Summary: ok first off dont listen to the people on here saying "OMG i thought this was gonna be like rome and medieval 2 total war whaaa whaaa im a baby. the people who are saying this obviously didnt start playing till rome came out or later. what do you expect when its second game out of the whole series you idiots. it was released in 2002 what do you expect. if you think a game that was made along time ago is gonna have amazing graphics your dumb.
Summary: Medieval Gold Edition (MGE) is better than the original MTW. One of my biggest pet peeves with MTW was the inability to see what reenforcements were available. MGE has a pre-battle display that wasn't in MTW that lets you pick and choose your reenforcements and gives you a better viewing of the opposition (if you have spies or watch towers) Units are twice the size of MTW but also cost twice as much. But includes a lot of new units.
Summary: I realize that there are updated versions of all the Total War series and have tried them only to be disappointed. The original game is simple straight forward and fun to play for hours, while the later versions are confusing and boring.
Summary: I had this game and played it all the time but something happened and i could not play anymore so i was on amazon and saw it i had to rebuy it cause you can't put it up it's look a very good book you can't put it down
Summary: Now, MTW2 and Rome are my favorites... but MTW1 has a golden place in my heart. This game is good. It's old, but it is solid and balanced and just amazing. Pros: 1. Just enough micro-management to whet your appetite and not a drop more. 2. Battles, while inferior to later titles, are still quite fun! 3. Want to start small? No prob. Want to start as an empire? Welcome to Byzantium. Tons of different ways to play. 4.
Summary: I purchased this game after reading about it on[...] The graphics are dated obviously, but this about the game. You can marry your daughters off or have a foreign county ally with you through marriage of their daughters to your sons. Make war on your neighbors! You have religions Catholic, Orthodox, and Islam that make diplomacy and alliances difficult, just like back then. You have assassins that can do your dirty work but at a price to the king.
Summary: I bought this game a few years back and I've had some really good times with it. There are so many things that are great about it! Yeah it doesn't have really good graphics,and if that's what you're looking for get Medieval Total War 2 which is great as well. If you love medieval warfare,think you're a brilliant general,or just get a great game for your collection you'll really like this! I don't give a hoot about multiplayer so I can't say about that.
Summary: I dunno, but it would run 2nd by a short half-head! Following on from the hugely successful Shogun: Total War (probably the best game ever, by a short half-head) comes this - Medieval: Total War. It keeps the good things from the first edition (Shogun), but doesn't get bogged down in the endless & tedious moving of characters across the strategy board (introduced with Rome, and the follow-up to this game, the aptly titled 'Medieval 2: Total War'), which is where you...