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  • Summary: It opens with the preaching of the first Crusade in 1095. It ends with the fall of Constantinople in 1453. What happens in between is up to you. Guide your kingdom's fortunes through a period of brutal conflict and violent social upheaval. Lay siege to mighty fortresses as you command vastIt opens with the preaching of the first Crusade in 1095. It ends with the fall of Constantinople in 1453. What happens in between is up to you. Guide your kingdom's fortunes through a period of brutal conflict and violent social upheaval. Lay siege to mighty fortresses as you command vast armies across the battlefields of Europe and North Africa. But be careful when forming alliances - and even more so when choosing enemies. For this is Total War: a world where empires fall even faster than they rise, and the penalty for fear is your life. [Activision] Expand
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  1. Positive: 24 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. No other game can be properly compared to it.
  2. The scope is magnificent, and like "Shogun: Total War," conflict has really taken on this type of epic feeling for me. [Oct 2002, p.93]
  3. An extraordinarily engaging gaming experience more suited to experienced gamers.
  4. 89
    If you want real time strategy with more teeth you cannot ignore this.
  5. Achieves that rare quality of having something for nearly all strategy gamers, and most will find a lot to like in it, for a very long time.
  6. We criticized "Shogun" for a few quirks in the interface, but generally it was very clean. Now, those same quirks have bit its sequel in the ass with a vengeance.
  7. 55
    Boring landscapes, crummy models, and weak animation. On top of that, it chugs. It's the worst of both worlds, baby!

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
  1. Jun 25, 2012
    10
    Best game of the series holding its throne together with Rome total war..this "risk" style of moving across the map also has its own charm iBest game of the series holding its throne together with Rome total war..this "risk" style of moving across the map also has its own charm i still play it active after 10 years Expand
  2. MafiaGuy
    Nov 1, 2003
    10
    This is excellent - a great game to play (for those that like to play strategy games)!
  3. Jul 24, 2013
    10
    Best game of the series of total war the main game map is the best bit
    the war maps are all much the same
    if your a rome total war fan you
    Best game of the series of total war the main game map is the best bit
    the war maps are all much the same
    if your a rome total war fan you will love this i would say most people would like this more than rome
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  4. NitsS.
    Aug 28, 2003
    9
    I love this game. It is a lot like risk in a lot of ways but much more action. I like the way you can fight the battles your self and the way I love this game. It is a lot like risk in a lot of ways but much more action. I like the way you can fight the battles your self and the way you can zoom in to see the solgers up close and personal. The only thing I don't like about the game is the men take too long to die. From your fan Nits GREAT GAME. Expand
  5. NickR
    Dec 12, 2009
    9
    Great simulator , very fun. Large scope , wonderful graphics. I have not had any bug problems which seem to have plagued many people. Great simulator , very fun. Large scope , wonderful graphics. I have not had any bug problems which seem to have plagued many people. Multiplayer is amazingly fun. Bullet Physics is awesome. Love that it is not run and gun but slow and deliberate tactics in gun battles. Expand
  6. THAMAN
    Jul 13, 2003
    8
    Good game. it's a shame, however, that the developers rushed to bring out this game as soon as possible. u can clearly see that in theGood game. it's a shame, however, that the developers rushed to bring out this game as soon as possible. u can clearly see that in the game sometimes. Expand
  7. FredD.
    Oct 7, 2006
    0
    It is a horrible game, it makes age of the empires seem good, the pawns are hard to manuever and the graphics are horrible.

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