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Downloadable content (DLC) is content built by Paradox Development Studio (PDS) as an extension or add-on to Imperator: Rome. They are modular in nature,[1] which means that a player can choose to play with or without a given DLC by checking them out at the launch menu. An expansion DLC is normally accompanied by a free patch that gives players most of the new mechanics as not to hinder the playability of the game. As such, most DLCs are seen as optional content for players who wish to have a better gaming experience, focusing largely on country and culture-specific flavour, in exchange for some monetary support.

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Base game editions[edit | edit source]

The base game is required for any and all DLC relating to the game. While cosmetic/music DLCs can be used with any game version, content DLCs can't be used prior to the version they were released with.

Title and Quick description Release date

Imperator: Rome

Released on 2019-04-25.
  • Character Management: A living world of characters with varying skills and traits that will change over time. They will lead your nation, govern your provinces and command your armies and fleets. We also introduce our new, more human-like character art.
  • Diverse Populations: Citizens, freemen, tribesmen and slaves - each population with its own culture and religion. Whether they fill your armies, fill your coffers or fill your colonies, keep an eye on their happiness - your success depends on their satisfaction.
  • Battle Tactics: Choose your approach before battle to counter the stratagems of your foes.
  • Military Traditions: Each culture has a unique way of waging war. Romans and Celts have different options available to them. Unlock unique bonuses, abilities and units.
  • Different Government Types: Manage the senate in a Republic, hold your court together in a monarchy, answer to the clans in a tribal system.
  • Barbarians and Rebellions: Migrating barbarians may sack or settle your best land, while disloyal governors or generals can turn against you - taking their armies with them!
  • Trade: Goods provide bonuses to their home province. Will you take advantage of stockpiles for local strength or trade excess goods to spread the wealth around?
  • Provincial Improvement: Invest in buildings, roads and defenses to make your kingdom stronger and richer.
Deluxe Edition Upgrade Pack
  • Deluxe Edition Upgrade Pack (DDE)
  • (No longer available for purchase[2])
  • Paradox
  • Steam
Released on 2019-04-25. Merged into the base game on May 19, 2021.

Includes the following content:

  • Hellenistic World: This flavor pack adds new color to the Wars of the Diadochi, including new units models and game flavor.
  • Digital Artbook: High resolution images of the artwork of Imperator: Rome are compiled in a handy digital format, including insight from the artists and the designers responsible for the look of this highly anticipated grand strategy game.
  • Wallpapers: The historical illustrations that greet you as you load Imperator: Rome are now immediately available to you as attractive wallpaper for your computer's desktop.

Content packs[edit | edit source]

Content packs add mission trees, new events, event pictures and unit models often specific to one nation or group.

Title and Quick description Release date
Hellenistic World

Released on 2019-04-25.

This pack adds new color to the Wars of the Diadochi, including new units models and game flavor.

  • 4 New Army Models: Unique army designs for Flag of Macedon Macedon, the Flag of Antigonid Kingdom Antigonid Kingdom, the Flag of Seleukid Empire Seleukid Empire and Flag of Thrace Thrace.
  • 4 New Ship Models: Unique warship designs for Flag of Egypt Egypt, Flag of Macedon Macedon, the Flag of Antigonid Kingdom Antigonid Kingdom, and the Flag of Seleukid Empire Seleukid Empire, including depictions of the famous Hellenistic superships.
  • Special On Map Monuments:
    • The Mausoleum of Alexander
    • The Acropolis of Rhodes
    • The Acropolis of Pergamon
    • The Palace at Ay Khanum
    • The Library of Alexandria
    • The Argead Palace of Macedonia
  • Six Hellenistic Flavor Events: About the Legacy of Alexander, the veterans of Alexander's wars, the Spread of Hellenistic Culture, City Athletic Events, and Trade.
  • Alexander’s Body Event Chain: Try to steal the remains of Alexander the Great and erect a monument to his memory.
  • New Event Art: Dedicate new art for the included unique events.
  • New music: Special music composed specifically for the Hellenistic players.
Released on 2019-12-03.

Includes new events and units models to illustrate the greatest wars of the classical age - the superpower showdown between the nascent Flag of Rome Roman Republic, and the established Flag of Carthage Carthaginian Empire.

  • Roman Mission Pack: 9 unique mission trees for the star of Imperator: Rome to guide your conquest of Italy and neighboring regions.
  • Carthaginian Mission Pack: 10 unique mission trees for the children of Tyre to help you plan your mercantile and military dominance of Africa, Spain and the rest of the west.
  • Numidian Unit Model: New army model for the Flag of Numidia Numidians, North Africans often hired as mercenaries by larger powers.
  • Carthaginian Ship Model: A unique ship design for Flag of Carthage Carthaginian navies.
  • New Music: 3 additional music tracks to soothe your conquering soul.
Released on 2020-03-31.

Relive the time of cities defying empires, when the Greek city states fought to maintain their independence and control their destiny:

  • New Greek Missions: New missions and interactions available for Flag of Athens Athens, Flag of Sparta Sparta and Flag of Syracusae Syracusae.
  • New Deities: 12 new Greek deities tied to historical Holy Sites across the Greek world.
  • Apotheosis: A popular ruler from a prestigious family may choose to proclaim themselves, or a revered ancestor, as a god, and be welcomed into the State Pantheon. Elevate enough rulers and you may institute the Imperial Cult government form.
  • Sacred Treasures: A set of revered historical and divine relics with a hellenistic theme can be collected and placed in Holy Sites, providing powerful effects. If you sack an enemy’s Holy Sites or capital, there is a chance you might capture these special artifacts.
  • New Art: Unique 2D art for hellenistic deities. Unique 3D unit models for Flag of Athens Athens, Flag of Sparta Sparta and Flag of Syracusae Syracusae, and as an added bonus, a unit model for Cretan nations.
  • New Music: 3 additional music tracks.
Released on 2020-08-11.

The Epirus Content Pack adds events and context for Pyrrhus’s short but glorious career to Imperator: Rome.

  • Unique Army Model for Flag of Epirus Epirus.
  • Unique Ship Model for Flag of Epirus Epirus.
  • Special Epirote Monument: the Oracle complex of Dodona.
  • Six Event Chains related to the life of Pyrrhus of Epirus, each with new art.
  • Additional Events: 3 new event chains for Epirus .
  • One New Music Track.
Released on 2021-02-16.

The Hellenistic kingdoms of the Eastern Mediterranean and Asia take center stage in this Content Pack for Imperator: Rome. Heirs of Alexander add additional context and flavor to this rich and varied landscape, as the great conqueror’s former generals and their descendants try to claim the mantle of the ancient world’s most legendary ruler.

  • Unique Missions Trees: New special mission objectives for the Flag of Antigonid Kingdom Antigonid Empire in Anatolia, Flag of Seleukid Empire Seleucid Empire in Asia, Flag of Egypt Ptolemaic Empire in Egypt, Flag of Macedon Macedonia and Flag of Thrace Thrace.
  • Shared Mission Tree: Diadochi-themed mission objectives available to all of the Successor Kingdoms.
  • Wonder Designer: New tool that allows players to build their own custom monuments, adding bonuses to their location or to the entire empire.
  • New Events: Various Dynamic Historical Events based on the legacy of Alexander’s followers.
  • New Deities: Regional gods and goddesses from the Hellenistic kingdoms.
  • New Treasures: Distinctive artifacts from around the Greek world.
  • New Music: Three new music tracks to inspire your Successor Kingdom.

Music packs[edit | edit source]

Music packs add new music created after the game's release to the game's soundtrack.

Title and Quick description Release date
Complete Soundtrack
Released on 2019-04-25.
The complete music suite composed for Imperator: Rome. A fitting accompaniment as you plan future conquests. As the game's score expands, so will this living soundtrack, with new music added in most major updates. Base game tracks include:
  • Red Sun
  • Northland
  • Family
  • Hero
  • Silk Road
  • Sound the Cornu
  • The Siege
  • Actium
  • Caesarion
  • Civil War
  • Nightwatch
  • Karthago
  • Tyrrenum
  • Hegemony
  • Our State
  • Elegy
  • Cleopatra
  • Oceanus
  • Olivari
  • Domine
  • We the People

File names[edit | edit source]

List of DLC files in the /ImperatorRome/game/dlc folder (bold names are expansions):

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Forum, "A new patching and expansion policy for Paradox Development Studio", 2011-09-26
  2. The Deluxe Edition Upgrade Pack and its associated DLCs are now included with the standard edition of the base game.
  3. The content pack was originally available as a pre-order DLC and was later re-released for all with expanded content.