Historical CRPG Expeditions: Rome has a demo

Salve, friend. You look like you might be interested in a turn-based RPG about political intrigue and war set in Ancient Rome? If so, then I've got good news for you. Expeditions: Rome, the next game from Logic Artists (following on from Expeditions: Conquistador and Expeditions: Viking) has a demo that's now available on Steam

"The demo will let you take command of conquering Lesbos at the start of the Greece campaign and offers about 4 hours of gameplay," according to the press release, and if you started laughing when you got to the word "Lesbos" I will send you to the back of the class, so help me.

You play a legatus who joins a campaign to subdue a Greek rebellion after fleeing an attack on your family by "an unknown political opponent". It promises to last over 65 hours, with three campaigns spread across Greece, North Africa, and Gaul in which you lead a legion, recruit five unique companions, and make plenty of tough decisions.

Expeditions: Rome will be available from Januarii XX, MMXXII, which is to say January 20, 2022, on Steam, GOG, and the Epic Games Store.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and Playboy.com, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.