Rome. The very name conjures images of steely-eyed legionaries and opulent senators. But Rome was not built in a day. Journey back to when Rome was nothing but a modest town on the Tiber River. Follow the Romans as they overthrow their Etruscan masters, conquer Italy, and expand throughout the Mediterranean to challenge Carthage and Greece. Divide and conquer, Consul.
—In-game campaign description

The Rise of Rome (Rise of Rome before the Definitive Edition) is the first campaign of Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome, and deals with the struggles and hardships in the Roman Republic (509 BC - 27 BC), against some of its most formidable enemies, such as Mithridates of Pontus and Hannibal.

Scenarios[edit | edit source]

With the launch of the Definitive Edition, the campaign now consists of the following scenarios:

  1. Birth of Rome
  2. Pyrrhus of Epirus
  3. The Siege of Syracuse (named Syracuse in the original)
  4. The Battle of Metaurus (Metaurus in the original)
  5. The Battle of Zama (Zama in the original)
  6. Mithridates
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.