While no mere video game could ever hope to accurately emulate one of the greatest military commanders of all-time, Total War: Rome II has the power, scale and versatility to give Hannibal a good run.

Now I'm not saying anyone should march an entire army packed with pachyderms over the Pyrenees and Alps into Northern Italy — that would be silly. I'm just saying that, should one be so inclined, they could do so in The Creative Assembly's latest when it hits PC next month.

Definitely going to want to keep those mountain passes guarded, kids.