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Glory of the Roman Empire and Saint's Row

Glory of the Roman Empire, just released in the UK and hitting US on June 3, is Sim City in Roman Times, for want of a better description.

Glory of the Roman Empire, just released in the UK and hitting US on June 3, is Sim City in Roman Times, for want of a better description.

Building cities obviously plays a major role in the game, obviously, with a non-linear campaign with over 30 missions in 11 historical towns throughout ancient Europe.

Building cities obviously plays a major role in the game, obviously, with a non-linear campaign with over 30 missions in 11 historical towns throughout ancient Europe.

The game promises dozens of building types, as well as over 50 unique citizen professions for your tiny little life forms to take up.

The game promises dozens of building types, as well as over 50 unique citizen professions for your tiny little life forms to take up.

Age and knowledge are combined; citizens become wiser as they age, requiring the player to maintain an appropriate balance of young and old citizens to ensure knowledge is passed on through the generations.

Age and knowledge are combined ; citizens become wiser as they age, requiring the player to maintain an appropriate balance of young and old citizens to ensure knowledge is passed on through the generations.

Combat takes a back seat in the game, but it is there. Raging barbarian hordes won't do away with themselves, you know.

Combat takes a back seat in the game, but it is there. Raging barbarian hordes won’t do away with themselves, you know.

First impressions of the game have been good, with many calling it "A more modern Sim City." Set in Ancient Rome. Ok...

First impressions of the game have been good, with many calling it "A more modern Sim City." Set in Ancient Rome. Ok...

"There's nothing like a few bullet holes to enhance the paint job."Saint's Row is coming to the PC and Xbox 360 in September from publisher THQ and developer Volition. The game made its debut at E3 2006 last May.

"There’s nothing like a few bullet holes to enhance the paint job."Saint’s Row is coming to the PC and Xbox 360 in September from publisher THQ and developer Volition. The game made its debut at E3 2006 last May.

"Drive-bys are so 80s..."Saint's Row bears more than a passing resemblance to recent Grand Theft Auto titles in both visual content and game play.

"Drive-bys are so 80s..."Saint’s Row bears more than a passing resemblance to recent Grand Theft Auto titles in both visual content and game play.

THQ promises the new game will offer an unprecedented level of freedom for players in Saint's Row open environment of Stilwater, a city that looks a lot like New Orleans.

THQ promises the new game will offer an unprecedented level of freedom for players in Saint’s Row open environment of Stilwater, a city that looks a lot like New Orleans.

"I got my Louisville Slugger so I'm ready to go..."In Saint's Row, players assume to the role of members of the Third Street Saints, who must tackle rival gangs and corrupt city officials.

"I got my Louisville Slugger so I’m ready to go..."In Saint’s Row, players assume to the role of members of the Third Street Saints, who must tackle rival gangs and corrupt city officials.

"Excuse me while I whip this out..."What's a Grand Theft Auto replica without a few car-jackings and civilian beat-downs? Saint's Row, like the titles that inspired it, is sure to cause some controversy.

"Excuse me while I whip this out..."What’s a Grand Theft Auto replica without a few car-jackings and civilian beat-downs ? Saint’s Row, like the titles that inspired it, is sure to cause some controversy.