Total War: Shogun 2

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Description

"The series has scaled down from Empire but lost none of the drama or excitement. The smaller scale makes it easier to appreciate all the things the game does right." - Escapist.com

"A polished, smart, generous, elegant, and bold strategy game." - 1Up.com


Total War™: Shogun 2, the sixth instalment of The Creative Assembly's multi award-winning Total War™ strategy franchise on PC. Total War: Shogun 2 returns to Feudal Japan 10 years after the release of the original Shogun: Total War™, and sees Creative Assembly using a wealth of new ideas and development experience to make Shogun 2 the revolutionary strategy game that their first title has proven to be.

It is the middle of the 16th Century in Feudal Japan. The country, once ruled by a unified government, is now split into many warring clans. Players take on the role of one Daimyo, the clan leader, and will use military engagements, economics and diplomacy to achieve the ultimate goal, re-unite Japan under his supreme command and become the new Shogun – the undisputed ruler of a pacified nation.

New to Total War in Shogun 2:

  • New RPG skills and experience for your Generals and Agents.

  • New Multi-stage Sieges - scaling the walls is only the beginning!

  • New Hero units inspire your men and carve through the enemy.

  • New rotating 3D campaign map.

Total War: Shogun 2 features full 3D battles via land and sea, which made a name for the series, as well as the tactical campaign map that many refer to as the heart and soul of Total War. Featuring a brand new AI system inspired by the scriptures that influenced Japanese warfare, the millennia old Chinese "Art of War", the Creative Assembly brings the wisdom of Master Sun Tsu to Total War: Shogun 2. Analysing this ancient text enabled the Creative Assembly to implement easy to understand yet deep strategical gameplay.

Game Features:

  • Battle online and experience the main campaign in two-player mode. Then join epic online battles with up to 8 players and lead your online army to glory in special campaigns.

  • 10 Playable clans ranging from the large and powerful to the tiny and weak.

  • Pre-Battle speeches with Generals inspiring their men before engaging.

  • Much improved terrain and environments, mountains in battle and new environments.

  • The four seasons on the battlefield. Autumn leaves to summer sun.

  • Total War Encyclopaedia, an archive of all the units and history in the game accessible from the menu.

  • Morale boosting buildings, capturing temples on the battlefield offers reward.

  • All new historical land battles, drawn from the period.

  • Coastal battles; fight naval engagements of the coast of Japan navigating islands and land.

Customer reviews

93

What's so good about this?

adrianching7 | Aug. 15, 2014 | See all adrianching7's reviews »

Shogun 2 Total War brings you a realistic battle simulator that uses ancient Japanese army to help conquer the warring states that have taken place in that era. All troops have been accurately drawn and their abilities are also similar to what real ones would have. The graphics and gameplay overwhelmed me when I started to play this game and slowly but surely, I got addicted to it. Whether you are an aspiring strategist or a casual gamer like me, this is the perfect game to get hooked to!

90

An amazing game

Shipp32 | Aug. 12, 2014 | See all Shipp32's reviews »

Total war is an awesome game series, always have been a fan of the series. The game is great because it's historically accurate! The game is insanely fun and very competitive, I recommend this game!

85

Is this game worth the money?

adrianching7 | June 13, 2014 | See all adrianching7's reviews »

In my opinion, this game is definitely worth it. As someone who loves the Japanese culture, I have learned many things just from playing this game and controlling your units during combat is the most exciting thing to do. The sheer amount of work and special units they put into this game (Like ninja's) is most surprising as I can get a feel of what Japanese warfare is. Out of all the Total War games in the series, This is definitely in my top 3 list behind Rome: total war and Empire Total War

90

An Awesome Game

Tryst45 | June 11, 2014 | See all Tryst45's reviews »

I have been introduced to the Total War Series only from the Empire. The improvements from the previous installment has been tremendous. The AI is not a push over. The battle sequences are fun, and you have to think on your feet in order to win the day.

The hardest thing in this game is to start out correctly. It might take some time to learn, but I guarantee you will love this game as much as I do.

94

One of my favorite strategy titles

lap229 | March 5, 2014 | See all lap229's reviews »

As a new player to the Total War series i was unsure about purchasing this game but, when playing, this game feel like the perfect mix of turn based strategy and fast paced, tactical combat. The artwork, graphics and attention to detail in this game are phenomenal form cherry blossom leaves falling in the spring to unit formations called barking pine tree. This game stands out from previous total war titles with the much needed co-op campaign, no longer in a multi-player campaign must the players turn on each other at the end to reach victory, in Shogun 2 victory is fully cooperative. All in all Shogun 2 is one of my favorite strategy games and stands out as the best in the total war series.