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8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 133 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 2 out of 133

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  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 i still play it active after 10 years
  2. Aug 21, 2011
    10
    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!!
  3. Jun 19, 2013
    9
    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 IA 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
  4. Mar 11, 2013
    10
    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.
  5. 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 will love this i would say most people would like this more than rome
Metascore
88

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. No other game can be properly compared to it.
  2. 87
    A very deep game, one that is bound to excite fans of Shogun along with anyone looking for another reason to stay up really late playing a turn-based strategy game.
  3. 89
    If you want real time strategy with more teeth you cannot ignore this.