User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 56 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 52 out of 56
  2. Negative: 3 out of 56

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  1. Oct 8, 2010
    10
    love it. just rebought it from online game vendor. best £8 i ever spent to get the gold edition. not greatly graphical but i never enjoyed the strategic battles, i just love the strategy map and moving large armies to impending doom or victory
  2. Dec 1, 2011
    10
    Wow, just wow, this game is REALLY good. Of course its lacking some of the features of later total war games (such as battles being playable that aren't ridiculously hard to play) But for its time, this was beyond a masterpiece!
  3. Apr 25, 2013
    9
    It was a truly groundbreaking game and even today it has great climate and still offers some decent strategic challenge, well balanced and simply very enjoyable. I started with this one and played every Total War game since.

    Won't give it a 10, because the game isn't flawless and even for 2000 is a bit limited in strategic options (no fleets, pretty insignificant castles etc.), but I
    give it a very well-earned 9. Expand
  4. Aug 1, 2013
    9
    a great real time strategy game that has huge scale battles of epic and cinematic preparations. Great to just sit back and watch the cinematic battles pal out. Also incorporates some light empire building that is solid but nothing innovational.
Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Has its faults, primarily clunky interface and crude management system.
  2. It's obvious that every detail of the game was carefully considered in relation to historical fact and you'll feel as though you understand feudal Japan a little better after playing.
  3. Despite some technical flaws and a difficult user interface, Shogun will please wargamers looking for a solid title.