Rome may not have been built in a day, but gamers can achieve that goal with Europa Universalis Rome: Gold Edition, the strategy game now available for Mac OS X from Virtual Programming.
This edition packages the previously-available Europa Universalis: Rome with its Vae Victus expansion pack, which features a variety of improvements to the core game, including rewards for players who complete missions and the ability for players to trigger events at their discretion.
Here's how the game is described: "Europa Universalis Rome: Gold Edition covers the years 280 BC to 27 BC, beginning with the first Punic War and ending as the true Roman Empire flourishes. Players can start a game at any date in that range and choose from among 10 different cultures, including the Roman, Celtic, Greek, and Egyptian civilizations, with over 53 playable factions vying for control of a map covering hundreds of provinces. Players trade, negotiate, or fight with their neighbors, dealing...| Read more »