• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Feb 23, 2010
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  • Summary: Napoleon: Total War defines a new standard within the genre with exciting characters and a cinematic narrative, mind-blowing battle sequences and an unrivalled mix of turn-based and real-time strategy. Take command and lead your armies on land and sea over three campaigns: Italy, Egypt andNapoleon: Total War defines a new standard within the genre with exciting characters and a cinematic narrative, mind-blowing battle sequences and an unrivalled mix of turn-based and real-time strategy. Take command and lead your armies on land and sea over three campaigns: Italy, Egypt and Mastery of Europe. The seamless mix of objective-based missions and sandbox experience makes this the most complete Total War experience to date. Napoleon features fully integrated multiplayer modes and a complete set of online functionalities: Steam achievements, gameplay bonuses, uniform editor and voice communications. Advanced weaponry enables new tactical options and even more exciting real-time battles on an epic scale, while the highly detailed environments and improved battlefield buildings guarantee a realistic recreation of famous historical battles. [Sega] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 49 out of 56
  2. Negative: 1 out of 56
  1. 93
    The cannon may be the final argument of kings. But the Total War series is undoubtedly the king of the real time strategy genre - and Napoleon: Total War could very well be Creative Assembly’s crowning jewel.
  2. Games Master UK
    90
    More totally brilliant Total War as the strategy stalwart delivers arguably its strongest showing. [May 2010, p.76]
  3. Napoleon is a game of land battles, continental conquests and European power struggles. This was an incredibly rich backdrop that inspired numerous writers and composers, one of whom is Beethoven and is featured in game’s phenomenal soundtrack. That I happen to sink a minimum of three or four hours every time I click on the icon is another reason why it’s an enjoyable game.
  4. It’s the best game covering the Napoleonic Wars, but not necessarily the best game of the Total War series. But the multi-player mode finally makes an old dream come true. But it’s still a shame that Empire: Total War did not get any of the improvements.
  5. The improvements implemented in Napoleon: Total War, both technically and in terms of gameplay, put the series once again in front of all competition.
  6. Napoleon ultimately feels like the more successful younger brother to Empire. It fundamentally shares its DNA, for better and worse, but has learned from its mistakes, and has stayed trim and buff.
  7. 40
    While the strategic level is an admirable attempt at something halfway between the elegance of Civilization and the historical specificity of Europa Universalis, it doesn't have the benefit of letting a human player take over. Here, once again, the game falls apart when it breaks out of the strict scripting of the story-based missions.

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  1. Positive: 40 out of 63
  2. Negative: 9 out of 63
  1. Apr 21, 2013
    10
    This in my opinion is the best of all games in the Total War Do not have a variety of units as large as those of Rome and Empire, yet it hasThis in my opinion is the best of all games in the Total War Do not have a variety of units as large as those of Rome and Empire, yet it has very different variations. The combat animations are excellent and exciting during a fight you feel inside the scenario, the action, the bangs, the shots, it's just exciting, not to mention the presence of epic Napoleon Bonaparte. Expand
  2. Feb 21, 2015
    10
    This game basically takes empire and adds a ton to the environment with the explosions craters different deaths as horses or people fall overThis game basically takes empire and adds a ton to the environment with the explosions craters different deaths as horses or people fall over when they get shot running and it looks way cool, adn especially the fog of war smoke stuff is SICK. GREAT game Expand
  3. Feb 9, 2014
    10
    This game is Empire total war on cocaine. They pretty much took that game and made it a lot betterThis game is Empire total war on cocaine. They pretty much took that game and made it a lot better

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  4. Oct 16, 2018
    8
    Klasik Total War oyunlarının izlerini taşıyan serinin en güzellerinden biri. Geliştirmeler şık durmuş. Strateji tutkunlarının mutlaka oynamasıKlasik Total War oyunlarının izlerini taşıyan serinin en güzellerinden biri. Geliştirmeler şık durmuş. Strateji tutkunlarının mutlaka oynaması gerekir. Expand
  5. Feb 15, 2011
    8
    I have had all the Total War games since the first "Shogun T.W." and I have loved every single one. I like "Empire T.W." very very much,I have had all the Total War games since the first "Shogun T.W." and I have loved every single one. I like "Empire T.W." very very much, despite some really poor teething troubles. "Napoleon T.W." is, for me, the very best yet. Again, it had teething troubles and I had some fiddling to do to get it to play reliably and stable. I love the game, I love the graphics, the battles are the best yet and I like the slight de-emphasis on economics and diplomacy. I think that "Napoleon T.W." is the best mix of reasonably engaging strategy and good, long, battles up to now. I regret its a-historicality, but I still think it is the best of the series. Expand
  6. May 10, 2012
    7
    This game has the greatest campaign of all the Total war series but it's actual meat which is the battle's is lacking. The Multiplayer is crapThis game has the greatest campaign of all the Total war series but it's actual meat which is the battle's is lacking. The Multiplayer is crap unless you play with trusted friends who play honestly and don't abuse the game. The game's multiplayer is EASY to abuse and camp. The historical battles are epic and the story mode campaign was amazing. From Napoleons campaign in Italy, Egypt and Conquest of Europe this game gives us a great drive to accomplish what Napoleon did. The campaign map introduces winter/desert attrition and tactical terrain. Campaign, 5/5, Battles 2.5/5 Expand
  7. Sep 29, 2014
    0
    Does not launch and the support refuse to do anything or bring money back. Typical fraund.
    Does not launch and the support refuse to do
    Does not launch and the support refuse to do anything or bring money back. Typical fraund.
    Does not launch and the support refuse to do anything or bring money back. Typical fraund.
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