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9.5 out of 10

Total War: Shogun 2

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Overall 10
9.5

Expert Review

Original-Gamer
3 February 2013
  • Conclusion: Complete Control, No Hassle - In this rendition of Total War you must control everything that is going on in the provinces you control. From making sure what buildings are being constructed in each city and how much you are taxing the civilians, to how much food is being produced and whether you feel as if it is in fact time for another Sumo competition.
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Overall 9
9.0

Total War: Shogun 2

Fragland
1 July 2012
  • Excerpt: De verwachtingen voor Shogun II: Total War waren hooggespannen. Niet alleen is de Total War-reeks een topserie, de serie gaat ook al lang mee en dan wordt het steeds moeilijker om vernieuwend uit de hoek te komen. De eerste glimp die we konden opvangen van Shogun II deed veel goeds vermoeden, maar natuurlijk is het altijd spannend afwachten tot de finale versie klaar is. Gelukkig heeft een Total War game ons nog nooit teleurgesteld.
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Overall 9
9.0

Total War: Shogun 2 review

GamesRadar
24 June 2012
  • Pros: Gorgeous presentation, Streamlined interface, Killer multiplayer modes
  • Cons: Still a learning curve, Being crushed by rivals, Tutorial voice work
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Overall 9
9.0

Test Total War Shogun 2

Generation NT
15 October 2011
  • Conclusion: Creative Assembly a eu la présence d’esprit de prendre en compte le contexte historique. Ainsi les châteaux du jeu sont composés de cours et de niveaux intermédiaires. La composition de l’armée adverse doit définir notre stratégie. Il faut s’adapter en fonction des situations et éviter les trop grandes spécialisations. Combattre un clan spécialisé dans la cavalerie à l’aide uniquement d’archers relève du suicide.
  • Pros: L'interface simple, Les tutoriaux clairs, L'ambiance immersive, Les possibilités stratégiques, Les modes multi-joueurs
  • Cons: Addictif, Gourmand en ressources, Absence d'un éditeur de cartes
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Overall 9
9.0

Total War: Shogun 2

Strategy Informer
6 October 2011
  • Conclusion: The Total War Community, especially in recent years, has become a bit hard to please. We're confident though that this will meet most of your expectations. Given the nature of the franchise, don't expect a ton of depth on the scale that Paradox manages, but there's enough here to play around with. This is the most fully featured Total War to date, and a great homage to the game that launched the series.
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Overall 9
9.0

Total War: Shogun 2

Destructoid
19 September 2011
  • Summary: Way back in 1999, the release of Shogun: Total War came as something of a revelation to PC gamers. Creative Assembly had delivered one of the first, if not the first games to effectively marry the depth of traditional turn-based games as with the pace and excitement of real-time combat. Shogun was such a landmark release that even eleven years on few developers besides Creative Assembly themselves have been able to offer " Total War- style" gameplay.
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Overall 10
10

Review: Total War: Shogun 2

New Gamer Nation
9 August 2011
  • Conclusion: Overall, Total War: Shogun 2 is the best game in the series and probably one of the best strategy games out there today. The mechanics are solid, the art style is beautiful, and the game has plenty of character. Sure, there are a few glitches in the multiplayer, but these aren’t an issue and should definitely not hold you back from trying this game. The game is very demanding of your gaming system, so make sure you have a PC that can handle it.
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Overall 9
8.9

Total War: Shogun 2

Game Over Online
4 July 2011
  • Excerpt: Given that Total War’s scope kept increasing since the Rome edition, Total War: Shogun 2’s revisiting of Japan might feel like a reboot of the franchise. But with the map of Japan divided into sixty provinces, the developers have applied a lot of lessons from previous franchises to give us a focused campaign set during the time of the samurai. Unlike recent Total War games, the return to Shogun means more homogeneity amongst all the sides.
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Overall 9
8.8
Graphics 9
9.2
Sound 9
8.8
Control 8
8.4
Addiction 9
9.2

Total War: Shogun 2 Review

Cheat Code Central
14 June 2011
Overall 9
9.0

Have a Katana

Game Debate
15 April 2011
  • Excerpt: Japan, in the sixteenth century. It must have been awesome being a samurai! Carrying around those cool swords, devoting your life completely to your lord in slavish subservience, constantly preparing yourself to lay down your life at a moment's notice, without even knowing why...
  • Pros: Great presentation, Excellent balance, Nice new tweaks
  • Cons: Weak AI
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