Caesar (1993)

About This Game

Caesar is a city-building computer game where the player undertakes the role of a Roman governor, building ancient Roman cities.

Rome wasn’t built in a day. How long will it take you?

Hang on to your togas! As governor of a province of the Roman empire, you must build cities, rule wisely, and lead legions to crush hostile barbarian attackers.
You’ll fortify your creations with mighty walls and towers, keep the plebes happy with baths and entertainment, and keep a careful watch on your defenses. Success will lead to promotion, and your cities will expand to fill your province. Govern well and you may rise to rule the empire as Caesar himself!

Differences from SimCity

Notable differences of Caesar from Sim City included:

  • Addition of a military aspect to the game.
  • Simulation with detailed historical city themes and structures.In Caesar the player was required to organize and fund armed campaigns against barbarians, and budget accordingly.

    The battles themselves were not featured in the original game, but the player needed to accommodate expenses such as travelling troops, billeting and provisions, as well as maintaining a road network to transport legions more effectivel.

    SimCity eventually offered historical city graphics to overlay its game engine but the underlying user interface and growth simulation remained unchanged.


  • An Empire to build, govern and preserve.
  • Master ancient city planning with over 20 construction sites.
  • Surpass your strategic talents by developing an efficient defense system.

Game Details

Genre Strategy – Building – Historical
Works on Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10)
Languages Text only: Deutsch, English, français
Released January 1, 1993
Size 17.8 MB
Company Impressions Games / Activision


Minimum system requirements – Windows:

XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
Processor: 1.8 GHz
Memory: 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended)
Graphics: 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended)
Storage: 1GB available space
Mouse, Keyboard


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