Shadow of Rome

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Shadow of Rome
Cover Shadow of Rome.jpg
NTSC-U cover
Game general and emulation properties:
CERO rating: Z (Violence)
ESRB rating: M (Blood and Gore, Intense Violence)
PEGI rating: 18+ (Violence)
OFLC rating: MA (Medium Level Animated Violence)
Widescreen patch available
Progressive scan supported
CPU intensive game
Languages supported:
English: SLES-52950 & SLUS-20902 & SLUS-29139
Japanese: SLPM-65883 & SLPM-66745 & SLPM-61114
German: SLES-52950
French: SLES-52950
Spanish: SLES-52950
Italian: SLES-52950
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-20902
SLUS-29139 (Demo)
Release date: February 8, 2005
CRCs: 57818AF6
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-52950
Release date: February 4, 2005
CRCs: B1995E29
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J/C/K:
Serial numbers: SLPM-65883
SLPM-66745 (CapKore)
SLPM-61109 (Demo)
SLPM-61114 (Trial)
Release date: March 10, 2005
May 24, 2007 (CapKore)
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Capcom
Publisher(s): Capcom
Genre: Action, Adventure
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: Eurogamer6/10, Metacritic75/100, IGN7.6/10, GameSpot8.2/10
Game description: Travel back to the year 44 BC, to a Rome that suffers from political corruption, unruliness, and violence. Venture through ancient Rome with the help of Agrippa (a soldier whose father is accused of murder), Octavius (Agrippa's best friend), and Claudia (a female gladiator). The game automatically switches between Agrippa and Octavius so you can use each character's special skills to accomplish goals. You can also participate in gladiatorial events, such as chariot racing, tournament battles, and deadly duels.

Winlogo.png Test configurations on Windows:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
PAL Windows
  • Intel Core i5-3330
  • AMD Radeon HD 6850
v1.1 (svn r5807) GSdx ? No bugs.
NTSC-U Windows 10
  • Intel Core i5-2500K
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
1.5.0 (20180106110542) GSdx SPU2-X Default settings, Speedhacks: MTVU enabled and EE Cycle rate set to stage 2 to stop FMV stuttering. GSdx: Renderer set to OpenGL, and Half-pixel offset hack set to Normal(Vertex) if using 3x upscale. Yuri


  • Original names: シャドウ・オブ・ローマ (SLPM-65883) & (SLPM-66745)

Known Issues

No post-processing effects

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: Post-processing effects are missing in hardware mode. Some far away objects will appear fuzzy/blurry.
  • Workaround: Go to Config -> Video (GS) -> PLugin Settings, and set renderer to any of the "(Software)" options. For any of the hardware renderers go to "Advanced Settings and Hacks" and set Half-Pixel offset to "Normal (Vertex)" (just enable the checkbox in older PCSX2 version). This helps to ease the fuzziness a little.

FMV sound playback stuttering

  • Status: Fixed
  • Type: Major
  • Description: FMV playback has audio problems. It stutters every 1 or 2 seconds.
  • Workaround: Fixed as of v1.5.0-dev-3278, for older versions go to Config -> Emulation Settings -> Speedhacks, and set the "EE Cycle Rate" hack to 2. Doesn't affect the normal gameplay. The introduction video for Chapter 3 will freeze at the end of playback if EE Cycle Rate is not set back to stage 0.

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Public compatibility forum links