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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 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. Mar 11, 2013
    Its not just great but also dark its full of turmoil and violence its simply the best medieval game which brings the horror of the medieval age into the player to feel the terror and religious conflicts of the dark ages Best game in the series so far. Expand
  2. Jun 25, 2012
    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 i still play it active after 10 years Expand
  3. Jul 24, 2013
    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 Expand
  4. Aug 21, 2011
    My first Total War game. After that, I never looked back! Excellent game in all respects, have not ever had a single issue with it. Loved playing it as a kid, love playing it still today. Great stuff!! Expand
  5. Jun 19, 2013
    A good RTS game, I am a big crusades history buff, not to mention a big fan of medieval battles, and so this game, particularly the Crusades expansion, was a dream come true. As per usual, the unit detail and overall graphics are amazing and the best part of this game is definitely the real-time battle element. The AI is kind of shoddy and the campaign map gameplay is not the best, but I do love this game. Just not perfect because there's a lot of room for improvement still. Expand

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