Empire: Total War looks gorgeous and with the addition of naval battles it's more than likely to explode the bar of standard for the series extremely high.
SEGA and Valve have decided to dip the games pre-order in delicious honey by offering gamers Rome: Total War (Gold Edition) free for download now.
In case you're new or have taken a likening to calling the underneath of a rock your new homestead, the Total War series blends a turn-based campaign view with real-time battles.
Total War has been hailed for being an incredibly detailed and war quenching franchise, Empire: Total War looks to show you hungers you never knew you had. Until then why not get Rome: Total War for free, it's unlikely you'd be able to complete the game before Empire's '09 release anyway. Go on, don your toga - you know you want to.