"Rome: Total War" Cheats

Rome: Total War screenshot

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

Effect Cheat Code
Grant trait to character give_trait [character] [trait] [number]
Add money add_money [number]
Add population add_population [settlement] [number]
Adjust height of sea bed adjust_sea_bed [number]
Set max turn speed for AI ai_turn_speed [number]
Automatic win for attacker or defender auto_win [attacker or defender]
Ignite all piggy wings burn_piggies_burn
Capture city entered capture_settlement
Reset character to starting stats/settings character_reset
Clear all messages clear_messages
Switch player control to another faction control [faction name]
Create building in city and building type create_building [city] [building]
Creates a unit in a settlement create_unit [settlement] [unit] [number] [experience] [defenses] [attack]
Damage the walls of a settlement damage_wall
Change the year date [year]
Create diplomacy mission diplomacy_mission
Set diplomacy stance of two factions diplomatic_stance
Turn off AI for allies and enemies disable_ai
Remove cut scenes event_cutscenes [true or false]
On world map, applies filter filter_coastlines
Force player ally to lose battle force_battle_defeat
Force player ally to win battle force_battle_victory
Force opponent to accept diplomatic proposal force_diplomacy
Make units 10% cheaper in campaign mode bestbuy or gamestop
Give any trait your faction can have to character give_trait [character] [trait] [number for level]
Give trait points to a character give_trait_points [character] [number]
Move character to map coordinates move_character [character] [X,Y]
Halt AI turn sequence halt_ai
Make general invulnerable in combat invulnerable_general
Enemy walls fall during siege in battle map mode Jericho
List all available ancillaries factionlist_ancillaries
List all characters in the game list_characters
List all traits list_traits
List all units in an army list_units
Give character movement points mp [number]
Create a unit of Yubtseb elephants oliphaunt
Display the positions of all units in battle output_unit_positions
Complete all building in construction queue process_cq
Complete all military units in recruitment queue process_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.