Napoleon Total War Limited Edition - PC
- Completely separate from Empire: Total War, Napoleon immerses players in a concentrated, gripping wartime experience with exciting battles, memorable characters and Total War's award winning signature mix
- Players can alter the course of history in objective-based missions across Europe. How they manage their troops across both land and sea can change the outcome of the war
- For the first time, two players battle head-to-head online utilizing three new main campaign maps. A new avatar system, achievements, gameplay bonuses, uniform customization and voice communications enhance the multiplayer experience
- 15 exclusive in-game units with Napoleon Total War-The "Elite Regiment" is a collection of five of the most Elite Forces of the Napoleonic Wars, from all the major European factions.
- The "Heroes of the Napoleonic Wars" is a 10 unit pack that gathers the most superb infantry and cavalrymen who fought during the great Napoleonic battles. Includes line infantry and calvary units from Prussia, Austria, France, Russia and Great Britain
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Platform: PC | Edition: Limited
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I would also like to address the oft discussed topic of Steam. This review will NOT solely discuss the criticisms of Steam; if you want to do that, start a topic in Amazon's discussion forums. This is a review of the game itself, not of the distribution system. That being said, I would like to add that I'm not sure why there is such furor over Steam. I've used it for the past four years, and never had a problem with it. Anyone who's played Counter-Strike, the Half-Life series, or Day of Defeat Source will agree that Steam is a very convenient content distribution system. I prefer not having to physically store my game CDs; Steam is a popular system, and I don't see Valve suddenly folding up shop over the foreseeable future.
Back to the review, installation from Steam took a few hours and 20 GB to download. The game requires Steam, so even if you purchase the physical DVDs from Amazon, Steam will be required for activation. Happily, the game is rock solid so far, no crashes of any kind. For comparison, here are my system specs:
Core i7 920
4 GB Ram
Single Nvidia GTX 260, Core 216
I'm running all settings on ultra, with the exception of a few token details. HDR is turned off, because frankly, I never liked the look and it unnecessarily burdens my system.Read more ›
It's a stand-alone, meaning you don't need Empire Total War to play it.
However, if it weren't for Empire Total War's greater scope, in terms of a 200 turn campaign, more playable nations, and larger maps and starting in 1700, this could possibly replace Empire Total War.
Aesthetically, this game is beautiful. The battle map UI has been changed dramatically from the standard RTW/M2TW/ETW standard to something different, with the map on the upper-right hand corner. But the units have gone back to the Medieval II Total War system of randomizing them, so rather than the identical clones of ETW, people have a wide variety of faces, complete with distinct features, mustaches, beards, etcetera, uniforms vary differently. At one point, I saw a man dressed in red alongside my Napoleon Bonaparte unit, and thought HE was Napoleon, so I understandably freaked out when he died in the first artillery barrage. He was the ONLY guy dressed in red, too.
Reflecting the technology of the age, muskets have greater range, and shoot slightly faster. What I thought a rather odd change was that the UI cards (as in, the little pictures of the soldiers on the maps when you select them that show you what they look like and how many of them there are) are changed in style, in a way that is less like a pre-rendered CG creation, and more an actual in-game representation, all uniformly standing forward, which makes them look rather like childrens' toys.
Perhaps this is good, but generals now have actual historical portraits for their UIs.Read more ›
Napoleon Total War is the best, bar none.
It is hands down the best historical strategy game I have ever played and I have played them all.
I cut my teeth on the old map and counter board games, graduated to computer games first on the Apple Macintosh MkI. Then to an IBM Clone 486 with a whopping 1 meg of memory.
Those are my bonifides. If you are a first person shooter fan, read no further.
If you like the mindless produce them as fast as you can type of "strategy" games go get a coke or latte'.
We are talking strategy game here. You gotta run an economy, build an army, maintain political relations, and a viable trade network to achieve your goals. Fail one and you fail completely.
No money means no army.
This all sounds familiar if you know the series. But what I never had much passion for is online gaming.
What they have brought to the table with NTW is the game drop in concept. If you are playing a campaign game and you have it set to allow it, an anomymous or not so anomymous gamer can drop into your othewise private campaign and play the part of an opposing general, replacing the AI opponent for just that one battle. This is way cool. One con to balance the pro. Some pantie waist, egg shell egoed little twits will drop into your game and instead of being men, when the going gets tough, drop out of the game, tanking the recent battle. You will have to refight it. I have encountered more than a few momma's boys who suffer from too much self esteem building in grade school to take a good ass whipping in game land. Poor diaper wearers. I fear for their future in the real world.Read more ›
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Used version doesn't work since registration code is already taken and associated with another account on Steam. Amazon should not sell a product like this.Published 5 months ago by Relentless
Bought this game not knowing that you must activate Steam to load it. Hard drive crashed and had to be replaced and game will not reload saying Steam can not connect to internet. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Avid Reader
I have problems with all the constant rioting when you conquer a city..I am sure they didn't riot as much as this game allows and just when you need artillery support from you... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Bigbassdrum60
I bought Empire Total War from SEGA and for over two months I have not been able to use it because of the fact that it has to be activated by an online organization called Steam. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Johann
ive got 2 hours played under my belt and i hav'nt even seen the opening credits!!! game sucks!! so does steam!!!!Published on February 8, 2014 by gregory gajewski
Ok, so first off i have had this game for about 6 months now and i wanted to wait before i wrote a review on this game. Read morePublished on February 6, 2014 by pennamegoeshere