Against Rome takes players to the darkest of Europe during the age of the migration of peoples. That part of the continent which, at the time, was not controlled by the Roman Empire, served as the habitat of countless uncivilized peoples, and was called “Barbaricum” by the Romans.

Players take control of one of these tribes, all of which were characterized by a lack of cultural knowledge, but all the more lust for battle. Wars against other tribes, plundering raids, pillages, and destruction were the order of the day for these Barbarians, and thus serve as the setting for this game.