Napoleon: Total War
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"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." - NZGamer.com
"a defining example of what great strategy games do best - and if the genre's your bag, it should definitely be added to your collection." - ComputerAndVideoGames.com
History is as yet unwritten.
Napoleon: Total War™ is the new chapter in the critically acclaimed Total War™ series and opens up a new narrative layer to the genre-defining franchise. From the early Italian campaign to the battle of Waterloo, Napoleon covers two decades of relentless battles, a backdrop of a world in flames against which the story of an extraordinary military career unfolds.
Whether you play as the legendary general or against him, the outcome of war can never be guaranteed. The course of history relies on your ability to lead your troops through the most intense battles as never seen before in a Total War game.
The genre-defining franchise brings Napoleon to life — Napoleon: Total War defines a new standard within the genre with exciting characters and a cinematic narrative, mind-blowing battle sequences and an unrivaled mix of turn-based and real-time strategy.
Three new episodic campaigns — 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.
Cutting-edge multiplayer — Napoleon features fully integrated multiplayer modes and a complete set of online functionalities: Steam achievements, gameplay bonuses, uniform editor and voice communications.
All new Napoleonic battles and units — 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.
Essentially a Focused Stand-alone ExpansionBronYrAurStomp | Aug. 24, 2013 | See all BronYrAurStomp's reviews »
Napoleon Total War is basically Empire Total War focused down into a European theatre. Many of the games crippling bugs have been removed, the AI is a lot more intelligent and battles are more intense and longer lasting.
You can either play a large conquest style campaign mode as or against Napoleon on mainland Europe, or play as various factions in smaller and more focused arenas such as Napoleons invasion of Spain.
Although enjoyable these game modes lack the sort of scale Total War players will recognise, particularly following the mammoth game Empire Total War. As such it did not keep me entertained anywhere near as long as Empire. If your a fan of the historical context however, this is a must buy, as true to form Creatively Assembly have provided a blend of historical accuracy and entertainment.
Hard to Judge Indeednoobboy191 | Aug. 8, 2013 | See all noobboy191's reviews »
Well if you owned empire total war before this you may be disappointed. This new title is a step forward and backwards. If you loved the around the globe domination from empires you will be disappointed here as you will only be greeted with a European only campaign map. The good things about this is improved AI, less glitching/bugs, more gameplay mechanics, and generally an overall step forward in the battle department. If you have the extra cash you may want to pick this one up or if you are still deciding over empire or napoleon total war, this may be something for you, but if you already own empire, I would recommend you buy something else and wait until you have some spare cash for this game.
Could be a lot betterdomenthechief | Aug. 6, 2013 | See all domenthechief's reviews »
But unfortunately it isn't. It is still a good game, however. I enjoyed the campaign and the multiplayer, but compared to other Total War games, such as Rome or Shogun II, Napoleon is not in their league.
But at the end of the day I believe that this game delivers what it intends to - or atleast what the game developers had in mind. I love the Total War franchise and its gameplay style. The Napoleon theme also enriches the game a lot. Would give it more if not for the lack of improvements from Empire. Also some buggy features, but overall a good, playable game.
The graphics are top notch and Creative Assembly did a really good job there. Very quality graphics, nice effects and various environments - pretty much everything - are very well made.
Even though I think this game is worth buying, some might be disappointed, but you know what, give it a try. You might even be impressed if you love Napoleon.
Improved a lot of Empireodren | July 25, 2013 | See all odren's reviews »
The world map was less ambitious yet with more focus to a number of different aspects I would say that Napoleon is a better game than Empire and the time period is interesting enough that I would encourage anyone to give it a try
What Empire should have beenDemilisz | July 21, 2013 | See all Demilisz's reviews »
Napoleon is something between stand alone expansion and new installment. It is a much, much better made game than Empire. Naval battles are better, AI is better, land battles are better and campaign is better - it is clear that with this game Creative Assembly learn how to use their own engine. The only drawback is that we are fighting in Europe only while Empire allows to battle in several continents. So if you don't mind less playable factions and smaller theatre of War than in Empire: TW - buy this one.