About the Product
- Choose from 9 different clans and compete on and offline for the undisputed supremacy of Medieval Japan. Gain experience to level up your own character-warlord as well as your generals and agents.
- Play through the Main Campaign in single player or invite a friend online to play competitively or cooperatively in Campaign Multiplayer mode.
- Developed according to Sun Tzu's principles in the Art of War, the Artificial Intelligence constantly analyzes its situation and reacts to your every move with greater precision and variety.
- A streamlined User Interface makes management of your kingdom much easier. Build and govern cities, recruit and train troops, conduct diplomacy and manage your agents - each feature is now introduced with comprehensive tutorials
Top Customer Reviews
First, a brief introduction for non Total War players - and this is the first game in the series that they should be picking up. Shogun 2 is three games in 1: a Turn-Based overworld map (Think Civilization), a squad-based Real-Time-Strategy battle system (The best in the business), and a unit-based RTS Naval battle system. You start by picking a clan, your goal is to take over Japan. There are also multiplayer modes, but they are reorganizations of the three basic engines above. It's all very simple, and instead of that being a poor choice for the designer, instead of that making a game without depth, in Shogun 2, that's exactly what they need.
When other game designers say, "We aimed for a streamlined, simplified experience," I groan and take that game off of my Looking Forward To list. But when Creative Assembly said the same, I became more intrigued, having been disappointed in the series' last couple of games. They had become overly-complex with too many units to keep track of, and too much going on for the player to be able to focus on what makes the Total War games great - intuitively building your empire and crushing your enemies.Read more ›
It was worth the sleep deprivation.
Shogun 2, after the seemingly interminable wait to load up, lived up to my expectations. The strategies are challenging, and even though the battle sequences visually stuttered--it seemed to keep hanging up every few seconds here and there--I was too engrossed to stop playing. I have a feeling I will be showing up for work with bags under my eyes for a while.
As a Civ IV addict who was absolutely disappointed (and rather nauseated) with what they did to that game, I was excited to see that I had found a worthy supplement (not replacement) in Shogun 2. The diplomatic aspect of the game is not as cool Civ IV (you can't trade tech, people seem to break treaties with impunity, the resource angle is not so clear, etc.), but the battle sequences are flat out badass. And like Civ, it's still extremely fun to vassalize some poor bastard who just happens to be camping out in my favorite spot next to Kyoto. So it goes, and so I go...to play what is an awesome game.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
game code already used by another account, will have to return and get refund.Published 3 months ago by DP
Bought this game years ago and I still play it when I have time. Absolutely awesome. Not too bad of a RAM hog for most PC's these days, and doesn't take forever to load absolutely... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Samhain
I like the this game. I am still learning and trying to figure at out.
It is hard to manage the land.
If you are into history and you like strategic games which are a real challenge then you will like this one. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Dennis G Smith