Like its original release Caesar in 1993, the game simulates city administration in historical Rome. Like its sibling release Children of the Nile in 2004, the game continues a new trend in the city building game genre to use more interactive and detailed game design and play.
In a departure from older versions in the series, Caesar IV is equipped with variable, realistic 3D instead of fixed, isometric 3D. This means more realistic landscapes and city views, and the ability for players to better see and use game building space. In addition, buildings and roads may be placed at 45 degree angles to the playing grid, as well as aligned with the grid, allowing game players more options in creating efficient and visually appealing city layouts.
Caesar IV requires at least a Radeon X800 GT or GeForce 6600 GT to meet recommended requirements running on high graphics setting, with 1080p resolution. This hardware should achieve 60FPS. You should also have 1 GB system memory. This means you will require a 15 year old PC to play smoothly.