this option to build an army and fight a custom battle against the AI. Choose an army for each side and select a map to fight on.

Multiplayer Battle

Select this option to play against real opponents in multiplayer battles


Battles saved as replays can be viewed here. Simply select your battle's replay file and click on the watch replay button. There is also an option to re-fight the battle if you want to change its outcome!



On the graphics panel you can adjust the battle graphics quality (according to the capacity of your PC), pick from a range of screen resolutions and select advanced options such as anti-aliasing, shadows, water effects, and brightness and gamma correction.


The sound panel enables you to change the volume of speech, sound effects and music as well as some advanced options such as the number of channels and memory used.


Listed on the controls panel there are a wealth of keyboard shortcuts that can be used instead of mouse actions. There are also options to adjust the in-game camera settings.

Brightness & Gamma

The brightness and gamma correction can be adjusted here. Simply move the sliders and watch the effects change dynamically, then click on the "tick" button when you are happy with the balance.


Select this option to view the game's credits.

Total War Encyclopaedia

Select this option to access the home page of this encyclopaedia.


Select this option to quit the game and return to the desktop.