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  • Summary: Medieval II: Total War Kingdoms is the official expansion to Medieval II: Total War, presenting players with all-new territories to explore, troops to command, and enemies to conquer. Kingdoms features four new entire campaigns centered on expanded maps of the British Isles, Teutonic Northern Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas. In Medieval II, players were only given a glimpse of South America, but in Kingdoms, vast tracts of land in both North and South America have been opened up for players to conquer. All-new factions from the New World are also now fully playable, including the Aztecs, Apaches, and Mayans. Along with the new maps in the Britannia, Teutonic, Crusades, and New World Campaigns, there are 13 new factions to play, over 110 units to control, and 50 building types, adding up to 80 hours of new gameplay. Kingdoms also offers new multiplayer maps and hotseat multiplayer, a first for the Total War series, allowing players to play one-versus-one campaign games on the same computer. [Sega] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. 100
    Kingdoms breathes fresh life into the Total War franchise, just when it needs it most.
  2. The Kingdoms expansion adds an unprecedented amount of new content to an already deep turn-based strategy game.
  3. The series is no longer revolutionising the strategy genre, it is raising the bar with every effort – which, if the first game was a masterpiece such as Shogun: Total War, is not a feat to be scoffed at. [Nov 2007, p.112]
  4. As if it wasn't Total enough, Total War gets even more Total. [Nov 2007, p.85]
  5. Instead of messing with the familiar basic gameplay mechanics, Creative Assembly decided to deliver as much fresh content as possible, which means you'll be busy with the game for quite some time. Each campaign provides a unique experience and we fully recommend the game to fans of the series.
  6. The problem with all these things which have been coded to create historical semi-realism is that it creates a limit of the tech-tree they can climb.
  7. Options like the hotseat multiplayer turn out being a massive waste of time. Lastly, the expansion doesn't integrate very well with Medieval II, with each campaign operating like a stand-alone, multi-part, Total War scenario.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 22
  2. Negative: 3 out of 22
  1. Jul 29, 2011
    10
    Omg this game is just amazing i mean like its a lot of fun.And also you have to use your brain on it.!One bad move could ruin it all! But other then that the gameplay is pretty fun and the conquering part makes it all the more fun Expand
  2. Feb 9, 2013
    10
    Great, just great. Improves the original game a lot. And there are 4 whole campaigns! Each one is really unique so you won't get bored. There are also plenty of new units. Expand
  3. Dec 14, 2012
    9
    I wasnt to amused with the new campaigns but mods of this game are amazing. Having played community made mods for countless of hours this is probably the single player game i have played the most in my life.. Expand
  4. Sep 8, 2013
    9
    Adds more depth and content to what was already a stellar game. Simply brilliant and still one of my 'go to' games. Replayability is huge and the extra campaigns and factions round out a fascinating and absorbing look at this turbulent time in world history. You will not be disappointed especially if you loved the original game. Nothing really new here just lots of great additional content. Enjoy! Expand
  5. Aug 5, 2012
    8
    As expansions go, Kingdoms is actually quite good. Despite the updates, it does possess the same issue with the original Med 2 game in that the AI is either incredibly thick or incredibly stupid. The expansion is split between four campaigns; Britannia, the Crusades, the Americas and Teutonic campaigns, which I've listed in order of my impressions. All of them are at least enjoyable and offer a more distinctive vibe than the main game had. Overall though, Kingdoms is a worthy expansion despite not really adding much to the core gameplay. Expand
  6. Sep 3, 2012
    8
    A great addition to the original game. Good variety of campaigns and units. Unfortunately the American civilizations are too similar for my tastes. Just as good as Medieval II. Expand
  7. Jun 3, 2011
    7
    Playing an aptly named Grand Campaign on Medieval Total War 2 for the past two years has given me a new found appreciation for the RTS genre. If you read my review of the original shogun experience, you would have thought Iâ Expand

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