• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Aug 29, 2012
Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. 70
    Funny and accessible casual game is inspired by the famous and popular strategy series. Only disadvantages are chaotic controls. [Nov 2012]
  2. Sep 12, 2012
    70
    Total War Battles: Shogun might be an entirely different game from to its legendarily robust relatives, but it nevertheless manages to provide some semblance of the depth and strategy the series is known for while extending an open hand to newcomers.
  3. Sep 7, 2012
    70
    Total War Battles: Shogun may have very little in common with its hugely respected relatives back in the Total War stable, but it represents a cheap foray into a new market for the team at The Creative Assembly, and there's nothing wrong with that at all.
  4. Sep 14, 2012
    65
    Total War Battles is not a real RTS, but an extended tower defense game. It has nothing in common with his "big brothers". Recommended only if you are a real fan of the brand.
  5. Sep 14, 2012
    30
    It feels painfully slow on the PC, and the controls are better-suited for a mobile touchscreen than a mouse and keyboard combo. It even manages to lose a feature in the translation, which is stunning given how much more powerful the PC is than, say, the iPad. Throw in the fact that it has little to nothing to do with the series proper, and it becomes impossible to recommend this spinoff, even to the most dedicated Total War fans.
User Score
7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Aug 30, 2012
    8
    Not a bad game at all. Enjoyable for sure and it is a great experience. Just don't expect a full blown Total War Experience, otherwise you might be disappointed. If you want something that keeps the pace moving along and keep you busy then enjoy... Full Review »
  2. Nov 25, 2012
    7
    For the money ($1.50 on Steam sale) this is a fun game with great art and solid voice acting. I was a little disappointed that it wasn't the turn-based game that I was expecting, but the core gameplay mechanic (build resources and recruit troops) is strong. I wish they had upgraded some feature when moving from touchpad to PC, specifically the fact that there are no interactive menus and that maps are all very small. Additionally, there are a few "puzzle" missions where you have to build structures, but you only have a limited amount of space and several restrictions. My biggest frustration with the game was that the puzzle missions were tedious and took me longer than any single battle. Nothing about this game really feels epic, but if you like the Waring States Era and are looking for some casual gaming, I highly recommend you try Total War Battles: SHOGUN. Full Review »
  3. Nov 29, 2013
    5
    This game is not good nor is it bad. If you want a game to keep you busy for like 15mins before you get board then get this game. If your willing to play this a little longer then ok. But the combat is a very slow animation almost like they want you to watch. If you want a tile battle like this then get Civ. Full Review »