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  • Summary: Medieval: Total War - Viking Invasion challenges players to control eight new factions, including the Vikings themselves, the Saxons, Scots, Irish, Welsh and Picts, and embark on a campaign to dominate the British Isles. With a wealth of new historical heroes, players can lead a range of new units into battle, including Viking Berserkers, Saxon Huscarles and Fyrdmen, while conducting sieges enhanced by the introduction of flaming arrows and boiling oil. Viking Invasion introduces new features that will be welcomed by fans of the franchise Players can now plan reinforcements and scout enemy formations before taking to the field from a new pre-battle screen. In addition, there will be new playable factions and a new heavy weapon in the shape of the fearsome Organ Gun. [Activision] Collapse
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  1. In a market full of dull sequels, here's a follow-up that shows how expansion should be done.
  2. By adding interesting new units, rules, and a unique campaign, it defines what all expansions should be - not just more of the same, but rather an entirely new way to play an established game. [Aug 2003, p.84]
  3. 87
    A great expansion for aggressive strategy gamers, although some of the subtleties of the original game get lost.
  4. It's fun and more manageable than the original, thanks to the new campaign, and is ultimately a worthwhile addition to the original game.
  5. The lack of any new multiplayer options is a bit disappointing, but it's priced as an expansion pack and there's certainly enough here to keep any fan of Medieval engaged for quite a large number of hours.
  6. It doesn't do anything spectacularly new, but it does give you plenty of new content, new units to play with, and enough tweaks to the original title to make it worth another run through.
  7. An efficient and well thought out expansion. Short, tight and intense, it's a considerably different experience from Medieval proper and well worth experiencing. [June 2003, p.105]

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  1. SergioL.
    Aug 11, 2005
    10
    Best developed strategy game ever! Incredible moves and commands make it really an unbeatable. Makes you really feel owner and king of europe once you try it is so trapping that your will hardly let it go. SO far I have finisjed the game 3 times and still want for much more. I think I'd like to get all factions to win.. hahaha! Expand
  2. ChrisC.
    May 19, 2003
    10
    Don't waste your time playing Shogun.
  3. NilsB.
    Feb 25, 2005
    10
    So Cool:)
  4. CurtS.
    Jun 10, 2003
    9
    An excellent improvement to an already brilliant game.
  5. MafiaGuy
    Nov 1, 2003
    8
    Could have offered more.