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.
Great TW game as alwaysoipluckie | May 18, 2013 | See all oipluckie's reviews »
This one massively improves on the performance and visual of Empire TW. The only problem I had with Napoleon TW was that the special formation firing and such seem to have been taken out and reserved for only some of the special units. I really enjoyed managing all my buildings, research, diplomacy, and economy in this game compared to other TW games.
So if you're wondering about the battles, well they're amazingly beautiful, though the AI may get stuck here and there trying to get into formation but it can be looked over at times even though it may be frustrating. The visuals are improved and they managed to even improve performance as well. The ship battles depends on your preference I think, I really enjoyed it alot just watching my cannon fire just tear the enemies' ship to pieces.
All in all, I feel it's a great game even though the units may get stuck or bugged, it is something I find miniscule to such a great game. Really excited for Rome II!
Hm, well.SuperFraz | May 9, 2013 | See all SuperFraz's reviews »
Napoleon is a tricky beast, The Battle AI got fixed from Empire, then they broke it in a new way. They Improved the Cannons, The Naval battles and the infantry movements altogether. Unfortunately, The cannons now butcher your own men as much as the enemy, the naval battles are scarce due to you probably ripping hostile navies apart in the opening turns, or them hiding out in the med. All in all solid improvements on Empire, just a little rushed.
Not what it could have been.bradleeh | March 24, 2013 | See all bradleeh's reviews »
The game was good...but not great. First off, I'll start will the goods things about the game. The graphics were really good. I was surprised by how realistic everything looked. When you get into battles, you really have to have a good strategy or you will suffer heavy losses or completely lose the battle. I liked the difficulty of the battles. Naval battles were cool (personally, I sucked at them) and really makes you think about your navy unlike in previous games like Rome. Now with the not so good stuff. The campaign map was to complex. Trying to manage your cities and armies were way to hard. I preferred the simplicity of Rome. Next was the bugs. Artillery units will need constant supervision. You leave your artillery units for one minute to manage your other units during combat and next thing you know, they are shooting into the ground instead of aiming at a different enemy unit. Enemy artillery will do the same thing...just shoot into the ground instead of changing position or aiming at another unit. Altogether, the game is good...but not great.
Allons enfant d'la patrie!!!curta | Nov. 20, 2012 | See all curta's reviews »
Technically good, Napoleon is a further refinement of the already great empire, especially the multiplayer part has been well cared for and is quite innovative for the genre. Have been improved naval battles and ia is a little more challenging. But it came too close to the previous chapter does not offer particular innovations almost as if it were only a substantial standalone dlc. Positive sure the accuracy of the limited historical period treated by the game, the battles of Napoleon. Personalmente mi aspettavo qualcosa in più, ma per gli amanti del genere resta un ottimo titolo.
Played it for months; could play it for years.Tholdor | Sept. 17, 2012 | See all Tholdor's reviews »
Napoleon: Total War is the improved version of Empire, although a bit smaller in scope. For example, the main campaign map consists of only plain old Europe, without even Anatolia or North Africa, while Empire's grand campaign encompassed pretty much half the entire world. This is somewhat balanced by the inclusion of several smaller campaigns, like Italy, Egypt, and Iberia (as a DLC), but some of the epic feel you had while playing the Empire campaign is gone.
Still, the game has more ups than downs. The AI is somewhat better, both the campaign and battle ones, the tech tree has been streamlined, as the time spans only from 1805 to 1812-13. Deployable Forts also have been removed, reducing fort spam for richer factions. And the graphics, well, just a look at the campaign map will already give you some clues: While smaller, it is much more detailed. In battles, the effects are pretty good, even though they may lag on slower computers. One downside I noticed is that the unit variation is much smaller, with a plain non-dlc faction consisting of one or 2 variations of line infantry, one grenadiers, one light infantry, 2 or 3 cavalry and artillery. France obviously gets more units, Napoleon being the focus of the game. The DLCs provide a handful of units, although I'm not a big fan of them. Thankfully, mods solve most of the problems, with the exception of a bigger campaign map, as there's no tools to edit it. Yet.
Bottom line, a polished version of Empire, far smaller in scope, but more dynamic by nature. If you're a napoleonic era fan, by all means get it. The anachronistic prussian 1805 uniforms may scare you a bit, but the game's pretty nice and will entertain you for weeks, or months, or maybe even years.