This is a real-time strategy game in which players command one of nine factions to conquer the ancient world. Players can manage their faction's economic and political infrastructure and expand territories through military conquests. From distant or zoomed-in views, players arrange military units (e.g., infantry, cavalry) and naval fleets around battlefields; conflicts are highlighted by battle cries, sword-clanging sounds, and explosions. Cutscenes depict more intense instances of violence: characters impaled by swords/spears; a prisoner executed from a distant perspective. The dialogue sometimes contains references to suggestive material (e.g., “They…fornicate with sheep when they get the chance,” “Nice dress. It'll look better on my bedroom floor,” and “Is that a bread roll in your toga or are you just pleased to see me?”). Alcohol is also referenced in the text/dialogue (e.g., “I wish I had some wine with us” and “Over there are Gauls, mead-drunk, blood-drunk”). The word “sh*t” can be heard in dialogue.