"Rome: Total War" Cheats

Rome: Total War
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The "Rome: Total War" cheats and cheat codes will help give you that extra edge when playing the single player grand campaign and scenarios. All cheat codes are case-sensitive and should be entered exactly as shown below.

It is recommended that you update your game to the latest patch version available. Also, some cheats can only be used a single time in a campaign.

To enable cheats, press the tilde key (~), located above the Tab key on standard QWERTY keyboards, to bring up the console window.

Enter the cheat code shown for the desired effect. In some places you will need to enter specific arguments, such a character or settlement name, trait, season such as summer or winter, etc.); these will be indicated within [brackets].


Rome: Total War Cheats

EffectCheat Code
Grant trait to charactergive_trait [character] [trait] [number]
Add moneyadd_money [number]
Add populationadd_population [settlement] [number]
Adjust height of sea bedadjust_sea_bed [number]
Set max turn speed for AIai_turn_speed [number]
Automatic win for attacker or defenderauto_win [attacker or defender]
Ignite all piggy wingsburn_piggies_burn
Capture city enteredcapture_settlement
Reset character to starting stats/settingscharacter_reset
Clear all messagesclear_messages
Switch player control to another factioncontrol [faction name]
Create building in city and building typecreate_building [city] [building]
Creates a unit in a settlementcreate_unit [settlement] [unit] [number] [experience] [defenses] [attack]
Damage the walls of a settlementdamage_wall
Change the yeardate [year]
Create diplomacy missiondiplomacy_mission
Set diplomacy stance of two factionsdiplomatic_stance
Turn off AI for allies and enemiesdisable_ai
Remove cut scenesevent_cutscenes [true or false]
On world map, applies filterfilter_coastlines
Force player ally to lose battleforce_battle_defeat
Force player ally to win battleforce_battle_victory
Force opponent to accept diplomatic proposalforce_diplomacy
Make units 10% cheaper in campaign modebestbuy or gamestop
Give any trait your faction can have to charactergive_trait [character] [trait] [number for level]
Give trait points to a charactergive_trait_points [character] [number]
Move character to map coordinatesmove_character [character] [X,Y]
Halt AI turn sequencehalt_ai
Make general invulnerable in combatinvulnerable_general
Enemy walls fall during siege in battle map modeJericho
List all available ancillariesfactionlist_ancillaries
List all characters in the gamelist_characters
List all traitslist_traits
List all units in an armylist_units
Give character movement pointsmp [number]
Create a unit of Yubtseb elephantsoliphaunt
Display the positions of all units in battleoutput_unit_positions
Complete all building in construction queueprocess_cq
Complete all military units in recruitment queueprocess_rq


Get help on cheat code entered






kill_characterKill character



regenerate_radarRegenerate radar

run_aiRestarts an AI turn (after Halt -see halt_ai)

seasonChanges season

set_building_healthSet building health


show_all_messagesToggle show all messages to all factions

show_battle_circleShow a circle at x, y of r radius for t seconds

show_battle_markerShow a marker at x, y for t seconds

show_battle_street_planShow the street plan for the settlement


toggle_coastlinesToggle coastline display

toggle_flowing_waterToggle display of flowing water on campaign map

toggle_fowToggle fog of war

toggle_overlayToggle overlay

toggle_perfect_spyToggle spying ability

toggle_restrictcamToggle camera restrictions

toggle_terrainToggle the terrain


trigger_adviceTrigger advice

upgrade_effectTrigger unit upgrade

victoryShow victory message for faction

zoomZoom to specified map zoom

About Rome: Total War

Rome: Total War is a strategy game from The Creative Assembly that was released in 2004 for the PC. 

The game takes place in what is known as the late Roman Republic. Players control one of the three great Roman houses as they try to eventually control all 50 Roman provinces through diplomacy and warfare. 

In addition to grand strategic campaign mode, Rome: Total War also includes numerous scenarios that recreate historical battles such as the Siege of Sparta, Battle of Carrhae, and more.