Total War: Shogun 2
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"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.
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.
My Favorite Total WarBytrine | Nov. 22, 2013 | See all Bytrine's reviews »
This may be the best Total War yet. You're a Shogun of a clan, one clan out of the many you get to choose from. Each clan has it's own set of perks and abilities which make you really think what you want to do as a leader. Not only that, you have two distinct paths to go down on. Want to follow the art of war? Or Chi? Well, each trait you unlock helps you. Issues? Well, the AI does get bugged out most of the time, sometimes the AI cheats on Naval Battles, and there is 'Realm Divide'. Realm Divide is when you get so much power all of the clans (Allies, Vassals, Enemies, Trade Partners) will turn on you. It's extremely hard, but there has been mods created to dumb down the effect. I recommend you buy this game, it's well worth it.
The best total war everfingerchain | Nov. 20, 2013 | See all fingerchain's reviews »
as a hardcore total war fan for me this game has been the best. the overall experience that this game brings had me hooked up especially the online multiplayer. single player campaign is fun and challenging as well.
from maps with lush environment in which real-time battle happens to customizing your units,clan logos and more, clearly you will feel immerse to what the era of game is set.
if your new to the game or to total war try this game its obviously a must have without a doubt.
A MasterpieceValtiel1 | Nov. 19, 2013 | See all Valtiel1's reviews »
Shogun 2 is a fantastic game. As a long time veteran of the total war franchise I have been playing them since the original shogun. The graphics of the game, provided you have a machine powerful enough to run it on high, are astounding. I do have a complaint about the engine though; Shogun 2 is largely single threaded. So even high end machines can struggle due to the game only using a fraction of their resources. The gameplay itself is divided between city building and rts, both are realistic and complex, however shogun 2 is much more accessible than past entries to the series. I would recommend this game to anyone who wants a deep and satisfying strategy game, and to fans of eastern culture.
The best Total WarDunkerGZ | Nov. 18, 2013 | See all DunkerGZ's reviews »
Returning once again to feudal Japan, Shogun 2 makes everything right. From a great inmersive theme to its stuning graphics, the game success on every detail. As a hardcore strategy gamer, i found the campaing very challenging and at the same time, accesible for new players. The multiplayer, on the other hand, is where the game trully shines. Play against other people while slowly conquering Japan with your custom avatar or simply go for an unranked match against a friend. If you like strategy games, why don't you have this game yet?
Best Title of Its Serieswhitebutler | Nov. 18, 2013 | See all whitebutler's reviews »
The game is really great, but the third expansion of the game, Fall of the Samurai, is really hitting on its spot. So much epicness for one game. The Clan Family system, the General's Skill Trees system, and also its theme. It really reminds us of one of Hystorical Events that changed Japan, Meiji's Restoration. The modernization from Western really impacted Japan from every aspects, that's what we could learn from this game. This is how Total War game should be. Anyway, this game is a "MUST OWN GAME" for every strategy-games fans. Score : 93/100