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  • Summary: BUILD, BATTLE AND REIGNSpecifically developed for touchscreen platforms, Total War Battles: SHOGUN is a new real-time strategy game from the makers of the award-winning Total War series. Total War Battles delivers quick-fire, tactical combat balanced with intuitive building and unitBUILD, BATTLE AND REIGNSpecifically developed for touchscreen platforms, Total War Battles: SHOGUN is a new real-time strategy game from the makers of the award-winning Total War series. Total War Battles delivers quick-fire, tactical combat balanced with intuitive building and unit management. All set in a beautifully illustrated Medieval Japan.1. COMPETE FOR THE SUPREMACY OF MEDIEVAL JAPANLead your clan to battle through more than 10 hours of story-driven campaign set in the world of Total War: SHOGUN 2; winner of “Best Strategy Game of 2011” awards from Gamespot, IGN, Gamespy and GameTrailers.2. BUILD YOUR ECONOMYDeploy and manage your bases to generate resources and recruit units including samurai, archers, ninjas and cavalry. Each victory awards XP to spend on building and troop upgrades that could make a decisive difference to your future battles.3. A UNIQUE TAKE ON REAL-TIME BATTLES Total War Battles introduces a new real-time battle system that feels both familiar and fresh. The hex battle maps allow for natural unit movements and deep strategy. However, as followers of the “Bushido” code of conduct, your units can never turn back – this twist to classic RTS gameplay adds tension and intensity to the action, making each victory even more rewarding.4. DESIGNED FOR TOUCHSCREENSIntroducing an interface designed specifically for touchscreens – drag and drop buildings and troops, swipe across the battle map with a flick, and pinch to zoom in and out.5. 1Vs1 LOCAL MULTIPLAYERPlay against a friend in real-time on a single device in three different multiplayer modes.6. STRATEGY FOR ALLTotal War fans will naturally enjoy the intense, deep and rewarding action-strategy gameplay, while more casual strategy fans will appreciate the Zen simplicity of the opening tutorial battles, scalable difficulty level and hint system that will soon make them a tactical master.7. UNIVERSAL APPThis iOS app is designed to scale its appearance for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, which means Total War Battles takes complete advantage of the iOS device that it's installed on.8. NEW FEATURES COMING SOONWe will be improving and enriching the Total War Battles experience, so keep your eyes open for more content and new features coming soon! Collapse
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  1. Positive: 18 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Apr 23, 2012
    100
    Although it's not much like the superb PC games and has several noticeable flaws, Total War Battles is a surprisingly beautiful and engaging mix of war gaming and puzzles.
  2. Apr 22, 2012
    90
    This high-quality production dramatically streamlines the RTS genre for mobile play, while making sure it's packed with enough tactical depth to make its many skirmishes tense and exciting.
  3. May 30, 2012
    88
    This is a very enjoyable game and although a little pricier than others, is worth a look.
  4. Apr 23, 2012
    80
    It would be too much to ask for a full adaption of the Total War series for the iOS platform, but Battles still manages to retain a focus on strategic elements despite borrowing a handful of tropes from established genres, making it a deeper experience than your average line/castle defense title.
  5. Apr 24, 2012
    80
    A refreshing change from the App Store's barrage of angry avians, physics-based puzzler and match-3 games.
  6. Apr 23, 2012
    80
    It's Total War in name only but even so this is one of the most well-designed strategy games on smartphones - and certainly one of the most attractive.
  7. Aug 30, 2012
    75
    The idea behind Total War Battles is hardly clever or fresh, but The Creative Assembly did what most of its less talented rivals could not – it turned a casual concept into a full-fledged strategy game.

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  1. Apr 23, 2012
    10
    Total War Battles: Shogun is so far a great game. For a time, it crashed on me, but it resolved itself. The units are diverse and all haveTotal War Battles: Shogun is so far a great game. For a time, it crashed on me, but it resolved itself. The units are diverse and all have their strengths and weaknesses. The game play is challenging, but can be easier if some thought is put into it. Overall, this game is one that should be on your iPad. Expand

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