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Shogun 2: Total War is the long-awaited follow-up to the original PC game in the Total War turn-based Strategy franchise, Shogun: Total War. In it players assume the leadership of one of several warring provinces in a historically correct rendition of Medieval Japan simultaneously cursed by warfare and blessed with new wealth following the fall of the Ashikaga Shogunate. Using the natural and political resources available, as well as the strengths of their Samurai and peasant units, players eliminate enemies by all means possible as they seek to become the next shogun and extend their power over the whole of Japan. Additional features include: leveling of the player character, hero units and standard units, realistically varied AI responses and both competitive and cooperative online multiplayer support.
In 2000, The Creative Assembly game development team reinvented the Strategy game genre with Shogun: Total War, an unprecedented blend of 3D real-time battles and turn-based game management that would become the first offering in the multi-award winning Total War series. With over 7 million units sold and universal acclaim from the press and community, The Total War franchise has consistently been at the cutting edge of the genre and is today one of the most successful PC franchises of all time. That success continues with Shogun 2: Total War. Shogun 2: Total War takes longtime veterans and newcomers alike to the next level of strategy gaming on PC. Based on 10 years of experience, Total War, Shogun 2 is the perfection of the series with a new Artificial Intelligence (AI), revolutionary multiplayer modes, brand new campaign map options and epic 3D real-time battles.
Set during the golden age of Samurai warfare, Shogun 2 brings to life the most turbulent period of Japanese history. It is the middle of the 16th century in Medieval Japan. The country, ruled for nearly 200 years by a unified government under the Ashikaga Shogunate, is now split into many warring clans following the shogunate's fall. The player takes on the role of one Daimyo, a feudal clan leader ruling a limited area of the country, and will use military engagements, economics and diplomacy to achieve the ultimate goal: unification of Japan under his supreme command and the title of Shogun - the undisputed ruler of Japan.
Like all Total War games, Shogun 2 is a turn-based Strategy game, featuring real-time tactics. The original Shogun: Total War game was the first in the Total War series, making it the blueprint for those that came after it, but this new game does contain a variety of new notable gameplay features. These features include: the players role as an individual leader on the field instead of an invisible hand guiding combat; improved graphics down to the motion capture techniques used to animate matched combat; a built-in morale system that allows opposing AI to react to the forces you set before them, influencing tactics as well as their willingness to stand and fight; combined naval and land battles; and RPG like leveling of standard units and special Hero units that rise in rank with each successful battle.
Limited Edition Extra Content
Rank heroes & level units.
Huge scale conflicts.
Take control of every unit.
Combined land & sea battles.
I never tire playing this game unlike most others and I am anxiously waiting for S3 to debut with a more advanced AI. to figure out.Published 9 months ago by HL
Yes I bought the game very happy put to install it and it asked for the product key put it in and found that its been used and I can't play the game I paid for so if you can help... Read morePublished 10 months ago by jeremy
You have to have other applications to play the game and even after loading everything as instructed, we are unable to make the game work.Published 14 months ago by jimmy martin
The perfect product from Total War - the high point of the genre (witnessed by Rome 2's backwards progress)
Logging nearly 1000 hours of fun and still playing . . .
I paid for total war shogun 2 not fall of the samuri I bought this under the assumption that I would get shogun 2 because the picture for the product is the regular shogun 2. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Donald William Azbell
A difficult, but very rewarding strategy game and my current favorite in the series!
In order to become Shogun, you'll need to master all of the different facets of... Read more