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Medieval II: Total War™
Medieval II: Total War™ Kingdoms
Medieval II: Total War™
Take command of your army and expand your reign in Medieval II - the fourth installment of the award-winning Total War series of strategy games. Direct massive battles featuring up to 10,000 bloodthirsty troops on epic 3D battlefields, while presiding over some of the greatest Medieval nations of the Western and Middle Eastern world.
Medieval II: Total War™ Kingdoms
Medieval II: Total War Kingdoms is the official expansion to last year's award-winning Medieval II: Total War, presenting players with all-new territories to explore, troops to command, and enemies to conquer.
This game had everything that i loved about Rome Total war with all the fun of the first Medieval Total war. The combat is expansive and enjoyable. It challenging enough to be fun but not punishingly so. The economy can be a little frustrating at times and just make you want to put in a cheat code to get lots of money just so you can get to the actual fighting but the struggle to maintain a large army and also have money in the bank can be part of the fun. The separate story campaigns are not only fun but can give you a little more perspective on History and why things happened the way that they did. You can understand the fear when the Mongols are nearing and just tearing through everything that they make contact with. All and all a fun time that you will waste way to many hours of your life palying.
If you are familiar with any of the other titles in the Total War franchise, then you will be familiar with this one! The main thing that changes between these titles are which empires are at war and the colonies in which they rule... This particular title is great because it truly does capture just what the series is meant to be all about. I have personally always found the Medieval time period fascinating and the factions / units involved are great for a series such as this. Very fitting indeed! The gameplay and mechanics are going to be very similar to the other titles in this franchise. You will have the option to do a full campaign, allowing you to oversee your settlements, while creating and dispersing your armies across vast reaches of land, then battling to eliminate your opposition and conquer your foes. The cool thing is that you can also just do the battles if you don't want to go that in depth or maybe want to change / participate in actual historic battles! It has the option of being very simplistic or going very in depth. With that being said, there is a slight learning curve to the series, however nothing extremely difficult for one to grasp within one sitting. The graphics are great for when the game was released, however compared to the more recent titles, may leave you wanting. I find the graphics to be quite sufficient and adequate enough for every aspect of the game. There are many options to be tweaked, allowing a wide range of customizations. Any modern computer build should be able to run this title at max settings with great FPS. Overall this is a great purchase, especially with all of the DLC, including a huge amount of content and replay value. Having all the DLC included allows one to jump into a huge number of battles, or play the campaign with so many factions that every new campaign should feel like a brand new experience. Total War games are totally worth every penny! This game is very enjoyable and the franchise has brought years of entertainment that is difficult not to come back to!
I have been a great fan of Total War games since the first time I played Rome Total War. But somehow I managed to skip Medieval II: Total War, and when it was on sale I decided to correct this mistake. For the fans of Total War games everything will be familiar - it is the best turn-based strategy game ever created (together with Civilization series). You choose the nation and then rule it. You decide who to ally with, who to fight with. You can conquer the whole world (as I did in Rome installment). The gameplay has two variations: on global map in turn-based way you choose the destination of your armies, when they arrive the real time battle starts. There are lots of different formations and units. The strategy is very important as well. You can flank the opponent! The graphics still look pretty good, though, for me it was never a crucial point. I can still play the games released ten years ago. The expansion which was sold together with the game adds a few interesting things such as discovery of America and Crusades. So it isn't a cheap DLC that adds a unit, it is new campaign. All in all I am glad I have bought this game and I wonder how I could have missed it!
This is easily one of the best Total War games in the series by far. The graphics still hold up even today, They aren't the best but they still have not become an eyesore by today's technology. When you get tired of the vanilla campaign there are also many great TWC (Total War Center) hosted mods to keep the game fresh, from fantastical mods such as Warhammer, Game of Thrones and even Lord of the Rings to historic expansions such as Stainless Steel and Deus Lo Vult.
Medieval Total War 2 is getting a little long in the tooth now. It's looks are fading when compared to it's younger siblings, Shogun 2 and Rome 2. However, I guarantee that within ten minutes of playing, you won't be worried about the graphics. You WILL be worrying about grain, upgrades to your battlements and your French neighbour who keeps sending spies across your border. That's before you even get into your first battle. There is something stirring about watching your formations of men wheeling around to flank the enemy and charging into battle at an opportune moment. I can say without doubt, that £3.74 will buy you dozens, if not hundreds of hours of entertainment. Also, because it is a relatively old game, you don't have to have a Large Pixel Collider PC to run it. Just buy it, even if you have little interest in the period.
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