2048 BC – 3  Legionary

2048 BC Legionary
«Ryse: Son of Rome” Legionary

Only one word: ROME

We have come to the most legendary warrior in the history of warfare.

The Roman legionaries, renowned for their discipline and training, were one of the most formidable military forces in history. Their influence continues to resonate today, especially in popular media, including video games.

Recruited from Roman citizens, the Roman legionaries were professional soldiers armed with a short sword, a large rectangular shield, and a pilum (a type of javelin). Organized into legions, each comprising approximately 5,000 soldiers, they played a crucial role in expanding the Roman Empire.

From the Punic Wars to the conquest of Gaul and the invasion of Britain, the Roman legionaries fought in numerous battles, ensuring the empire’s dominance. They also served as the empire’s guardians, defending its borders against external threats.

Roman legions in videogames…

The Roman legionaries have had a significant influence on video games, particularly those set in ancient Rome. Many video games have featured the Roman legionaries as playable characters or enemies, allowing players to experience the excitement and challenge of ancient warfare.

One of the most significant ways that the Roman legionaries have influenced video games is through their portrayal in popular strategic games like Age of Empires or Total War. These games allow us to command armies of Roman legionaries and experience the thrill of strategic warfare in ancient times.

The Roman legionaries have also been featured in numerous action games, such as Ryse: Son of Rome, Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance, and Shadow of Rome. In these games, we take on the role of a Roman soldier and engage in intense hand-to-hand combat against other soldiers, gladiators, and even mythological creatures.