Reviews by ccmm7
Strategic Masterpiececcmm7 | Feb. 17, 2014 | Review of Medieval II: Total War
If you don't already own Medieval 2: Total War, you haven't experienced strategy gaming at its finest. While Medieval 2 was released in 2004, it doesn't show it at all. In terms of graphics, mechanics, and gameplay it is of the highest quality.
For a somewhat old game, the graphics are surprisingly good, especially considering the number of graphics mods and re-skins that are readily available from the community.
If you have played Rome: Total War, the previous instalment in the Total War series, you will find that the mechanics are quite similar. With the exception of an increased importance of religion and vastly superior siege battles, Medieval 2 makes no massive mechanic overhauls from the predecessor, one of the few downsides to this game.
Finally, the gameplay itself is outstanding. The variety of factions with different units, cultures, and religions will have you conquering the Medieval world over and over again without getting boring. The vast selection of mods also adds to replay value. There are literally hundreds of different mods from Lord of the Rings to historical setpieces such as the Hundred Years War or the turmoil in the Middle East that will keep you coming back for more.
I give this game a 90/100, but if you are willing to play around with mods, the game could easily be a 100/100. Truly the crown jewel of the Total War series.